HardBall by C.D. Reiss
Published by Flip City Media on March 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sport
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They call Dash Wallace the Diamond King.
He’s the hottest commodity in baseball and in the bedroom.
When he runs the bases, every woman’s eyes are glued to his stunning body and a smile that puts the night lights to shame.
I’m no queen. I’m a regular girl with a regular job. I just watch him on TV and from the bleachers, season after season.
Girls like me grab a guy like that one in a million times.
My number just came up, and he is as spectacular in bed as he is on the field.
But there’s not a woman in the world who can distract Dash Wallace from the game. Not for a moment. Not even me.
Until the night I do. And everything changes.
When I read the blurb to Hardball, I was immediately sold. I’m a sucker for hot baseball guys.
Dash Wallace is a star baseball player for Los Angeles. He’s head strong and goes after what he wants. What he wants is to be at the top of his game and non committal women by his side. Or so he thought. Then Dash meets Vivian Foster. She’s a Librarian at an underprivileged school.
I liked that Vivian cared so much for her students and clearly has a heart of gold. Back that up with her extreme knowledge of baseball stats, and she makes one very sexy Librarian. She knows who she is and what she deserves and won’t accept less. There are times that she is extremely vulnerable but it’s understandable and only adds to her honesty.
I went back and forth with Dash. I like that he has some flaws and there is another side to him that you wouldn’t expect from baseball players. *Insert stereotypical thoughts here* He has alpha tendencies and a dirty mouth. I think that is what eventually made me like him. Unfortunately there were just times that I couldn’t relate to him. I couldn’t see where he was coming from or the “why” he did something didn’t add up to the explanation.
Overall, I liked the book. I have to be honest and say that there were some parts of it that I just couldn’t believe would actually happen or the way it was written kept me from believing it. With that being said, I 100% think it’s a case of “It’s me, not you.” Crappy to say, I know but honest. Don’t let that keep you from reading. If you want a hot baseball player, sexy Librarian, a dirty mouth and a few laughs, this book is for you.