Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Review: Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Good Boy (WAGs #1)
by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Genre: M/M Romance

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.

Oh, Blake Riley! This man really make my day filled with sunshine and cocktail. I'm so glad my 2016 is ending with a bang with several great reads in a row. I don't understand why the title of this book is call Good Boy or why is there even a dog in the cover because the dog is just a very very small part of the story. 

I know many are disappointed that Sarina and Elle isn't writing another M/M, but since I'm a bi-reader, it doesn't affect me that much. Blake is such a funny character that make an impression on me, I'm definitely gonna read it. And Wesmie is getting married, who would wanna miss that?

We got acquainted with Blake from Us, the teammate and neighbor who constantly cock-blocked Wesmie, much to my frustration. But he is a great guy overall, the kind of friend who had your back. The more I know about him in this book, the more I fell for this man who is constantly happy and love spreading his positive vibe around. He had no hidden agenda, no skeleton in his closet. What you see is what you get. He is such a refreshing character compare to the usual enigmatic hero with a dark past. 

Jess Canning, Blake's sister is a much lovable heroine too. She lacks confident and constantly berate herself of being a screwed up, but she is totally likable. She tried to deny Blake's shameless advances, but she didn't do it in a really bitchy way. She showed her strength and determination in her ambition without coming across as stubborn or hard ass.

The romance development between the two started off as casual hooked up that Jess insist that is just one time. But when it comes to Blake Riley, Jess is pretty much powerless. She tends to assume Blake is just a brainless jock who only know how enjoy a good time, but when he face some family drama, Jess realize there is more to the man behind his loud mouth. 

Blake is such a dear in this book. There are high chances that I will die of laughter if this book is any longer. He might came across as immature, but I'm totally into his brand of humor. I just swooned when I see him so eager to upgrade himself to a boyfriend status with the confidence to boot. He is simply scrumptious and irresistible. And Jess complement him so well in this book and she is so worthy of him. Many times I feel that heroine in romance book just stall there and let the hero do all the work, but Jess actually work for her HEA. Thus, even with the appearance of a certain annoying ex didn't deter my enjoyment of this book. I can't wait for what Sarina and Elle had in store for us next.