The Baller: A Down and Dirty Football Novel by Vi Keeland

Posted January 23, 2016 by Nerdy Chic in Romance / 0 Comments

by Vi Keeland
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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.

*ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review*

Let me admit something before I start my review. I wanted this book the second I saw that cover. Seriously, who the hell wouldn’t. It’s absolutely drool worthy. If I could put it on a poster on my wall, I would. So yes, I literally judged a book by it’s cover and it was well worth. Add to this the fact that the amazing Vi Keeland was writing this, I let out a yell of joy because I knew it was going to be good.

“You have a funny way of showing that you like me. Every time I see you, you try to sabotage my interview.”
“Every time I see you, I expose myself to you.” He flashed me his trademark smile.
“That’s how we show girls we like them where I’m from.”
“Where are you from, the jungle?”

Sigh, I fell in love with a Brooklyn boy. Since I am a Brooklyn girl, this made me deliriously happy. Brody Easton is a delicious dichotomy. In front of the cameras and on the field, his cocky attitude, sexy swagger and panty melting smiles hides someone much deeper. Brody is swoon worthy. He is gorgeous and has a dirty mouth and uses that dirty mouth in delectable ways. Honestly, Brody was perfection and I lost my heart. A guy who visits an old lady who suffers from dementia every week so that she’s not alone, even when she can’t remember what’s going on and reminds him of a past that he would rather forget. A guy who can’t get a beautiful sportscaster out of his mind and a desire to get her in his bed and arms, he breaks his own rules and gives a relationship a try.

“You have a dirty mouth, you know that?”
“That dirty mouth want to do dirty things to you.”

Delilah Maddox is a professional sportscaster whose father was also a sportscaster and someone she admired greatly. She tries to resist Brody and his charms but there’s no stopping the chemistry and desire between them. Delilah doesn’t want to be another notch on the bedpost for him and the two begin seriously dating. Both have histories that put obstacles in their path and when a ghost from their past comes back to their lives, their relationship is put to the ultimate test.

Now, I absolutely loved the story and characters. I thought the POV of Brody and Delilah worked very well and I loved getting glimpses into both mindsets. I also adored the secondary characters like Indie (she needs her own book), and Marlene. The only reason why this wasn’t a five star is because of the inclusion of another POV that I really didn’t think added to their story. It actually annoyed me a bit and I wanted to get back to Brody and Delilah. However, I would still highly recommend this book. Brody is to die for.


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