A hot new standalone in the series that's been called "A total, utter must read." - Book Fanatic
He’s growly. Grumpy. Stubborn.
And now, my new roommate.
Walking away from my disastrous last relationship was an easy decision, but moving in with a friend-of-a-friend hockey star who’s rarely home? Not quite as simple, because Grant makes me feel all kinds of things I’m not prepared for.
Protected. Desired. Unsteady.
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She’s beautiful. Smart. Tempting.
And a little fragile.
I’ve never been anyone’s knight in shining armor, but when Ana needed a place to stay, it was easy to offer her a room with me.
Not so simple, though, is keeping my hands—or my mouth—to myself. And the night she crawls into my bed and shares her body with me? Heaven.
But she’s not looking for a relationship, and to my surprise, I find myself pissed off by that idea.
They say my heart is broken, that I’ll never settle down. I used to think that was true. Now, though? Hell, your guess is as good as mine.
First, she took my bed.
Then she took my heart.
Then she took my everything.
Grant is so worthy of the Hero title!
I have read the other books in the Hot Jocks series, and Wild For You is a standalone, but with interconnected with characters from the previous books. I have been waiting for Grant Henry’s story! He’s the 32 year-old Captain of the professional Seattle Ice Hawks series, and is a pillar of strength and fortitude. He’s been there, done that with all that came with his popularity, and is now focused on his career and being a role model to his teammates.
I love how he is a bit introverted, always observing with an inner strength and confidence. He’s humble and stoic, a great leader, responsible and brave, and I just loved that about him.
I so enjoyed the vignettes when past characters were introduced–Justin Brady and Elise, Owen Parrish and Becca, Teddy King and Sara, Asher Reed and Bailey, Morgen and Isla, Landon and Abree, and upon reflection, when he sees all his buddies happy and in a relationship, Grant realizes he is lonely and would like a family of his own one day, and opens up his home to Ana Walsh, our heroine, after learning she was in a toxic relationship with one of his teammates, Jason Kress.
Grant may be a bit passive when not on the ice, but man oh man, all my girlie parts tingled when he went into protective mode! Grant may be a bit passive when not on the ice, but man oh man, all my girlie parts tingled when he went into protective mode! He drove her home after a party one night, and selflessly and instinctively told her to call him should she need help. He wasn’t overbearing, but firm, and Ana never felt so safe. I give her props for being strong enough to leave Jason and knowing she deserved a better life. It wasn’t easy, but Grant made it very easy for her offering her protection plus a safe haven so she’d never have to return.
This slow-burn is where Kendall writes her magic. These two virtual strangers were now living with each other, and it was really beautiful to read them lifting each other up, emotionally supporting one another, and becoming friends. He not only financially supported her, he stood by her like a true hero, and let her know her worth time and time again. He had been smitten with her before, but now that he and Ana were living in such close proximity, their insane chemistry heated up the pages, and their relationship became intimate.
I loved how respectful and patient Grant was putting her needs first, and it was a true testament to his character and maturity. Ana did work hard to improve her situation and become more independent, but she didn’t have the same trust in their relationship, and her actions in one of the chapters toward the end really surprised me. But as in any good book, there is always conflict, forgiveness, character growth, and a deep physical and emotional connection, and this book has it all. Kendall never disappoints as these two do get their well-deserved HEA!
In the other books, grant seems like a grumpy to himself person.. but in this book, I absolutely loved him showing who he is! More men like him are needed in the world!
Grant Deserved More
I’ve read all of the books and have been anticipating Grant’s story. Maybe because he’s so quiet and reserved, we haven’t had a good take on his life. And when Ana comes up I can’t help but feel he deserves more? I was hoping him to have a drama free relationship that turned into a great romance. This book was a lot of Ana going back a forth with wanting him and convincing herself she needed to do everything alone. Of course at the very end she decides differently. I was pretty annoyed through out the book with her character. Ana did not deserve him and lacked actual strength. All she did was use him until she felt like proving a point. Actually very disappointed in this book.