Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Books Him and Us by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen posed on a brown sweater with a cup of tea




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.


I’m a huge fan the Off Campus series, so I when I found out she had co-written a m/m hockey romance series I of course had to read it. Him was an incredible read about hockey, true love and finding your people.

Wes was a cocky, crazy ass on and off the ice. I loved his shenanigans and how he wasn’t afraid to be who he truly was. While a total goof with a heart of gold, he’s lived a tough life with parents who only acknowledge him when it suits their needs. He puts on a tough facade about it but it’s truly only with Jamie that he opens up about his struggles at home or the hate he faces being an openly gay man.

Jamie was unreal. Kind, patient and very nonjudgmental. I loved following him the most out of the two guys because he goes from being this guy who thinks he’s totally straight to having to question his sexuality. He never freaks out or truly panics and it was a cute journey. He has his own struggles though beyond his love life though and maybe he enjoys the coaching side of hockey more than actually being on the ice.

Smoky, steamy, hot as hell. If you’re looking for some of the sexiest scenes I’ve come across, this book is for you. Seriously nothing is hotter than two people consensually being adventurous and exploring their sexuality. Fair warning, this book contains a ton of sexy scenes.

This book was about Jamie and Wes coming together and exploring just what could happen between them. Less hockey, more sexual curiosity. There is a second book though and I feel like that’s where we’ll get more plot less smut. I loved this book though. It was a genuinely cute and heartwarming story about two friends finding love.

Spice: 🌶️🌶️

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