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Book Review: The Baller by Vi Keeland


Adult romance that is sexy, comical, and engaging. Vi Keeland entertains with witty dialogue, steamy romance, and fantastic characters.


The Baller: A Down and Dirty Football Novel

27406436The 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.

4 Player Kitties!!


Y’all. I love a sports romance. That is no secret and this one was awesome! This is my first book by Vi Keeland and I was blown away. The writing style was great, the characters had depth, and there was such fluidity with her words. I wasn’t expecting to deal with such real life problems. It was quite refreshing. I felt like I read this so fast. Everything just clicked together nicely.

“But at that moment, I finally realized peace wasn’t about avoiding things. It was about making the choice to live life with all its chaos around you, and in the midst of it all, having calm in your heart.”

Delilah is a female sports reporter going into a field dominated by men. Her first interview is Brody Easton, a famous quarterback in the NFL. She has a brave face as she approaches him for an interview and what happens? He drops his towel. Delilah was super mortified at first, but really held herself together. She is independent and strong on her own which I really like when reading romance. She has some baggage, but who doesn’t?

Brody is totally swoon worthy. Loyal, hot, says all the right things at the right time. His words aren’t just for show, he backs them up. He visits his elderly friend every week, we find out who she is later. His interactions with people just make him seem humble and real. Don’t let that fool you though, he is still super cocky.

“They say blood is thicker than water, but that doesn’t mean shit. Everyone needs water to live.”

This was very much insta-love, but it was quite insta-lovely. << Like what I did there? Me either…

As I’ve said before, I don’t like insta-love if there ins’t chemistry to back it up, but Brody and Delilah did not have to worry about that. They had plenty to work with. Jealousy can sometimes be annoying, but in this case it made the story better.

There wasn’t much depth into the sport or how exactly Brody played, but I was okay with that. It focused more on emotions when you play or see someone you care about play. I felt the story progressed just fine without a play by play of a game. It mostly mentioned things that happened in the game, if they won, and then focused on after the game. If you aren’t really into football, then fear not, this isn’t super sporty.

Ultimately this book satisfied exactly what I was looking for. I kind of knew already that I would like it because of the genre, but Vi Keeland is an amazing author. She brings the cheese, but it’s an aged white cheddar served with a glass of Cabernet.

Have you met Brody Easton yet?

What type of romances do you guys tend to gravitate towards?

Do you even like romance? If not, favorite genre?


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