In Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Posted January 29, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 3 Comments

In Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle KennedyGood Boy by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
Series: WAGs #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 269 pages
How I got it: From the author
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My rating:

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 received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I remember back when Blake first appeared in Him and I kinda thought he was douchey and I was afraid he would be the person who would out Wes and Jamie and cause all kinds of drama. As I learned in Us, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I fell HARD for Blake and all his silliness in Us. I also realized he was a really good guy underneath all the jokes. I couldn’t help but hope there would be more of him in the future — because I absolutely WANTED more. Thankfully Sarina and Elle are awesome and never disappoint, so here we are!

If you read Us, you know that Blake and Jess, Jamie’s sister, had a little thing going on. I loved their banter in that book and suspected that chemistry would translate really well into other areas. I wasn’t wrong. I loved how Blake relentlessly pursued Jess throughout this book. He was good for her… and she was good for him. She was real and not just looking to bag a hockey player, unlike most of the women he’d been around. I adored Jess as much as I did Blake. I questioned why she pushed him away for so long because, let’s face it, if he’d been after me… I wouldn’t have hesitated. He was just too perfect. And they were so great together.

Good Boy was a fantastic read. It’s the kind that I could normally knock out in a few short hours, but I read it over the holiday when there was less time to read each day because of family obligations. Which wasn’t all bad either, because it just meant I got to savor all the words and moments. Speaking of moments, fans of Wes and Jamie from the Him series will LOVE several of the moments in this book. Like, for instance, THE WEDDING. Feels for freaking days, man. They helped offset the laughs from Blake and Jess. 😉


He laughs the way he lives his life — loud and fierce without inhibition. He fucks that way, too. 

“A date with me is like a trip to Disneyland. You’d fucking love it. Because everyone loves Disneyland.”

It’s been a long time since anything felt so fucking good. I’m drowning in this girl and I don’t want to be saved. 

Blake Riley is a better man than anyone gives him credit for. And I’m ashamed of myself. I’m so fucking ashamed for ever believing that he was just a stupid jock who was incapable of being serious. 

About Elle Kennedy

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont's Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.)

Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

Have you read any of Sarina/Elle’s books?
Do you love them as much as I do?

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