Review: Stay by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy (WAGs #2)


Note: This ARC was provided by the authors via Nina Bocci PR in exchange for an honest review.

The Sniper takes aim and manages to snag himself his Hottie in this second novel in Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy's sports romance series, WAGs. Stay is the story of Matthew Eriksson, thirty-year-old professional hockey player playing for Toronto, divorced dad of twin daughters, and owner of an affectionate dog named Rufus, and Hailey Taylor Emery, twenty-nine-year-old co-owner of Fetch, a company that provides virtual assistant services to their clients. He's Sniper87 and she's HTE, and while one of the things Fetch prides itself on is the anonymity it provides its clients, especially those in the spotlight in one form or another, Hailey has a suspicion that Sniper87 is none other than her favorite hockey player--and crush--Matt Eriksson. When said suspicions are confirmed, it seems that Matt's been doing a bit of crushing of his own and wants nothing more than to ask the woman he's nicknamed "Hottie" out. But there's the matter of Matt being a Fetch client and the heartbreak he endured after his wife filed for divorce, blaming his career for their marriage's demise. Hailey knows what it's like to be left behind in a divorce, and even as she falls for Matt, will he decide to stay or will Matt, too, end up letting Hailey go?

There were definite flutterstutters while I was reading this book. Matt and Hailey were adorable--from their text exchanges through Fetch to their in-person interactions, these two had an irresistible charm to them. Sure, they had experienced divorce and rejection, having been on the same side of the end of their respective marriages, but they never seemed overly dejected or pessimistic. The banter between them was one of my favorite things about the book, as was the sex and romance. The usual suspects--Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning and Blake Riley and Jess Canning--were in fine form, as were a couple of the other WAGs. The one who piqued my curiosity, however, was Will O'Connor, the team's new forward. I know Good Boy and Stay were the original two titles mentioned when the series was launched, but a new development in this book had me wondering--and hoping!--if there would be, at the very least, a third novel in the offing. Because I'm pretty countless readers wouldn't say "no" to that! But for now, I consider myself a happy camper with how Matt and Hailey's story turned out, even though I admit Wesmie and Bless (that's the best I could come up with Blake and Jess) edged them out. Five stars for Stay. ♥

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Read my reviews for the WAGs series:


Good Boy (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review

Stay (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 20 June 2017

Date Read: 19 June 2017

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