Title: Hot and Heavy
Series: Lightning #2
Author: Tracy Wolff
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: 17 July 2018
Rating: 3.5/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

When a daredevil football stud tries to get into your yoga pants, you know class is about to get interesting. The New York Times bestselling author of Down & Dirty returns with Hot & Heavy.

Sage: Although I come from a long line of free-spirited yoga teachers, sometimes I wish my life could be just a little more normal. More ordinary. More boring. Easier said than done, especially since it’s on me to keep my family’s studio up and running every time my mother wanders off to find herself. But that’s when my best friend sends me a sexy new student: Shawn Wilson, a slick wide receiver with a death wish and a chip on his broad, muscular, irresistible . . . wait, what were we talking about again?

Shawn: They say I’m an adrenaline junkie. The truth is, I only really feel alive when I’m risking my life: Snowboarding, parachuting, BASE jumping . . . the kind of fun team management considers breach of contract. When my coach orders me to take yoga to “center myself,” I’m pissed—until I get an eyeful of delectable, flexible Sage Kaufmann. Unfortunately, she’s determined to keep things between us strictly business. But if Sage can get me to enjoy downward dog, maybe I can convince her that scorching hot sex could be the perfect shot of adrenaline.

Image from Author FB


Hot and Heavy certainly lives up to its title. Intense attraction followed by a full steam ahead relationship between two very guarded people but what happens when they hit a speed bump in the road to HEA.

Both Sage and Shawn have emotional baggage stemming from their childhoods; where Shawn lost his mother and sister in a car accident, Sage lived in a state of constant turmoil and uncertainty thanks to her hippie-dippie mother. Both Sage and Shawn are determined to carve their own paths, in Sage’s case it makes her need control over her life with a clear plan and goals to give her the security she desperately craves. While security is the last thing on Shawn’s agenda as he has convinced himself as a way to be close to his mother’s spirit he needs to push his boundaries by seeking the next biggest thrill and adrenaline rush.

You would think Shawn and Sage are on opposites ends of the scale where their lives are concerned, however, they feel a connection to each other that provides them with a balance they haven’t before experienced. But will Shawn’s compulsion for the next adrenaline high outweigh his need for Sage!!!!!