Friday, January 22, 2016

The Baller by Vi Keeland Review + Giveaway


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.”

The Baller by Vi Keeland is a sinfully sexy, incredibly sweet, hysterically funny, and charming romance.  I was utterly hooked on this book and I read it so fast I didn't want it to end. I loved Brody and Delilah's story!! The Baller is a FIVE LEAVES story!! 
Every book I've every read by Vi Keeland, I always say, that's my favorite.  Well, I have to say, this book is now my new favorite!  I enjoyed this story on so many levels.  I think my favorite part in this book is the Brody and Delilah's first meeting in the locker room, while he drops his towel in front of her!! This book is steamy and sweet rolled into a great read.  I loved the pace and the build up between the main characters.  The two had me smiling from the beginning until the very end!!  Of course, in every relationship there are some troubles and at the end of this book there are some angsty moments that made me want to pull my hair out.  
The story is about Delilah Maddox who is a sports reporter on her first big story. Delilah is covering the New York Steel, the team where her father used to be the quarterback. Delilah is ready for her first interview, which happens to be with the quarterback for the New York Steel's, Brody Easton.  Brody is a cocky womanizer who knows he can get any girl he wants.  Brody admits he has a past and he is not going to settle down for anyone until he meets....Delilah. The connection between Brody and Delilah is so strong that it just oozes off the pages. 

If you are looking for a sweet, sexy football player, and a funny read then this book is for you!! This is a very good read and I loved the chemistry between Brody and Delilah.  I recommend book this if you want to read something that will keep you swooning from the start.


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!


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