REVIEW – GOOD BOY (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

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SYNOPSIS

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.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 CHEEZUS STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

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.

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I never read HIM and US because I do not read MM, but GOOD BOY is a spin-off of that series and I am happy to report that it is strictly MF. WESMIE are very much present in this story as secondary characters and I really liked them but the Hero and Heroine are Blake and Jess. Blake Riley is a highly successful NHL player for Toronto and Wes’ teammate. Jess Canning is Jamie’s older sister. The two met in the previous series and had one wild night of sex that neither can forget but Jess is very serious about changing her career path which involves enrolling in Nursing school, and that doesn’t allow her to have time for any romantic entanglements. Blake is completely infatuated with Jess and relentlessly pursues her.

I was having a little trouble getting into the story for about the first 30% but once Jess moves to Toronto for Nursing school and the two are spending more time together, I just couldn’t get enough! Jess is struggling with her courses and her snotty brainiac roommate only helps to lower her self-confidence even more. When she actually opens up to Blake after a little bit of coaxing on his part, I couldn’t help but fall madly in love with him. He always offered her encouragement and gave her ideas on how to make a connection with her roomie. On the surface, he comes off as being just a pretty face with the maturity level of a sixteen-year-old, but Blake is a highly intuitive and giving person who thinks of the people who he loves and cares for first before himself. And any man who loves dogs as much as he does definitely gets extra points in my book!

Jess and Blake end up having a sort of “friends with benefits” relationship at first, and it works for them in the beginning because neither are looking for anything serious. Jess is very dedicated to her studies and needs to keep a certain grade point average to hold on to her partial scholarship. Blake has only ever been in one serious relationship and his ex’s betrayal hurt him so badly that he’s afraid to let any woman get close to him like that again. As they spend more time together, the chemistry these two have is pretty hard to fight and eventually they realize that there’s more than just a physical connection between them.

Will Dani and Blake ever get their acts together or will they continue to be clueless to what has been developing between them?

Those of you who have a thing for romances with sexy and funny as hell Hockey players will definitely want to one click this one!! GOOD BOY releases on January 31st!!

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*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Fabulous CHEEZUS Stars!

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Jessica Canning is s 26 yr. old woman from California who can’t seem to pick a career. Her current career path is being a party planner. Her baby brother Jamie is marrying the love of his life Wes, & Jess has agreed to plan the perfect wedding. She’s always been the hot mess of the family. She has five overachieving siblings. As a result, she is left feeling like a screw-up, so failure is not an option. With a guest list full of famous professional hockey players, this has to be a wedding nobody will ever forget.

 

Jess takes her role as maid of honor/ best woman very seriously. Planning a gorgeous wedding that goes off without a hitch is a challenge, but Jess is determined to give Jamie’s wedding her all. The problem is going to the thorn in her side aka the best man, Blake Riley. Blake has his own ideas for the wedding and they don’t mesh with Jess’s vision. He’s a giant man-child that drives her crazy with his silly, loud, annoying antics. He’s bold & totally obnoxious, and won’t let Jess forget the one night they spent together. He’s impossible and she can’t believe she ever got naked with him, but then he touches her and she’s reminded of the endless orgasms this man’s delicious body can deliver.

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Blake Riley plays for the NHL in Toronto. He has a reputation for being a ladies man. He’s been a bachelor for the last five years. He spends a night with a beautiful woman, & then can’t seem to forget her. She’s under his skin & he just wants more. Problem is she doesn’t take him seriously. Jess Canning gives him nothing but resistance, but he’s willing to be patient & put in the time to get her attention. Eventually, she has to realize how great they could be together. He’s got it bad for her & won’t stop till she’s his & he convinces her he’s a good boy. Circumstances put Jess in his town, & Blake decides this is just the opportunity with Jess he’s been waiting for.

 

-Whenever he touches me- from the very first day we met- I always melt like candy in the sun.

-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 makes it his mission to get the girl & convince her they weren’t a mistake. I just adored the hilarious, sweet Blakey. He’s a big guy with an even bigger personality. He makes everyone laugh & has such a beautiful heart. Loved all his cute sayings & couldn’t get enough of this book. Hands down my fav by this fabulous writing duo!

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