January 31st, 2017
Elle Kennedy Inc.
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 read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear
*I was provided a copy by the authors in exchange for an honest review
Once again this was a buddy read with Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions so go check her blog in the next couple of days to read her thoughts about this book :).
You can’t even imagine how excited I was for this book. I’ve been waiting for this since I read Him and Us last summer and I’m so happy I had the opportunity to read this one early because I LOVED this book and I love Blake Riley!
First of all, if you’re reading this expecting it to be similar to Him or Us you might get disappointed. While this book features characters from those books it’s still a new story and completely different, especially because Blake and Jess are not Jamie and Wes and they don’t have a similar relationship to Jamie and Wes’s relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I love Jamie and Wes and I love their story but I also love Blake and Jess and they were so hilarious.
Blake Riley is just a little puppy in the form of a human. That guy really needs to be cared for and he’s really loyal and that made me love him. I also loved how much he cared about his family and Jess and how important they were for him. We already had the opportunity to meet Blake in Us but while I loved him and thought he was funny as hell I still wanted to know more about him and about what he was hiding and why he swear off relationships. Let me just tell you I felt bad for the guy… he did had to deal with a few bad things in the past that kept following him everywhere. But hey, have I told you he was hilarious as hell?? I spent most of the time laughing while reading this book. I also loved Jess a lot. First of all, she’s a Canning and I absolutely adore the whole Canning clan (can they adopt me please??) but I also loved to see how much she grew during this book. Just like Blake, Jess went through a lot even if it were different situations. She hit a rough path where she thought she wasn’t good enough and that she would never find what she wanted to do with her life but I loved how she fought for her dreams and how much she worked to get somewhere. Also, Blake and Jess were amazing together and had a great chemistry. While their relationship started in a weird way I still really enjoyed how they still became friends before anything else and how much they supported each other.
Because this is far from being my first Elle Kennedy or Sarina Bowen book I already knew how much I would love the writing. The book is told in a dual POV, which makes everything better, and it’s a fast-paced, funny read. Also, kudos for including a certain wedding that might have made me cry a little bit… I was an emotional mess at that point.
Overall, this was an amazing book. I loved every single part of it and it was a perfect way to start this new series. I 100% recommend this one to everyone… and if you haven’t read Him and Us what are you waiting for?
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?