The Baller by Vi Keeland

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.

Pet’s $0.02

When I started this book, I thought it was going to go in a completely different direction. Oh, and I thought Brody was an ass. He was a charming ass, but still kind of a dick. And I felt Delilah was going to be one of those tough as nails, ball busting women that I really didn’t identify with. I was wrong on both counts.

You just can’t help loving Brody. He’s funny as hell, he never takes himself too seriously and he has a huge heart. There are reasons he doesn’t have any interest in building a relationship and I honestly couldn’t blame him. Sometimes you just have to cut ties to survive the hurt and move on. I just wish he could have left his past where it was and not jeopardized what he had with Delilah.

Delilah doesn’t trust easily either. She works her ass off, she’s cool under pressure and she sure as hell isn’t going to let Brody’s juvenile antics throw her career off track. But, she couldn’t resist his offbeat brand of humor any more than I could. There is just something about him that makes you smile, even when everything that comes out of his mouth walks the edge of offensive. I was laughing at him even when I knew I probably shouldn’t be.

Willow… Willow is a catalyst and I never really felt the compassion for her that I think I was supposed to. I’m not sure if that was how she was written or if I’m just an uncaring bitch…it may be the latter. I’ll let you judge for yourself.

Just like all the other Keeland books I’ve read, I was pulled right into the story and I love how she always throws in a curve when you least expect it. This is a great stand alone with incredibly likeable characters. My only wish is that we get more of Indie’s story. That woman is a force of nature and I need more of her humor in my life.