Good Boy - Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

Good Boy

By Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

  • Release Date: 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 936 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.


  • Clever

    By ddgtreghh
    So many clever phrases and metaphors. Memorable writing. Can’t wait to see the movie. Uncensored, of course.
  • mediocre plot

    By fatuglyboxtsjeh
    it was a fun read but very ehhhh. i wish there was a climax ? everything went the day way throughout the whole book
  • It was alright..

    By kirsten_n_w
    Overall the book with okay and the only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because of how much the main male character irked me. I love just about all of Elle’s Briar books, but this Blake guy annoyed me how he talked! He seemed overly pushy and really immature with his vocabulary which in my opinion made him unattractive. I loved the story line and had this character been written much different I would’ve given a better review. I think I’ll just stick to the Off Campus and Briar U series...
  • It’s not what you think

    By get_fukin_spooked
    I thought this book was going to be about a dominant female and male, but maybe the male submits to her in the bedroom. Nothing overtly domme/sub or BDSM, but maybe some elements. Something! This book has none of that. The title refers to the dog on the cover, not really the relationship between the two main characters. However, the book is still very cute and lovely. Your average romance novel, but still funny and worth reading. I usually hate split POV romances with a passion (it feels like lazy writing to me, to just switch POVs and tell me exactly what the other character is thinking instead of making me figuring it out through their dialogue/actions), but this is one of the few books where the split POV works because the characters think so differently. The guy has a unique way of thinking/talking that amused and stuck with me for days after I finished reading. It actually feels like two different people, instead of my worst fear, with which is different POVs obviously written by the same person because the narration is too similar, ugh.
  • Fun and happy

    By LouiseLuvs2run
    I loved that book because it’s an easy read with very little drama and lots out happy times. But as a Canadian I can tell you that there is no such thing as Toronto red as part of the colors of the Toronto maple leafs hockey team colors. It is just blue and white.
  • Good boy

    By 911cat
    Where can I get one. This story kept me reading all the way through. Love the flirty nature and hot sex in the car seen.
  • Misleading title/cover

    By Lettered Woman
    “Good Boy” is barely dog adjacent. It’s just a ploy to get you to read a book where the romantic lead is a loud, crude, and rude guy. Author does bring out his better side but he’s still an ignorant buffoon.
  • 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.