Him (Him #1) by Sarina Bowen

Him (Him #1)

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 fri...

Details Him (Him #1)

TitleHim (Him #1)
Release DateJul 28th, 2015
PublisherRennie Road Books
Number of pages360 pages
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, New Adult, Contemporary

Reviews Him (Him #1)

  • Lisa
    See my review at Sinfully . 5 “Science has proven...” Stars! “My weakness is him.” Him is a collaboration by authors Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. Both are new authors to me so I was a little unsure as to what to expect. Holy heck did I ever end up loving this book! This sweet and sexy story about two best friends turned out to be such a welcome surprise. I could not help but get wrapped up in this enchanting tale and see how things...
  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    Fine, I'll admit it: I was wary going in. Sometimes when a book is so hyped up, it falls short of expectations. Plus, the authors write mainly M/F, and I did not want a Chicks with Dicks repeat. Thankfully, what I got was Hockey Players with Dicks. I approve. Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning are CRAZY HAWT together, and the sex scenes are through the roof scorching. Jamie figures out he's bi, not just gay for Ryan, which I appreciated (I'm not a fan...
  • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
    4 Stars!!This was such an adorable feel good story! “Him” was a friends to lovers, GFY story that made me smile or grin more times that I can count. It was sweet, it was sexy, it was simply a fantastic read! Honestly I’m not really a sports romance fan, but I didn’t care about this aspect in this case since this book it’s written by two authors I really enjoy.Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley used to be best friends. They used to spend toge...
  • ♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
    4.5 stars! Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning are best of friends especially during the summer months they spend on Lake Placid where the two of them are enrolled in a summer hockey program. Despite seeing each other for only two months out of the year, they've bonded and considered each other best of friends.On their last summer there before going off to college, something happened which caused Wes to end their friendship leaving Jamie confused as to...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Him, HIM, HIIIIMMMMMMMM!!! Easily one of my favorite books from this year. Easily. And raise your hand if you are surprised?? *crickets*This book was aaaammmmmaaaazzziiiinnnggg!I started listening to this book on a road trip with one of my friends, and let me tell you, that car got STEAMY. This book is HOT, and when I got home from the trip, I spent the next five hours listening so I could hear how it ended!The audio for this book was really, rea...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    3.75 ~ 4 Stars ”They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?” I’m a huge fan of Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus series as well as Sarina Bowen’s The Ivy Years series and so a collaboration by these two authors made me actually squeal out loud. Now for the iffy area for me is that the genre for this book is mm. The truth is, I have actually only read two others books in this genre. One of them being Sarina Bowen’s The Understatement of t...
  • Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    RE-READ 11/10/2016 ! Audio version. ➦I always suggest this book to those who haven't read any M/M before but I've never even bothered to write a review for this awesome read. ➦I'll be honest, a year ago I was very apprehensive to try M/M myself. But Only 10% into this story I knew I could never go back. When it's done well, like in this book here, it can be oh so thoroughly enjoyable.➦So I thought a re-read was in order and I'm very pleased...
  • S.M. West
    4.5 "Purple Skittles" STARSWell this was my first full-on foray into M/M. I’d dabbled before with other stories where it was a side story and had liked it. Now I get the allure…there's something that's almost naughty or sinful about it in a delightfully delicious way! And it's scorching HOT!! I’m a big fan of Elle Kennedy, found and fell for her with her Off Campus series, and have never read a Sarina Bowen book before – I’ll be rectify...
  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*
    4 StarsWhen I found out Elle Kennedy was writing an MM... She's about the only MF I read these days! And while I was not as familiar with Sarina Bowen (I did read book 1 of the Ivy League series) I knew her stuff wasn't quite as steamy as Elle's. SO...of course I said a little prayer. Please don't be too YA! And I was worried for nothing! This one had some really nice steam! I read a lot of MM, so I can't say this one wowed me as far as MMs go. T...
  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    4-4.5 Hot Hockey StarsWell check you out Elle Kennedy, getting all M/M up in here. And I have never personally read anything by Sabrina Bowen, but perhaps I shall do so now. Quite honestly though, if you took Elle Kennedy's The Deal, mixed it up with Riley Hart's Collide, gave them some skates, and threw them on a hockey rink, you'd have this book. Oh get up Self, I'm not complaining. I. Totally. Dug It. I lurve sports romance. I lurve the frie...
  • Gigi
    Him is nominated for Best Romance in the 2015 GoodReads book awards! Vote here. The only other M/M book nominated is Roan Parrish as best debut author. You can vote of Roan's In the Middle of Somewhere here. M/M fans REPRESENT! It is ridiculous, absolutely fucking ridiculous, how much I loved this book. I am a tried and true hockey fan and root for my home team The Minnesota Wild and root for any and all M/M hockey romances. My favorites being Fr...
  • Mysza
    "We're all just bags of charged atoms walking around bumping into each other. My electrons went seriously haywire for his tonight, though. Particles collided." That was just excellent combination of humour, fun, steam, friendship, bromance and love. Did I mention it was hot? "Hot? Try scorching. Blistering. A goddamn inferno." Damn right it was! Light, sweet, a bit emotional and drama free reading. Perfect book for summer if you enjoy MM rom...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    5 Stars Jamie Canning was my first crush and my first love. But he was never mine to have. So let's see here; we have friends-to-lovers, second chance romance and GFY all mixed in with sizzling chemistry and humor. If that's not enough to justify my 5 star rating, I dunno what is. Maybe I haven't read an MM in a while, maybe I was exactly in the mood for a feel good and sexy MM romance? Whatever the reason may be, I loved this book to pieces. T...
  • Kathleen
    Story Rating ~ 5 StarsHero Rating Wes ~ 5 StarsHero Rating Jamie ~ 5 StarsRomance Rating ~ 5 StarsHeat Level ~ 4.5 StarsEnding ~ 5 StarsOverall Rating ~ 5 Stars This is another read that I might have missed out on if I had not read so many of my friends fantastic reviews. THANK YOU MY FRIENDS because I I loved the story line about two boys who became best friends while at hockey training camp and that one them secretly loved the other. It was a l...
  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    4.5 stars! I really enjoyed it. No time to write a review.***Wes’ rating: 4.5 stars Jamie’s rating: 4 starsSexual tension rating: 5 starsSex scenes rating: 4.5 starsSex scenes frequency: 4 starsPlot rating: 4.5 starsDialogue rating: 4 starsStorytelling rating: 4.5 starsStory ending rating: N/A***********************************************Overall rating: 4.5 starsWould I recommend this series: Yes.Would I re-read this series: Maybe later.Woul...
  • Judith
    *** LOVED IT !! ***WESJAMIEJamie and Wes formed a strong friendship from a young age when they started going to Hockey Camp every summer.One night when they were 18 they had a bet....The outcome of the bet was an estranged friendship for 4 years.They meet again when their teams are playing at a National Hockey Championship...Wes is gay and while he is not ashamed of his sexuality he doesn't flaunt it.As for Jamie,he is convinced he is straight.Th...
  • Sleepless Readmore
    I didn’t get over it, but I got used to it.5 #PurpleSkittles and #CuddleWhores STARS Jamie and Ryan .. ♥I just pled guilty to assholeryin the first degree and practicallymolestation. And he's worried about a few texts. It's too late to get away from it allI'm done with running so I give in to you ..►♫ You know actual character namesfrom Sex and the City? Shit,if you hadn't told me you were gay,I would've figured it out just now.So this wa...
  • Natasha is a Book Junkie
    FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: “Jamie Canning was my first crush and my first love. But he was never mine to have.” Be still, my beating heart… It doesn’t happen every day that two authors you love decide to write a book together, so this collaboration had me bouncing off the walls from the moment I got word of it, but this story, this sexy, fun, enchanting story was all I hoped it would be, and so much more. A wonderful testament of both the...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    4 HOT STARSI adored this book!!Such a sweet,funny and hot story!!I was so excited when I saw that Elle Kennedy has a new book and it's a M/M!!I immediately put it on my list!I haven't read a book before of Sarina Bowen so she is a new author to me!They should write more books together!!!They are doing an amazing combination!!Wes and Jamie are hockey childhood friends,but due to an unfortunate situation they lost touch!Now after years they meet ag...
  • wesley
    This review is long overdue. My life is a giant mess right now. Anyway, here goes... Him is one of the few books with a combination of friends-to-lovers, unrequited love, and gay-for-you tropes that I truly and immensely enjoyed.During the first chapters, the authors did a marvelous job of piquing my curiosity by slowly putting together the pieces of Wesley and Jamie’s fallout in the past, at the same time building these two characters up which...
  • Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
    5+ Perfect Friends-to-Lovers MM Stars!THIS is why I love MM romance! HIM has the absolute perfect blend of everything I love about MM romance. 1- Strong, masculine, virile men2- Friends-to-Lovers trope3- Gay-for-You trope4- Endearing secondary characters5- Humor6- Angsty tug of war regarding sexual orientation7- STEAMNeed I say more? In a nutshell, Wes and Jamie have been friends since childhood. Both men are avid hockey players who attended a ho...
  • Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*
    ♥ ♥ ♥ 4 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥ ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●“Want you,” I whisper.Lately those two words define me.“Have me,” he says.●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ● Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley use to be attatched to the hip. They met at a Hockey summer c...
  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    ★★★★ 4.5 Stars ★★★★Now LIVE!US - http://amzn.to/1gYG3GE UK - http://amzn.to/1esGVBE "My weakness is him." Him, is a second chance romance/best friends to lovers story which I really enjoyed, it was so sweet but had enough going on which kept in me on my toes throughout.Ryan 'Wes' Wesley and Jamie Canning have been friends since they were 13. Every year for 6 weeks in the summer, they attended a world-class hockey training camp tog...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)
    2.5 stars. Here I come, M/M romance! After many YA, Him was my first encounter with adult GLBT love stories and I won't hide how curious I was to see if the characteristics that annoy the crap out of me in New Adult would be absent. Not really, unfortunately, but it was still easier for me to enjoy than our average slut-shaming, pure virgin meets hot guy love-story train wreck. BUT. Because obviously, there are buts, hence my rating.Sadly, even f...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    Acceptance wins the goal...I started this story with the knowledge that Him was popular, M/M, written by two very talented authors and was supposedly HOT!!! With limited experience reading M/M, I didn't have high expectations and I wasn't sure if it would float my boat. IT WAS HOT!!!By the half way point I'm starting to question why this was turning me on so much and analyzing what made it so sexy or sexier than M/f? Maybe it's because women anal...
  • Katy Loves Romance ❤️
    4.5 SEXY accepting Loving Stars**** I love M/M it's a favourite Genre of mine. Depending on the read that is and mix that with Friends to lover and Sports Romance... Tick. Tick. Tick we get a really enjoyable read that had me unable to put this book down.Wes 'Ryan' has been in love with Jamie since he was 13. But after a night of pushing those boundaries and crossing that line Wes felt he pushed Jamie too far and ran for four years. That is until...
  • Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress #
    ** 5+++ “My weakness is HIM.” STARS ** “You really do love me, huh?”“ALWAYS HAVE. ALWAYS WILL.” You guys... THIS BOOK WAS PERFECT! ♥♥♥I don't give a rats a** that it offered nothing new, or that it was pretty much like an M/M version of Elle Kennedy's other hockey romances.I enjoyed every single line and every damn moment between Wes and Jamie. I appreciate that there was NO UNNECESSARILY DRAGGED OUT DRAMA. I appreciate THE S...
  • Mo
    I enjoyed this one. Wes and Jamie. Jamie Canning was my first crushand my first love.But he was never mine to have. I loved Jamie's family. Loud, boisterous, accepting. Wes on the other hand, had a shite family. ... I'm pretty sure that my dick is an equal opportunity player. "That was so hot." he tells me.Hot? Try scorching. blistering. A goddamn inferno.
  • Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***
    **7/19/2016 - I've missed Wes and Jamie, so I picked up the audiobook. I like having them in my car ;) -----------------------------------------------***4.9 Stars*** My life has been chaotic for as long as I can remember, and I always dealt with it alone. My parents' criticism, my confusion over my sexuality. But for six weeks every summer, I didn't have to be alone. I had Jamie, my best friend, my rock. How do I feel about this book?Typically,...
  • Parvathy
    5 +++++ StarsA beautiful best friends to lovers story which is bound to steal your heart..I fell in love with m/m romance due to this book. I never expected that I will love this book so much. Every time I re-read this story I fall even more in love with the characters. A truly splendid read bound leave you with a lot of good feelings..Ryan and Jamie are best friends who used meet in the hockey summer camp. During rest of the year they used to co...