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A Shot at Forgiveness ☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ A Shot at Forgiveness By Cardeno C. ✓ – Thomashillier.co.uk Sometimes to find love you must first learn forgiveness A dozen years two thousand miles and a law degree after high school Rafi Steiner continues to harbor resentment toward Isaac Jones his childhood Sometimes to find love you must first learn forgiveness 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 A Shot PDF/EPUB ² 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 .

  • Kindle Edition
  • 66 pages
  • A Shot at Forgiveness
  • Cardeno C.
  • English
  • 06 August 2014

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10 thoughts on “A Shot at Forgiveness

  1. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Boy did I pick the wrong book to start off my week of Cardeno C This pushed every one of my NO buttonsI was so excited to see that this book was being republished especially after seeing some mixed reviews from the first edition Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite themes especially when the two were high school bulliesbullied I just LOVE when a person who bullied someone has to grovel for forgiveness and prove themselves even when the person was closeted to begin with It turns out I was in for a whole lot of disappointmentThere was no grovelling to be found Isaac barely apologizes and suddenly all those years of torment fade away from Rafi's consciousness I was indignant on his behalf Hell I don't forgive nearly that easily I would need begging pleading lots and lots of SOMETHING But that is just the tip of the iceberg And it was one big fat psycho iceberg Isaac legit stalks Rafi Like sneaks into his apartment uninvited follows him home moves across the country for him kind of stalking I was sort of terrified for Rafi When Isaac described watching Rafi through the window flirting with someone else and said that he wanted to break through the window and punch the guy I was ready to call 911 Run Rafi runI really wanted to love this but the instalove the stalking and the uick change from enemy to lover without so much as a fight and the trust me I'm clean sex after only a day together just killed it for me I'm hoping my next CC book is better Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

  2. Mandy*reads obsessively* Mandy*reads obsessively* says:

    I'm going to rant a bit and be very spoilerish so read at your own risk Rafi had a difficult time in school now not learning since he's a lawyer I'm guessing that part went well no he was bullied and tormented all through schoolName calling stuffed in lockers teasedyou know the usual One of the guys in on making his life unpleasant was Isaac a popular athlete who is now a professional ball playerOk that's the set up now Isaac has been keeping tabs on Rafi all these years because he loves him yes ladies and gentlemen the only reason he was so ugly to Rafi was because of all these feelings Rafi brought out in IsaacSince he didn't know what to do with them he was a bully to Rafi Now to make him a guy we want to end up with Rafi the book has him remembering the times that Isaac was nice and helpful to him Yes helped him empty the trash and picked him up when he fell yes yes I'm a pile of mush NOT Add to that Isaac is a stalker no really he is he hangs out outside Rafi's building watching him changes teams to move near him hasn't talked to Rafi yet at this point but hey it's love so that's ok He knows where he works where he lives what he likes to eatit's creepy He follows him into his house and when he's asked to leave he uses the code to come back in while Rafi is in the showerand thinks it's perfectly normal to 'steal' the code and use it at will to come and go in someone else's houseHe's also jealous and domineering I don't care that Rafi finds it hot it's not Rafi also didn't change his code and thinks it's all wonderful and special how much Isaac loves him and how he looks at himI don't mind the insta love not at all but Isaac and Rafiwell on the other hand if Rafi thinks that's all appropriate and desirable behavior then he deserves Isaac cause you know who wants to be asked about anything when you can just have your boyfriend tell you how it's gonna be So while I can see people thinking this is all mushy and sweet and second chancesand all that I don't It left me feeling icky and I'm giving it 2 because the cover is cute and the author wrote one of my all time favoritesand I'm feeling generous

  3. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    35I am unabashedly a huge Cardeno C fan I adore the blend of naughty and sweet that's the trademark of a CC novel That being said I understand why this novella has such mixed reviews The people who liked it praised the sauciness and humour and those who didn't focused on the bullyingpseudo stalking aspect which undoubtedly plays a big role in the plot I'm torn On the one hand I wanted Isaac to apologize much than he did for his high school torment of Rafi No not just apologize but GROVEL And Rafi needed to grow a backbone and really talk about his past hurts with Isaac vs being mesmerized by Isaac's six pack and huge cock Not that I blame him because well huge cock PlusI'm a bit of a slut for growly possessive men and multicultural relationships and rimming and steamy raw shower sex and glowing HEAs with rainbows and puppies A Shot at Forgiveness is pure CC racy and yet so damn adorbs Nobody does FLUFFY DIRTY like CC NOBODY So I chose to put my fiction blinders on and enjoy the ride PS Hot new cover is HOT

  4. SheReadsALot SheReadsALot says:

    375 HEARTS Okay now I can see the appeal of this authorAs my second Cardeno C  it went a lot better than expectedMaybe I needed to listen rather than read This narrator Robert M Clark did a really great jobOr maybe it was the stalking and possessiveness a la crazytrain territory Don't judge ;P I have a weakness for those types in romance Do not condone it in real lifeAnd this was all subtle crazytrain Level 4 or 5 from a certain basketball player hero Nothing outrageous compared to threatening to kill their beloved if they ever left them Just stalking and a little B E breaking and entering

  5. Lyn❤Loves❤Listening Lyn❤Loves❤Listening says:

    35 starsI don't know why I keep reading short stories I'm never ready for them to end when they do and this book was no exception Especially considering this book was about forgiving a past bullyNot only did Rafi forgive Isaac way to uickly but he was even willing to let Isaac keep their relationship a secret so that his basketball career wouldn't suffer Isaac says no to that but still I didn't like that Rafi was willing to make that sacrifice for someone who spent years bullying himGiven the subject matter this should have been a full length novel with a lot relationship development

  6. Mariℓina Mariℓina says:

    35 StarsThe bully is crazily in love with his victim trope is my favorite one to read about and although this book wasn't big on describing the bullying the conseuences of such hideous actions or the groveling that someone has to go through in order to have a chance at forgiveness I still loved it big timeA Shot at Forgiveness is a very good example of a sexy short and undeniably sweet mm romance that melts your heart and that's just great Not everything needs to be gloom and heavy or serious It does an excellent job of bringing the characters together and puts a smile on the reader's face What can you ask for from a cute insta love novellaFrom my point of view some people who were offended and they had their own good reasons to be eg personal experiences took it solemnly into their hearts without taking into consideration one thing It's just a fluffy story that uses a trope as a way to put the characters together right from the start sharing a tumultuous past that brings a needed conflict to the mix and nothing than that The book is not an exposé nor a chronicle not even biographical only a cute hot storyNow about the rest I liked sassy Rafi and how well adjusted he was I liked how he made Isaac nervous and jealous and loved the nice and easy HEA It's not poorly written or badly edited and that's a huge plus for me although yes I admit it I wanted some serious groveling too As for the stalking Yeah I'll go with the DoblerDahmer theory on this oneMISCHELENIOUS THOUGHTS AND HIGHLIGHTS ✎ ♛ I wanted some ♛ I loved how Rafi dismissed Isaac completely in the first scene ♛ A chapter from Isaac's POV would have been nice but it's probably an overkill for the genre this book belongs to

  7. Jenn Jenn says:

    Stalker creeper personality disorder and insta love Yeah no

  8. Salsera1974 Salsera1974 says:

    There are so many things wrong with this novella that I don't even know where to begin I'm speechless with the depth of the problems in this story First if you're going to write an enemies to lovers story based on the fact that Character A bullied Character B in high school you probably shouldn't have them fucking within 15 minutes of the story's start Second if they are going to screw that fast that first scene should be hate sex not a Hallmark lite isn't that a wonder scene of tenderness Third don't try to redeem the bully by recalling all of the sweet things he also did in high school Make the bully confront his viciousness honestly and directly; make him apologize sincerely; if possible make him atone; and for goodness sake don't forgive him at the speed of light Fourth if the bully was always gay as we are told he was it might be nice if his behavior made it clear that he was always gay; instead we get treated to something that feels almost like he was simply gay for the other character Perhaps that wasn't the author's intention but it would have been nice to know whether or not he had been with other men in the intervening years so that we could know that yes in fact the idiot was gay and not just creepily obsessed with the other MC Fifth if you're going to write a black character please refrain from stereotypical verbal tics like having him call his love interest Boo A It's dumb B That endearment has gone the way of the dodo bird C It sounds like the writer saw one black movie in the '90s heard the term and thought it was cute and couldn't let it go just like the character Sixth the former bully should actually be a former bully and shouldn't get away with stalker behavior like memorizing the apartment door's entry code and using it to enter at will so that he can have dinner waiting isn't that sweet No Moreover he shouldn't be allowed to just take over the other MC's life with pronouncements like You're going to attend this work dinner with me because that's what the wives do and We're going to move in together etc without discussing those kinds of things first Don't get me started on the initial comparison to the wives Otherwise he's not just a stalker; he's also an openly gay adult bully who happens to be screwing the person who was always the object of his obsession Seventh if you're going to tackle an NBA star the MVP no less coming out you might want to be something than brush off casual about it Does one honestly think Eh in the post Jason Collins world it's no big deal Um yeah It actually kind of is If LeBron James came out as gay it would rock the game People would learn to deal but it would be enormousI'm often intrigued by the bully turned lover plot Call me a sucker I'll admit it The plot can work though if done right Check out Falling Off the Face of the Earth though it was too light on romance as a story it was great This one though was a hot mess

  9. Trisha Harrington Trisha Harrington says:

    45 stars

  10. Aiko Aiko says:

    Holy shit batmanI don't even know if there is enough space in this review to list all the things that was wrong with this so I'll just sum it up and say everything was wrong with itExcept Isaac's dicksize Nothing wrong with that Just unbelievable

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