The Baller by Vi Keeland ~Blog Tour, 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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the baller it's liveMeet Brody Easton in THE BALLER!

A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


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ballerThe 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.
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.


Storyline: 5
Angst: 1
Tissue: 2
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 5
Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Christina

Get ready to meet the cockiest football player ever. Brody Easton is a very self confident man, he knows what he wants and it just so happens to be the newest gorgeous sports announcer Delilah Maddox. To bad for him Delilah is on a self imposed break from men. Can Delilah keep her defenses up? HA! That so doesn’t happen.

These two characters I couldn’t have loved more. The banter and quick wit between them had me laughing so many times while reading and I love that. Delilah and Brody had so much chemistry that it just flowed off of the pages. And those of you that like a good hot and steamy read Vi for sure rocked that department!

I even loved the side characters, Delilah’s friend Indie had me rolling so many times. She is a chick that I would love to hang out with. She is always inappropriate, and giving her thoughts on situations even if you don’t want them. Indie was halarious and I loved her. I would actually love to see her have her own book. Then you have Brody’s relationship with Grouper. I loved this so much and that’s all I’m going to say, read the book to find out more. 😉 Brody also shares and beautiful relationship with a women he considers family, Marlene. This is the part of the book that will get you right in the feels. You know the saying you can watch a man with his mother and know how he will treat a women? Well, this is so the case with Brody and Marlene. My ovaries, obliterated. Gone. Done, Brody has such a big heart it’s seriously hard not to make him a book boyfriend.

Would I recommend this book? HELL YEAH I WOULD!!! As a matter of fact I already have. Vi’s writing is flawless and flows so well it makes for a quick read I couldn’t put down. The Baller has heart, heat, and plenty of laughs. All the things that make a five star read in my opinion. Trust me, after reading this  you will never look at Subway or oatmeal raisin cookies the same.

the baller bannerExcerpt

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 Teaser 5 - December 22

About The Author

the baller banner 2Vi 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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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)
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Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)
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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)
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Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)
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Standalone novels

Cocky Bastard (co-written with Penelope Ward)
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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)
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First Thing I See
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