HardBall by C.D. Reiss REVIEW

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HardBall by C.D. Reiss REVIEW

Perfect ass.

Perfect arms.

Perfect swagger.

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.


★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★


I thought this was a wonderfully written sports romance, that was super hot and emotional in equal measure. I adored the two main characters, and their chemistry together was palpable from the first page.

School librarian Vivian Foster has a kind and caring soul, but as the story unfolds we get to see her feisty side, and what a great addition that was.

Dash Wallace is an alpha to the core, he is a shortstop for the LA Dodgers basketball team, and needs his routine and order. If something disrupts that, he gets completely thrown off his game – and developing feelings for a woman is definitely something he can’t afford to happen.

“Was he trying to make me his LA girl?
I guarded my heart with a tinfoil armour.
It was the strongest thing I had against him.”

Not only was this an extremely erotic tale, but it had great depth to the story. Vivian’s sexual journey was just as exciting to read as Dash’s emotional one. The characters were easy to fall in love with, and the relationship that Vivian had with her father was a hoot.

The path to a happy ending is not an easy one, and they both struggle with their demons, especially Dash who has a hard time of letting go of his superstitions and routine.

I loved the writing, even though it took me a while to get used to the unique style of it, it was like poetry and flowed so wonderfully. Also, the fact that Dash quoted Shakespeare was a great touch, and didn’t fail to make me swoon.

Loved it.

Hardball is a standalone contemporary romance, told in the dual POV.

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

CD Reiss

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.

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