Us (Him #2) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy – Review

Us (Him #2)Publication Date:

March 8th, 2016


Rennie Road Books

Goodreads Synopsis:

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?

Warning: contains sexual situations, a vibrating chair, long-distance sexytimes and proof that hockey players look hot in any shade of green.


As you might know, a few weeks ago I finally read Him and loved it. A few days later I started reading the second book, Us, because I was already missing Jamie and Wes and guess what?? I loved Us even more.

Even if this book is about the characters in Him it’s still pretty different and it has different topics. Him was about Jamie and Wes falling in love but Us is about them trying to keep their relationship under wraps and the consequences that such secret might bring. Us was also way more heartbreaking than Him. That book broke my heart to tiny little pieces and it was so difficult to see both Jamie and Wes hurt… it was especially difficult to see Jamie going through such a dark time. As I said before, Jamie is my little cinnamon roll that I need to protect with all my heart and that showed in this book because everything happened to him and it broke my heart.

But anyway, I loved to see Jamie and Wes together again. Not everything was perfect between them but I loved to see them working things between them and accept they’re not perfect.

Once again, I loved Jamie’s family and I hated Wes’s dad. Same old story. Jamie’s family is just too awesome and I might have felt like a proud mom when Wes called Jamie’s mom “Mom”. My heart just can’t deal with these kind of things. I also really liked Blake, Wes’ teammate. That guy was so funny but so annoying. I have to be honest, I didn’t like Blake in the beginning at all because that guy was always showing up in the worst moments but I love him now and he’s hilarious. Can’t wait to read the book about him.

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Once again. I also loved the writing in this book. Sarina and Elle did an amazing job and I loved everything about it. I’m pretty sure they will also make an amazing job in book 3 and I’m pretty sure I’ll love it.

Overall, this was an amazing book. If you’re into new adult, love LGBT+ characters and have no problems with lots of sex you should definitely read this series. It’s amazing and you won’t regret it.


5 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

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