Review: Hardball by CD Reiss

Posted April 1, 2016 by Wil in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Hardball by CD ReissHardBall by CD Reiss
three-half-stars
on March 29th 2016
Goodreads

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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REVIEW

I was looking forward to this book and had super high expectations about it. I love sports books and this one was about a hot baseball player.

Vivian Foster is a librarian at an LA public school where most of her kids are underprivileged. She’s super dedicated to her school and her kids. Her other passion is baseball. At a school outing, she meets sexy baseball player Dash Wallace. Dash Wallace is extremely focused on his career. His also super alpha and hot, but there’s a lot more to him.

I really loved Vivian, she was a great character. I loved her interaction with her students and her dad. I also loved that she was just a down to earth regular girl and that for the most part she stuck for what she believed in.

I loved Dash for the most part. I loved his love for Shakespeare and his dedication to his career. But he was a bit much sometimes, I understood he had a condition and also that he was superstitious but some of his behavior was awful and inexplicable, some just plain farfetched.

The sex scenes were smoking hot, this is definitely a sexy book. I loved that. However, where I felt the book lacked was in the romance area. There was simply not a lot of romance. For me, it was hard to understand the hero’s feelings for the heroine, and whether he was truly in love with her. I was super hooked until about the 60% mark and then I lost interest super-fast. Some of the situations and behavior where plain juvenile and like I said, there was zero romance. I love to feel the love between my main characters and sadly when it happens here its way too late in the story (past 90%) for me to truly connect with them.

Overall, this was a good read but not a great one. I would’ve preferred a little more romance, but that’s probably just a its me not the book problem. If you’re in the mood for a sexy book about a sexy baseball player that reads and quotes Shakespeare then this is the book for you!

**An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review**
 Wil

 

 

 

 

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Meet Dash Wallace

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three-half-stars

About CD Reiss

CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon 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 embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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