Official Review! Rough & Ready (Lightning #3) by Tracy Wolff


Sparks fly between a football pro and an ex-WNBA player. But he needs to prove that he’s more than a sports hero if he wants it all in this steamy standalone from the New York Timesbestselling author of Down & Dirty and Hot & Heavy.

Tanner: I may be a baller, but I’ve always tried to do the right thing. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in charge of my four younger sisters for half my life, or because I understand how important it is to be a role model—something I learned from my grandfather, a Southern Baptist preacher who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. Either way, my pro football career makes it easier to give back, so when a local rec center needs help, I do my best to even the playing field. And not just because Elara Vance, the smoking hot ex-WNBA player who runs the place, has me looking to score off the field.

Elara: Before I got sidelined by an injury, my time on the court taught me that pro athletes are all flash and no substance. Sure, Tanner Green talks a good game and wields a big checkbook, but I’m not buying the whole good guy routine. Still, it’s hard to miss all the good he’s doing for my rec center and even harder to ignore the way one look from him makes me tremble in all the best ways. I just wish I knew if he’s for real. Something tells me a little one-on-one might be the only way to find out. . . .

With their own sweet HEAs, Tracy Wolff’s red-hot Lightning novels can be read together or separately:

And don’t miss her seductive Ethan Frost series:

Or her standalone novel LOVEGAME

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


I received a copy via Netgalley and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

I was beyond giddy to read this book. I just love books about athletes, give me both a hero and heroine that are athletic, sexy, and have game…I am there! I couldn’t wait to jump heart first into the game of love with Tanner and Elara and see where Tracy Wolff would take us. It wasn’t long and I was reeling from the emotions and heat in Rough & Ready and turning the pages faster and faster to see who would win in their newest battle of wills.

It was amazing being back in the Lightning’s locker room listening to the NFL hotties joke and carry on with one another, especially when a beautiful, tall blonde walks in and gives Tanner a piece of her mind. Immediately sparks started to fly and I was hooked and ready to get to know this sassy spitfire and see how Tanner was going to be able to charm her, because he had already done that to me in the previous books. Soon I was just as smitten with the headstrong Elara as I was with Tanner and ready to see them smolder together and open their hearts to one another.

As if Tracy didn’t already have me fall hard enough for the tall, dark, and handsome Tanner, she had to make him the most amazing big brother and melt my heart forever where this hero is concerned. I just don’t know if Tracy is going to be able to give us another book boyfriend in the Lightning series as perfect as Tanner, I just don’t think it is possible. I cannot sing his praises enough. It takes a really talented author to make a hero that is sensitive enough to make you say “awe” and melt and then also rise your temperature with his commanding bedroom presence in the next chapter and Tracy Wolff has pulled this off flawlessly with Tanner.

Tracy Wolff delivers an enemies to lover romance that tangles our heart strings and leave us wanting so much more from these football heroes. I highly recommend Rough & Ready for a love story between two people who have always pushed their bodies to the max and now must do the same with their hearts. Since the moment I read my first book by Tracy Wolff, I have been enchanted by her writing and always waiting for her next book to be released, especially when it involves hot and sexy football players.

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