The Baller – 5 Stars

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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Vi Keeland

A Down & Dirty Football Novel

Release Date: January 18, 2016


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book blurbThe 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.

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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.”


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about the author

Vi Keeland

NY vi keelandVi 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!

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my review

5 Stars

Vi Keeland is one of my favorite authors and I LOVED her latest release, The Baller.  I thought that Vi’s new set of characters was fun and enticing – I was psyched to spend time in their world and to get the chance to experience Brody and Delilah failing in love.  It’s an excellent sports romance and I highly recommend you get this book.

I couldn’t get enough of Brody and Delilah – their banter and sexual chemistry was off the charts amazing.  I thought he was completely charming – a sexy, beast that had me laughing and smiling with every scene that he was in.  And she was brilliant.  For every smart or lewd comment Brody lobbed her way, Delilah came right back with a quick and witty reply that left me wanting to fist bump her because she was clever without being bitchy.

What surprised me most was that Brody ended up exceeding all of my expectations – he is so much more than the typical book sports star.  Yes, he is cocky and arrogant but he is also generous and sweet. As his story unfolds, you’re hoping that he finally moves forward with his life and gets his happily ever after because he is just a freaking nice guy.

This couple and their story is completely captivating.  Brody and Delilah’s relationship is filled with sexy, flirty moments that make you swoon as well as more passionate ones that leave your heart beating faster and as they developed a deeper connection to one another, so did I as the reader.  The author does an incredible job connecting you to them – you feel like they are friends long before the book ends.

Honestly, I can’t say enough about The Baller.  It is truly an exciting and entertaining read – I definitely suggest you pick up a copy today!

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