Title: Baller Made
Series: Bad Boy Ballers Book 3
Author: Rie Warren
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2017
Bad Boy Ballers series finale! Includes an epic novella length epilogue for Rafe and Peyton, Brooklyn and Delaney, and Calder and Reggie!
The dark horse of the NFL. A superstar showgirl on the Vegas strip. Their desire is taboo in ways you can’t even begin to imagine.
Calder Malone. Black sheep. Bad boy. Kicked off the Reno Ravens and almost suspended from the NFL. The sexy center remains a fan favorite now that he’s playing for Carolina Crush. And what Calder wants more than anything is to prove his worth to the team that’s his last chance, the family he disgraced, and the one woman he fell in love with years ago.
Unfortunately the comeback kid isn’t a boy anymore, and the babe he wants was never his for the taking—for reasons that make him question his sanity.
Reggie isn’t just a Vegas showgirl, a pretty face. She’s an Air Force widow, a strong woman who’s piecing her life back together . . . And maybe the man she always thought was out of her league and completely off-limits just became fair game.
4 of 5 Stars
by Cheryl Stewart
Calder and his brother Chris were best friends. Reggie had always been in their life. When Chris starts showing romantic interest in Reggie, Calder sits back and watches even though he has feelings for her too. Chris and Reggie get married and then he is sent to Afghanistan. Military life was not what Reggie thought it would be and the longer Chris was away they grew farther apart. The accident changed everything. Chris’s plane was shot down and he was killed. This tragedy caused Calder to turn to alcohol and drugs which led to him getting kicked off his NFL team, The Ravens. He shut out Reggie and his entire family. Getting kicked off the team pulls Calder from the slump he is in. Loosing his dream is not what he wants so he gets help to get off the drugs and get back into shape so he can try to return the life he wants.
Reggie pushes her way back into Calder’s life when she shows up at his house. He is now on a new football team and doing well. When she proves she has feelings for him as well, Calder doesn’t know what to do. The guilt he feels for being in love with his brother’s widow is so strong it keeps him from going after Her. When Reggie reconnects him with his family and he sees they only want him to be happy he decides what he want might be ok. His career going strong and the love of the right woman, that’s all he needs to be happy.
This has been another great series by Rie Warren, I look forwarding what she will bring us next.
Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavors include the Carolina Bad Boys, a fun, hot, and southern-sexy series.
A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.
You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website https://www.riewarren.com.
She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency. http://www.corvisieroagency.com/Saritza_Hernandez.html