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Him (Him & Her #1)

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Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother's wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It's not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him.

That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no other guy after him could even
Paperback, 314 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Carey Heywood (first published June 21st 2013)
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Jun 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked it but didn't LOVE it. I usually love second chance romances but I think the whole storyline was a bit improbable. She does not return home for 7 years, the girl who comes from a very close-knit family. It is all over a misunderstanding! It started off good for me but was just flicking through the end to see how it finished up.... and then we see there is another book coming out with HIS POV. Don't think so. I am really starting to get annoyed with all the books that just don't end with ...more
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Book 1 in trilogy. Series complete.
Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother's wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It's not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him.

That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no other guy after him could even c
I do not know what is wrong with me! whatever I start reading starts great then after first half just crashes down...

I loved it in the beginning, I thought it was one of the sweetest and most adorable stories I read, but then this short story actually got too stretched... impossible I know but it is how it is....

I am giving this 3 stars ONLY because I LOVED the parts in the past (YA parts, memories from high-school)! I swear I would devour that book if it was only YA parts <3

I was literally s
Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
3 Stars

Ever been so happy for someone and so aware of how lonely their happiness makes you feel at the same time?

This is a relatively cute lovers-reunited romance.

Sarah and Will had been best friends since a middle school project first brought them together. He practically lived at her house from that point on. And though he dated another girl in High School, they remained inseparable. But Sarah had a secret. She didn’t just love her best friend, she was in love with her best friend. And being
Jennifer G.
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: would-read-again, arc
I received this book (HIM) as an ARC, from author Carey Heywood for an honest review.


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The characters were awesome, from Will, Sarah, to the best friend Sawyer..I enjoyed them all, even the parents, EXCEPT from Will's mother whom took 7 years from them, I could so slap her, ughhh, what a biotchhh..

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So after 7 wasted years, they find eachother. I guess it wasn't that wasted, at least they both made something of
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Jun 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, 2013

Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother's wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It's not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him.

That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no other guy after him could even compete. The one who made her feel like anything was possible. The one she thought she would never be good enough for. The o
Anne OK
Jun 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
This second chance at love trope just didn’t quite feel complete to me. What caught my attention and appealed most was its book cover. Frankly, it’s nice to see a fully-dressed gorgeous male specimen for a change and this one ranked high. The back and forth switch from Past to Present served well in telling this tale. There were times when my threshold for believability was stretched and I had to fight to get back in the story. It’s hard to understand how a young girl of 18 with a very closely-k ...more
Carey Heywood
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: mine
Can't wait for you all to meet HIM. Anticipated release July 2013 :)
****** 4.5 STARS BABY!!!! ******

This was so good! I LOVED it! There is something so sweet and satisfying about friends to lovers stories. They are often angsty and very emotional because of all the history involved. This was no different and so far the best more than friends story I've read!

Sarah and Will have been best friends for-evah. She has always felt something more than friendship for him but never shared her feelings. Until senior year in highschool when everything changed for the better
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute with an abrupt HFN ending. It is clearly paving the way for a book 3, since book 2 is the same time period from the H's POV. Unless book 2 continues past the end of book 1, book 3 will be necessary to really have a complete ending. There is too much uncertainty now, especially with regard to the H's home life.

The book feels very NA because of the conflict, the flashback sequences, and the fact that there are no real sex scenes - everything is fade to black. At first the alternating from cur
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. I liked the characters, but way too many rambling details that were unnecessary to the story development. As such, it took too long for the characters to get back together. Also, more time and description should have been have been spent on rekindling of romance, and frankly, the sex. I am surprised that the next book will go through it all again from His perspective. Don't think I will bother with that one. Good read for young adult reader of romance-not for a hard-core romance enthu ...more
This book is awesome...except when it isn't.

I loved the relationship between the H and h as it is as sweet and wonderful like first loves are supposed to be. I will re-read the parts I loved, but skip the rest.

Here is what bugged me:
The blossoming love between them was beautiful and when I read the reason for their break-up I was disappointed.

The H and h have been BFF's forever and spent all their time together. They knew each other, so when 'the incident' occurred I don't understand why the h
  KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
4 Mouth watering stars for HIM!! (Damn why would anyone want to run away from him)!!

Loved the concept of the story but got a bit glazed eyed with her need to run without just talking to "HIM", felt like getting my frying pan out and hitting her over the head!!

Hanging out for Book 2!!

Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, new-adult
hmmmm meh

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
I recieved an ARC from Carey Heywood for an honest review.


"It's him. The goddamned reason I haven't been home in seven years just happens to be on my plane. The last time I had seen him was that night. His eyes meet mine and I watch the recognition pass over them."

This book was such a lovely story of love and loss and then love again (but not loss in the sense you think). The events of one night led Sarah Miller to leave everything she had ever known behind and start afresh somewhere ne
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended
I would like to thank Carey for the ARC. I gushed a lot so there might be some spoilers. I think.

When I got to the sixth page of my copy, I knew I was going to like it. Also since I was a sucker for best friend to boyfriend stories. It started out differently from Carey’s other works. Whereas the other ones started out with a character that wasn’t as happy as Sarah (they were, sort of, miserable. But they get better, of course! Sarah wasn’t as miserable because she had a good life though empty w
Kelli Spear
May 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I've been SO excited to read Him and I'm thankful to Carey for the ARC in exchange for a review.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for a story that involves two best friends falling in love. And for some reason, I love it even more when they lose that love and meet up again years later. All the pain and angst just makes for a great story.

Sarah and Will have been best friends since seventh grade when they were assigned to do an English project together. Once it was completed, they hung out every day.
Wow... I was GRIPPED!!! I devoured this novel AND its sequel in one day.... As the titles suggest, Book 1 ("Him") & Book 2 ("Her") tell the same story from her & his points of view, respectively. I have to admit that I WEEPED through parts of the first book. The author does such an incredible job of describing Sarah's pain... her anguish jumps off of each page & pierces the reader right in the chest. The feelings of betrayal, isolation & inadequacy are so heartbreaking & VERY ...more
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love Will, I love the bond they have together, I love their story though it kinda left me hanging in the end... I can't wait for the next book!
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm trashing this book. If you find that exciting, please go ahead and read at your own discretion. It is advised because I can't be "tantalising" and basically always include plot spoilers.

•Sarah was pathetic. Past and present. Jeeze, could she be anymore desperate for a guy she thought betrayed her?

•Will was insensitive, and blind "pre-dating" her. After that he was attentive and cherished her. But even though he met her in the 7th grade - he dated several girls, and lost his virginity to the
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars!

I thought this was a really sweet, cute story. It was a super quick, short read.

Him is Will. And this is Sarah's story. This is your classic friends to lovers story. Will and Sarah had been BFFs ever since Will moved to town. Sarah was in love with Will and Will was in love with Sarah. They eventually get on the same page and spend the majority of their senior year of high school together and in love.

But something happens after they graduate, causing Sarah to leave town and never come
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
Jun 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
This would have worked if it had been a historical romance. You know, when people weren't able to communicate easily.
Sarah hasn't been home for seven years. We can see how her family is close, how they love each other, especially how her brother loves her. And, yet, we are supposed to believe that she has never met his fiancee (they have been together for two years now), that she hasn't got a clue that Will is there all the time. There are tons of things which bugged me in this book.
Oh, and the
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I know you've seen this book buzzing around by now. Just finished and oh my gosh was a stinking cute story. I absolutely LOVED it and it was so refreshing to read a story that didn't have animalistic sex scenes chapter after chapter. LOVE love stories that are more realistic. HIGHLY recommend this book <3 and can't wait to read the next :)
Melissa Cinelli
Apr 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute storyline and had me cheering for them both. The way it's written had me on the edge of my seat as it starts off really well with anticipation not telling you the full story just yet, but gets a bit dragged out towards the end and a little ridiculous over a little misunderstanding. Love the characters but the climax could have played a bit better in my opinion. Overall enjoyed the read for the unique way the author wrote it out.
Melissa Collins
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with Him! There, I said it. Heywood has hit an emotional nerve with her fourth novel and I am in awe of her talents. The novel switches back and forth between past and present and, as true testament to Heywood’s skills as an author, you are never once confused or uninterested. I found myself diving into each chapter just dying to know what happened in the past and needing to know what is going to happen next.
The premise of the novel is that Sarah must return home after being away fo
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc
"You are not plain. You are beautiful, Sarah, inside and out."

I adore Carey Heywood so when she asked me if I would like an ARC of Him I almost passed out, because holy crap, this book was amazing! I loved this author's other book, Stages of Grace so when I heard about an even hotter book from her, I was dying for it! There is something about this author's writing that makes her stand out compared to some other authors! Her writing style is fresh and straight to the point! I feel like I don't ha
Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! First thing I have to mention is the "catchy" title and the awesome cover.....major love for both. I also really like that Carey tells this story in the present and the past so we get a more detailed background into Sarah and Will's makes the story more believable...a more realistic love story! 4 stars.

Will and Sarah were best friends throughout high school. They spent all their time together and knew everything there was to know about the each other. Sarah
First of all, a huge thank you to Carey Heywood for the ARC!!!

Him is a flirty romance reading and I liked it so, so much! I can’t wait for everyone to meet him ;)

I’ll keep the suspense and won’t mention his name, it would be more fun this way! Just know this is a MUST read!

Sarah is a great character. She never forgot her first love and after seven years, seeing him again will make her question a lot of what made her what she is in the present. She will also questi
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