I have a confession to make: I am Canadian and hockey leaves me cold but Him definitely turned up the heat.
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.
Warning: contains sexual situations, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.
Why I Love It:
I will read any m/m hockey romance that Sarina Bowen puts into the world.
My first taste of her fabulous writing was in Understatement of the Year which vaulted to one of my favs. In Him, co-written with Elle Kennedy, we get Wes and Jamie, best friends for years (did I mention how much I enjoy a good best friends to more story?) where a drunken indulgence kiboshed the entire thing. But not for the reasons you’re probably thinking. When the two cross paths again, the friendship – and more – is in full force.
Sure, these are hockey heroes but they’re real guys with insecurities, a lot of humour, and passion for what they do. Also there is much hotness. Him is a one sitting read and trust me, you’ll be rooting for these two.
Be sure to check out my interview with Sarina this Wed., August 19 on writing sports romance!
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