Good Boy

Sarina Bowen; Elle Kennedy
Good Boy
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Publisher
Elle Kennedy Inc.
Release Date
January 2017
ISBN
9781942444305
Series
Book 1 of WAGs
Genre
Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

SUMMARY
Hosting her brother's wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning's life. Already the family screw-up, she can't afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.

Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate's gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he's the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he's facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he's really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you've got to make an effort if you want to score.

But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?

Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear.

Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Feb 03, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
70 people found the following review helpful
I've been so taken with Him and Us that GOOD BOY seemed like a natural progression because I've found it impossible to get enough of Jamie and Wes. And what a ride GOOD BOY has been, even though (a confession here) nothing has come close to Jamie/Wes's story. Or should I call it Wesmie now?

But Blake and Jess aren't a slouchy pair either. GOOD BOY is hilarious, quirky and so filled with laugh-out-loud moments at the oddest times that are full of Blake's made-up vocabulary, and larger-than-life presence that pushes believability at times. In many ways, the book reads like a tribute to Blake and even though there's Jess in it, the pages can barely contain his huge, funny personality. He jumps out of the pages like a hulking giant whose presence is impossible to ignore and is just that type of character for whom all the adjectives used don't ever seem sufficient.

I liked that Blake was so much more than the bearish, insane guy he was always portrayed to be, just as the authors brought us on a ride to discover who Jessica Canning really is and could be after years of not being able to be anything but flighty. Yet there is suchůloudness in the book from Blake himself as well as his family that I think I struggled to know him beyond what he shows the world, at least a lot less than Jess's easier-to-read nature.

Still, I finished this book feeling nothing less than entertained, even if I thought Blake could have been paired with any heroine and he would have somehow still stolen the show.

This spinoff series however, lets me back into the Toronto roster and I'm never saying no to that.
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