Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Series: Him #1
Genre: M/M Romance
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
Publication Date: July 28th 2015
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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.
5 out of 5 stars
This was my very first read by either of these autors, but I've heard so many good things about this one that I had to give it a try. I am so glad that I did. This was the best book that I've read in months! Maybe even all year! I immediately had to by the second book, Us. I didn't want this story to end.
Even though this story does have a second book it doesn't end on a cliffhanger and could be read as a standalone, in my opinion. "Him" had a lot of super steamy scenes (which I loved!!) but I didn't feel as if it completely overwhelmed the plot, since Jamie was still trying to figure out his feelings and re-evaluating his sexual identity.
I am a huge sucker for friends-first romances and this one didn't disappoint at all. There isn't one thing about this story that I didn't like. It was pretty low on angst and there were no annoying "big misundrstandings". I would definitely recommend this one to anyone that enjoys M/M romance. Aaaand now I am going to go read the next one!!
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