Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Published by Rennie Road Books
Released on January 31, 2017
An adorable cover, an anticipated spin-off story, laugh out loud, sexy, and bantering dialogue- oh deep breath… Good Boy was sheer fun from face off to the last horn of the third period.
Good Boy is the first of the WAGs spinoff series to the Him Duology. It works best when read after the previous two when Jess and Blake were introduced, but I think a reader who doesn’t mind a wedding setting for the previous pair will do all right.
Yes, Jess has delivered a fabulous, tasteful wedding event for her younger brother and his new husband. Everyone can cheer and praise that she didn’t screw it up, but now she’s changing careers once again so she’ll be back to being known at the Canning family screw up (at least that is her opinion). She definitely knows that one night a while back with a certain hunky, hot hockey player was a mistake and avoiding him and his big… uh hockey stick is a must now that she’s seriously tackling nursing school.
Good Boy was one of those books that I got when it released and had full intentions of diving right in because I loved Him with Jamie and Ryan, loved the writer pairing, and wanted to see Blake and Jess in their own book. I saw so many wonderful reviews and yet it is only now that I finally got around to it only to have a hiccup right in the first chapter. I was not loving Jess who poo-pooed herself as a screw up (and, she did switch careers four times and had to hit up her parents each and every time so I could see why she thought that) and had this denial thing going on about Blake who appeared to be this huge goof ball set out to have a good time and pretend to be oblivious to her cold shoulder. There was just no connection though yes, even then, Blake’s oddball sense of humor was winning me.
And, then something clicked and I was having a good time. Full of more of Blake being a nut and the pair of them being horny as bunnies, but a heartwarming layer going on beneath as Blake started working past the betrayal in his past that caused him to deny himself serious relationships and Jess discovering that the screw up issue was all in her head. I was glad that they switched points of view so I could see what they were thinking because Blake’s antics with Jess had some moments that could have been weird if one wasn’t in his head seeing his motives and intentions and what she really thought even if something different came out of her mouth. They were a zany fun pair who went from friends with the hots to love and it was wonderful to see. I loved that they were every day people types under it all and Blake with his dog loving had me swoony (I get that way over men with babies or animals- don’t mind me).
So, in the end, this was a sizzling hot and stellar romance that shines as bright as the Him stories for me. I must not wait so long to get to Stay. Those who love tons of banter and a hot and sexy friends to lovers should go for this one.
Mt. TBR #80
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