By Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
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.
I have been looking forward to reading Jess and Blake’s story since they made their appearance in US, book 2 of the Him duet, and it did not disappoint. GOOD BOY comes with plenty of laughs, sweet scenes and loveable characters.
Blake. Oh Blake. I didn’t think it was possible to love him even more, but I’ll gladly admit I was wrong. He’s cheeky, dirty minded, fun loving and loyal, and he really is like a dog with a bone when it comes to something he wants. He’s just so endearing that I can’t even fault him on his dick pics. I did find that sometimes his silliness was a little over-the-top and that he didn’t consider his actions before he acted. But, when he realised he upset people, he was genuinely apologetic and truly felt bad for what he had done. He really is a good boy, one that has a very kind and generous heart. Did I mention he’s super romantic?
“I just want you to come live with me.”
“Because I love you. Fucking duh.”
Jess is a lovely woman who does a great job keeping Blake’s ego in check. She loves her family fiercely but at the same time she feels like she’s an embarrassment to them because she can’t make up her mind about what she wants to do with her life. She’s not super confident in life and love, but she’s not so insecure that it gets on your nerves. I can’t say much more about Jess because, in my opinion, Blake stole the show.
I liked that the build-up to their relationship was slow, despite the fact that they slept together first and asked questions later. I absolutely loved Blake’s mother, who he takes after in every way. I also loved that we got to see a little of Wes and Jamie throughout this story because those two are simply adorable.
GOOD BOY is told in dual POVs and is the first book in the WAGS series, a spin-off of the Him duet. You don’t have to read the Him duet before reading GOOD BOY, but I would recommend it because Wes and Jamie’s story is a beautiful⎯and hot⎯read. The second book in the WAGS series is STAY and will be about Blake’s teammate, Eriksson, who we learnt in this book is in the middle of a divorce and custody battle. I’m not sure when it’s coming out, but I can’t wait to read it.