Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy: 4/5 stars!
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?
Overall, Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy was a cute, steamy, quick read. While characters from a previous series do appear, this can certainly be read as a stand alone.
Good Boy focuses on Jess, the blond bombshell family screwup, and Blake, the hot hockey playing goofball. Both characters are very likable and relatable and the storyline is easy and, while somewhat predictable, very engaging. The banter between Jess and Blake is oftentimes very funny and it’s cute when Jess starts picking up some of Blake’s mannerisms. The required romance drama is just deep enough for you to appreciate the strength of both characters.
I very much enjoyed this book as a light-hearted, steamy romance and I will definitely be reading the next book in the series!