Book Review: Him – Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy


Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning spent every summer together at a hockey camp since they were fourteen. Every six weeks of those summers made them inseparable until that one night of their last summer together that cost their friendship. After almost four years without contact, the former best friends reunited again at a hockey game, and it seems that they have not lost that spark between them. Another six weeks at the summer camp led them to confront their feelings, but what are they willing to give up to have each other?

I think this may just be one of my favorite reads this year. Initially, I felt that their reminiscin’ of that particular night that cost their friendship (from Ryan’s end at least) will drag on until Christmas. Still, I thank all the gods that the story picked up quickly from their first reunion in years and at the camp – ugh, just yum-yum galore from there.

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I loved the simple storytelling here. It was quick and on-point. I loved how we got to see both men’s vulnerability and when their moment of clarity came up – I was relieved at no end. I loved my boys getting their happily ever after, and this one has it. This is my first book from both authors, so I’m excited to see what they would have to offer or provide more for the MM genre.

Highly recommended.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published July 28th 2015

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

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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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 currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!


One response to “Book Review: Him – Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy

  1. Pingback: Book Review: The Deal (Off-Campus #1) – Elle Kennedy | PADDYLAST INC.

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