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He + She

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,016 ratings  ·  152 reviews
HE is trying to piece together his broken life.

SHE is running away from her wedding day.

THEY meet in San Francisco.

From the beginning they agree not to exchange anything truthful about their lives, not even their real names. Instead, as they embark on an unplanned tour of California, they construct the perfect lives they wish they led. As they hide behind grandiose stories
Paperback, 332 pages
Published June 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published May 27th 2014)
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I loved it! I really-really loved it!
That was my last coherent thought before drifting off to sleep after finishing reading it, late into the night. And I really recommend this story from the bottom of my heart!

Beautiful. Heartwarming. Funny. Romantic. Crazily cute. Emotional. Perfect. That’s all He+She is… and more.

Why is it that, you ask?
Because of the quality of the writing. The fleshed-out, full of life characters. The open and funny conversations. The freshness of the plot even. The cu
4 stars! This book was so fun!! I felt like I was there with them ! It's has funny moments, sweet moment, HOT moments and sad moments .. Both of them were on a journey to heal, and together they find in each other their missing piece. The twists were really shocking! To be honest? I did not saw it coming! The author did a really good job with that! I loved how it ends, finding out their names and all that, but still .. I wanted more closure .. More ENDING lol .. Overall, a really good book! It h ...more
'I'm desperately trying not to be a fighting person.'
'Shea is carefree, magnetic, and seems so hopeful despite whatever she's left behind.'
'This girl is broken. But who am I to think that I can fix her? I may be just as broken or worse, though, for some reason I would give anything in the world to try to make her better.'
'The thought of her saves me. She is my sanity.'

'It's my necessary bottle of evil. I hate that I am chained to it, but everything inside it will save me
Melissa Brown
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-shelf, beta
Quirky, fun, heartfelt and sexy--this book knocked my socks off. This is Warren's first New Adult Contemporary Romance...and I sincerely hope it won't be her last! One of my favorites of 2014!!

I'm going to keep my preliminary review relatively short, as I try to wrap my mind around the last 30% of this novel.

The novel He + She is really quite good! It kept me guessing, which is rare in the New Adult-Contemporary Genre. I would venture to say that 90% of the themes & plots in this genre are "overused & abused." However, He + She is fresh & fun... and as you can probably tell, it totally knocked me on my a$$. I am gobsmacked!!!

Would I recommend this novel? Absolutely!!! If you're tired
J. Sterling
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS STORY!!!!!!!!! :)
✩✩✩ A Billion and One Stars ✩✩✩

WOW! that was complete not at all what i expected and I absolutely loved it.

I went into this book with very little information and practically zero expectations. No one I knew had really read it and it's a super under the radar but i decided to take the chance and boy did it pay off. Expecting an average boy meets girl, they fall in love, insecurities and/or other issues lead to breakup but all is well in the end when they realize how stupid they were and how mu
Jun 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to -ya by: Maida
While I didn’t really like insta-love component in the plot line , I still think this novel was a solid NA read. The theory I had about the twist was the reason why I was able to hang onto the story. Hew was a great hero, the highlight in this book for me.

Hew, San Francisco, Palace of Fine Arts, Forgiveness

The serious issues they faced in the last 30% were resolved rather quickly.
The pace of storyline is uneven.

I guess if you like the twist in Unravel, you may like He+She
Oh wow. Just wow. This book deserves all the freaking stars in the universe! Warmed my heart, tugged my heartstrings, pulled so many smiles in my face and jerked some tears from my eyes. It's so beautiful it hurts. This is a must read! ...more
Smut Junkie
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
{I received an ARC version of this book for an honest review}

I was so excited to get my hands on this book. I am a cover snob, and of course LOVED this one. I have been known to pick up books just because I loved the cover. Sometimes that works out well and other times, not so much. This one lives up to the beautiful cover. This book grabbed me from the first pages and didn't let go til the very end. And to be completely honest, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a book hangover from this little
This book is brilliant! There were so many twists and turns that I did not see coming. I am totally blown away by how good this book is! I loved Hew and Shea. The way that their relationship develops is beautiful - I loved their banter and their friendship. This book was so well written that I could not put it down from when I started. My only complaint is that I wish there was an epilogue. I love this book, it's one of the top books I've read this year and it will stay with me for a long time. ...more
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW, I didn't see this one coming -- neither how good this book was nor the complete surprise that occurred during it (I usually pride myself on figuring out a plot before it is officially revealed, but I sure didn't figure this one out). Unfortunately, I can't give too much of a "review" because it would probably give away some of this remarkable story. Just read the blurb and you will get the gist.

Destiny might be a bitch, but she's also forgiving, loving, healing and beautiful.
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*****5 HUGE STARS***- READ this book!!! What an awesome surprise this book was! Very unique story line. Both characters lovable in their own right! I cannot describe this story and do it justice without ruining the surprise of it. Go in blind. Best advice I can give. You won't regret this book. VERY WELL DONE> one of my new favorites. ...more
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LOVED this book

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Being a fan of Michelle’s Young Adult "The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy" where I first fell in love with her beautiful writing and the amazing fantasy world she created, when I heard that Michelle was going to be writing a new adult romance, I was really excited and anxiously aw
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
{I received an ARC version of this book for an honest review}

I was so excited to get my hands on this book. I am a cover snob, and of course LOVED this one. I have been known to pick up books just because I loved the cover. Sometimes that works out well and other times, not so much. This one lives up to the beautiful cover. This book grabbed me from the first pages and didn't let go til the very end. And to be completely honest, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a book hangover from this little
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Holy plot twist Batman! I did not see that coming!

If you want a change from the usual romance books, then this is the book for you. It's fresh and vibrant, and it blindsided me completely.

I loved Hew & Shea, they just 'got' each other, and they didn't push for more than the other was willing to give. I loved how they chose to let fate decide the path their relationship should take, and their willingness to accept each other at face value. What you see is what you get. They knew nothing about the
Three Chicks
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Wonderful Stars
Review by Allison

He+She is a great story with so many twists and turns I never knew what was going to happen next. It reminded me a little of Ten Tiny Breaths somewhat. It was very well written, so it always kept me guessing.

Shea has total optimism throughout the whole story and it gave me such hope for her when sometimes she seemed sad.

Hew- the hero, was much the same way, although I just knew something was going on with him as well. A pain in his past that clouded what wa
Michelle Mankin
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Barbara Freethy fans
Had the privilege of reading it as a rough draft and it blew me away. Want to re-read it like yesterday. Please. Pretty please. Take your time but hurry up:)
updated 5-26: Michelle Warren is one of the most generous and genuine people I know. She is also an extremely gifted writer. Her Wanderdust time travel trilogy is totally unique as is He + She.
When I read it as a rough draft, I highlighted like crazy. I called her immediately to tell her how fantastic I thought it was.
The story line reminds
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

He+She had a good concept. With better execution it would have been like Unravel by Calia Reed (in short awesome). But there were many thing working against this. For one was the insta love. Yes we all have read that particular concept before many times but this time it simply annoyed me. In other books I somehow overlooked it. But it was impossible to do so for this one with it being flashed all the time like a neon sign.

The twist in the end though not all that predictable (atleast fo
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Oh em gee. Mind = blown. Just wow wow wowie wow.

I HARDLY ever get surprised by books. I can see the twist coming from a mile away, but oh my goodness I never saw it coming. That's all I'll say about that because I'm afraid of spoiling something.

However, funny thing about talking about being in someone's vacation photos. I literally said the same thing to my husband ON the cable cars IN San Francisco like two weeks ago.

I can't hate or dislike any
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. I"m a fan of Michelle's writing and this most definitely didn't disappoint me. In fact, if anything i became more of a fan after reading He + She! I read it in a few days unable to put it down. I liked the carefree feeling it gave me too. I connected with the main characters and would love to read more about them. A very smooth, effortless, enjoyable read all the way through! ...more
❤️Melanie G.📖💛
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow, this book took me by surprise and a good surprise at that. Shea is a character that you can't help but like and enjoy while questioning her sanity. Hew is a broken and lovable. Together they fix each other and love each other until reality kicks in. This story is beautifully written and I would recommend. ...more
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 ++++ stars!!!
This book was so freakin incredible!!! I need to gather my thoughts!!! Michelle Warren is just a SUPERSTAR!!! And I want a "him"!!!!
Tropical Sorbet
Now THAT'S a kick ass plot. No words. Just read it. Would have loved an epilogue. Still recovering from the whiplash plot twist. So well done and unique. ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
He + She by Michelle Warren
4 stars!!

“He treats me with respect; he opens doors for me, makes me laugh, and comforts me when I cry. He owes me nothing, yet gives me everything in return.”

This is one of those books that once you start you don’t want to stop. I made the school girl error of starting this late at night and this lead to a late night/early morning reading marathon. This is a totally captivating story from start to finish, a beautiful story about two people, escaping their pasts, their
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This is my first Michelle Warren book and will certainly not be my last. I give total credit for reading this book because my friends Brandee and Jenn Sterling encouraged me to read it and I am SO glad that I did. This was a really enjoyable, inspirational and heart felt story of finding love in the most unexpected places.

As the blurb states, both characters are running from their pasts and fate brings them together in San Francisco where they meet and from the get go, I know in my hear
Pamela Carrion
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Full review at

“Not complicated. Only you make it complicated. Life is simple…”

So there is this book and it's called He + She and there is just one thing you need to know about it...its a bump to the top of your "to be read" list good! I finished this book and wanted to shout from my corner of the world...READ THIS!

“I want the good minutes of the day to take over the bad in this fight, so who cares how it happens, or who I’m with as long as I cultivate smiles when urged in t
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Everyone has a favorite movie. One that you can watch on repeat for days. That movie that everyone else will be tired of seeing, but you’ll be laughing and smiling while watching it like it’s your first time seeing it all over again.
Reading He + She was like watching a movie. Not just any movie, but my favorite. I could read this book over and over again for a month and I still wouldn’t be tired of it. In fact I have re-read it twice already.
Cute, sweet, funny, real, honest, beautiful, heart-war
Sooooo, I finally jumped the bandwagon. And it didn't live up to my expectations. This book has A LOT of stellar reviews - everywhere - so I'm disappointed in myself for not feeling the same. There's no doubt that the author is amazing, and she has some magic in her hands, buuuuut, I just couldn't feel the love.

From the first chapter, it's evident there's a shitton of baggage lying around. But that isn't properly addressed until a lot later. I found myself bored a lot reading this book, and I'd
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-4-5-stars
*****4.5***** A very unique and very enjoyable read. Loved that it was in dual POV as both characters minds were so fun and they each had their own kind of pain. From the beginning when they meet and start their journey it's a very fun story to read. She has such a crazy fun personality even with battling demons, He is a bit more sheltered and hindered by his but she brings him out and helps him enjoy life and it's such a beautiful journey to see. The twists and bombs along the way I never saw t ...more
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If Michelle Warren had a spirit animal, it would be a tiger in a pink tutu, riding a Harley through a ring of fire. She lives in Chicago, dreams of California but hails from Baltimore. She has a slight obsession with travel, sunshine, Double Chocolate Milano cookies and writing novels. She didn’t travel the road to writer immediately. She spent over a decade as professional illustrator and designe ...more

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“He owes me nothing, yet gives me everything in return. —SHEA” 9 likes
“For the first time since I met her, I understand her need to keep her name secret and respect that. Here, someplace other than at home, we can be who we want, be with who we want, as long as it makes us happy. There’s no past today, only this moment together, right now. —HEW” 7 likes
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