It's kind of daunting starting a new book by an author that you covet so much because you sometimes fear this might be the one you don't connect with. The one you don't like. It took about 1 paragraph for me to calm down and know that I had nothing to fear with Hardball. Dash is your typical superstar athlete - handsome and elusive with plenty of women to choose from. Vivian is a school librarian who has a big heart and is oblivious to her own beauty. An unlikely match for sure, but those are my favorite kind
Right off the bat you realize that Dash is a little bit quirky and not only was it endearing but sexy as well. Don't ask me how, that's just the brilliance of CD Reiss at work. I absolutely loved him! I mean, a sexy baseball player who quotes Shakespeare, has a filthy mouth and comes with a side of kink? Hell Yeah! Sign me up for one of those please.
Vivian was a sweetheart and I felt the perfect balance for Dash. Coming from two different worlds, of course they faced their share of obstacles but they were handled without the angsty miscommunications that can sometimes drive a reader nuts. I don't know how else to describe it other than they were just real. They just meshed and it was a pleasure watching them figure it out.
It goes without saying that this book has its share of sexy in it. I did mention the dirty talking baseball player right? His dirty talking had me shivering and really, Vivian did not stand a chance. I love, love, LOVED Hardball - it was just the perfect blend of sports, love, kink and real life and I gobbled it up.
|"You have no choice now. You’re going to see me. You’re going to let me take you out. I’m going to put my face between your legs and experience how delicious you are.”|
|"I washed you off my hands. I want it back. Having you on my fingers feels like good luck. I bet I hit .400 with your pussy on my lips.”|
|"There’s something so fucking explosive about containing you and then making sure you can’t contain yourself. It’s like a nuclear bomb going off on my cock.”|
**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Author: C.D. Reiss; Christine Reiss
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
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.
About the Author
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.