Him (Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy)


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.

Guys, this series, wow, just wow, I’m in love with it! Here’s the story though, last month I read a LGBT book that I didn’t love at all, South of Sunshine, and I wanted and needed a LGBT romance that would knock my socks off. So, after having seen a few awesome reviews of Him, I took a trip to Amazon Kindle store and bought Him and Us. I started this book that same night and I couldn’t put it down.

The writing is perfect! I’m a huge fan of male POVs, and I’m a huge fan of Hockey books, and this book has it all. I was worried for a moment that Jamie and Wes’ voices wouldn’t be distinctive enough to tell the two guys apart, but I shouldn’t have worried, because the boys are so awesomely different.

I love Jamie and Wes so much. SO MUCH!!! I love how different they are and how they totally complete each other. SO GOOD!


The romance was so swoon worthy. I love BFFs to lovers romances, because they’re awesome, and this one didn’t disappoint at all. And even though Wes always had feelings for Jamie, and Jamie didn’t (or he just didn’t name them), I never once doubted how much Jamie cared for his best friend. Also, I loved how Jamie came to terms with his sexuality, he’s awesome.

I can’t say I loved this enough. If you like New Adult romances, and you’re cool with M/M explicit scenes, I BEG YOU TO READ THIS! You won’t be sorry. I will read anything that Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen write, that’s for sure.

The “I Messed Up” Book Tag


Hello guys 🙂 . First of all I want to apologise if I’ve been a little out of of it, and taking a little time answering to comments and whatnot, but I’m currently home in Portugal, and that means having to divide my time a lot more 🙂 . Either way, onto the The “I Messed Up” Book Tag, which I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse… THANK YOU 😉 .

A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently:

This one is easy, and I’m saying Sybil Mira from The Lunar Chronicles. Truth be told I don’t think she’s ever overly described, but due to her personality and mannerisms, I’ve always pictured her in a very specific way, and that is like the actress Ruth Negga.

A character name that you’ve been pronouncing wrong:

I’ve tried, I’ve really tried, but I still struggle to say Chaol Westfall name correctly. I pronounce Chaol as “Cole”, when I should be saying “Kale”… Is it just me?



An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure:

I love love love enemies to lovers romances. It’s just so cute, to read all the angst, lol. I love it.

A cliché character type that you like better on screen than reading about:

The innocent ingenue girl. I don’t know why exactly, but sometimes they get to me on books, and I just want to kick their asses.

A word/phrase you learned because of its use in a book:

So… this is a bit embarrassing, but I remember a couple of months ago I was reading a book (don’t even remember which one, and the term “I’m getting a chubby” appeared on my kindle. Now people, remember I’m from Portugal, and we don’t learn these kind of expressions in school and it’s not like I remember ever hearing it, so I had to actually google it. Yeah… now I do know!

Have you ever not read or completed a required reading book for school?

OH YEAH! I’ve mentioned Os Maias a few times right? Let’s just say that it was a required reading, and I had the book, opened page one, read the title, and closed it right after and never ever picked it up again.

Have you ever (or wanted to) skipped a chapter from the point of view of a character you weren’t interested in?

I don’t think I’ve ever done it, but I’ve wanted to do it several times. For instance, Agatha’s POV on Carry On, or the Simon Snow parts of Fangirl.

Have you ever cancelled social plans to read a book?

LOL, nope, but I automatically don’t make plans if I feel like it’s a reading time. 😀

I Tag: