★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★
Oh my goodness! I just can’t seem to get enough of the sport romance sub-genre, I cannot resist when faced with these huge muscular men the size of a mountain and the strength of a bear. Watching these tough jocks fall hard for their heroines is an addiction for me.
Brody Easton. His name alone gives me goosebumps – he was perfection. Obviously he’s hot, that’s a given, as well as the fact that he’s built like a brick shit-house and an amazing athlete. But it was his personality that won me over, and Brody Eason made me swoon and swoon again.
Delilah Maddox is a professional sportscaster who’s father, like Brody, was also the star Quarterback of his team, so she knows the score, there are women everywhere trying to tame the big bad Football star.
Brody and Delilah had banter and plenty of it, it was funny and added wonderfully to the amazing sexual chemistry that was present throughout the whole book, I found myself smiling at their interactions and really rooting for them to get it on. Delilah is naturally hesitant to moves things along, she lost her one true love at a young age and although she isn’t particularly eager to get into a long lasting relationship she isn’t one for one night stands either.
“You’re spooning me? Brody Easton spoons?”
“Only you, baby. But don’t be surprised if you get woken up by my fork later.”
Brody also has a past that is preventing him from opening up his heart, but he wants Delilah, so Delilah he shall have.
I also loved the backstory, it was angsty enough but not so much that you were worried about the outcome. I always knew Brody would pull through and his huge heart of pure gold was such a great attribute, I adored him.
“This shit was not over. And I was going to find out once and for all why she was pretending it was.”
This was a little different to Vi’s previous works, it focused much more on the emotional connection and had a little less of the erotic scenes that are present in her other books, but that is what ultimately made me fall in love with this story, I really felt a strong connection, not only between the two main characters but also with Delilah and Brody’s close friends.
Sports romance lovers will not be disappointed!
The Baller is a standalone Sports Romance told in alternating POVs.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review