THE BALLER by Vi Keeland Blog Tour: Sarah's Review + Excerpt

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Meet Brody Easton in THE BALLER!
A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


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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 is a complete standalone from Vi Keeland. I've read all of her 2015 releases, plus a few earlier ones and I've loved them all. The thing is, The Baller just might be my favorite sports romance...ever. This is kind of a big deal. 

Brody Easton is the star quarterback of New York's championship football team. He's a player on and off the field but has had his share of heartbreak and it still haunts him. 

"There are so many things I want to do to you."

Delilah Maddox is a football brat and brought it with her into her career as a sportscaster for a leading news network. She's perfectly happy living her single life and has no reason to make any changes. 

"How could a girl not fall the rest of the way when she knows she can count on the man she adores to catch her when she does."

I really felt a lot of feelings in The Baller. Brody was set on getting Delilah and he went to great lengths to do so. It wasn't just your typical alpha/heroine romance, though. Both characters have had hard hands dealt to them and they have much to overcome before they can rely on each other. 

My only negative thought on The Baller was Willow's point of view. As Brody's ex, I understand her thought process, but it really left me confused as to where the story would go. 

Vi's writing was grand as always. A perfect mix of comedy, angst, and HOTNESS! Hello 'Subway'! I blew through this story. I didn't want it to end but needed to know the outcome at the same time. Another must-read from Vi Keeland. 

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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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