Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Baller by Vi Keeland @ViKeeland

  5 Stars
Vi Keeland scored a winning touchdown in her latest and best work yet…The Baller and Brody Easton is the man! 

I loved this flirty and fun romance. The smoking hot cover is just a prelude to all the goodness wrapped up inside:
Brody ~ A snarky and sexy hero whose dirty mind, one-liners and come-ons had me giggling and swooning;

Delilah ~ A heroine who tries to fight the attraction, but happily fails;
A hint of drama and an emotional twist that had me all teary-eyed; plenty of laughter as this couple wittily banter back-and-forth in both the bedroom and locker room.

Most importantly, moments of scorching hot passion as Brody and Delilah find their way into each other’s hearts, overcoming past sorrows, only to fall blissfully in love.

From the very beginning, I was enamored with Brody. I couldn’t help it…I’m such a sucker for a cocky, overly confident bastard with an affectionately sweet heart. Since the moment these two met, flirtatious mind-games began and sexual tensions escalated, as Brody was determined to have Delilah. The only thing is, he’s a self-proclaimed ladies’ man who avoids commitment at all costs. (And boy, does he have his reasons). However, the more time spent with the feisty Delilah, the more Brody was willing to let go of his past heartbreak, take a huge chance, and step out of his comfort zone. I just swoon whenever a hot shot, macho bad-boy changes his ornery ways once smitten with the heroine. Brody goes all out, holds nothing back, as he works his way into Delilah’s (and my) heart.
I adored his wit, his sense of humor, his coquettish ways and his sensitive side. Brody was just one of those characters whose charms and bigheartedness struck a chord within me ~ Honest, loving, beyond patient (particularly when Delilah flaked out) and truly committed ~ all the traits I look for in a hero. Yeah he was an arrogant bastard and extremely conceited, but in playful way that was so compelling, he had me gushing.
Delilah’s a sportscaster making her way in a field dominated by men. Trying to prove her worth, she faces off against one of football’s most notorious players. For her efforts, she was rewarded with a full view of Brody’s package, and oh it’s a sight to behold.
And thus began the chase. From flustered beginnings, Delilah soon learns what she’s up against, but nothing prepared her for the intense attraction. Brody charged into her life, giving all of himself, in hopes of helping Delilah to let go of the painful loss from her past. It was a challenge seeing how hard she resisted and fumbled, taking her sweet-ass time opening her heart to Brody’s affections. However, between his persistence, fortitude and dedication, Delilah was left with no choice but to give in as she fell completely head over heals in love.  
Devouring this read in one sitting, The Baller had me hooked from beginning to end. Told in dual points of view, Vi Keeland tells a beautiful, yet comical second chance at romance story filled with lots of sizzle. Brody was so mouthwatering sexy, he made this fun read amazingly spicy hot. I’ll miss some pretty memorable secondary characters that wormed their way into my heart as well, especially Brody’s two older friends, Marlene and Grouper – I love them wholeheartedly. I truly enjoyed this couple’s journey and always looking forward to more from this author.    

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

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