Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy ~ Book Review by Teresa

HimTitle: Him

Author: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Publisher: *Not Listed

Cover Artist: Shannon Lumetta

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/28/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Gay, M/M Romance

Blurb:

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 View:

I usually shy away from sports themed books, but Him marks the third I’ve read in a month and it was definitely worth the read! The hockey didn’t take over but was definitely a part of the story. What was really the highlight was the second chance love of Jamie and Wes.

I loved this book. I loved the emotions described, I loved the humour, and I loved the friendship. I loved that Jamie was bisexual and not just gay for you. He loved women, but he found he loved Wes more.

It was interesting to see them coaching the younger players and having that interaction really showed their character off. They were both men I would love to know in real life.

The story was interesting and had a good balance of ups and downs without gut wrenching angst. The sex was hot and moved the story forward. There were also good female characters.

I highly recommend this book.

Links

Him on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
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