Monday, October 18, 2021
Book Review: "Good Boy" by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
I can’t seem to stay away from hockey romance lately (thanks to my dear friend Abby for the inspiration), especially with these great characters created by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. (I only wonder if I’ll be able to watch hockey without blushing, lol.)
This book picks up at the end of Bowen and Kennedy's Us but focuses on Jamie’s sister Jessica and Wes’ gregarious teammate, Blake. The two had one wild night when they were watching over a sick Jamie, but Jess is determined it will never happen again. The challenge is that this oversized man-child is everywhere she goes, since he’s best friends with her brother, and he might very well be the sexiest man she’s ever seen.
As a professional hockey player, Blake is used to women throwing themselves at him. But even though he can hook up whenever he wants to, all he can think about is Jessica. Yet she seems intent on pushing him away.
Jessica is intent on proving to her family that her flightiness in terms of finding a career is finally over when she gets to nursing school. But does she have what it takes? And when she agrees to pretend to date Blake to make his ex jealous, she realizes this big man has an even bigger heart.
This book is fun and super-steamy, and Jessica and Blake have amazing chemistry. He’s a character that has definitely grown on me, and boy, I’d like to see what a film or television version of him would look like!!
I’ll definitely be reading the second book in this new series and once again I’ll say to Sarina and Elle, more Wesmie!!