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HardBall
     

HardBall

4.5 15
by CD Reiss
 

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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

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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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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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157879969
Publisher:
Flip City Media Inc
Publication date:
03/29/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
267
Sales rank:
50,587
File size:
1 MB

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HardBall 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## The cover alone is worth the money! Yowza!
Anonymous 9 months ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The characters were complex and funny. It was so fun to take this adventure with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is one of my favorites, she never disappoints!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the characters but the story relied on a lot on sex scenes to fill out story. The story dragged a little about 3/4 the way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Hardball. This is the first book I've read by this author and it won't be my last!
bigreaderMF More than 1 year ago
Dash Wallace is a Superstar Baseball player who has a woman in every city, sticks to the same routine and never veers for superstitious reasons. Vivian Foster is a librarian for an elementary school who shares the love of baseball with her father. To surprise him for his upcoming birthday, Vivian's goal is to get all 25 players' signatures from his favorite team on a baseball. Dash is one of the two missing signatures. When he meets her, Dash is instantly attracted to Vivian, but while she is attracted to his good looks, she is not sold on him as a person. Is Dash willing to break the rules and his routine to convince Vivian to have some fun with no expiration date, or is having an expiration date something that is a hard limit for him. You will have to read Hardball to find out. I enjoyed this story and the characters that CD Reiss has created, and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all the cover is hot!! Wow he is yummy! I really enjoyed this book. I am a huge baseball fan so I was expecting to be annoyed by reading a baseball story written by someone who had never watched a game but that wasn't the case. The story was sweet and funny with some dirty talk thrown in. This story is great romance for anyone to read but if you've ever crushed on a baseball player like I have (mine is currently Nick Martinez) then you will enjoy this as much as I did. Thanks for a great book just in time for baseball season! Go Rangers!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author. All I can say is I want more. A true story teller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Dash is the best!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was funny, tender, sexy and a fantastic read. I've read almost all of CD Reiss's books, and this is my favorite. Thank you Ms. Reiss for this wonderful story, for having just the right amount of tension (not too much or unnecessary drama) and for giving us two great, lovable characters.
TheBunny1 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this one, a lot. I liked that Dash was flawed and yet still perfect in so many ways. Vivian was also great. She was the normal girl next door who loved her family, her job, and her bigger than life boyfriend. But what was so great is how much they loved each other for who they each are, that she understood him enough to read with him when he needed it. That he loved her enough to brave the cameras to stand up for her. The development of the characters was realistic and you felt that you were going on the journey with them. I loved that there wasn't the "break-up" angst in this. Yes, there was a break-up, but it was a real part of the story and I think Dash and Vivian needed the time apart to realize that they needed to be together. Usually, the break up is to bring extra angst...but in this case, the angst of their break up actually moved the story forward and let them both realize that they did want to be together. The characters were real, the story was fun...but I just have one question...did they win? :)
kmperry More than 1 year ago
HardBall is all out fabulous! Dash and Vivian are relatable and complex characters who you want to hang out with. Vivian is an intelligent, strong, and feisty woman who loves her job as a librarian. She's a dedicated daughter and total bookworm. Dash is a sexy baseball superstar who needs control in his life. Vivian and Dash make for a great couple with their banter, mutual love of books, and amazing chemistry. C.D. Reiss hooked me from the beginning until the very last page with an entertaining story, plenty of heat, and great characters, including Vivian's dad.
MichellC More than 1 year ago
I won a copy of this book in a drawing and was super excited because I wanted to read this book. This was a fun, sexy read!! Who doesn't love a sexy man in a baseball uniform?! I loved the plot and the characters created for this story. The chemistry between Dash and Vivian was undeniable and the banter between the two was fun. I loved that Reiss didn't make Dash to cocky and full of himself and that Vivian was vulnerable but strong. I also loved the relationship Vivian had with her stepdad. This was a beautiful love story with lots of feels. This book was told in the POV of both main characters and is a stand alone. My only issue was at times it was hard to follow, trying to figure out if it was Dash or Vivian talking. That's why I didn't give it 5 stars.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Sexy and Sweet Sports Romance that will have you smiling uncontrollably! HardBall by CD Reiss is a charming, sweet contemporary sports romance with some heat. I love the combination of sweet and spicy, and Reiss’ has balanced the two for the perfect game…I mean book. I fell in love with Reiss’ characters; they are lovable, realistic, and totally relatable. Vivian is an elementary school librarian with a generous heart and a penchant for baseball. She and her fabulous stepdad are ardent Dodgers fans. He is a generous, kind man who is the perfect male role model. His relationship with Vivian is enviably loving and supportive. When Vivian meets Dashiel Wallace during a school field trip, both their lives are turned upside down. Dash is the elusive, reclusive star shortstop for the Dodgers. He is the quintessential studly athlete. I swooned over Reiss’ descriptions of Dash ‘s athletic prowess and features. Dash, #19, is easy on the eyes, but there is so much more to him. A guy with Dash’s swagger who talks about books and can quote classic literature will undo me every time! What made Dash absolutely delicious was not his seeming perfection, but all his foibles. Reiss’ characterization of this man hit home with me. HardBall is a pitching dual. It’s all about skill and strategy. The plot is well paced, and Reiss doesn’t rush the layered development of characters and relationships. Reiss did not shy away from showing her characters inner demons and struggles—whether they eventually overcome them or not. The story dynamics and chemistry between all the characters is engaging. Reiss’ always makes me care deeply about her characters; she has also filled my fictional little black book with delightful book boyfriends. Pay careful attention to the descriptions of Los Angeles and the Dodgers’ empire, because it is almost as good as taking a tour of the town. I loved the structure of the story. It is told in dual point-of-view narrative, and Reiss’ incorporation of late night text messages between Viv and Dash—replete with the typing symbol, “ {…}” is engaging and au courant. I felt the characters anticipation as they stared at their phone screens anxiously waiting while the other typed out their response. Does Reiss know baseball? Yeah, she does! Her descriptions of the shortstop to second plays are poetic. This book was written by a smart, romantic, woman who is also a fan of baseball. I really enjoyed this enchanting, sports romance; it brought a lot of smiles to my face, a couple chuckles, and a bizarre desire to watch some men in snug white pants run around a grassy field. With HardBall, Reiss’ has hit for the cycle.
KTBookReviews1 More than 1 year ago
One of the most compelling reads I have experienced from CD Reiss. I began the read I was embarking on with a set impression that I had formed from Reiss’s previous works. What really took me aback was the overall sweetness of this read; I was in love with both Dash and Vivian. Vivian works as a librarian and currently lives with her aging father. She meets baseball player Dash during a field trip with a group of kids. Events transpire and she finds herself with Dash’s digits and a mission to recover a stolen glove. What she didn’t even begin to expect was that he was a layered kind of guy: one who reads and memorizes sonnets, and who has discovered that he likes the back-and-forth with the smart and well-read librarian. What really made this book for me was the revelation in Dash. He suffers from a common disorder and the sheer mental and emotional chaos that goes on in his mind is compelling as well as captivating. It’s portrayed as I have never seen it written before. I suspect that Reiss has a real grasp of this disorder. Surely she must. I found myself rereading his POV multiple times to form an understanding of what many must endure as a regular thought pattern. I feel like it takes a strong writer to pull this off in such a caring and profound way. As for the coupling, it’s a brilliant combination of Vivian’s road to self-discovery, Dash’s superstitions, and their unbelievable connection to each other. 5 STARS for a book that deviates from the norm and is a beautifully written book that not only titillates, but also inspires and educates.