Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Review: 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.

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.


I've never read anything by Tracy Wolff but after the first chapter of this book ... I'm a lifelong fan. Dude. Within a few paragraphs, I laughed and cringed and got irritated and swoony ... it ... was ... awesome!!

I think that it was an instant love type thing with the main character, Emerson. She is a firecracker that will stand up for what she thinks, no matter who the audience is. She's a take no shit lady and I wish I could be her if I ever grow up. I loved how when the chips were down, she bucked up and basically said, "Not today, Satan!" Who wouldn't love a chick like that! Or anyone, for that matter. Well ... I'd prefer if our boys didn't buck up to me but anyone over the age of 18 whose underwear I don't have to clean should totally do it. It was refreshing to get to live her story for just a little bit. 

Now, Hunter. That asshat. And a cocky one at that. He just couldn't fathom that women aren't just fainting at his feet. And I loved every second of it. As irritated as I wanted to be with this ornery dude, I just couldn't. I couldn't not like him. I couldn't not smile every time his stupid name showed up on the page.

And these two together ... it was explosive. It made me tear through the pages like a mad woman just eating everything up. Usually, I write tons of notes on the books that I'm reading but this one, not one. I read it in one sitting while my preteen and teenage monsters were at school and I really wanted to pick it back up when I was finished to give it another go. Everything was perfect - the chemistry between Emerson and Hunter, the plot, the pace of the novel, the secondary characters, the descriptions ... just everything. 

I've been in a bit of a book slump and this book completely pulled me out of it. I can't wait to see what Wolff's other novels are like because if they are anything like this one ... my book bill this month will be pretty high and I'm going to have to think of a way to distract my husband away from how I'm going to $3.99 us into bankruptcy. It will be well worth it, I just know it.

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Available: April 25th, 2017

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