REVIEW: HardBall by CD Reiss

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Sexy, angsty read with a dirty talking Baseballer & Sassy Librarian

I have come to the conclusion that when CD Reiss puts words down onto paper that she can honestly not make a wrong move. To say that HardBall was fantastic would not be doing this book justice. The perfect combination of sexy, sweet, awkward, wit, angst and kink will keep readers on edge but never fail to satisfy.

I am going to admit that Dash Wallace made this book for me – but not for the reason that he is a hot to trot baseball demi-god. No what endeared me to him and this entire storyline is his inane awkwardness and how he believes that it completely rules his life, future and everything in between. It was this realness that brought this story to life. It also doesn’t help that he can turn you on with an utterance of dirty words or wants to f*#k like a champ any opportunity he has. I will admit that there were times where I really wanted to grab the guy by the scruff and try and kick some sense into him. But the result was well worth the journey.

From the very first encounter between Vivian and Dash, I knew that Vivian was going to be the type of gal that I loved reading. She is sassy and her pure love shines through in everything that she does from her dedication as a school librarian to the way that she interacts with her father and Dash. I loved that she was not willing to back down from her convictions and what she believed she deserved.

This book had one of the funniest text exchanges that I had read in a while. I literally burst out laughing. I loved how CD Reiss switched it up in this book to show that she is talented at only on hot & steamy but light and airy.

Reiss’s ability to tell a story is top notch. She ensures that the reader is immersed in her world while they are between the front and back covers of her book.

And there is no denying that she is able to bring the steam to every situation. The sex between these two was panty melting hot. With a bit of kink thrown in to spice it up, there is no way that you come out of these scene without being turned on. But even more than the actual act, CD is a master at building anticipation of what is to come, through the verbal sparring between Dash & Vivian.

From the books that I have read of CD in the past, I found this story to be a lot more on the sweet side. That is, this is a story about two characters falling in love, despite the challenges, and finding their new equilibrium together. They have moments of real connection and the way that they interact with each other is all consuming. I highly recommend this book to all lovers of steamy romances who enjoy the layer of sweet and a liberal dose of kinky, dirty, hot fun.

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About The Book

Portrait of baseball player with bare chest holding bat in locker room Title: HardBall

Author: CD Reiss

Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance

Heat Level: Explicit

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Blurb: 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.

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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.








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