Good Boy

“Babe. You said cheezus.”

“I did no—yeah.”
I grin up at the loud, crazy, incredible man I love.
“I guess I did.”

Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Good Boy


Publisher’s Synopsis:
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?

Point of view:
1st Person. Alternating perspectives between Blake & Jess.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
Good Boy is the first book in the WAGs series by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. This is a spinoff from the Him series and chronologically falls almost immediately after the end of Us. While you could enjoy this book &/or the series on it’s own – Blake & Jess are introduced in Us and having listened to that first adds to Good Boy. As such, this review may contain spoilers of events from Him/Us.

Look, I absolutely loved Him & Us (and Epic too!) #Wesmie is awesome. But they wouldn’t even have the name Wesmie without Blake Riley. Kennedy and Bowen have given Blake the perfect compliment in Jess Canning. However, it’s a winding road for these two to move from friends-with-benefits to finding their own HEA.

Blake may have superficially appeared to be a goofy & carefree character but he turns out to be multi-layered and carrying pain no one knows about. I adore Jess. That she desperately wants to love what she does for a living but struggles to find the right fit despite giving all her effort. I like that she keeps Blake on his toes and plays his hilarious verbal sparring.

While this does have it’s serious moments, I spent the majority of the audio ridiculously laughing out loud. I have listened to this so many times and continue to adore it every time.

Tanya Eby & Teddy Hamilton are terrific here. It’s always great when you love the way that both narrators do all the voices. Blake has such a gregarious and unique personality and I truly enjoy Eby & Hamilton’s versions of him. This dual narration makes Blake Riley smiley.

About the authors:
Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller’s list nineteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. She lives with her family on a few wooded acres in New Hampshire.

You can connect with Sarina Bowen here:

Elle Kennedy A New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

You can connect with Elle Kennedy here:

About the narrators:
Tanya is a member of SAG/AFTRA. She is a narrator and has over 500 titles to her credit. She also narrates under the name of Tatiana Sokolov for books that are particularly saucy (AKA erotica books). When not narrating, she’s working on her own writing. Check out her books: Easy Does It, Blunder Woman, Pepper Wellington and the Case of the Missing Sausage, Foodies Rush In,  Tunnel Vision, and Synchronicity. She also has a food blog at
(Rellim’s note: As a rule, I don’t post pseudonyms, but this bio is copied directly from Eby’s website.)

You can connect with Tanya Eby here:

You can connect with Teddy Hamilton here:

My Favorite Quotes

“Babe. You said cheezus.” “I did no—yeah.” I grin up at the loud, crazy, incredible man I love. “I guess I did.” – Good Boy by @SarinaBowen & @ElleKennedy #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman & @TEDDYHAMILTON14 #SportsRomance #Hockey #Cheezus #BrothersBestFriend #BestFriendsSister #Wesmie

Brenna, Beth, Britt…and Blake. Did your parents stop watching Sesame Street after the letter B and didn’t realize there was more to the alphabet? – Good Boy by @SarinaBowen & @ElleKennedy #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman & @TEDDYHAMILTON14 #SportsRomance #Hockey #Cheezus #BrothersBestFriend #BestFriendsSister #Wesmie

I have to cope with the loudest, brashest, most annoying man I’ve ever met in my life. He’s got a big body, a big personality and… Fine. He also has the biggest dick I’ve ever seen in my life. – Good Boy by @SarinaBowen & @ElleKennedy #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman & @TEDDYHAMILTON14 #SportsRomance #Hockey #Cheezus #BrothersBestFriend #BestFriendsSister #Wesmie

Blake Riley is a better man than anyone gives him credit for. – Good Boy by @SarinaBowen & @ElleKennedy #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman & @TEDDYHAMILTON14 #SportsRomance #Hockey #Cheezus #BrothersBestFriend #BestFriendsSister #Wesmie

GOOD BOY, BLAKEY! MAMA LOVES YOUUUUUU! – Good Boy by @SarinaBowen & @ElleKennedy #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman & @TEDDYHAMILTON14 #SportsRomance #Hockey #Cheezus #BrothersBestFriend #BestFriendsSister #Wesmie

In a pretty blue dress that shows off her curves, Jess Canning handled my nutty family like a champ. If I was ever gonna trust a woman again, she’d be the top seed of the tournament. – Good Boy by @SarinaBowen & @ElleKennedy #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman & @TEDDYHAMILTON14 #SportsRomance #Hockey #Cheezus #BrothersBestFriend #BestFriendsSister #Wesmie

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