January 29, 2017

Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy | ARC Review

Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy | ARC ReviewGood Boy by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
Series: WAGs #1
Published by Self-Published on January 31, 2017
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publicist
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Pages: 269
4 Stars

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 this book for free from Publicist in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

There is nothing like a book cowritten by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. And I mean nothing. They have this writing chemistry that always makes for the most explosive, most engaging books. Good Boy is no different.

Blake, the hero in this story, is one of my favorite characters. Ever. He’s so kind and funny and caring and, honestly, he’s just Blake. There isn’t a character (or man) like him. From the things he says (and he says some really crazy things) to his caring nature. He loves his friends and his family and never fails to make them smile or brighten their days.

Jess, the heroine, is stressed and looking for what her passion in life is. The job she has at the beginning of the book isn’t it. She wants a career change, but the only problem is that her family thinks she can’t stick with anything, that when it gets hard Jess quits. She wants to prove to everyone how wrong they are. She’s committed to going back to school, to get a degree in something she is very passionate about, and she’s going to succeed. Now all she has to do is avoid the hockey player that won’t stop invading her thoughts.

If you read Us than you know what happened between Blake and Jess, or maybe not know, but at least have a very strong idea about what happened. And you guys! Their chemistry on page is undeniable. Their banter? It is everything!

Seriously, I read this book in one sitting, as I usually do with both these authors books, but there was something different about Good Boy. Something that had me flipping page after page. This book was fun, a feel good story, that has a secret. Blake might be the nicest guy ever but that doesn’t stop a certain person from taking advantage of it.

And well, Jess is very protective of the people she cares about and despite her trying, she does care about Blake. She cares about him a lot.

And despite their hesitancy, things start to develop between these two fiery characters (they also put proper use to the fire emoji in some scenes), things that blur the line of  friendship and step into that relationship box. Can these two really be together or will something get in their way?

I read this book towards the end of 2016 but can I count it as a fave for 2017? Because I just loved reading this book, I had so much fun, and I didn’t want it to end. I want more books about Blake and Jess and their crazy times together. I also want to see what other crazy words Blake can come up with! Gah, this book will make anyone all happy and all smiles and full of laughs!

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4 responses to “Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy | ARC Review

  1. Yay! So excited to see you loved this one (although how could you not?). I remember reading Us and messaging someone (you or Brittany maybe?) and saying how annoying Blake was. LOL Little did I know I would end up loving him! Can’t wait to read this one!

    • wordswithsarah

      I think I remember you saying that about Blake! I thought the same with him in the beginning of Us, but he’s just such a good friend! We all need a Blake in our lives.

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