Jan 31

Good Boy by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen Review


5 Smooches

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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 am a huge sucker for a book boyfriend who can make me laugh and a story that can steal my heart and Good Boy by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen did just that. A spin-off of the Him series, Good Boy centers around fun, take nothing too serious Blake (Wes’s teammate and neighbor) and Jess, Jamie’s sister. After a hook up months ago Blake has been trying to get with Jess again but she is doing everything she can to avoid him. But with planning Wes and Jamie’s wedding and Blake being the best man seeing him is inevitable.

 ‘Blake doesn’t do anything half-assed. He laughs the way he lives his life–loud and fierce and without inhibition. He fucks that way, too.’

I adored Blake. Truly adored. That being said he had to grow on me. At the beginning I thought he was almost too fun and though I love a funny guy I was worried the book would go the way of slap stick comedy which is not my favorite. I am happy to report that while many things Blake says and does are silly and even over the top they walked the authors walked the comedy line like a pro. I was constantly laughing but still felt like there was a true love story involved. Jess was serious and balanced out the crazy that Blake brought. I loved how they both had to work at finding their way and not just giving into their carnal desires (but trust me they give in too, hehe.)

‘Silly Jessie. We are dating. She just doesn’t know it yet.’

Good Boy was more that just a fun hockey book. It was full of heart and also gave me the opportunity to catch up with Jamie and Wes, who are two of my favorite characters ever. This book brought so much joy to my day and I cannot wait for the next book in the series, Stay.