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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, skinny-dipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.

“I read HIM in one sitting—it’s so, so good! If I had to pick two authors who I’d have team up, it would be Bowen and Kennedy”

— #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover

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    A personal myth buster!

    I haven't read very many books featuring males as the the romantic love interests. I've enjoyed the few that I have, but none as much as this one. This will be the book I compare all future new adult m/m books too and I don't say that lightly. I've always understood and accepted homosexuality, but I wasn't ever able to bring myself to read romance novels about it. I've certainly read my fair share of erotica with menages, but two guys by them selves wasn't ever a priority. I'm not exactly sure why but I discounted the feelings and emotions guys can have. I thought I wouldn't feel the same emotional connection as I would with a heterosexual couple or be able to relate to the protagonists. I was wrong. I was really surprised by how much I could relate to Wes. He comes across as confident and secure, yet when it comes to Jaime, the person he's loved for so long, he's skittish and terrified. I understood why his fears and his reasons even when he said and did things I didn't think were helpful or right. I loved Wes's personality. He was wild and up for anything. He was also kind, considerate, caring, driven, and talented. He knew what he wanted to do and he was going to make it happen. I loved how he was himself and didn't try to fit into whatever mold others wanted him to. I really liked Jaime too. Compared to Wes he was more relaxed and laid back. I loved the wisdom he gave as a counselor to his campers. It was as deep as it was simple. While I feel like Jaime had the upper hand in the relationship, I liked how he never abused it. I also felt like Jaime was the wild card in the story. Even being in both his and Wes's head never really made what they wanted completely clear. I loved the insight I got from it. I loved how Jaime was with his family. They were such an open, loving bunch. I completely got why Wes envied Jaime for that; Wes's parents were horrendous. Wes and Jaime had some amazing emotional and physical chemistry. I knew from the get go Wes was attracted to Jaime, but it was interesting watching Jaime figure out what he wanted. The intimate scenes between them were scorching hot. I mean I was seriously turned on! This book was full of surprises for me. I was surprised by how often I laughed and even by a few tears. Even more so were how many of my misconceptions about m/m romance were dispelled. Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy did a phenomenal job at writing this book. It's written seamlessly and you can't tell where one started writing and the other stopped. I'd definitely recommend this book to people looking for characters with a strong emotional connection with lots of hot, steamy sex!

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    Hockey, Pucks, Sticks~ Jaime and Ryan.... Swoon!

    Being in the NHL is the one thing that Ryan Wesley and his father agree on. It is the one thing that has kept him going, it's his future and he loves it more than anything else in his life. Well, except for his best friend Jaime Canning. The one thing he has loved that he pushed out of his life. Jaime has spent the last four years trying to figure out what happened to his best friend, what he did to be cut out of his life so suddenly after spending every summer at Hockey camp. Are you ready for sparks to fly? A friendship to rekindle? A romance? You will get all three and more in this book about acceptance and love. Ryan and Jaime grow through out this book, they grow as individuals and they grow as a couple. I love reading a book that not only fills my heart and soul but also gives me insight to something different and new. Sarina and Elle partner up and give me insight to the fear of coming out, not only to your colleagues but to the public in general. I mean I know that the insensitivity in this world exists but when I read how Ryan and Jaime deal with it it breaks my heart. In short this book is more than a romance, it is a glimpse into reality a part of life that some have to go through just to love one another. So, if your looking for a book that fills your heart and soul, you got it in spades!

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    I was always Him

    Jamie and Ryan were good friends that met up every summer at hockey camp and kept in touch during the rest of the year. But Ryan abruptly puts end to their friendship without any explanation. Several years later and Jamie still hasn’t got over it and Ryan still feels guilty over it. A chance encounter will bring them into each other lives again and once Ryan confesses the reason behind him ending their friendship, they first re-kindle their original relationship, but then it grows into something more. Although this book can be read as a stand-alone, with a perfectly good ending, it’s more than worth it to read the follow-up book “US”.

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    Perfect romance

    A truley outstanding love story. Full of humor, joy, thrill an two uber hot male characters xx A must read, 5 spectacular stars from me x

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    He is my home

    Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley have been best friends since they met at Hockey Camp in their middle school years. After a drunken episode, they stopped being friends. Now, with both of them at the Frozen Four, they rekindle their friendship and start over. Ryan "Wes" Wesley is just devastated about what happened the last time they were alone. He has been in love with his best friend and hurting. Now, with a fresh start he tries to make Jamie proud of him as the best friend he can be. Only Jamie is not sure he wants to be just friends anymore. He went out to a bar with his buddy and got pretty jealous when some other guy was making the moves on him. So he kisses him. It was pretty hot. Jamie now knows he is interested in more. The question is will Wes go for it? Wes is scared out of his ever loving mind. This is the love of his life, how can he say no? When he touches him - he loses all control and any remnant of sanity. After spending the summer with the person you love the most, how do you move on and go your separate ways again? Such an incredible love story! I was laughing and crying right along with the main characters They are charming, honest, loyal, and talented.

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