Author: CD Reiss
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2016
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 “I’ll walk the bases with you” STARS
I love sport romances and when I heard one of my fave authors was bringing us a baseball romance story, this girl was super excited.
Dash Wallace, heartthrob and short stop for the LA Dodgers was everything I'd hoped he'd be. Sweet, adorable, sexy, kinky, dirty-mouth Alpha and flawed.
Vivian Foster is every woman. She's a librarian with bills to pay, a father to care for, heartbreaks and insecurities. And this lucky one, catches the eye of Dashiell Wallace.
Being an athlete, Dash has his superstitions like many do and things are starting to slide. His encounter with Vivian not only shakes things up but could also be answers to his prayers. He's got his rules, his routines all for the sake of the game. Could Viv be a part of that? Or is she more?
Dash and Viv were refreshing, fun and hot! Dash opens Vivian to new experiences, pushes her limits and Viv becomes his anchor in more ways than he`d ever imagined.
This was a wonderful read. I loved the Shakespeare quotes/references, their mutual love of reading and the evolution of their relationship. CD is such a poetic writer and the imagery, metaphors and story telling was flawless. Highly recommend this!
**ARC generously provided by CD Reiss in exchange for an honest review.**
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Sensual Stars
5 Sensual Stars
Well well what can I say?? I haven't read Cd's work in a year #sigh why? I don't know, just one book leads to another and I've been batshitcrazy this year, butttt I've kept my eyes on this one. Being that Sports romance is a go to genre for me I wanted to see how one of my favourite authors took this in her own way... I'm happy I dived in cause boy is this book kind of refreshing, different, unique... Those are the kinds of words I'd describe this book...
This is about a Man whom needs control in his life, structure is how he lives ALWAYS!! It's how he breathes, how he understands HIMSELF and the world he lives in. And baseball is how he controls his urges.. Yet he bumps into Vivian the Librarian who he needs her help on finding a lucky charm that's in his glove that went missing, he needs her help and she's attracted to him in more ways than one...
Vivian is a quirky Librarian that absorbs literature and enjoys the likes of Shakespeare which by chances so does DASH. She's poetic, is loved by her step father and lives a normalish life, she has stability. But then Dash walks into her life and gahhhh she is eloquently striked by Dash's testosterone, she starts to enjoy Dash's umm
Qualities.. But above all she's a strong kickass heroine that holds her head up at all times.
Dash is what I'd describe as a flawed hero, he has many layers, he needs CONTROL just know that. Think Jonathan Drazen and think strength, that's what comes to mind with Dash. Cd has done what I love in her storytelling. In this book you'll have a Sports themed story done in a unique way. I LOVED IT! It's Poetic, it's sexy and raw... But it's also emotional at the same time..
So the question is will their lifestyles mix? Can they be a couple? Can they compromise? Overall this was a delicious mix of everything including the Shakespeare quotes which I adored and highlighted myself and the way Cd made me ride the story out with them.
Praise for Hardball
“Dash Wallace is a dirty talking, sexy professional baseball player who falls hard for the girl next door, but beware... 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
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 chopping that cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.