Stay - Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen


By Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

  • Release Date: 2017-06-20
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 800 Ratings


Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never even met?

Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch--an anonymous virtual assistant service--is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson.

Although it’s against the rules for her to check his file, she’s 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need. Still nursing a wounded heart thanks to her recent breakup, Hailey is perfectly content with some harmless online flirting...until she has to meet her client. Face to face. Cue: utter panic.

Matt Eriksson is no stranger to heartbreak. He’s still not over the destruction of his marriage, and it sucks to be the only guy on the team who knows the truth--that hockey and long-term relationships are a toxic mix. He barely sees his kids, and dealing with his ex makes him feel insane. The only person in his life who seems to understand is someone who won’t show her pretty face.

But it’s nothing that a pair of fourth row hockey seats can’t fix. Hailey can’t resist the offer. Matt can’t resist Hailey. Good thing he doesn’t have to. Fire up the kiss cam!

Warning: Contains rabid hockey fans, misunderstood dick pics, hockey players at the opera and exploding ovaries.


  • Stay

    By Tyler Pdfsgjk
    such a good read!! funny and heart warming all at once! def recommend
  • Stay

    By cfoy86
    Super cute and funny. Easy read. Loved the banter. A lot more realistic than most books. I can see a whole series with some of the side characters. The sexual tension and build up was on point.
  • Annoying

    By mickymac60789
    Clearly neither of them are ready for a relationship. This is a romance book so I don’t know why we spend so much time reading about the main characters divorce.
  • Sexy and Sweet

    By nixswope
    Oh my heart broke for Matt in the book. His horrible ex wife has made him feel like the end of their marriage was all his fault. He believes this so deeply that he is afraid to try again but then he has been having this fun and flirty relationship with a virtual assistant he calls Hottie who just so happens to be Hailey. Hailey loves hockey and is shocked when her favorite player wants to take her on a date. Recently divorced her confidence has taken a hit. The two are finally able to help each other see that they are worth trying again.
  • Swoon, swoon, and more swooning!

    By vjared94
    Holy character development. This book was such a cute and inspiring read it made every part of me melt. First we have Hailey, an almost 30 year old, somewhat newly divorcée who lost all of her edge and spark after the divorce, becoming engrossed in work and never thinking about relationships. Then we have Matt, another newly divorcée who thinks he's unloveable and awful when it comes to relationships because he ex wife decided to tell him that constantly. When the two find each other, it's a strictly business relationship but when feelings get involved, they slowly begin to unravel for each other and learn so many new things about each other. I loved seeing how they both went from closed off, not truly happy people, to vibrant, confident people all with the help of each other. And of course getting glimpses of the characters from the HIM/US series, as well as Good Boy was the icing on the cake.
  • STAY

    By Fongoul
    One of the best books I've read all year. Loved it! Christine
  • Enjoyable read with familiar characters

    By isalaur
    This addition to the WAGs series is an enjoyable read. Some favorite characters from previous books are back which is fun. The premise of the book is an interesting one...who wouldn't love to have a FETCH of their own?! Matt is heartbreaking in his guilt and lack of self-esteem vis-a-vis relationships. Hailey is a little too neurotic for my taste and at a couple points in the book I really needed it dialed back. I seriously wanted to throat punch Kara and it grated that Matt was way too spineless in dealing with her...just didn't work for a hockey player. The element with the former father-in-law had more potential but it flashed and burned too quickly. A few editing errors that should be taken care of (playing Buffalo but refer to Dallas goalie as an example.) Overall a very enjoyable read that inspires the emotions I always get from these authors. Will look forward to the next in the series. 4.5 stars.
  • Exactly what I needed & wanted - a sweet, funny, & low angst romance!

    By Bookbruin
    I love the writing duo of Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy! Stay was one of my most anticipated reads and it didn't disappoint! We met Matt Eriksson in book 1 of the WAGs series, Good Boy, and now we get his backstory and the details of how (and why) his marriage fell apart. Stay is book 2 in the WAGs series and can be read as a stand alone, but characters from previous books do appear in this interconnected series. I truly enjoyed this low drama romantic comedy. The authors have an amazing sense of humor and I love all the witty banter and innuendo between the characters. This is a series where I love the hero and heroine, just as much as the supporting characters. The families, bromance, and sisterhood are all incredible and I love how supportive and caring all the characters are (especially the WAGs). Matt and Hailey both have baggage from their divorces and struggle with their confidence. I loved that they were both more mature and settled in their lives and how they each helped bolster the other and bring out sides to them that they didn't know were there or that have been dormant for a long time. Matt and Hailey's struggles are relatable and realistic. They're not perfect and they make mistakes, but at the end of the day they recognize that they like the people that they are when they're together. Having amazing chemistry doesn't hurt either and I FLOVED Matt's "coaching" ;) Stay was exactly what I needed and wanted - a sweet, funny, and low angst romance. The chapter titles are the best and I loved catching up with the characters we already know and love like Wesmie, Blake, Jess, and of course, Mama Riley. I can't wait for more books in this series and I'm hoping the team's resident manwhore, OC, gets his story next!

    By Fab female
    While I really enjoyed the first book in this series...this one by far is my ABSOLUTE BEST! Based on Good Boy I wasn't quite sure if I was going to like Matt's story, but was singe worthy! A true and epic love story from beginning to end! So much fun catching up with Wesmie, Blake, J-Babe, the WAGS and other players. I'm hoping O'Connnor's story is next to include the new skate instructor...HINT...HINT! Fantastic read!
  • Better and better! The second book does not disappoint

    By Ghelka
    Loved this book! It's so much fun to get to know Matt Erickson's story and have all the old favorite characters mixed in. Write the next series book soon!