☆✮ My Review ✮☆
☆ I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆
I had been seeing this book all over my friends' book feeds and so out of curiosity, I'd decided to take the plunge upon this novel as well.
Erm, over all, I liked it. I've always been attracted to my sports romance reads that are more than just about the sports itself and cocky jocks with huge egos and a weak female heroine that gets on my nerves....And somehow HardBall managed to pull that off with a charming male heroine and your all around girl next door female lead who both possessed a form of charisma and fragility towards one another that readers will be able to gravitate to and not let go of.
I mean, what every day girl next door would love to capture the heart of a hotshot and ooberly sexy baseball player? I think we all are Vivian's deep inside and can relate to her in many ways. She is very down to earth and easy to like.
As for Dash Wallace, *swoons*, he did initially come off as a d*&k but that thought quickly slips as after we learn the REAL Dash and the vulnerability underneath that facade. He is man with a heart of gold if you let him and will love wholeheartedly for those he truly cares about.
I loved the give and take, push and pull, between Dash and Vivian and found their interactions a mix of realistic and fairytale like but also very witty and entertaining.
Definitely a triumph for my first attempt at a CD Reiss read!!
☆✮ Praise for HardBall ✮☆
“Dash Wallace is a dirty talking, sexy professional baseball player who falls hard for the girl next door, but be-ware... your heart will take a beating as you watch him struggle with sticking to all he's ever known at the risk of losing the best thing that ever happened to him. Hardball is one of those books that will suck you in and won't let you go until you devour every last, juicy bite.”
— Sawyer Bennett, NY Times Bestselling Author
“Fiery hot and enticingly realistic, CD Reiss's captivating writing, complex characters and explosive love scenes make Hard Ball an irresistible modern day romance.”
— Katy Evans, NY Times Bestselling Author
“Delightful, sexy, emotional, exciting, exhilarating. I loved every single second of it! A sports romance with a DASH of kink....it doesn't get any better than that!”
— Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads
“Unexpectedly emotional, beautifully written, and decadently naughty, CD Reiss once again owned me heart and soul. Hardball was an enthralling romance from start to finish!! And I never wanted it to end.”
— Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads
☆✮ About the Authors ✮☆
CD Reiss is a USA Today bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up she's at the well hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.
She's frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn't ever gotten her out of chop-ping that cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.