Tuesday, January 19

Review: The Baller by Vi Keeland

Title: The Baller
By: Vi Keeland
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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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.
Simple right?
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.

Is there a place where you can sign up to meet a Brody Easton?  Do I have to go back to school and receive another degree so that I can have a job like Delilah – because I will if that means I get to meet a Brody.  I will major in everything if needed.

This book was so amazing that I don’t know if I will be able to accurately describe how amazing it is.  Brody is cocky (example:  “Flip a coin, Heads – you give me.  Tails – I take yours.  It’s a total win-win for you,”) straight forward, a player, and hot – a combination that is makes him easy to lust over but hard to commit to when you are wanting a solid relationship, which is something Delilah wants.  Within a few minutes into Delilah interview him, Brody drops his towel and shows the whole world his goods, turning Delilah off of ever wanting to say yes to his persistent requests.  But that doesn’t stop Brody from continually asking Delilah out causing steamy and hilarious parts, sexy one-liners, and uncovering each character’s painful background.

Brody was by far my favorite in this book.  While he kept saying that he could never be a good boyfriend, he excelled by casually grabbing a hold of Delilah’s hand thus making her feel like she was the only one for him, sending hilarious/amazing gifts that any normal boyfriend wouldn’t think of, and just having a heart of gold.  Just how he spent every Tuesday will prove that he was close to perfect all the way around. 

What made Brody completely perfect was pairing up with Delilah.  She was a girl that could take his cocky attitude and serve it right back.  They made each other better; each person took a risk that they weren’t willing to take earlier. Their chemistry was fantastic and just keep this in mind as you continue to read.

The first half of this book is a light, get to know you, smexy side. These characters meet and connect.  You fall in love with them separately and then as a couple.  The second half reveals so much more of Brody and Delilah’s past that has made them who they are today.  This past makes you nervous, nervous as in “let me go to the end of the book so I can see if everything turns out the way it is supposed to” kind of nervous.  (No, I did not do that – but I wanted to!)

I will have to say that while I have loved Vi Keeland’s other books, I believe that this one is my favorite by a long shot.  Great characters, amazing writing, and you get more depth than just a regular romance can offer.

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