Book Review: The Baller by Vi Keeland

The Baller: A Down and Dirty Football Novel by Vi Keeland
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: January 18th 2016 by Self-published
Language: English
Print Length: 285 pages
Genres:  Contemporary Romance, Football, Erotica
Target Reader: New Adult

Ebook: Amazon USB&NKobo • iBooks • Google Play

From New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a sexy new novel.

The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men’s locker room.
It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster.
The famed quarterback decided to bare all.
And by all, I don’t mean he told me any of his secrets.
No. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question. On camera.
The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby—screwing with me.
When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me, to wanting to screw me.
But I don’t date players.
And it’s not because I’m one of the few women working in the world of professional football.
I’d date an athlete.
It’s the other kind of player I don’t date.
You know the type. Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking to get laid.

Brody Easton was the ultimate player.
Every woman wanted to be the one to change him.
But the truth was, all he needed was a girl worth changing for.
Turned out, I was that girl.
Simple right?
Let’s face it. It never is.
There’s a story between once upon a time and happily ever after
And this one is ours.


REVIEW BY ALEXA

Apakah kamu tahu kapan seorang hero novel digambarkan terlalu sempurna? Saat kamu sirik berat pada heroinenya saat selesai membaca kisah mereka. Karena karakter yang realistis akan membuatmu ikut berbahagia mengikuti perjalanan cinta mereka.

The Baller memberikan semua yang terbaik dari kualitas seorang hero. Atlet pujaan ternama yang kaya raya, penampilan seksi memukau, mulut kotor yang harus sering disabun dengan detergen, hati emas seluas samudra dan yeah.. Paket cinta berukuran 12 inchi. Brody Easton. Pasangannya Delilah, digambarkan wanita karir sejati yang aktif, energik, tahan banting, tahan rayuan dan profesional. Interaksi pengejaran Brody terhadap Delilah di 50 persen awal buku sangat intens, seksi dan bikin penasaran. Mereka sama-sama gigih berusaha menyerang dan bertahan. Banter mereka berdua lucu dan seksi, scene hore-hore mereka juga hot dan lumayan banyak.

“I think most women, especially women who work hard and have a lot on their mind, prefer a man to come home, lift her off her feet and take her against the wall rather than hand her some bullshit flowers and pussyfoot around with sweet gestures all night.”

Di ceritakan dalam dual POV h/h aku cukup bisa memahami sepak terjang mereka berdua, tapi problemku mulai muncul ketika seseorang dari masa lalu Brody muncul dan mulai mengacaukan cerita yang tadinya fun. Bahkan seseorang ini sampai dibuatkan POV tersendiri yang menurutku penuh dengan deskripsi pencitraan. Aku percaya setiap orang pantas mendapatkan kesempatan kedua tapi aku tidak mau tahu apa isi pikiran karakter selain h/h.

Ending kisah ini dan epilognya mudah ditebak, agak klise dan “too perfect” untuk seleraku. Dan akhir kata, ini kisah yang menarik tapi aku pernah membaca kisah lain yang lebih menohok dari Vi.

“When life knocks you down, stop and look around for one thing that’s good, because there is always something. Then cling to that good.”

OVERALL RATING

3.5stars

SEX-O-METER

3bikinis

happyreading

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