Sunday, August 2, 2015

New Review ~ Him by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen


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, skinny-dipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.

“What are you waiting for, Ryan? Suck it already.”

What do you do when you’re a gay teen in love with your straight best friend and you place a bet that will change everything?

You don’t back down from that challenge.

That’s exactly what Wes did but then felt guilty for coaxing his best friend.  So he stopped talking to him with no explanation. But he’s never been able to shake the love he’s had for Jamie.

Jamie Canning never knew why his best friend basically dropped him as friend four years ago. He was pissed and lonely and just missed his best friend.

After four years of silence these two friends are on the verge of graduating college and joining the NHL. They’re reunited but will they still be friends after Wes finally tells him the reason for the radio silence?

“Jamie Canning was my first crush and my first love. But he was never mine to have.”

Jamie is confused but doesn’t want to lose Wes and Wes doesn’t care what he’ll get he just wants Jamie in his life.  The journey these two take from friends to lovers is a slow journey. They had chemistry as friends and once they crossed the line you still felt that chemistry it was just stronger and oh so hot.

Their relationship wasn’t easy. The way their gay relationship was portrayed seemed real and believable. It was honest with a little humor filled in.  It’s hard being a gay couple in society let alone an athlete.

It was truly easy to open my heart to this couple; to follow along their journey from friends to lovers. It was an amazing story with a perfect HEA!

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