Meet Brody Easton in THE BALLER!
A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/23atpbd
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1ZwJnI4
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.
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 review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Drop Your Towel Stars ~
Well I have to say, I believe Vi Keeland can do no wrong. She continues to write fabulous books that I can’t get enough of.
The Baller was no different. She gave us a book with a fun, sexy and even sassy storyline and characters that were completely relatable and I couldn’t help falling in love with. This is a standalone novel told in dual POV. It is a football themed story, so if you like a sports romance then you will want to give this book a chance. I loved the aspect that Vi gave us in this book, it was different from other football stories I have read before. We get a behind the scenes look of a football player and the media that surrounds them.
In this book we meet Brody and Delilah. Brody is the star quarterback for the Steel. He is cocky, and arrogant, but oh so dreamy and sexy to boot. He is also a bonafied player and that is the reason Delilah won’t give him a chance. Delilah is a sports reporter for WMBC and does the locker room interviews after a game. This is where she meets Brody for the first time and lets just say their first interview is nothing short of interesting. Delilah seeing Brody as the player he is, wants nothing to do with him, but Brody won’t take no for an answer. What happens after that is a game of cat and mouse between to people who have growing feelings for each other but don’t want to act on them. I loved watching Brody and Delilah interact with each other, their banter was quite funny and had me laughing quite a few times. But there is also a serious side to both of these characters. Both have had trouble with past relationships and were left broken in the end. What happens when one person can’t let go of the past and the other’s past comes back to haunt them??? To get that answer you need to read this book.
We do meet a couple secondary characters who I thought were really great. I loved getting to know Marlene, Grouper and Indie. I thought they all played an important role in this story.
So if you are a sports romance fan and love reading about football, then this is the book you should read. If you are a fan of Vi’s then you don’t want to miss this book. And if you are a new reader to Vi, then I think this is a great book to start out with. She gives you a well rounded story. One that will make you laugh, smile, blush and even shed a tear or two. What else could you want?!?!?!
THE BALLER Excerpt :
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 Giveaway :
About the Author
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)
MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1alpVES
The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1fr26W2
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1KRsCVy
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845
Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1Mi0AzQ
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1KRsdCx
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225
Cocky Bastard (co-written with Penelope Ward)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1DW9XpB
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1WwPzkC