Review: The Baller by Vi Keeland

Review: The Baller by Vi KeelandThe Baller: A Down and Dirty Football Novel by Vi Keeland
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform January 18th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 284
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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. 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.

Let me just start off by saying I fucking LOVE this book, like enough to want to claim Brody Easton as one of my top book boyfriends!

As my blog partners would say once I ranted about it to them, it was a total PALETTE CLEANSER!  I tend to love sports romances, even though I haven’t read many of them.  But this one was full of a sexy foot ball player and once I started I couldn’t stop.  I was actually in between 3 different books but my brain just wanted to read this one, so I did, and the rest is history…

It actually caught me off guard and somethings were definitely unexpected, some for the better and some not so much, but it did not stop me from reading at all.

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Brody Easton is a MVP football player who is self pro-claimed as, fuck-ass spectacular, and I will highly agree with him.  He is a complete alpha asshole with a heart of gold.  He was just perfect and his playful nature just made me want to squeeze him all over.   The relationship that develops between him and Delilah was one I will always feel drawn to for so many specific reasons. 

Delilah is a sports journalist and one of the best at that but she deals with the constant stress of being a woman in the world where it is implicated she only has her success due to the vagina in her skirts.  So she feels the need to prove her worth in her work field even more so than the next person.  Then she meets Brody Easton and he does not make said job any easier, he is actually plain and simple a pain in her ass.  

They keep finding themselves in the same place which makes sense since he’s a star foot ball player and her job is to keep heavy coverage on him and his team.  Brody carries on many antics that both get under her skin and arouse her and he seems to like the latter.  After some time he seems to be really trying to pursue her and eventually she gives in as I knew she would and DAMN is it HOTT when she does give in.  Fuck me on the wall HOTT.  No time to catch a breath HOTT, like Brody always has a hard on HOTT

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Things seem to be going really good and the dynamic between the two is fun, sexy, playful and just perfect! But they both have some buried and unburied skeletons in their closet. *Cue the drama.*  Cause it has to happen at some point and this is where it just fell a little flat for me…

Here’s why, there was a third POV added to the story and in my opinion it was useless it wasn’t executed in a way I understood it was needed.  The third persons POV created an issue between Brody & Delilah and had that issue been addressed with a bit more gusto I would of totally been okay with it.  So this third person had an ulterior motive and it caused a rift between Brody and Delilah but suddenly the issue became something else completely.  I felt like the story would of been the same and more understandable had that third POV not been there. 

Overall I still loved the story and the characters, I’m anxious to read another title from this author as I really did enjoy it, it was just that one thing that kinked a knot a little for me. 

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And for the close, can Brody just fuck me full of sorry? I’ll volunteer really, seriously.  The ending was actually better than I was hoping considering the climax.  It came to a good close and I was content with where they left things off.  Vi Keeland I definitely think you should just give all the team members their own book because well football and sex, I’m sold! 



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