The Baller by Vi Keeland
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 18, 2016
Format: eARC, 300 pages
How I got it: From the author
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The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men’s locker room.
It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster.
The famed quarterback decided to bare all.
And by all, I don’t mean he told me any of his secrets.
No. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question. On camera.
The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby—screwing with me.
When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me, to wanting to screw me.
But I don’t date players.
And it’s not because I’m one of the few women working in the world of professional football.
I’d date an athlete.
It’s the other kind of player I don’t date.
You know the type. Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking to get laid.
Brody Easton was the ultimate player.
Every woman wanted to be the one to change him.
But the truth was, all he needed was a girl worth changing for.
Turned out, I was that girl.
Let’s face it. It never is.
There’s a story between once upon a time and happily ever after…
And this one is ours.
Since football season ended, I’m having to restrain myself from reading every single football book I can get my hands on. The struggle is real. The Baller has been sitting on my iPad since shortly before release, however, and I’ve enjoyed Vi’s books in the past, so I decided there was no time like the present to read this book. (And can we just take a second and give an “amen” for that hot AF cover? Down and dirty, indeed.
This isn’t the first time I’ve read a book that pits the football star against the reporter, but I enjoyed it every bit as much this time around. Brody was great. He had me laughing, swooning and even sweating a little bit. I liked Delilah as well. I love the whole female sports reporter thing. (Probably because it’s basically my dream job.) These two had *amazing* chemistry and their banter was top notch. I enjoyed watching these two strong characters go head to head. Brody gave Delilah a lot of crap in the beginning, but she gave as good as she got and I loved that.
I’ll admit, I was a little concerned when the book started to venture down potential love triangle territory about halfway through. I suspected it was coming, but it still didn’t stop me from cringing and hoping it wouldn’t REALLY go there. At the risk of minor spoilers, I’ll just say I was relieved at how everything went down and I ended the book with a smile on my face, so that should tell you something.
The Baller gave me the dose of football I needed in a sexy romance with a couple good laughs, and even a few feels. I thoroughly enjoy Vi Keeland’s writing style. She’s definitely one of my auto-buy/auto-request authors. I can’t wait to see what she gives us next!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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