Wildly by Debra Kayn
4 out of 5 Licks
Shauna Marino left Cottage Grove, California an innocent teenager, gangly, wild and with no fashion sense, always diving headfirst into whatever feelings ruled the moment. Now, she’s back to fix her mistakes. She’s gained a respectable job, set a plan in motion to benefit the town, and all that’s left is to prove to Grayson Schyler she’s changed. Maybe this time, he won’t tell her no when she shows up naked and asks him to make her a woman.
Grayson Schyler, former Wimbledon champion, would’ve recognized Shauna anywhere. She’s made his life sweeter one moment, and hell the next. As someone in the public eye, he’d gone to great strains not to allow the media to misread their relationship, which wasn’t always easy when Shauna was around. Now she’s back, asking for his help, and all he can think about is if she came back to make him pay for what he’d done.
Who has not gone “Wildly” crazy over their first love, well Shauna did and in a big way! Now years later the less naive, innocent and wild Shauna comes back home to redeem herself and prove to her first love (Grayson) that they can be together. Shauna convinces Grayson to help with a plan for a fundraiser to help their financially ailing town get back on its feet. In the process of working together Grayson discovers that she is what he has always wanted and tries to be a better man for her. Now the path to true love is never easy and that is the case here….I do not want to give away too much, but Shauna’s mother comes home and a revelation about Shauna’s going to college threatens her and Grayson’s HEA.
I like Shauna, she may have made bad decisions and gone a little wild in her teenage year, but who didn’t? She is a strong woman who faces her past my moving back to town and trying to show everyone what a strong business woman she is. She is also a determined woman now wanting to prove to Grayson that they could be good together. Grayson is a hot, ex-tennis superstar, but is determined not to fall for the now sexy and grown up Shauna. I think readers will instantly relate to the story because of the chemistry between Shauna and Grayson and that their story is realistic and relate able. It was fun and emotional to see these two work out their issues and come together. I thoroughly recommend this story to all!