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
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.
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.
About the Author:
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.
Connect With Christine:
CD Reiss is a bestseller author, and one of those authors that people one-click without even reading the synopsis. I was really excited to get a copy of Hardball to get a taste of what she writes.
Overall, the novel was good. CD Reiss is good at establishing a sexy and intriguing relationship between two characters.
I loved Vivian. She was a strong, self-assured woman who didn’t seem to let herself fall into the sweeping romance of Dash Wallace. Some women in romance seem to ask how high when the hero says jump, but Vivian kept her stance on going slow. She has a caring heart, and as a librarian at a less-privileged school, has the opportunity to help those students that need it.
Dash was quite the character. He demands control in all aspects. In a way, he kind of reminded me of Christian Grey because he needed his routines and his control of all aspects in his life. But I didn’t click with Dash in the way I would have liked. In some ways, he was a little too much. Especially with the nickname sweetapples he kept calling Vivian. I understood the reference…but it was a little much for me.
In the beginning, their romance was quite cheesy. It was too sudden and seemed forced. As a writer, I understand that getting the right balance of sexual tension and emotion in the beginning of a romantic relationship can be difficult. So at first I was kinda eh. But it got better and better as the pages went along. Their relationship got stronger and more believable, and that was the saving grace for me.
As promised, CD Reiss wrote awesome sex. I understand why she’s so popular, because her sex scenes were amazing *fans self*.
Like I said, despite the negatives I had about the story, CD Reiss wrote an awesome romance. It incorporated some spicy sexual action with baseball and two hard-headed characters.