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Summary

A brand new stand-alone romantic comedy from the best-selling, award-winning team of Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy.

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?

Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not listen in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling, and a snarky pair of underwear. Cover art copyright Okay Creations.

©2017 Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Totally hilarious

OMG I have never laughed as much listening to any other book! Blake Riley and Jess Canning are so funny and hot together that this is definitely my go to feel good story. The narrators made me laugh extremely hard. Recommended highly.

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Humorous and enjoyable.

Loved Blake! He was annoying, arrogant, juvenile, charming, larger than life and hiding such a huge heart, caring for friends, family and furry critters all at the same time. A good story worth listening to. Will make you laugh out loud as well as cringe. Loved it.

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Love this series!

As the first book in the WAGS series, or the third book in the HIM series, Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy continue to have a winner. Meeting Jess and Blake in book 2, we got a glimpse of their personalities, especially Blake. He is the wise-cracking, fun friend who lives upstairs from Wes and Jamie. After a one night stand, Blake and Jess can't seem to let each other go. While no huge climactic scenes, but the story itself if pure entertainment. There is some drama with Blake's past that needs to be handled, as well as Jess coming into her own. The family interaction from both sides is the best part of the book for me. I love Blake's mom, she is larger than life, much like her son. Love seeing Wes, Jamie and the team as well, it gives such continuity to the story.

The two narrators are wonderful. I love them both. Tanya Eby gives Jess that warm voice with some angst as she runs through her crazy life, and Teddy Hamilton is the gruff and sensual Blake. The two compliment each other well.

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horrible main characters

I didn't get very far in this one but the main leads were horrible people and I had to quit.
maybe I'll give this one another go in a while but for now I'm done.

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What the heck is Toronto Red?

The main male character is a hockey player playing for the NHL in Toronto. That team exists. It’s the Maple Leafs and their logo is blue. I don’t know why the main female character keeps going on about Toronto red nail polish and lipstick and glitter that is the same shade as the logo. It just bugged me.
Also, the main male character is annoying. I think he is supposed to be written as, like, an overgrown child or puppy or something, but he’s kind of awful. He continuously inserts himself where he isn’t wanted, does careless things and is completely un-self-aware which we can tell from the chapters from his point of view where he is congratulating himself for his brilliant ideas and decisions. I got this book because there is another one in this series that focused on Wes and Jamie. Unfortunately this one didn’t measure up.

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loved loved loved this book!!!!!

..... but it ended so fast!? wtf! I want more!!!!
.... listen to it anyway guys and gals. it was worth it! 😘

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Blake Riley made me Smiley!

Absolutely loved listening to Blake and Jess story!
Voices were just perfect for these guys and Blake Riley made me Smiley more than once while I was listening!
Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen certainly know how to write a fantastic book!

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The best kind of good!

Loved it! Humor check. Heart check. Sexy check. Author had time to write the story and enjoyed it, check. Author did not try to gross me out, check. Narrators good, check.

Am so happy about this book. Thank you!! Author made it seem effortless to write an enjoyable story, without filling it with ... unnecessary ... well ... Let's start again. This is a story that avoids feeling like factory work to me. Absolutely human and lovely.

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Enjoyed this story

I really enjoyed this story, I liked the characterisation and the storyline. the narrators were excellent and I'll enjoy listening to it again.

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  • Lydia Rella
  • 03-05-17

Blake Riley makes me smiley-and so does this audio

Good Boy was fantastic-story, narration, the whole ball of wax. The Blake-isms by the huge puppy dog of a hockey player, Blake Riley, are sure to keep you smiling all day. That and his humongous...heart.

I love all the books of this series (technically, this is book 3 of the Him series) and get ready for the feelings because Jamie and Wes are prominent in the first few chapters. If you've listened to Us, you know why. Good luck keeping the tears at bay, in the best possible way. If you haven't listened to Him and Us, I can't recommend them enough-period. Him is my #1 all time listen because #wesmie.

Teddy Hamilton and Tanya Eby both turn in amazing performances and hit all the right notes with their voice acting skills. Loved this book and can't wait for the next parts of the WAGS series.

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  • Michelle M.
  • 11-06-20

Did not finish

I’m not ok with toxic masculinity and possessiveness. I stopped at “if I can’t fuck you no one can”. That’s not cool. I get the story is hinting at there is more to male lead than meets the eye. But the possessiveness and not respecting NO is too much for me to keep going. This one’s a pass for me.

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  • annie
  • 03-08-17

BLAKE RILEY WILL MAKE YOU SMILEY!!!! LOVED IT!!!!

Where does Good Boy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was so good...I love a feel good book...and this was totally one!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Blake...he is a sweet man....just a really good guy!!

Which scene was your favorite?

THE PUPPY!!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both..but happy tears!!! Blake and Jess are funny!!!

Any additional comments?

I loved this..and when I figured it out it was a continuation of Him/Us..i was super happy...this is Jess and Blake's story....and it was funny, sweet, and oh so good..and we got a really great HEA..and I cant wait to jump into book 2 in the Wags world!!!

TOTALLY RECOMMEND!!!

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  • Amanda
  • 17-07-17

Eh...

Loved Blake (as I did in Us as well). I was kinda "meh" on Jess which could be because I found the female narrator to be too robotic. Her voice kept pulling me out of the story.

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  • LoveDrug
  • 03-07-17

Elle & Sarina have done it again!!!

I was always hoping for a Blake book & I am so damn happy I got it thanks to these fantastic authors. I laughed, I swooned, I got a little sad then I laughed some more.

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  • ❤️Cyndi Marie❤️🎧Audiobook Addicts🎧
  • 14-10-17

✫✫ 3 Stars ✫✫

Let me start by saying that my review is completely base on the Audiobook and unfortunately the narration didn't work for me and actually made me dislike the characters. I know if I had read this book I would have loved it but I didn't. The narrators are both good narrators but the female narrator narrated 80% of this book and she really didn't fit, she made Jess sound too old and honestly made her seem like a snobby B*tch and I don't think she was supposed to be, just like I think Blake was supposed to be a fun loving playful guy and her voice/tone for him made his seem dumb and kinda of like an air head. The entire time I was listening I was thinking that another narrator would have brought these characters both about in a different light. I am not bashing her, I just really feel like she was not the right choice for this book.

The story itself was sweet and sexy and exactly what I expected from these authors! I was excited to get a little Will & Jamie time too! I've still got high hopes for the next book in this series.

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  • Debra
  • 16-05-17

Cha-esus

Absolutely loved this story. Blake Riley is such a love bug and he's oh so swoony, sweet, a teddy bear with big paws but at the same time he is sensuous, loud and a dirty talker! The banter between he and Jess is hysterical!! I loved the continuation of Jamie and Wes and it just warmed my heart and soul.
Teddy Hamilton as Blake was amazing as always!
My first listen by Tanya Eby.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-20

Blake is horrible

I started this hoping Blake would be better than the previous books, but he is legitimately infuriating and inappropriate. Climbing into bed or going into a bathroom with a woman showering uninvited is not adorable and harmless, it's sexual harassment. The excellent narrators can't salvage Blake's personality to make this book palatable to me

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  • Jennifer
  • 19-05-17

what plot?

This book was well written and I loved the characters, but there was zero plot! No obstacles, no story arc, no climax. I kept waiting for something to happen, then all of a sudden it was over. Two people fell in love. Authors - you can do better, and I really hope you do because I like your style.

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  • OG Mombie
  • 12-04-19

Wonderfully fun listen.

This is a great fun listen. It made me laugh out loud, I was listening at work and had to cover my unexpected laugh with a cough and I was smiling so much that my co-workers kept looking at me like I had lost it . If you are looking for a deep meaningful emotion packed tear jerker- this is probably not for you. If you are looking for a great fun listen with exceptional narrating and lovable characters this is it that will lift your mood THIS IS IT.

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