Author: CD Reiss
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2016
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.
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.
PRAISE FOR HARDBALL
“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
“Delightful, sexy, emotional, exciting, exhilarating. I loved every single second of it! A sports romance with a DASH of kink….it doesn’t get any better than that!”
— Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads
“Unexpectedly emotional, beautifully written, and decadently naughty, CD Reiss once again owned me heart and soul. Hardball was an enthralling romance from start to finish!! And I never wanted it to end.”
— Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads
Meet Dash Wallace
…Professional baseball player, mysterious and superstitious, sexy and charming with a heart bigger than he even thought possible. Baseball is his life. It’s his anchor. It keeps him grounded. One could even say it gives him purpose. Until Vivian … 🙂
Meet Vivian Foster
… School librarian with a soft heart and immense inner strength. She is determined and fierce with strong family values. She is the girl next dooron the outside with a sensual kinky layer right underneath. She has a fanatical love for baseball and an inherit reflex to fight for the underdog. She is beautiful both on the inside and out and is about to have her world explode 🙂
The story of Dash and Vivian is fun. As layer after layer of Dash and Vivian are unfolded in the story, you will smile, you will laugh, you will cringe, you may scream and you will definitely shed a tear or two. But these two polar opposites, on the outside, could not have been better suited for each other. The strength and loyalty in Vivian is exactly what Dash needed to move forward in his life. For so long, his only purpose was baseball. But he didn’t live baseball, baseball lived him. The game became a series of rules and routines that became imperative for his survival. It wasn’t the love of baseball that drove him to these things, it was the fierce need for the anchor. Vivian changed all of that and he didn’t even see it coming.
As their journey unfolds thru the pages, you will feel the shift even before they feel the shift. Because as much as Vivian was becoming Dash’s compass and anchor, Dash was becoming Vivian’s heart right back! It is THIS that was my ultimate love about this book. And that’s all on C.D. Reiss‘ story-telling skills. She presented an easy feel good story layered with depth and complexity. And she did it flawlessly. Both Dash and Vivian were not only complex, but also easy and light-hearted. It was the perfect combination and it will have you begging for their story not to conclude.
I fell in love with both Vivian and Dash instantly and I’m positive that every future reader will do the same. They were both so captivating in their own ways and really truly were each other’s other half. Their story is littered with give and take and perfect harmony with just the right amount of angst. A person like Dash Wallace with not only his rituals but strong belief in those rituals is always going to bring angst into a story. But it’s perfect angst. It’s pivotal angst. It’s life altering angst. And it was phenomenally well presented and dealt with…I have the most incredible contentment and *happy sigh* from HardBall and I will be shouting its praises for a long time to come to anyone who wants to listen 🙂
ARC provided by the author for blog tour review
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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.