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.
Contains mature themes.
©2016 Vi Keeland (P)2016 Tantor
I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that the book was not 'realistic'...come on now 'really'!
The description of the book covers the first few chapters. It made me think this was a cookie cutter story of the cocky bad boy chases the girl who won't drop to her knees at first meeting. Although this does happen it's just the shell of the story.
Brody is dealing with Willow a childhood to teenage lost love. Willow kept disappearing due to her drug abuse. After being gone for four years she reappears and wants Brody. Delilah is dealing with her own lost love. Her fiance Drew died 7 years ago in an accident and she's afraid of falling in love again, thinking she's betraying Drew. There's also Marlene, Willow's grandmother, whom Brody takes care of.
There's a lot fun sexual banter between Brody and Delilah. Brody is the typical male always throwing sexual innuendo's into the conversation. You can't help but like him. I also liked Indie, Delilah's friend. Indie just says it like it is.
This book took me on an emotional roller coaster of fun, lust, jealousy, loss of love, grief, and found love. It moves along nicely without a lot a internal angst.
Vi Keeland is fast becoming a favorite author. I have several of her books now and she makes sure she has the cream-of-the-crop performers for her books. Mackenzie Cartwright and Sean Crisden gave a fabulous performance.
Is it worth a credit....Yes, but I got it on sale for under $10. It was a steal of a buy but I would have used a credit. This is a book I will listen to over and over.
Oh..just an fyi....I did snip the cover and it's now my new phone screen saver, for now.
I may be addicted to audiobooks. I love my husband and my kids but I get a chance to escape with the books and be someone else for a while
Vi Keeland has a way of writing that will completely ensnare you. Without knowing it, I got completely engrossed and rooted for the main characters. Along the way, there were some other people who came into play but being a true romantic at heart, I couldn't help but want Delilah and Brody to end up together.
The narrator did a great job truly "becoming" the main characters. This isn't my idea of a fairy tale story of love but it comes awfully close.... two thumbs up Vi!!!
I cannot say enough about this book. The narration was great. The writing was great. First time reading this author. Gonna go and check out some more. You will not be disappointed. Trust me!!!
I loved this book and it's sexy chemistry between the main characters! I enjoyed their cute conversations and interviewing each other as a way to better know one another. the story has meat to it and isn't a whiney romance that I am quickly tiring of=)
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
I picked up The Baller because I wanted an easy, light hearted break in between some deeper listens I have been purchasing. That was not what this book was at all!!
Yes, it was funny and sexy and sassy and crass... All the things I had been looking for, but it was actually an emotional read as well! Maybe it's because I'm premenstrual, maybe it's because Vi is good at tugging at heart strings, but I was really impressed by the content of this audio.
I may not have been looking for this book, but I think this book was looking for me. I absolutely loved it.
Mackenzie was a dream narrator. When things got intense, her voice was so honest. I absolutely adore her. Sean was a great sexy, football playin, cocky, perv but his chick voice?? Omg. Nails on a chalkboard.
"Good story gripping"
Mackenzie has a lovely voice and was very suited to the character. Sean voice sounds like an old man and spoiled the story.
Loved the story twists and turns wanted more.
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