Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy * 5 Star Review

Posted July 29, 2015 by Yesi in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy * 5 Star ReviewHim on July 28, 2015

They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.

Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend...and a big one to learn about himself.

Warning: contains sexual situations, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.

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Yesi’s Review

Every so often a book comes along that turns your reading world upside down. I can wholeheartedly say that HIM is one of those books. I’ve recently become a fan of the M/M genre and while I have enjoyed my past reads only two have stood out above and beyond the rest. A true testament to this fact is that I was simply lost in the story. I was not focused on this being in the M/M category, I was focused on the characters and the story that they had to tell and what a beautiful story it was. HIM is extremely well written because in my opinion, it takes true talent to co-write a book and have it flow as seamlessly and effortlessly as this one did.

I can sit here and gush all day about this book and probably still have more to say tomorrow. If you are familiar with my reviews, you know I don’t recap, I prefer to tell you how the book made me feel but I will say that the synopsis plus the authors attached to the book had me adding this to the very top of my TBR as soon as I heard about it. Seriously, Wes and Jamie’s story is one of me most beautiful and heartfelt friends to lovers, second chance stories out there. Like I said, this wasn’t oh I am reading about two guys, no it was I am reading about these two great friends who share a love for hockey and have grown up together only to have one night change their lives and how they find each other again and I can’t wait to read more. I loved the backstory, I loved the gorgeous Lake Placid setting, I loved that it was a sports romance, and mostly I just loved, loved, loved these two men. My heart, it seemed, felt every emotion. I could feel the chemistry and the longing between Wes and Jamie; when they laughed, I laughed, when they hurt I hurt. So any book that can make me FEEL what this one made me feel is winner in my book.

HIM is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and I cannot recommend it enough. All of my favorites things were in this book… sports, romance, angst, college and beyond, and the sexiest and hottest hockey players ever! No offense Garrett from The Deal… 😉 Pick up this book today and fall in love with Wes and Jamie! A must read for all fans of the new adult genre. This is truly new adult, sports romance at its best!





About Elle Kennedy

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Signet Eclipse, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Samhain Publishing and Entangled Brazen. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

About Sarina Bowen

7737308Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont’s Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.)

Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

Rating Report
Overall: five-stars

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