Bookish News


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

May 26, 2017

A brand new stand-alone romantic comedy from the bestselling, award-winning team of Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy.

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.


Can I just say how much a love the writing collaboration between Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. I loved their M/M HIM series (Him & Us). Ryan Wesley (AKA “Wes) and Jamie Canning were the characters from that series and when I found out that this spin-off series (which can definitely be read as a standalone) was going to feature Blake Riley (one of Wes' hockey teammates and one of my favorite side characters from the HIM series) and Jess Canning (Jamie Canning’s sister), I was so excited! You do get the story of their first “hook-up" in more detail in “US”, but even if you didn’t read the HIM series, it won’t take away from the enjoyment of reading Good Boy.

The book starts out at the wedding of Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley and Jess is the wedding planner. She’s been going through different jobs like they’re going out of style. While planning her brother’s wedding and all the stress that comes with it, she realizes this isn’t for her. Even though the wedding turns out wonderful, she’s so distraught about letting her family down again. Not only dealing with that, she has to deal with Wes’ Best Man, Blake Riley. That one-time “hook-up” with him is all it can ever be, but every time she looks at him (even when he’s driving her crazy) she can’t help but think about how hot he is or how good the sex was. Blake isn’t giving up on getting another chance to be with Jess. He’ll show her that one time is definitely not enough for the two of them. Jess ends up moving to Toronto (where Blake, Jamie & Wes live) from CA to go to school for what she now knows is the career path for her. Now that they’re in the same city, let the fun times begin…
Blake was hurt big time by his ex five years ago and has had major trust issues ever since. He’s not looking for another relationship and Jess isn’t either. She’s never had a long-term one and she sees Blake as just a fun time. But the more time they spend together, the more those lines get blurred. She sees that there’s so much more to Blake than what you see on the surface. I loved their chemistry together. It’s definitely a hot one!
This book had me hooked from start to finish. Hot scenes, laugh-out-loud lines, lovable characters and an all-around fantastic read, I can definitely recommend this one. I also have to give a “shout-out” to Blake’s mother’s character. You will love her! 

Available for purchase at



Publisher: Rennie Road Books / Elle Kennedy, Inc
Pub Date: January 31st, 2017

No comments

Post a Comment

I just love hearing what you have to say. Drop me a few lines. 8-D

Search This Blog

Footer Links

Blog Archive