They call Dash Wallace the Diamond King.
Girls like me grab a guy like that one in a million times.
Hardball is a SMOKING HOT, SEXY romance with a touch of angst and a ton of heart from CD Reiss. It’s a fun, witty, full-length standalone meant for the over-eighteen crowd.
OMG this book!!! A dirty-talking baseball star who quotes Shakespeare? YES, PLEASE!
“I can’t decide how to f* you, he says. “I want to take you in every position. I want to f* you like an animal and a saint. I want to keep you on the brink for an hour and take four orgasms from you. I can’t do it all tonight. I’m kind of pissed about that.”
Hardball is sexy, heartfelt, exciting, funny, steamy and addictive. I LOVED Dash Wallace! He is seemingly perfect, gorgeous, a gifted athlete, but he is actually filled with compulsions and must adhere to a strict routine at all times. His baseball career and his sanity depend on it. I fell totally in love with this damaged man.
The Synopsis to this book doesn’t really show the depth of emotion in this book. There is so much more than just the sizzling romance between Dash and Vivian. There is the amazingly detailed descriptions of the game of baseball. There are the wonderful supporting characters, including Vivian’s elderly father. There is the constant battle within Dash’s head over his ADHD and the obsessive way he deals with routine and his superstitions.
Vivian has only had one boyfriend in her life so Dash hits her like a freight train. OMG, their scenes together are on FIRE!!! CD Reiss writes some of the best erotic romance around. And set against the backdrop of Los Angeles and baseball, well, Hardball is just perfection.
I LOVED the imperfection of these characters. Vivian and Dash are both insecure in their own way. Vivian doesn’t think she’s good enough or sexy enough for a glamorous baseball player like Dash. He is battling with his own internal demons. These characters captured my heart. And kudos to CD Reiss for the fabulously detailed descriptions of the game of baseball.
I am a huge fan of CD Reiss but even if you’ve never read one of her books, give Hardball a try. It is glorious.
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
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