Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Hardball by C.D. Reiss

Title: Hardball
Author: CD Reiss
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance
 Release Date: March 29, 2016


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.

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.

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4.5 stars! 

Harball by C.D. Reiss was a good read for me. I really enjoyed it. 

Told from both the heroine and heros POV, Hardball follows Vivian Foster, a librarian who brings the children extra apples she pays for out of her own pocket for the ones that don’t have a chance to eat before class or the children who don’t qualify for the school lunch program. Vivian cares for every student that comes into the library. The hero is three time Golden Gloves Shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dash Wallace. Dash is extremely dedicated to his sport, its his life. Dash also has another element to him that has helped him be as great as he is but has also held him back when it comes to his life outside of his sport. 

Vivian attends a field trip to a local Dodgers event when some of the star players are signing autographs. This is where she meets Dash Wallace for the first time, while trying to get his signature on a baseball, a birthday present for her father. Dash implies that Vivian has other motives for the trip and Vivian can’t believe the words that are coming out of his mouth, but since she is on the trip with her job she gets called to help with the lunches and leaves Dash with a comment that gets him thinking. 

That however is the last time the pair see each other. Dash’s most prized belonging gets stolen at the event so he goes to the school library looking for Vivian to help him get it back, it has nothing to do with the fact he hasn’t been able to forget about her since that day. And that starts the twist and turns of their romance. There are so many layers to this story that make reading it so much more entertaining and enjoyable. 

Vivian is only just recovering from her past relationship that made her feel like she was the boring one holding her ex back and Dash just wants a fling until he leaves for Spring Training because he doesn't do relationships. As you can imagine Vivian doesn’t want an expiration date and declines being his fling with an expiration date. Dash decides to get rid of the expiration date and see what happens, although the part of him that has helped him stay great at his sport may just be the downfall of his relationship with the one person he’s learned to care about and doesn’t want to lose. 

C. D.Reiss has done an amazing job with this book. Not only did the main characters feel like they were real but so did the secondary characters. Vivian’s father was such a great aspect of this novel and he didn’t feel like a secondary character at all. You ended up wishing you got to know him more. Every secondary character had an impact to this story, not matter how little their part of the story was. Every single character was written amazingly. I could really feel the emotions of the heroine and hero and I could feel their struggle with the things that came their way. This book gave me butterflies but it also made me hold my breath when things were getting intense and emotional. I felt all the emotions throughout this story. 

I highly recommend this book. C. D. Reiss has wrote a beautiful story about a sports star and a normal woman who fall in love even with the obstacles they face. 

*An ARC was sent to me in return for an honest review*

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

“Delightful, sexy, emotional, exciting, exhilarating. I loved every single second of it! A sports romance with a DASH of doesn't get any better than that!”
- Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads

“Unexpectedly emotional, beautifully written, and decadently naughty, CD Reiss once again owned me heart and soul. Hardball was an enthralling romance from start to finish!! And I never wanted it to end.”
- Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads

Author Bio

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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