Romance Books

Book Review – The Baller by Vi Keeland

Goodreads Summary

The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men’s locker Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00072]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.


4 out of 5 stars


The Baller is the story of Delilah Maddox (picture Erin Andrews) and Brody Easton (picture JJ Watt, even though he’s a linebacker).  Delilah is a female sportscaster, and she is tasked with going into the locker room of the “Steel” to interview quarterback Brody Easton.  She gets into the locker room and gets ready to interview him when Brody drops his towel, showing her all his glory.

Thus begins Brody and Delilah’s story.  Brody is an amazing hero.  He has a tough past – his mother passed away when he was 7, and he was kind of raised by his friend’s grandmother, Marlene.  Marlene’s grandmother, Willow, was Brody’s first love, but became a heroine addict and broke all Brody’s trust.  Brody took care of Marlene in her old age, paid for her nursing home care and went to visit her weekly.  He was a seriously cool guy.

Delilah had a lot to overcome, being a woman in a man’s field.  I LOVE football, so I related to her in that sense, but that was about it.  She was a little annoying and insecure, given her looks and knowledge of the game.  The saving grace for this book was Brody, and really Marlene.  Willow came back into the picture, and had her own chapters, which I found annoying and really unnecessary.  But she completed Brody’s story, and they had their closure.

Overall, this was a good read, and I would recommend.

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