Book Review: Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Reviewed by Susan65

27797842Title: Us
Authors: Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Series: Him #2
Heroes: Ryan Wesley/Jamie Canning
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 328 Pages
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
Release Date: March 28, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: 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?


Review: I was trying to hold out for the audio, but I was too weak. I just had to get my fix of Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning. I freaking adore this couple. They are simply fantastic, even when they are pissed at each other. Rare that a sequel can be as good as the first book, but in this case, I believe it was actually better. Could be that I prefer my men a little older (even though 22-23 is still quite young) but whatever it was, it was stunning in every way conceivable. I was hooked from page one.

First off, I love established couples. I also love athletes. And I especially love great dialogue and hot as sin sexy talk. This book had all three in spades. Seriously, I need to up my standards on what’s a true five star book, because this series, and this book proved that it was leaps and bounds above some of my five star rated books. Not knocking anyone, just saying this writing duo has it going on.

And to prove my point on how much I love this series, I am going to read the first book in their new series Good Boy (WAGS #1) which is MF. Seriously, unless it’s the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I gave up MF years ago. However, I need to see this finale for Wes and Canning and see how it finally ends. I kinda think the authors are cruel and evil for continuing my boys in another series, but I really loved Blake in this book, and Jess was pretty cool too. I am actually looking forward to seeing how their hanky panky during Jamie’s illness plays out.

So, there you go. If this review doesn’t convince you to read this book, then you must be dead. Enjoy, and when you’re done, I’ll say “I told you so”.

Overall Impression: It was amazing!

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*


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