Book Review: HardBall by C.D. Reiss

HardBall Book Cover HardBall
C.D. Reiss
Contemporary Romance
March 29th 2016
Sports Romance

goodreadsPerfect 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.


My review

My review on Goodreads + quote pic

About the plot: Vivian and Dash met while signing balls event for the underprivileged children of East Hollywood. She is an ordinary girl who works in the school library and is a big baseball fan. Dash is a mysterious sport star of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. Their meeting ended with misunderstanding, and in addition someone stole his glove during this. He decided not to make a big fuss about it, and personally goes to visit the sexy librarian.

Vivian is surprised by the whole situation, but she wants to help him find his glove. Especially when she learns that in that glove was a pin from his dead sister. The whole matter allows them get to know each other better and develop a chemistry which was with them from the beginning.

But Dash only wants to heve this relationship until spring training starts and she isn’t material for a fling. He will have to rethink his own rules and rituals, and decide whether allow a woman to step between him and his game.

Final thoughts: This book has a lot of factors that make it really great. Firstly, excellent chemistry between the main characters. It’s sizzling and steaming from the outset. And Dash is a hero, which I personally very much like. He’s alpha male with his control and rules, but also is charming and sweet. I don’t always understand his thinking but his belief in superstitions and not himself melted my heart. Dash personality also has a big impact and reflected in the bed scenes. They are kinky and on the brink of BDSM, but everything is hot and steaming with a great amount of passion and not disturbing.

The story is funny but also has a lot of angst. Some things and situations are not immediately easy and simple. The heroes must grow up to certain decisions and solid relationship. They are developing their relationship in many areas and that’s fantastic to read.

It’s definitely a book for fans of sports romances, because is worth noting that there is a lot of references to sport. It is written wisely and with great knowledge. I’m impressed.

In conclusion it was my first book of C.D. Reiss and I hope that I will be able to read more. Because it is very hot and captivating superbly written story, to which gladly I could return even today.

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 “Dash Wallace is a dirty talking, sexy professional baseball player who falls hard for the girl next door, but beware… your heart will take a beating as you watch him struggle with sticking to all he’s ever known at the risk of losing the best thing that ever happened to him. Hardball is one of those books that will suck you in and won’t let you go until you devour every last, juicy bite.”

— Sawyer Bennett, NY Times Bestselling Author

 “Fiery hot and enticingly realistic, CD Reiss’s captivating writing, complex characters and explosive love scenes make Hard Ball an irresistible modern day romance.”

— Katy Evans, NY Times Bestselling Author

About The Author

CD Reiss ProfileCD 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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