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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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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


Dash, I think I love to hate him. He is a sexy baseball player who has a bit of a chip on his shoulders. He likes his routine and his rituals, deviating from them makes him nervous and jumpy.  Baseball is a game of luck and superstition or at least that is what he believes to be true.  He is a handsome devil and knows it and doesn’t really understand that life doesn’t always follow his plans. Sure he has dealt with loss in his life but for him things should just fall in to place along with people or that was my take ok this hunky dunky. 

Vivian is just a normal girl, she works as a librarian in a school where sometimes kids don’t eat and need to take naps on her couch. She doesn’t judge and will take the time to make sure her fruit bowl is filled so that every child will not know hunger.  Vivian might be a little bit of a push over but not when it counts. Having withstood a pretty bad break up in which she kind of lost her self-worth, she isn’t willing to be someone’s fling. Vivian wants and deserves more than that.  Her dad and her career are her world until Mr. Hunky comes into her life.

For me her dad, (step-dad) stole the show for me. He is dealing with a lifelong issue of arthritis, but has a way about himself that makes you like him. He doesn’t make excuses for himself. Standing up to the plate to be a dad weather by blood or by choice.  When they lost Vivian mother when Vivian was just young he adopted Vivian her no questions asked.

Here is a little why I liked him so. This was after he tried to date.

Vivian – “When I’d asked him about her later, he said he only needed one woman in the house. It was then that I felt chosen, and that feeling had never left me.”  

That’s what a dad is supposed to me you feel   

When Dash proposes to see Vivian on regular basis only until the season starts she doesn’t take that very well not wanting there to be an end date. She is adamant about this and so she should be, Vivian deserves an all-in kind of man.

“No expiration date.” - Vivian

“But no promises either. I’ve never had a home field girl.”  - Dash

I wasn’t real happy with Dash much, but I think that’s kind of why I liked him. I did like that he would open her car door and never put her down nor make her feel like she wasn’t good enough.  

And really what man quotes Shakespeare now a days I ask you! 

The dynamic between these two is hot and explosive. I mean the sexy stuff will make you blush no doubt about it, Dash is a dominate, powerful man and he sure lets you know it. But a relationship is about give and take and they both had to learn this lesson throughout the book.

And one last dad quote, because I loved him so. 

“He’s lucky.” 

“I’ll let him live.”


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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