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.

30 thoughts on “Him (Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy)

  1. Cátia says:

    Great review. It only took you about a month to read it XD I need to read these books soon. You couldn’t stop talking about it and about Jamie and Wes for weeks 😀

  2. Kat Impossible says:

    I didn’t hear you right, did you say you loved them? 😛 hahaha just kidding! Great review and if I ever decide to spend more time in the NA genre, I will definitely read this series!

  3. anovelglimpse says:

    I love Jamie & Wes so much! This series is so good. I was excited to hear there’s going to be a third book in this series about Jamie’s sister and Wes’ teammate. I’m hoping it means we’ll get to see more of Jamie & Wes!

  4. Brittany's Book Rambles says:

    Hockey and romance? I’m so in! I haven’t read many hockey books and the ones were either great on the hockey details but the rest of the story was disappointing or vise versa. I wasn’t sure about South of Sunshine, I saw the author at a panel at ALA and she said some things that bothered me so I didn’t pick it up.

    I’m so glad you liked this one and I’m definitely going to look into it!

    • My Tiny Obsessions says:

      south of sunshine really bothered me, it had such potential, but it made me mad most of the time. I loved this one though, it’s not even in the same level – this one is awesome! if you like NA, then this romance is totally worth it, and the hockey part is pretty great too

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