Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Title: Us (Him #2)
Author: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Genres: Romance, New Adult
Release Day: March 8th 2016
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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?

5 stars!

“There’s an old quote my mother once painted on a ceramic platter. Love is friendship set on fire. I get it now.”

Jamie and Wes are back! Okay, I might be a little biased when it comes to those two because I love them so freaking much but all is fair in the book blogging community, I have a right to have a few favorites, right?

But seriously, I want to move in with Elle & Sarina and just watch them create, that’s all I want, see the magic happening live. I’ll cook too, pretty please?

Us picks up a few months after Him. Wes and Jamie are living together in Toronto, it’s Ryan’s rookie NHL season and Jamie is coaching hockey and even though the NHL management is aware of their relationship and totally supportive of it, they are still hiding in plain sight, but not for long…

Enter Blake, the very loud, totally oblivious to something called privacy teammate that moves across from them. And let me tell you, as hilarious as that dude was, he really needed to take a time out, his cock-blocking radar was on! He turned out to be a decent character but at times it felt like we were dealing with a child, it went a little over the top but the guys made sure to bring it back to adult level. In more ways than one.

Because Jamie & Wes? HOT!


This basically sums up their entire story. The most explosive stories are those of friends-turned-lovers, getting to know them as friends, from a little age, making a connection with them and following them on their awkward teen years and then watching them fall in love, it made this so much sweeter and I was so glad to have them back. There was not a moment that I got tired of their relationship; they were amazing, we got so many mundane daily cute moments than any other NA book usually includes.

These guys were so couple-y and compatible it was truly unique to see. Book couples usually deal with more drama, passion and angst than cute, daily moments and kudos to the authors for taking the time to build their relationship step by step.

When their relationship was finally out, it did kinda forced their hands and all but it was believable all in all and even a little miss communication issue they had was linked to their jobs and life. I won’t comment on the excellent writing, I expected it to be flawless and they delivered, even if the first one wasn’t a favorite of mine I’d still want to read it just for that awesome writing but this book duo is an all time favorite! I can predict the next book, I think…

Overall, like I said with Him, this is a great series for anyone that wants to read M/M. Cute, swoon, sex and humor all in one ♥

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