Series: Him #2
Published by Self-Published on 3/8/16
Can your favorite hockey players finish their first season together undefeated?
Five months in, NHL forward Ryan Wesley is having a record-breaking rookie season. He's living his dream of playing pro hockey and coming home every night to the man he loves–Jamie Canning, his longtime best friend turned boyfriend. There's just one problem: the most important relationship of his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his success on the ice.
Jamie loves Wes. He really, truly does. But hiding sucks. It's not the life Jamie envisioned for himself, and the strain of keeping their secret is taking its toll. It doesn't help that his new job isn't going as smoothly as he'd hoped, but he knows he can power through it as long as he has Wes. At least apartment 10B is their retreat, where they can always be themselves.
Or can they? When Wes's nosiest teammate moves in upstairs, the threads of their carefully woven lie begin to unravel. With the outside world determined to take its best shot at them, can Wes and Jamie develop major-league relationship skills on the fly?
Warning: contains sexual situations, a vibrating chair, long-distance sexytimes, and proof that hockey players look hot in any shade of green.
I cannot possibly describe how excited I was to hear that we would be getting another Wes and Jamie book. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the day that I could get another dose of these two and, let me tell you, it was totally worth it.
I have learned that I’m extremely picky when it comes to M/M romance. Besides Wes and Jamie, there’s only one other couple’s story that I love. I’m sure you can guess who that is, right? (Logan and Tate, duh!) I feel like I’m not unreasonable in my expectations, but a good M/M romance proves more and more difficult to find. I need it to be well written, sweet, and believable. Apparently that’s asking for a lot. Or I haven’t been looking in the right places. But lucky for me, Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy are a fabulous writing duo and they excel in all of those things.
Wes and Jamie’s story is beautiful. Their feelings for each other are so apparent and tangible. You can both see and feel their love for each other and it warms my delicate little heart. I love that they’re each very much a guy’s guy. They’re masculine and strong and are only vulnerable around each other. And we can’t forget that they’re both as hot as sin. They light up the sheets and the pages with their passion and heat.
I really liked the storylines in this book, albeit Jamie’s was a little dramatic at times. I felt Jamie’s own separate conflict was a tad drawn out, but I thought that their main conflict was believable and challenging. I sympathized with their plight and was curious about how it would all unfold and resolve.
Let’s not also forget to mention the supporting characters. Hello, Blake Riley! He’s Wes’s teammate and hilarious neighbor. He was infuriating and hysterical and I’m holding out hope that he will get his own spin-off book.
I can’t stress enough how much you should read these books. At the end of the day, it’s a love story and that’s what we all love, right? Two people who fall in love with each other, despite all odds and obstacles. That’s exactly what Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy deliver with expert precision. Fingers crossed for more out of both of them.