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A Shot at Forgiveness Kindle Edition
A dozen years, two thousand miles, and a law degree after high school, Rafi Steiner continues to harbor resentment toward Isaac Jones, his childhood bully turned NBA star. When Isaac appears at Rafi's favorite restaurant acting like a long-lost friend, Rafi bluntly dismisses him.
But Isaac is tenacious and he has his heart set on the grown-up version of the boy he always wanted and never forgot. The way Isaac sees it, he and Rafi are perfect for each other, if only he could sink the most important shot of his life: his one shot at forgiveness.
Word Count: 17,536
- ASIN : B00Z4N2EK2
- Publisher : The Romance Authors; 2nd edition (June 6, 2015)
- Publication date : June 6, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 606 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 65 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #518,946 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Honestly, the stalking wasn't even that extreme. Well, the "hi, I'm going to set up dinner in your house that I technically broke into" thing was slightly creepy an should have thrown up some serious red flags, but Rafi should have practiced safe ATM habits. I mean, he uses a code to get into his place, so why didn't he shield that code from Isaac's view? Now don't twist my words here, I'm in no way condoning any notion that Rafi deserved or invited creepy stalkers, I'm just saying that he should have tried to keep the code private from someone he doesn't fully trust.
That being said, the resolution between the MCs was sweet and short and a bit rushed, exactly what one would expect from a novella. And for the number of pages to contain two hot sex scenes, inner turmoil (wait, what's a lesser form of turmoil but still denotes a frustrating back and forth of reconciling emotions and review of thoughts, words, and events?), and a resolution, I'd say this book packed quite a bit more than other romantic novels I've read with three times the number of pages.
What this story does have in spades is sarcastic humor, plus one bound and determined NBA star-at least he is now that he's going after what-or who-he wants. And while the way the story is written might have you wondering just how stalker-like Isaac would need to be for Rafi to run screaming in the other direction, Isaac's demeanor-especially as interpreted through the audiobook narration-and sweet attitude actually balanced things out for me. But I still didn't quite feel a connection between the two characters, which made the story 3 stars for me.
As for the audiobook narration, I really liked Robert C. Clark's interpretation, it actually made Isaac's pursuit of Rafi more palatable than reading it in the e-book. The sarcasm and Rafi's frustration are quite clear in the audio, and the character voices are well done and consistent, making the narration 4 stars for me.
In this story you have Rafi, who is now a successful attorney in Emile City who grew up with Isaac who is now a famous NBA star. But what Rafi remembers about Isaac is how he bullied and tormented him through their high school years.
But Isaac remembers it differently. Not that Rafi was all wrong...just his memory is a little skewed.
So now a dozen years later Isaac has stopped running from the one thing he needs to have a life and finds Rafi so he can have his shot at forgiveness and finally get the man he'd always loved and wanted.
It's a sweet story that still has a few niggles here and there, but I'm giving it 4 stars, because anything that brings me back again and again deserves at least that.
I enjoyed so many things about Cardeno C's book~ the emotional connection between the two main characters, the connection between reader and MC, the love between Rafi and Isaac~ all facets I look for in a book.
Isaac’s inner monologue made me smile and chuckle and hearing it come to life by Mr. Clark’s voice made it all the more appealing.
The dynamics between the two men was palpable and endearing. Rafi’s nonchalant attitude and Isaac’s petulance~ love it.
Another sure-fire winner. Cardeno C. you make me swoon.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review
A five handcuff review