Series to be read in order.
MM romance with a Hockey theme
“Can your favorite hockey players finish their first season together undefeated?”
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Reviewed by Gitte and Jenny
4.5 fabulous stars!
‘Love is friendship set on fire. I get it now.’
Well didn’t it feel absolutely brilliant to be back with Jamie and Ryan!!! We loved every single minute of this follow up story to a couple who stole our hearts in Him. Reading it in one sitting we revelled in their relationship struggle, their friendships, their love and of course their passion. Both traveling a road of self-realisation as they adjusted to a life together fraught with obstacles.
‘I’m not usually one to wallow in the injustice of it all. I understand the world I live in.’
The gorgeous and powerful Ryan shows a side of himself that broke our hearts in this book. We actually cried through certain scenes from his past as well as through one poignant moment where he bares all. On paper he may seem like the strong one in the relationship with Jamie but we beg to differ. This man’s heart aches to love and find a family where he belongs. Where he’s needed and wanted – loved in return. Whilst having a record-breaking rookie season and living his dream of playing pro hockey, what ultimately comes first to Ryan is, Jamie.
‘Hell, I think disappointment isn’t something he fears, but expects – like he’s forever living in a state of when-will-the-other-shoe-drop.’
Jamie is yet to fully adapt to this new life of his. He knows he loves Ryan and his job as a hockey coach yet the strain of hiding the truth of their relationship plays heavily on not only Ryan but Jamie, too. Jamie has to face many demons as well as a huge setback which puts an increasing weight on a relationship destined to be threatened by the media as well as those surrounding them.
‘He wears the same cocky smile I’ve always seen on his face. But now I know how much pain it hides. It was right there the whole time, too. But I didn’t understand.’
Us has so many facets to it. It’s incredibly real and moving. Honest and beautiful. Funny and gorgeously sweet. It brings the added passionate spice, wrapping these boys up in a deliciously funny and sexy man-blanket. We enjoyed every single minute reading this book and the added bonus of the hilariously loud and brash but incredibly sweet Blake, Ryan’s team-mate. He just completed a fabulous Sunday afternoon read on the couch with our boys Ryan & Jamie….sigh!
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THE HIM SERIES by SARINA BOWEN and ELLE KENNEDY