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.
Look for all of Tracy Wolff’s seductive reads:
The Ethan Frost series: RUINED | ADDICTED | EXPOSED | FLAWED
The Sebastian Caine series: PLAY ME WILD | PLAY ME HOT | PLAY ME HARD | PLAY ME REAL | PLAY ME RIGHT | PLAY ME: THE COMPLETE STORY
The Hotwired series: ACCELERATE
The Lightning series: DOWN & DIRTY | HOT & HEAVY | ROUGH & READY
The His Royal Hotness series: ROYAL PAIN | ROYAL TREATMENT
And her standalone novels: LOVEGAME | FULL EXPOSURE | TIE ME DOWN
Praise for Down & Dirty
“I’m obsessed with Tracy Wolff’s writing style. She’s hilarious, magical, and beyond talented! Down & Dirty was hot and explosive!”—Sarah Robinson, author of the Kavanagh Legends series
“Down & Dirty is an entertaining and steamy sports romance. Tracy Wolff created really good relationships and interactions between all of the characters with plenty of banter and teasing.”—Harlequin Junkie
“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!!”—Little Miss Bookmark (five stars)
“I definitely loved this book. A great football romance with a heartwarming yet heartbreaking story.”—BookSmacked (five stars)
“Touch Down! Another winner for Tracy Wolff! . . . I may have discovered this author by accident, but I'm smart enough to not let her get away now that I've found her.”—iScream Books Blog (five stars)
“This is a beautiful story about love, loss, dealing with the curveballs life sends you and how having someone beside you can help you deal with anything. This story is magical.”—Cocktails and Books
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Tracy Wolff's football romance made us a laugh out loud but also brought tears to our eyes. NFL superstar Hunter Browning has been a playboy, but now he wants to create a welcoming home where he can raise his niece and nephew. Although the job of real estate agent Emerson Day is riding on selling the athlete a mega-mansion, she realizes she might want something more from their relationship. We loved the depth that Wolff gave Hunter, making him a family man while letting him keep his sexy, alpha edge.
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I love sports romances, so I was excited to read DOWN AND DIRTY. Tracy Wolff made this story believable and the characters realistic and it made me feel like I was right there with them and I never wanted to leave.
Hunter is the quarterback for the San Diego Lightening and has been playing professional football for nine years. Right now, he is going through a tough, emotional time and needs to buy a house.
Emerson has just graduated from college and on her first day as a real estate agent, she meets Hunter. Emerson can barely pay her bills and she needs the this job badly. But, of course, life doesn't get any easier for Emerson when her boss takes an instant dislike to her when Hunter requests Emerson to show him some houses. As Emerson and Hunter spend time together looking for houses, they fall for each other.
Hunter finds Emerson at the perfect time in his life. She brings stability and strength when he needs it the most. She cares about Hunter, the man and not what he can give her because he is a professional football player. On the outside Hunter seems like a cocky, arrogant athlete but once you get to know him and his situation, you realize he is a thoughtful sensitive guy going through a lot of bad stuff, that is not his fault. Hunter is dealing with a lot of things right now in his life and there is something about Emerson that calls to him. He is an emotional mess and Emerson settles him.
I really enjoyed this story and the characters. Hunter is a big, macho football player but he is also sweet, charming and vulnerable. He is attracted to Emerson's smart mouth. She doesn't let him get away with anything and she loves to give him a hard time. Yes, their relationship did move fast, but I didn't mind. It still worked for me. I loved everything about these two and their chemistry is off the charts. The are both smart and self assured but also have their insecurities, too. They had an intense connection and there are some very hot sex scenes. This is a beautiful story about love, loss and dealing with the curveballs life sends you and how having someone beside you, can help you deal with anything. This story is magical.
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books.
I liked the character development, the plot, and one of the lead character’s personal conflict. I found it moving and something new. I could keep track of the characters, and they were likable. It was easy to get into the story, and I wanted to read what happened next. This was the fourth book I’ve read by this author. I was excited to find a new author to follow. I was deeply disappointed when one of the intimacy scenes in this book mirrored a similar interaction in a book by the same author. I like to support authors. It is the first time recycled content happened to me. I realized, I appreciate original content. I’ll reread by choice before spending money to reread without warning.
Down & Dirty
Great sexy easy read loved it!