Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

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Him by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
Also by this Author: The Deal, The Mistake
Published by Rennie Road Books on July 28, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQIA, New Adult, Sports Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 276

Heat Rating: five-flames

I received this book for free from the publicist in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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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.

My Review

2 Young Men + 2 Hockey Sticks = The Book 4 Me!

I love manlove books. I love hockey books. Together in one? EXPLOSIVE! This is a page-turner for me. This new adult sports romantica gem is up for re-read as soon as I can manage it. I love the main characters so, so much. The authors let us see the point of view of both of them, so we get first-hand knowledge of their feelings, insecurities, and every HOT thought. Five-flame thoughts. The sex is hot and everywhere, but definitely not overdone. It. Is. PERFECT. The love drips off both men. Plus, the thought of two, strong, well-built men going at it hard, because there is not a “delicate” woman anywhere to be found when it is just the two of them in bed, triggered my hot flashes. No joke. When they were all in sweaty afterglow, so was I. <3

I’ve read 18 Elle Kennedy books, but this is my first Sarina Bowen book. I can’t wait to dive into more of Sarina’s books, particularly the delicious-looking The Ivy Years series, that is unless Gravity takes me first. 😉 I will be THERE if these two ever collaborate again, because Him is wordly GOLD. I made up the word “wordly” because “literary” is much too stuffy of a word for my flavor of reading enjoyment.

I’m hoping to see some sort of “next generation” book for Killfeather. I’m so sad at how things are left with him. MORE please. 🙂 (A grownup version of him, of course…)

Verdict? BUY THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. Feel the love and smile a TON.

I received a copy of this book from the authors’ publicist in exchange for an honest review. Thanks so much for this amazing reading opportunity!


About Elle Kennedy

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling 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 writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

The Ivy Years is her bestselling series. Centered around the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college, The Year We Fell Down began breaking hearts in March, 2014. There are three novels and a novella in the series so far. See http://www.sarinabowen.com/TheIvyYears for updates.

For lovers of angsty snowboarding heroes, Sarina also writes the Gravity series! Coming in From the Cold features a downhill ski racer and one of the most unique plot conflicts in contemporary romance today. Falling From the Sky is book #2, about a freestyle snowboarder who nearly loses his life in the halfpipe.

Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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