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Him by Elle Kennedy, Sarina Bowen
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, MM
Born with the proverbial silver spoon Bostonian Ryan ‘Wes’ Wesley had the best of everything growing up. Excellent schools, private hockey coaches, everything except love from his insensitive parents. He had a trophy mother more interested in heading charity foundations and a father who only cared when Wes made hockey winning headlines. Each year Wes looked forward to six weeks of hockey camp with his best friend. Those were the weeks Wes cherished every year.
The youngest of six boisterous children, California native Jamie Canning was the oddball in his football mad family. Well aware his parents didn’t have extra money Jamie was always grateful to be sent to summer hockey camp. It’s also the one time he got to see his best friend every year.
At their very last summer camp before heading off to college and responsibility a silly bet turns ugly. One cuts off all contact and the other is left wondering what went so wrong.
Four years later Wes and Jamie meet again on the ice in their final collage hockey championship. Unanswered questions hang over them both. Acknowledging their bond is easy, starting over not so much.
Incredibly poignant. Insightful, yet also lusty. Him is the total package. Told in first person point of view Wes and Jamie take turns telling their story. Authors Bowen and Kennedy fan the flames and deliver a masterfully written character driven romance. There’s just enough hockey talk to draw the reader onto the ice and into the locker room without going overboard. Humor, intelligent dialogue, and sensual loving lands Him on the keeper shelf. I Joyfully recommend Him. Wes and Jamie’s story is one to cherish.