I’ve become a Vi Keeland fan. Her writing is amazing and I adored her collaboration with Penelope Ward, Cocky Bastard. This was just as amazing…

ballerSynopsis: 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: OMG I totally bought this book based on it’s cover and blurb. I knew this was going to be good because anytime a guy drops trow on purpose…it’s always good. Brody was the right amount of cocky and sweet at the same time. Sometimes it’s hard to mix the two but Vi got it just right. He made sweet gestures even when he didn’t realize it, although I secretly think he knew exactly what he was doing.

“I think most women, especially women who work had and have a lot on their mind, prefer a am 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” ~Brody

Your absolutely right, Mr. Easton. Anyway, we get to see Brody’s sweet side since the story is told in alternate POVs. Especially in the relationships he has outside of football. Those relationships will keep you swoony all over this star quarterback.

 

Delilah, our heroine, was my kind of girl. She was the right amount of girly and tough at the same time. Seriously she reminds me of my bestie…a sports pitbull in a skirt. She didn’t let Brody get away with his BS without calling him on it. She knew what she wanted and she stuck to her guns, which I imagine was kinda tough when you have a hottie chasing after you. Her bestie, Indie, was a pain in the tuckas. I didn’t like reading her, she annoyed the bejeezus out of me.

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A little more than halfway through this story shifts and boy what a plot twist! This actually made me go from really liking this book to totally loving this book. Which I am sure you guys will do too. I had one pet peeve though; sometimes it was hard to follow the dialogue. There was no description like, he said or she said. Just straight dialogue and some of it was difficult to discern who was saying what. So 4.5 stars for this sports romance. Totally worth it!

“Sometimes we believe things not because we know they are true, but because the lies are easier to accept.”

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