Reviewed by Christie
TITLE: A Shot at Forgiveness
AUTHOR: Cardeno C.
NARRATOR: Robert M. Clark
PUBLISHER: The Romance Authors, LL
LENGTH: 1h 39m
RELEASE DATE: July 6, 2016
Sometimes to find love, you must first learn forgiveness. A dozen years, 2,000 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.
Oh boy, do I love a feel good story! A Shot at Forgiveness by Cardeno C definitely falls into such a category. It is a short, sweet little tale of two childhood adversaries who grew up and learned to see past their own prejudices to find that things may not have been exactly as they seemed all those years ago.
Altho the two grew up as contemporaries all thru their school years, Isaac was always there to pick on and see every embarrassing situation Rafi got himself into. After the two graduated high school, Rafi thought they would go their separate ways and that would be that.
Many years later, while dining at his favorite restaurant, Rafi is approached by the last man on Earth he ever wanted to see again. Yep, you guessed it: Isaac Jones. When Isaac acts like they’re old buddies running into each other for the first time in a while, Rafi’s hackles go up and he rebuffs the former tormentor. The thing is, Isaac knows what (and who) he wants, and will not let Rafi’s brush-off deter him. The next day, as Rafi gets home after a run, he gets a shock when to his great disbelief, Isaac is standing right outside his apartment door, waiting to take him out on a date.
Can Rafi hear Isaac out and forgive the man for picking on him all thru their formative years? Do either of the men have a chance at true happiness with each other? Well, I suggest you get the book and find out.
Robert M. Clark did an excellent job narrating this wonderful short story, really captured the essence of the tale quite well, and I could easily distinguish between all of the characters in the book. This was my first time listening to an audiobook narrated by Robert, and can affirm that it will certainly not be the last. Well done, Robert! Excellent story, Cardeno! I have already listened to this book 3 times since getting it, and will probably listen to it again 4 or 5 times in the near future.