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The Baller: A Down and Dirty Football Novel

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From New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a sexy new novel.

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 fi
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300 pages
Published January 18th 2016
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Aestas Book Blog
Jan 18, 2016 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it
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Sports romance fans! If you’re looking for a fun, sexy, addictive new book with awesome banter and just enough angst to keep you flipping those pages, you have to try this!

I’m gonna admit, it was the blurb that totally sold me on the book. Here, see for yourself:

"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
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


4.5 STARS! Love, love love Brody! No time to write a review.

Me rushing to Amazon to get my copy:


Geeh, I hope Brody did not see that. I want to make a good impression!


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Hero rating: 5 stars
Heroine rating: 4.5 stars
Sexual tension rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 4.5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4 stars
Plot rating: 4 stars
Dialogue rating: 4.5 stars
Storytelling rating: 5 stars
Story ending rati
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Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads
3.75-4 stars

This was a very cute, very decent sports romance...That said, this about sums it up beyond that:

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In other words, by next week, I fully expect to have forgotten practically everything about this book, with the exception of two things that really irkedstuck out to me:

1) As I said in a status update, one of the main characters here, Marlene, watches The Price is Right (every day apparently). For those who don't know what that is, it's a famous, long running game show that films on the we
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Jennifer Kyle
Jan 19, 2016 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 ~ 4.5 STARS

"I am sort of irresistible."

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This is my first book by this author and I have say that the humor and chemistry was spot on fantastic. I even loved the backgrounds on both characters and of course sweet Marlene. I somewhat struggled when I got through the biggest hurdle in the story only to find that the heroine needed to let go of her past further and of course the addition of another character's POV into the story didn't thrill me either.

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Still, the story got back on track and mad
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Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
4.5 Stars!!

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“The Baller” was such an enjoyable read! It was funny, sexy and pure and simple awesome. Needless to say I enjoyed the heck out of it. This book has a little bit of everything and exactly what I usually enjoy – fantastic characters, entertaining dialogue, a lovely romance and a great storyline. That being said, I have to admit I was a little reluctant to start this one since my first experience with this author was a bust. So, yeah I was more than surprised I enjoyed this one so much.
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Loyda
Nov 19, 2015 Loyda rated it it was amazing
5★★★★★Brody Spoons Stars

Genre: Sports Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual

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”Peace wasn’t about avoiding things. It was about making the choice to live life with all it’s chaos around you, and in the midst of it all, having calm in your heart.”

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I saw this hot cover and the author’s name and I didn’t even have to think twice or even read the blurb to know I will love it and I was right I am totally fangirling. Little did I know that cocky Brody was going to be my next new book boyfrie
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Vi Keeland
Nov 25, 2015 Vi Keeland rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
2.5 to 3 stars!

To be fair, I did enjoy this book. At least some parts of it. But there were a few things that really bothered me and it just ruined the whole book for me. And what made me even more upset is that it was so unnecessary.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Delilah is a newly minted sportscaster tasked with the plum job of interviewing the players of New York Steel football team. Brody Easton is the quarterback. He's cocky, arrogant and it's clear that he wants Delilah. She on the other
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

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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 ath
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Catarina
2 Confused Stars.

Delilah is a sports reporter that in one of her jobs had to interview the players of a big football team in the locker rooms after the game. There she meets Brody, he’s sexy, obviously but she doesn’t date players, the metaphorical ones, not the actual athletes. Until Brody makes sure he changes her mind… but what Brody didn’t expect is that while he was convincing her not to resist him, he was unwillingly falling for her as well.

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This book started out great and if all of it ha
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Pearl Angeli
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"Brody Easton, the man who'd entered my life like a storm, had turned out to be my calm. How was that for irony?"


3.5 Stars

What can I say? This book was a guilty-pleasure read yet at the same time it was overloaded with angst and so much more.

The Baller tells the story of Delilah Maddox, a football sportscaster of World Media Broadcasting and Brody Easton, quarterback of New York Steel. These two met when Delilah interviewed Brody at the locker room live after the game and Brody teased her
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Elizabeth
★4.5 Baller Stars★
"When life knocks you down, stop and look around for one thing that's good, because there is always something. Then cling to that good."

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Full of humor, steam, and creatively crafted writing, The Baller packs one powerful punch. This is one contemporary romance read you will not want to miss!
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Cocky, confident, and quick witted Brody Easton is THE MAN! As a professional football player, who has worked hard to achieve success, he has no boundaries when it comes to women. He get
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Judith
Jan 29, 2016 Judith rated it liked it


I love this Author but this one fell a bit short for me,it was just too bloody predictable.

Hot,sexy,dirty talking Guy....check

Hot,drop dead gorgeous girl....check

They skirt around each other.....he doesn't want a relationship,she doesn't just want sex.....add into the mix a beautiful ex with issues and I could totally see where this was going and I found myself skimming and didn't even finish it.

I think,again,it's a case of a popular book just not doing it for me.
I found it an enjoyable enough r
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Stacey is Sassy
Jan 18, 2016 Stacey is Sassy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The dirty talker can sweet talk too.

I've decided after reading The Baller that Brody should be our first cloning candidate. I really, really like him. The Brody is a smart bloke and knows how to get people on his side. A smile and a compliment to the ladies, a pat on the back and man talk for the lads. The Brody doesn't talk down to kids and is respectful to the older generation. There's a slight malfunction that might need to get tweaked in the cloning process though. The Brody turns into an ar
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Beverly
Jan 22, 2016 Beverly rated it really liked it
As soon as I saw my friends going on about Brody Easton, I knew I had to start this one ASAP! So first chance I got I jumped in.

This book is definitely hot, fun and sexy, but I did like how there was more to Brody. Brody isn’t your typical star quarterback, he is this absolutely fantastic guy with a huge heart. I can see why everyone is drawn to Easton. Hell, I was all about some Easton while reading. The back story added so much heart to the story and I was riding this absolute high for the fi
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S.M. West
Jan 18, 2016 S.M. West rated it really liked it
4 "Brody, Brody, Brody!" STARS

I had so much fun reading this with Maida. Let's just start by saying that I (sorry forgot to share) we LOVED Brody. Seriously, what's not to love about a sexy-as-f*ck athlete with the swagger, attitude and charm to boot!
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There's a locker room scene early on in the book that was just priceless! Boy, what this girl would have done to be there!


Delilah Maddox, professional sportscaster and Brody Easton, famed quarterback, had a lot of chemistry and their humour and
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
3.75 "Available or taken?" Stars!
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I was so excited, SO FREAKING EXCITED about this book. I love Vi Keeland and her stories but I am sorry to say this was not what I was expecting.

The Baller is a sports stand-alone novel that tells the story of Brody Easton (a very famous football player, a man who has become a playboy after some stuff that happened in his past and now a cocky man who drops the towel around his waist everytime the heroine tries to interview him) and Delilah Maddox (said sports i
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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The Baller popped up on my radar screen due to Casey (along with her merry band of perverts) reading a different Vi Keeland book . . . but referencing this one in the review. This just so happened to be the only Keeland story my library had available for request (for shame, porny librarian – you are failing here!). It also had a cover that pert near guar-an-teed an education regarding the ins and outs (hehehehe) of the NFL and since fo
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XxTainaxX
Jan 24, 2016 XxTainaxX rated it really liked it
By the end of chapter one, Brody's antics had me cracking up. He is cocky, smartass, and hilarious. Toss in sexy as hell and he's the full package. I love how his relationship with Delilah grows and develops. His relationship with Marlene, an elderly woman, and others at her group home, is very sweet and adds to his appeal. The one thing that took some of the story's impact was how he dealt with his ex. I won't spoil but I'll state that it takes a little wind out of the Delilah/Brody sails. Othe ...more
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TITLE: The Baller
AUTHOR: Vi Keeland
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 18th 2016

MY RATING: 5 STARS

*gulps* Sooooo the covers pretty hot!! But the teasers are even hotter! Vi Keeland has done it again with The Baller. I have been stalking this book like crazy, true to form I didn't even need to read the synopsis, that hot fella on the cover sold me..

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THE BALLER: The cocky self
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Wendy'sThoughts
Jan 24, 2016 Wendy'sThoughts rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Vi Freeland Fans, Sport, Romance
3.5 When Good...Really Good Stars * * *
I experienced Vi Keeland with the book, Worth the Fight, the MMA series. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... I loved it. It was direct, sassy and had a man who knew when the woman across the way was looking at him and wanting every thing his creative dirty mind wanted to do to her. It was a delicious read.

At first, it seemed The Baller was on its way to captivating my imagination with Star Quarterback Brody Easton. He is charming, hunky and has a ver
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Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-»

RATING: 3.75 I’ll gladly skip the bullshit flowers and sweet gestures for Brody Hearts!! :D <3

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The Baller gives us a pretty ordinary sports romance yet no less an enjoyable one in its sweet simplicity, as we’re equally perturbed and enticed with Delilah as she faces off against Brody in a game of willfully, hilarious banter and swooning seduction.

“If you fall in love with someone else, the other person you still love was never meant to be yours forever.”

This tale is presented to us throug
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Michelle
4.5 Cocky Stars!
I'm so happy that I finally found a good book! I couldn't put this down once I started it! Loved it! Delilah and Brody were awesome together!
Delilah is a journalist. Her first time in the Steels locker room is going to be a piece of cake. She's ready for anything except for Brody the sexy, cocky, dirty talking quarterback for the Steels. I loved him right away. He's in a towel and he has a subway under it. Bahahahahaha!! Yes people he has the big 12"!!! He throws her for a loop
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Alex is The Romance Fox
3,5 stars

I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book - but I actually did like it.

The Baller by Vi Keeland is a funny, sexy and steamy sports romance.

I liked the main characters - Delilah Maddox, a football sports TV presenter of World Media Broadcasting and Brody Easton, quarterback of New York Steel. I loved their banter and the sexual chemistry between them was pretty awesome and I thought that developing their relationship over a period of time made their story more believable.

Interesting second
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[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
2 stars

So sorry guys this one was another miss for me. I'm surprised I actually finished it. I was going to dnf it, then I picked it back up and it did get slightly better.

But halfway through the book I started to get really mad and I think those who read the book know what I'm talking about!!! Ugh!!! The only reason I didn't rate 1 star is because I thought some of the dialogue was quite cute and fun. I think Brody will be a big hit with some readers though if you like the arrogant crude type h
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Dali
Irresistibly fun, heartfelt and hot. This story about a cocky quarterback and the sassy sportscaster who doesn’t date players of the non-athlete type is guaranteed enjoyment. It will make you laugh, cry and swoon.

As the daughter of a professional quarterback, Delilah Maddox, not only likes her job, she knows and enjoys the sport. She’s worked hard to earn her place in the professional football world and wouldn’t risk her newly appointed position for a player. However when the compelling Super
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Dilek VT
Well, it was a very fun read, actually. I really laughed out loud and had a great time reading it. It is as hot as it is funny.

There is a bit of a drama and angst due to the people from their past but no big deal.

The story is told from 3 points of view:
The hero's, the heroine's and the point of view of the other woman from the hero's past.

There is no cheating with the other woman. You feel the chemistry of MCs spread all over the pages so strongly that you do not need to worry about it at al
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Christie«SHBBblogger»
It looks like I'm going to be the odd one out on this one. I really struggled with it. I'm giving it two stars, not because I hated it, which is what is perceived with a two star rating a lot of times. According to goodreads, two stars is stating that it was "okay". And that's how I would classify this book. Not bad, but I just wasn't feeling invested in the characters much and fought the urge to skim around halfway through. I put it down briefly and then decided to finish it up, but unfortunate ...more
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★★★★4 Stars★★★★

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Wow I really didn't think that I would've loved this book and aside from a few wtf moments I didn't like,this was a really enjoyable read and I'm glad I gave this one a chance.

Delilah Maddox is a proffessional sportscaster. She grew up loving football from her dad being a former player to loving the game unconditionally. Finally getting her big break,she is now going to interview the most talked about panty melting manwhore and star player of the NY Steels. Everything is going we
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Beth Hudspeth
Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book Blog

Adult romance that is sexy, comical, and engaging. Vi Keeland entertains with witty dialogue, steamy romance, and fantastic characters.

Y’all. I love a sports romance. That is no secret and this one was awesome! This is my first book by Vi Keeland and I was blown away. The writing style was great, the characters had depth, and there was such fluidity with her words. I wasn’t expecting to deal with such real life problems. It was quite refreshing. I felt lik
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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“I think most women, especially women who work hard and have a lot on their mind, prefer a man to come home, lift her off her feet and take her against the wall rather than hand her some bullshit flowers and pussyfoot around with sweet gestures all night.” 34 likes
“When life knocks you down, stop and look around for one thing that’s good, because there is always something. Then cling to that good.” 22 likes
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