Friday, 1 April 2016

Hardball by CD Reiss Review Tour ~ #bookreview #teaser

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HARDBALL CD REISS Release Date: March 29th Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance 

 

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

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Synopsis:


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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Meet Dash Wallace

 

About the Author:

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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.

 

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Social Butterfly PR
Genre: Adult Kinky Contemporary Sports Romance 
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My Hardball Review . . .

This felt so different than the other CD Reiss's books that I have read and that could be a good thing or not a good thing but in this case it was a good thing.  It was a bit different but still had that kinky edge and I freaking loved it!

Dash Wallace.  Is a man that's bent not broken.  He's an adult male living with ADHD in a very stressful world of professional baseball.  Most athletes already have their own rituals and superstitions but add the need for routine and control amplify Dash's issues.  


I didn't know how to exist inside my own contradictions. 

Vivian Foster.  A woman with a huge heart.  A librarian working in an underprivileged school.  She not only helps the students but gives as much of herself to the students as well.  She has an amazing father whom has taught her the value of love, but when it comes to relationship she's a bit naive only truly having one past relationship which wasn't a great one to boot.  For her, she feels like a super ordinary woman so why would super star Dash Wallace want anything to do with her?


The moment Dash meets Vivian he's intrigued but he doesn't know how a hometown woman would fit into his very regimented routine.  Thankfully fate has stepped in and brought Vivian back into his life when one of his needs has been altered.   At first Vivian's on the job to help Dash but these two are pulled together making both of them live outside of their comfort zones.

"I didn't shave or anything."
"You're supposed to have hair, sweetapple.  You're past puberty." 
These two may seem like opposites but Dash brings the adventurous, sexual side out of Vivian, where Vivian brings back the luck that Dash thinks he needs.

In hindsight, I was crazy.  At the time though, I was getting control of my life.  Being proactive.  Solving problems.  Fixing what was broken.  All of those phrases seemed sensible when put next to what I was doing.

Relationships are about communication and compromise and for Dash this is all new for him.  Vivian wants to please Dash but is losing part of herself worth it?   Vivian tries to help Dash to realize that he doesn't need luck, he just has to believe in himself, but that lesson is hard for him to learn.

At first Dash, thinks his past routines are enough, but letting go of Vivian may have been the worst thing he could have done.

"Where did Mr. Charming go?"
"That guy didn't have staying power."
"But Mr. Irritating?  He'll stick around?"
"Unfortunately. Go up to the top please."

Once realizing that he's made the biggest mistake of his life, Dash has to find a way to have Vivian and his routine for baseball.  But will Vivian agree to this new routine?    Dash has a lot to learn when it comes to relationships.  Sure he's amazing in the sack but there's more than sex and rituals.   Vivian wants Dash but doesn't want to lose herself, but how does she get Dash to realize that he's not taking what's important to Vivian into consideration for their lives together?

"There's no center without you."

I adored this book.  It was sexy yet sweet.  It was raw and a bit quirky.   Sure, Hardball is another sports romance but it had a different feel for it and I loved the angle of what made Dash be Dash.  It was an evolution of self and the lesson of compromise and communication.  I loved Dash and Vivian together.  The just fit together.  I love their connection and love of literature.  Sure at times I wanted to throttle Dash for not seeing outside his little box but I was so happy when he finally saw the light.   There was just something that I adored about this book.

4 Kinky and sweet thumbs up!

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Lauren

 












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