5 Hearts · Book Reviews

‘Him’ Series by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

After reading ‘Good Boy’ I couldn’t stop myself and read ‘Him’ series again 🙂 What can I say Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley, a.k.a Wesmie, is one of my favorite couples. This series is the first book I read from the powerful duo Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. After reading ‘Him’ and ‘Us’, I start reading individual books from both authors and really enjoyed it. I am not going to write separate reviews for the series and I will do my best to not to spoil the story for you guys.

Since childhood Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley used to spend six weeks of their summers together at a hockey camp. They have a great friendship for years up until they’re eighteen. One bet at the end of the summer camp when they’re eighteen changes everything and Wesley cuts Jamie out because of the guilt, he feels. They’re both seniors and play hockey for their universities and after four years they might play against each other on the frozen four finals. Wesley takes this as a chance to rebuild the friendship he destroyed four years ago.

When they see each other during the finals, they couldn’t find enough time to talk but Wesley holds out an olive branch to Jamie which he accepts gladly. Jamie works as a coach in their old hockey camp every summer and before going in to NHL Wesley decides to go back and work as a coach for the summer and try to fix his relationship with Jamie. Wesley is more or less out of the closet. His college teammates and family knows that he is gay but he still doesn’t have a steady relationship and not really living his love life out in the open. Jamie is still trying to understand why Wesley cut off all communication with him after that summer and when Wesley goes back to the camp, he explains Jamie why he disappeared all those years. What shocks Wesley the most is how easily Jamie accepts Wesley being gay. It doesn’t take them much to go back to being the way they were before. After spending time with Wesley, Jamie starts to realize that he is attracted to his best friend and soon Jamie figures out he’s bisexual.

After their summer together they decide to continue their relationship. They move to Toronto together. While Wesley is playing for Toronto, Jamie finds a coaching job. I really loved Jamie’s family. When Jamie comes out to his family, they were really supportive of Jamie and great towards Wesley. They accepted Wesley into the family right away. Everything seems great with their relationship but their struggles start after the hockey season starts. Because it is Wesley’s rookie season in the NHL, they decide to hide their relationship. But soon enough they both get sick and tired of hiding. Especially Jamie is really having a hard time with hiding. On top of hiding, they both travel too much because of their jobs and soon it becomes hard to spend time together. Ohhh and there is Blake, who constantly interrupts their limited alone time. It was really heartbreaking to see Jamie’s struggles, which left Wesley not knowing what to do in order to make everything ok for them. Will they overcome these struggles and continue their relationship? If they come out how will it affect them and their jobs? That is for you to find out.

Through out the series the banter and chemistry between Jamie and Wesley is incredible. They’re both amazing characters and I was rooting for their happily ever after. Him series is a sweet, sexy, funny and emotional read and I totally recommend you to read the series.

  • Would I recommend this series: Yes
  • Would I re-read this series: Already did
  • Would I read future books by these authors: Yes

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4 thoughts on “‘Him’ Series by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

  1. I’ve been wanting to read this series since I love Elle Kennedy’s Off-Campus. Her writing is fantastic. Great review Mia. Love it. Want to purchase them now but my credit account has suffered so I need to slow down a little bit. 😉

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    1. Thank you! I loved the Off-Campus series, I wish there were more books or maybe a novella that shows more from each couple 🙂 I know the feeling. I don’t even want to check my credit card statement this month LOL


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