A deeply emotional standalone romance set in the worlds of professional basketball and high fashion.
Divorced. Single dad. Traded to a losing squad.
Cheated on, betrayed, exposed.
My perfect life blew up in my face and I'm still picking up the pieces.
The last thing I need is her.
A wildflower. A storm. A woman I can't resist.
Lotus DuPree is a kick to my gut and a wrench in my plans
from the moment our eyes meet.
I promised myself I wouldn't trust a woman again,
but I've never wanted anyone the way I want Lo.
She's not the plan I made, but she's the risk I have to take.
A warrior. A baller. The one they call Gladiator.
Kenan Ross charged into my life smelling all good, looking even better and snatching my breath from the moment we met.
The last thing I need is him.
I’m working on me. Facing my pain and conquering my demons.
I've seen what trusting a man gets you.
I. Don't. Have. Time. For. This.
But he just keeps coming for me.
Keeps knocking down my defenses and stealing my excuses
one by one.
He never gives up, and now...I'm not sure I want him to.
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It grabs and takes you on a beautiful, sometimes emotional, journey and leaves you smiling at the end. I will be buying more Kennedy Ryan books.
Kennedy certainly delivered another awesome book in this emotionally charged story!
Hook shot is a slow(ish) burn , age gap , friends to lovers sports romance where their chemistry is evident and smokin from the beginning but they both have a lot of emotional healing to do before they can fully be together .
Kenan is a 36yo veteran basketball player who has survived a messy public divorce and is still trying to pull his life back together for himself and his daughter . He’s kind and thoughtful and a gentle giant . Who is struggling to trust again .
Lotus is a 25year old ‘ old soul ‘ , learning the ropes of the fashion industry under a famous designer she’s independent, strong and un afraid to be herself. Lotus has a history of childhood sexual abuse and she too is on a journey of healing and learning to trust and give herself over to love and intimacy .
This is book 3 in the hoops series which can each be read as stand alone quite easily but are tied together through wonderful world building and characters that are connected .
Kennedy has a great way with words , she draws you in and captures your attention and heart ❤️