Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Down & Dirty by Tracy Wolff

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 of Ruined.


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.


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.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Emerson Day is having a really bad day and it is only the first day of a new job. When she finally gets to work only 23 minutes late, a large truck pulls up and splashes her with the puddle of water that she avoided when she got out of the Uber. Now she is late for work and looks like a drowned rat. But the driver of the truck thinks he can flirt with her to make her forget all about it. Well, he is wrong, just because he is the Hunter Browning doesn't give him the right to be that dumb.

Hunter Browning is not having a good day, he just wants to find the right house and all the real estate agent wants to sell him is an over the top outrageous monstrosity that he doesn't want. When he pulls up to the office, he splashes the girl standing way too close to the curb. When he tries to apologize, she is pissed at him and yells at him. When he stops and really looks at her, she is beautiful and all he can think about is getting closer to her. The chemistry is there between them. He can feel it, can she?

When Hunter realizes that Emerson works at the real estate agency, he requests for her to show him the homes. While Emerson's new boss isn't happy about it, she gives in because she wants to sell Hunter a home because it will be a big commission for her company if they do. So over the next few days, Emerson will learn what Hunter is looking for and finds him the perfect home. All while Hunter is dealing with the pain of losing is sister day by day. As Hunter and Emerson get closer, he doesn't tell about Heather and her condition, which I thought he should have. But he is a male that has to be in control of every aspect of his life and if he tells Emerson about Heather, then it becomes real and he just might shatter and then he would not be able to control his life anymore.

Will Hunter tell Emerson about Heather or just push her away? Can Emerson hold on while he is hurting? Can she help him even if he thinks he doesn't need her help?

I love Tracy Wolff and her way of telling stories, this one will have you laughing and crying. So be ready, because it will happen. I can't wait to see what happens in book two.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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Hunter is kind of a jerk throughout this story. I had a difficult time liking him, and even though his family situation is less than ideal, I still didn't like him that much. He has a cocky attitude and even knowing his situation, he puts on this strange persona all through the story.

Then you have Emerson. She's funny, snarky and I instantly liked her. I think she's the reason that I rated this book so high. I wish that we would have seen more about what happened at her job, as that was a hilarious situation in itself.

The relationship between Emerson and Hunter is fast. Not exactly an insta-love situation, but fast enough that you kind of have to catch up. I liked how they bantered back and forth and how they were able to find their own path, despite the pressures each was facing.

When tragedy strikes, both have to figure out whether or not they are in this for love or if they are ready to give up. It was sweet, funny, and just the right amount of romance thrown in.

4.5 stars of hot, sexy, and emotional romance!

This starts out like a cheeky, humorous romance – but there is a twist which definitely tugged at my heartstrings. I ended up needing tissues, so be warned and maybe read it where that won't matter.

Hunter is a dichotomy – a genius quarterback with tons of money and no worries when it comes to being popular with the ladies; but he is hiding a tragic secret in his very private life. An appointment with a real estate agent causes him to meet Emerson, who ticks his every box, but who he causes nothing but trouble. He quickly recognises her importance to him, as she sees through his shields. Fitting everything into his life, however, is not going to be easy.

Emerson has finally accepted that she needs to work until she makes enough money as an artist, and a receptionist's role at a real estate agents will help her meet her bills, and maybe even eat. So, when she first meets Hunter, her priority is her job – much to his surprise. It was such fun watching how things play out that first day.

A sports-based story with a couple of appealing characters and a moving plot; this is a very good read indeed. Thank you, Ms. Wolff.

New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Down & Dirty by Tracy Wolff to read and review.

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