Good Boy - Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

Good Boy

By Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

  • Release Date: 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 126 Ratings


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?

Warning: Do not read while sipping hot liquids. Or cold ones. Or while sitting anywhere laughter would be inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppies and a snarky pair of underwear.


  • Blakey Riley makes me smiley

    By CKboe
    Fell in love with Blake, I love a guy with a sense of humor and a big heart.
  • Cheezus I loved this book!

    By Bookbruin
    Cheezus I loved this book! The hilarious and witty banter, the playful innuendo and flirting, and of course the smoking sexy times made for the perfect book! Good Boy is the first book in the new WAGs series. It features characters from other books by the writing duo of Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, but can be read as a standalone. Blake is a character that you will find immensely amusing and loveable, or extremely annoying and immature. I clearly found him adorable. He comes across as a cocky and wisecracking jock, but underneath, he's a loyal, protective, and huggable teddy bear. His inner monologue was some of the funniest I have ever read and I had a perpetual grin on my face reading this book. Jess is also an amazing heroine who really grows through the course of the book. Her struggle with her confidence and her drive to go after her dreams was realistic and heartfelt. Haven't we all felt a little lost and less than at one point or another? The chemistry between Blake and Jess was amazing and I loved how they each kept each other in check and could be both playful and serious with each other. They may not have started their relationship in the most conventional way, but I loved how it all unfolded. Another thing that made this book really enjoyable were the awesome secondary characters (Wesmie!) and that there wasn't any unnecessary additional drama. Truly a fantastic read, and I can't wait for the next book, Stay!
  • Loved it!

    By gnik1067
    Funny, heartwarming and sexy! Loved it! Finished it in a single afternoon, couldn't put it down.
  • Enjoyable read

    By bookreader02
    Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy have another hit book.
  • Good Boy

    By Mememe2016
    Wes and Jamie final married. Loved how the wedding fell into place nothing too flashy. I fell in love with Riley and Jess. They had me loving them as couple from the beginning. Riley is the strength and positive energy Jess needed in her life. I really want more on where their relationship goes.
  • Good Boy!

    By Fongoul
    Stopped reading around the 8th chapter and I skimmed trough most of that. It should have been mentioned in the book description that the 1st chapter set the subject matter that was threaded throughout the book especially to the 8th chapter, at least. Slow moving!
  • Good Boy

    By Doojack
    Love this book. Blake is a lovable character with a big heart and great attitude. Fun book to read.
  • love this writing duo

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    If you read HIM and US (amazing must reads), you'll be happy to learn that Jamie and Wesley are in this book. They aren't the leads, but it's a treat to see more of them. Jess is Jamie's sister. Blake is Wesley's teammate, and he lives in the same building as Jamie and Wesley. Jess and Blake had a hookup in US, but they weren't actually together. Jess feels like she isn't as put together as the rest of the Canning clan. She's trying to figure out her life. Blake is adorable. At first glance, he seems shallow and only surface deep, but that's because he likes to keep things lite. He prefers to make people happy. He's kind and funny, beautiful inside and out. Jess and Blake are so easy to love. They're decent people with big hearts and relatable actions. Both are great friend material, and they definitely fit as a couple. I really enjoyed this story. It left me with a good feeling. It's a mix of RomCom, sweet, sexy and sporty. It's worth checking out for sure.
  • Awesome Book

    By Krisyggg
    Really enjoyed this book, I might actually like it better than Bridget Jones diary!
  • Cheesuz!

    By Lexy H.
    ​ **4.5 stars** Oh man, when I found out Blake was going to get his own story, I could not wait to get my hands on it. Blake was one of my favorite secondary characters that is introduction during Him and Us. I'm fairly sure he just got more comical as we learned more about him. But this story? It makes you realize just how amazing and funny he really is. Elle and Sarina, once again, did an amazing job with the characters. Blake and Jess's story is so unbelievably sweet. I didn't want it to end. You end up loving them both and learning how much they both have overcome in their lives. Blake has you laughing out loud and his "Blakeisms" and you just can't help but loving him. Watching Jess fight her attraction to Blake has to be one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. The harder she tries to resist him the more serious he gets with his game. Blake is seriously a charmer and oh did he ever charm Jess. You snippets of Wesmie and the rest of the team, but the story mostly focuses on Blake and Jess. You won't regret reading this amazing story. I can't wait for book 2 in this new spin-off series.