Thursday, 1 June 2017

Down & Dirty - Tracy Wolff - Review

This hard-bodied football star is used to scoring. But he needs all the right moves to get past a fiery redhead’s defenses in a steamy standalone novel from the bestselling author ofRuined.

Emerson: Talk about bad first impressions. I have too much riding on this job to show up late on my first day looking like the winner of a wet T-shirt contest, all thanks to an arrogant quarterback who drives like he owns the road. Hunter Browning thinks that because he’s famous, he can fix everything with a smile and a wave of his hand. He’s too bronzed, buff, and beautiful for his own good. Or mine. I can’t let on that I’m a fan . . . no matter how much fun we’d have in the sack.

Hunter: Hitting that puddle was my best play since winning the Super Bowl with a touchdown pass. Sure, it’s not my preferred way to get a girl wet, but I’ll make an exception for Emerson Day. She’s got a sharp tongue and a red-hot temper, even with her soaking clothes plastered to her every curve. Now I know exactly what my next play will be: hire Emerson as my personal real-estate agent, save her job—and see if I can take her off the market.

3.5 Stars

Down and Dirty, was my first time reading anything written by Tracy Wolff. This is Hunter and Emerson's story, a sports romance of opposites attracting. Although a fairly quick read, I found it to be an emotional, steamy entertaining, and enjoyable read.

Hunter and Emerson's characters were intriguing, like-able, complex but in my mind a tad underdeveloped. Their story felt a bit rushed at times, and there were points along the story line that I thought could have been padded out a bit more, and the ending felt rushed. I enjoyed that this book is told in a dual point of view, and had elements of heat and humor.

I look forward to reading more of Ms Wolff's work in the future.

Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.