January 21, 2016

Review and Giveaway for Baller by Vi Keeland

Meet Brody Easton in 
A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


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.

A new song had just started, and I was enjoying his company when a voice behind me said, “Can I cut in?”
My head whipped around, even though I had no doubt whom the gravelly voice belonged to.
Michael was gracious. “I hate to share. But I suppose I have been hogging the most beautiful woman at the event.” He let go of my hand and stepped back with a gentlemanly nod. “Thank you for the dance, Delilah.”
Again Brody Easton had caught me off guard. Before I knew it, I was dancing with the arrogant jerk.  He wrapped his arms around me and pulled my body tight against his. Way tighter than Michael had held me.
“Good to see you again, Lois Lane.”
The man had balls; I had to give him that. I looked him straight in the eyes. “Nice to see you with clothes on, Easton.”
“Do you prefer me without?”
“I prefer you on the other side of the room.”
He chuckled. It was a hearty laugh. “That’s what happens sometimes when you decide you want to hang out in the men’s locker room.”
I tried to pull back, but he tightened his grip and held me in place. I craned my neck. “Let go of me.”
“That’s right. No.”
“I can scream at the top of my lungs.”
“I’d like to hear you scream.” His tone made it clear he meant he wanted me underneath him while I was doing the screaming.
“You’re an asshole. You know that?”
“I do. You asked me that yesterday. For a reporter, you should really try changing up your questions more frequently.”
My eyes bulged.
Easton shifted his hand down to the small of my back before twirling us around the dance floor. Figures the prick can dance.
“Are you seeing anyone?”
“You can’t be serious?”
He ignored my comment. “Would you like to have dinner tonight?”
“We just ate.”
“Dessert at my place, then?”
I couldn’t help but laugh. “Did you hit your head at the game yesterday?”
“On a diet, huh?”
 “Yeah. That’s it. I don’t want to go to your place for dessert because I’m on a diet.”
“Well, that’s just a shame.”
I stepped away from my normal reading with this book.  From the very first teaser that I saw, I was excited to get my hands on it.  I couldn’t wait! 

Brody Easton is a professional football player for The Steel, he is known for a lot of things and relationships is not one of them, so when he sees Delilah for the first time, he can’t wait to add a mark to the bed post with her!

‘Every time I see you, I expose myself to you.’ He flashed me his trademark smile. ‘That’s how we show girls we like them where I’m from.’ ‘Where are you from, the jungle?’ ‘Brooklyn.’

Delilah is a sports reporter, and she is damn good.  She was born with football in her blood and she made it a point to know her stats.  Especially ones that others wouldn’t know.  She just got a promotion, and her job assignments are to interview the Steel football players, and she gets more than she bargained for with Brody.

“Nice to see you in pants for a change.”
“I can take them off if you like.”

When Delilah finally wears Brody down to try something more than just a wham-bam-thankyou-ma’am, it begins to show that there is more beneath his shallow exterior.  He is a pretty generous individual.  With his time, and with his funds.  Besides football he has another love.  Marlene.  An elderly lady with Alzheimers, he visits every week.  My heart completely melted with their interactions.

Of course both Brody and Delilah are dealing with things from their pasts, and it always seems that these things come up at the most inopportune time.  I cheered for them together.  They fit.  They just work so well, and my heart hurt with some of their battles.

One thing with books sometimes and their teasers, is just like movies all the best are played out.  Let me tell you that is not the case with The Baller.  If you could see my copy, you would see that half the book is highlighted. I loved, LOVED the constant banter between the Hero and Heroine.  I found myself chuckling out loud at something that was said.  And the innuendos!  Gah, Brody Easton is cocky!  I found myself giddy, and smirking.  Shaking my head like, “Omg he did not just go there.  Yup, he sure did!”

The Baller was a refreshing change of pace for me.  Not only was it a book out of my norm with the sports aspect; Vi Keeland is also a new to me author.  I loved her writing style and will now be making sure to add her to my list of must read authors.  And you guys should do the same!  Grab this book, and then I dare you to tell me you didn’t feel the same way!

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!

Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1zk882K

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1alpVES
Smashwords - http://bit.ly/1is0zNX

Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

Standalone novels
Cocky Bastard (Written with Penelope Ward)

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1JWFo21

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