Wild for You

Hot Jocks, Book 6
Narrated by: Joe Arden, Virginia Rose
Series: Hot Jocks, Book 6
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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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. 

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Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series is for you! 

Each book can be listened to as a complete stand-alone.

©2020 Kendall Ryan (P)2020 Kendall Ryan

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Oh mylanta..

The story was amazing! I love the progression. The complete devotion he shared. So beautiful. She is so strong. I can't wait for the next one

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So Much Heart

I'm in love with the Hot Jocks series from Kendall Ryan and who couldn't be? Just enough hockey to give sports lovers a taste, but more importantly characters with so much depth. Giving a review of this book is so difficult because I don't want to give spoilers at all -- but the plot is so dang moving. Ana is in a situation that too many women find themselves in; therefore the story grabbed my heart and took it for a ride. Grant is the strong, silent, gruff Team Captain that we all want to know more about what goes on in that handsome head of his; Ms Ryan's writing does not disappoint with internal dialogue.

Then our author takes the writing up a notch and provides us incredible narrators in Virginia Rose & Joe Arden. Rose's Ana has so much depth, vulnerability and strength it's impossible not to fall into the story even more. I loved her chapters so much because her voice really brought to life the push back and forth Ana had towards Grant. Oh, and Grant.....sweet, quiet Grant. For such a quiet character Joe Arden brought so much emotion to the inner commentary that you really felt with him in his moments of anger, joy, sadness and love. Joe's declarations of Grant's love for Ana were truly remarkable. So Much Heart in this entire performance from two great narrators. And I can't wait for more from my Hot Jocks.

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I love Kendall Ryan Books

My problem with this book is that regardless of how things happened the ending seemed shitty on Anna’s part. She seemed self centered and didn’t think about Grant at all. As sweet and wonderful as Grant is in handling the situation the way the book didn’t conclude is just highly unlikely you’d want to know even if it didn’t matter. Leaving that unknown bothers me. This is my least favorite in the series.

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Promising at first, but soon lost interest

At first I was really pleased with the pace of this story. *SPOILERS!* But I was soon disappointed that after Grant & Ana slept together only ONCE and barely knew each other, she’s pregnant. I feel like there wasn’t enough content of the 2 of them really getting to know each other/building the storyline before BOOM! Surprise pregnancy. Now I’m kind of just finishing the book to finish it. It’s also very repetitive. Kind of flat characters without a lot of dimension. It was super promising at first but went downhill.

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All the feels!

I adored this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4.5 stars story! I was pleasantly surprised by the character of hockey captain Grant Henry and his connection with Ana Walsh. This was not just another romance story it was filled with unexpected challenges they had to face.

The feels on Grant's story with Ana were present throughout the read. It dealt with issues that can be difficult to go through and can be perceived in different ways. Grant's action throughout their story was a surprise hero for Ana and where the hockey captain was her saving grace. Although their unforseen chemistry begins to grow into something; there is hesitation for being any more.

The narrators Joe Arden and Virginia Rose was a sweet performance for Grant and Ana. The ability to bring out the feels of these two characters was spot on and one that was a page turner listen itching for more. This book/audiobook was more than what I had expected and I enjoyed every moment.

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This narration though!!

The Hot Jocks continue to give us fun and amazing stories! Grant seriously tickled me! I often referred to him with a Seven Dwarfs endearment, Grumpy, of course. He was incredibly grumpy. He’s a loner, which is interesting since he’s the captain for the Seattle Ice Hawks. He has a tunnel vision for what he wants. I can totally appreciate that. I think it’s why Ana completely knocks him for a loop. He wasn’t prepared for the feelings she brought out in this closed off heart.

Joe Arden and Virginia Rose were JUST what these characters needed for voices. I’m honestly not sure two better narrators could have been chosen. Arden really shows Grants gruff, aloft attitude. His execution was magical! Virginia channeled the vulnerability flawlessly. It has to be hard to play off the vulnerability while still showing that you’re strong… that is just what Rose did… perfect execution!

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My Favorite Jock

This was my favorite Jocks story. The plot was very exciting and sweet. I loved the way it kept me engaged and moving forward. Ana showed pride and strength and I was happy to see that. Grant, wow if we all had a hero on our side like that and of course, girl dad.. Yay!.

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Be still my beating heart!!!!!

OMG Be still my beating heart. These narrators have nailed this audio to perfection. They have brought Grant and Ana to life and made this story so emotional for me. Wild for You is definitely heartbreaking but what I really loved was the way both Joe and Virginia narrated it. It made the story. There is also something to be said about how the author has written such a book where your emotions are sent through the ringer. Absolutely amazing and highly recommend everyone to listen to it!!! You wont be sorry at all!!

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Heartfelt and Sizzling Romance!

This sixth book in the Hot Jocks series is a sweet, emotional, and steamy romance! Ana has moved away from home with her boyfriend when he starts to play hockey in Seattle. From the outside their relationship looks perfect, until it all goes terribly wrong. Grant, the surly team captain steps in and rescues Ana from her abusive boyfriend. He gives her a safe place to stay, and his compassionate, protective friendship. She is far from her supportive family and is appreciative of the time Grant gives her to heal, recover, and become a strong independent woman. I loved their slow burn romance and how sweet, attentive and caring the grumpy Grant turned out to be. My heart broke for Ana and all she went thru, and I respected how resilient, and strong she was. Joe Arden, and Virginia Rose are so perfect as Grant and Ana. Their expressive voices and ability to easily move between fun and flirty to impassioned and poignant is incredible. I love listening to them both and they definitely make this heartfelt and sizzling romance even more captivating.

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sweet, sexy, and fun sports romance

I’ve been excited for Wild for You ever since I read the last ‘Hot Jocks’ book. I couldn’t wait to get Grant and Ana’s story!

Grant is the captain of the Seattle hockey team and he’s a bit older and more stand-offish than most of the players. He doesn’t date much, keeps to himself, and is a bit of a loner. When he sees one of his players mistreating his girlfriend, he steps in. He’s just that kind of guy. Grant has no ulterior motives, he just wants to make sure Ana is okay. 


Ana moved to Seattle with her boyfriend, and at first things are okay. But then they turn into a bit of a mess. Her boyfriend is abusive and she has nowhere to turn, but Grant becomes her hero. He helps her out and is there for her when she needs him.

Grant just might be my favorite hero Kendall has written. He made this book for me. I loved how gentle and kind he was to Ana and how he was always there for her. They had a connection, but he never took advantage of her. I just adored him.

I listened to the audiobook of Wild for You and it’s narrated by Joe Arden and Virginia Rose. Both did a great job, but let me tell you… I love Joe Arden’s voice and he was the PERFECT Grant. I almost always choose to listen to Kendall’s books over reading them because she always has the best narrators, plus her books are just so fun to listen to!

If you’re looking for a sweet, sexy, and fun sports romance that has bit of an emotional kick, pick up Wild for You! I’m sad there is only one more book in this series left, but I can’t wait for Jordie’s story!

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  • Readers Together
  • 05-13-20

Beautifully narrated

Wild for You is a sweet, slow burn, inter-connected standalone. I was enthralled from the beginning and enjoyed every minute of it. It was sweet, funny at times, and emotional. Perhaps my favourite book in the Hot Jocks series so far.

This was such a sweet story. After the last book, I had a feeling about the direction this book would take as I’m sure most readers/ listeners did. I was curious to see how it would play out and be handled. And I have to say that the sensitive subject was handled with care.

There is a key message in this story that I loved, I don’t want to go into detail due to spoilers but anyone that knows my personally will probably understand the message I mean.

The only issue I really had was that there looked like a subplot was going to happen but nothing ever did. It felt to me that it was there to get the reader wondering without ever giving it life. Or an explanation.

Can we just take a moment to bask in Grant’s amazingness? I don’t even care if that’s a word or not. He is everything you’d expect from a good guy. He’s alpha but not over the top, he takes Ana’s needs into consideration, he backs off when he needs to, but, he also doesn’t sacrifice his own needs. He’s supportive and sweet...in his own grumpy way. He didn’t rush anything. He handles Ana with care without using kid gloves. And his interaction with the dog are just swoon inducing. He was everything I didn’t know I needed in my book life at the moment.

Joe Arden was fabulous as Grant, he really embodied the character. You believed what he was selling, so to speak. He delivered the dialogue in such a way that you couldn’t help but sigh at times. The vulnerability mixed with the alpha attitude was so uniquely Joe, that you couldn’t imagine anyone else performing the part.
Virginia Rose was wonderful as Ana, she performed a difficult subject with such sensitivity that you could just get lost in the feelings of the character. It was raw and beautiful. And how the performance changed as the character grew and progressed was just beautiful.

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  • Dolores
  • 05-02-20

FANTASTIC FAST PACE

Here we have another great episode of the Hot Jocks series. Here we see how caring & protective Grant the team's captain really is, when he's there to help Ana whose the girlfriend of 1 of his team mate Jason, though he doesn't really like our respect him, but it's after hearing the way he spoke & acted to his girlfriend Ana..
We see how their lives turnaround in a blink of an eye when Ana asks for his help & things don't even stop there when a cctv post got out into the media, which makes Grant even more protective against Ana. & don't forget that she's really a stranger to him & vice versa.
They become closer in their short time of living together, even after she moves out he's still there for her.
This is such a beautiful hea of the joining of 2 💕

Joe Arden & Virginia Rose were great Narrators

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  • debbie
  • 04-21-20

It was an ok read

I love Kendall’s books but this one for me is sadly not a favourite, although it was a good read i felt it lacked something between the two main characters. I think there was only maybe 3 times in the book that they where intimate together in that way and the book took a more serious tone dealing with domestic violence issues. There didn’t seem to be any passion between them, no push and pull. Grant is amazing but Ana I couldn’t connect with.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-20

No.1 series

Grant had my attention from the start, a character that you can’t help but fall in love with.
Ana is adorable and you can’t wait to to listen to there story all over again once you complete.

Kendall has the ability to create books that have a sparkle, that are never too long so don’t get you frustrated. She has written a story series that you find yourself re reading and re reading, and fall in love with all our hero’s and heroine.

If you haven’t read this series, heck read all of Kendall’s books you won’t be disappointed