Book Review: Good Boy by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen

January 31, 2017


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.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 Cheezus Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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You know what I love more than a hot hockey player? A FUNNY hot hockey player. Blake will have you swooning one minute, then trying your best not to laugh out loud at his crazy antics at the next. Mix in a feisty heroine who their banter is one argument away from foreplay, and you’ve got yourself an entertaining read. 

For those of you who read “Him, & Us”, then you’re familiar with Wes and Jamie’s relationship and know they’re getting married. Having not read those, I was introduced this magnetic couple who was preparing to spend the rest of their lives together. Being the older sister of one of grooms, Jess is about to make her brother’s dream come true by giving him an unforgettable wedding. 

Making sure everything goes according to plan, Jess is determined to make her family proud of her for pulling off something they didn’t think she could’ve done. But when Blake Riley shows up, her thoughts on remaining calm goes through the window because her former one night stand, it’s hell bent on having a repeat. And Jess doesn’t do repeats. Or so she thinks. 

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Blake Riley is something else. There’s no other way to describe that man. Sure he’s hot, rich, and God’s gift to women in the sheets but his personality is one of a kind. Bordering on whether he needs permanent medicine and loving his humor, Blake is one of those guys that no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to forget. Whether it’s his sassy humor, his fierce loyalty, or knowing that at the end of a really hard day, you can just sit back and talk to him about anything, Blake is the guy you want. And you know what Blake wants? Another shot at being with Jess again. And ladies let me tell you, that man doesn’t give up. 

“I’m glad we’re dating now. Cue her arguments in 3….2….1.

“We’re not dating”.

I grin at the ceiling. “Sure we are. We did it on my bed.”I shrug. “That means we’re dating”.

“That’s not how it works!”.

One thing I love in my heroines is knowing that they have a back bone and Jess certainly had one in this story. I will admit that I wasn’t so sure about her character in the beginning but as the story flowed, we saw her true colors and what she wanted out of her life. She stood up for herself and when something wasn’t working for her, she made the decision on her own to do something about it. 

I loved the back and forth banter between these two. It was hilarious, sexy, with very little drama and it was just the type of read I was looking for. If you love a hot funny hockey player, then this one is for you.

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