Title: The Baller
Author: Vi Keeland
Publication: January 18th 2016
Genre: Adult ~ Romance
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This review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
From New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a sexy new novel.
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.
This story has a lot of things that I loved. The writing was great, I really enjoyed reading about the main characters, it was freaking hilarious at times and the romance was scorching hot. I also read the book in almost one sitting so it was a quick read for me, which is always a bonus.
The things I didn’t like were how the story started a little too fast for my liking and I also didn’t feel a deep connecting between Brodi and Delilah, although I did like them together. I also didn’t care for Willow’s (Brody’s ex-girlfriend) point of view that sometimes appeared.
I do think that the good things in this book definitely outweigh the bad. My favorite things about this book was the humor. Brody was pretty damn hilarious when it came to persuing Delilah. But I did wanted a deeper connection between them. I just felt like something was missing somewhere.
Overall, I liked The Baller by Vi Keeland but like I said, I felt that something was missing. I can’t quite put my finger on what exactly but that’s why I didn’t rate the story higher. It’s still a great read and I’m glad to have gotten the chance to read it but I can’t deny I wanted a little more.
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!