Wild for You - Kendall Ryan

Wild for You

By Kendall Ryan

  • Release Date: 2020-04-20
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 824 Ratings


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.

• • •
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 Deserved More

    By Dionne94
    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.
  • Finished in a day

    By brittanybruce
    Loved getting to know the characters in this book. I loved getting information about other couples from past stories.
  • Worst of the series

    By ldd0913
    Honestly, I thought everyone else’s reviews were a little harsh...until I read the book. Ana is so needy and takes advantage of Grant. All he wants is a family, but she uses that bit of info for her own. Don’t get me wrong. She was put through some horrible things. But I still couldn’t find it in me to love this book as much as I loved the others.
  • Just meh

    By rella128
    Anna used Grant over and over and gave back very little. I was disappointed and felt that he deserved more.
  • Grant is so worthy of the Hero title!

    By Suzanne Golt
    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!
  • Oh Grant <3

    By Lilly428**
    I wanted Grant's story since we first met him! I just knew that he would have SUCH a story! He's so big, growly and just so strong and silent. And that intrigued me from the beginning! Grant and Ana's story is so perfect and might be my favorite of the Hot Jocks series so far! Grant is totally swoon-worthy and just totally perfect. For being such a big, sullen guy, he was so sweet, and gallant and caring with Ana. He's totally a teddy bear packed in the hockey captain package and I'm here for all of it! Ana is trapped in a violent relationship and Grant swoops in and saves her from the situation once Ana calls him. And Ana becomes his roommate to both of their surprises. Yep, I think Grant might be my favorite of the Hot Jocks!
  • I failed to feel their connection!

    By Cheryl SDS
    This is book 6 in the Hot Jocks series and it features Grant and Ana. Grant is captain of his pro hockey team. It’s his job to keep his teammates in line. One of his players gets WAY out of line and Grant offers the girlfriend of this player his assistance. Their story takes off from there. There is so much drama! Grant is not a drama kind a guy. A pregnancy happens without knowing who the father is, Grant or her ex. The crazy thing is that we NEVER find out! Ana is kind of a “have your cake and eat it too” kind of girl. She wanted the sex but not the relationship. Grant was ready for the relationship. I loved Grant but Ana, not so much. She just seemed wrong for him. I failed to feel their connection. I love this author’s stories but this one didn’t work for me.
  • Wild For You

    By Ms. Jessie
    Grant and Ana book is a Must Read . I couldn’t put it down. loved it , it wasn’t what I was expecting etc
  • Grant is a Keepet

    By Fa2sdh
    3.5 stars Grant is the stoic, loner on the team.Underneath his gruff exterior you will find a heart of gold. A natural leader who takes care or people. When he first sees Ana she is living with his teammate Jason, an abusive jerk who is on a downward spiral. When Grant comes to Ana’s rescue after a particularly bad scene, he learns a little about himself. He wants what everyone around him has; love and family. Ana is not keen to jump into another relationship so soon after Jason. She tries to push Grant away. Things get complicated when Ana has a surprise pregnancy. There is a question of paternity. Grant’s reaction makes him a keeper. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Loved Grant and Ana. Easy 5 Stars

    By MyOhMyMyOhMy
    When Ana is in a bad situation, Grant comes to her rescue. He's tall, strong, gruff and a loner. Ana is soft, sweet and fragile. Together they are perfect for each other. I loved these two. Both had needs that the other filled perfectly. He needed to take care of someone and she needed to be taken care of. With a bit of hockey thrown into the romance and some serious issues to deal with this was a fast and easy read that I had to finish in one pass (even though I should have stopped and slept, I couldn't find a stopping point). Neither was looking for love but both needed, wanted and deserved it. Fabulous story. It does work as a standalone but if you've read the previous books in the series, you'll see some old friends.