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Us (Him #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  8,068 Ratings  ·  1,330 Reviews
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 hi
Paperback, 328 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Rennie Road Books
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Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, for-review

See my review at Sinfully.

4 Stars!

Us is a collaboration by authors Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy and is the sequel to their book Him. I must admit that I am not the biggest fan of when authors extend the story about the same characters beyond one book. The subsequent book (or books) usually end up having a lot of unnecessary drama. While I did end up enjoying the first book a little more than this one I do think that both authors have managed to create a sweet and sexy continuing story abo
4 stars!

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Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning’s story continues in Us. At the end of Him, Wes and Jamie’s friendship turned into so much more. Now they are together as a couple.

Wes is having a great year as a rookie in the NHL and Jamie is along for the ride, coaching a young adult/youth league in Toronto so they can be together. They’re together, but things are still hidden. Because of how well Wes’s year is going, coming out and having a huge media thing isn’t what he wants. So for now, it’s stayin
Mar 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 3.5 Stars ***

Well,it's no secret that Him is one of my favourite M/M books, I even recommended it to my gay postman(I'm not joking). I was so excited to read this.I didn't know what to expect but more of Jamie and Wes,there was no way I wasn't reading this.
Unfortunately it ended up just being ok for a few reasons.

So it's eight months on and Jamie and Wes are living together.Their relationship is still secret with Wes wanting to wait until his rookie season is over before going public.Their w
Stacey is Sassy
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy, cont-sports, m-m
It was a shaky start but finished strong.

I was kind of hesitant to start Us. I really enjoyed the first in the series Him which was surprising at the time as I’m not really into M/M books. For me, I normally put myself in the shoes of the main character which is a little hard to do when there are two heroes and no heroine. I can’t relate. It’s that simple. In this case, I have to be a voyeur and observe…like watching a movie. When there was talk that a second book was coming, I couldn’t help but
I was so excited to hear that Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen were giving Wes and Jaime a sequel! Him was a 5 star book for me, has a 4.36 average rating on GoodReads with over 7k ratings, a 4.8 average rating on with over 400 reviewers and came in at #3 for our Reader's Choice Awards for 2015. It's just an absolutely outstanding story. And it's also a pretty tough act to follow.

We enter the sequel 6 months after the end of Him. Jaime is coaching a hockey team of promising teens and Wes
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“There's an old quote my mother once painted on a ceramic platter. Love is friendship set on fire. I get it now.”
I loved the continuation of Wes and Jamie's story as much as the first book. We get to see them learning how to be a couple in this one and though you feel the love, their relationship is not always hearts and flowers.

Five months into it and - Wes's hectic schedule as a rookie in NHL, Jamie's new coaching job, them hiding their relationship and additionally not having too much ti
Nov 11, 2015 rated it liked it

Oh, dear... I had high expectations for this book after thoroughly enjoying the first one, but this one fell flat for me for multiple reasons.

So book two starts shortly after the end of the first one. Jamie is coaching, and Wes is having a fantastic rookie season. All should be great except they have to hide their relationship. To make matters worse Wes's teammate moves into their apartment building and he has no qualms about stopping over at any time uninvited.

Why this didn't work for me:

1. Bl
Jennifer Kyle
Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-reads


This is the continuation of Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley’s love story and is the sequel to Him. The authors did a terrific job showing the two living together, while struggling with keeping their relationship under wraps just for Wes’ rookie season with the pros. Jamie had decided to not pursue a professional hockey career but is working with a local teenage team.

”I promised Wes I’d keep up appearances at least until the end of his rookie season. Coming out now would only hurt his ca
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***

**4/10/2017 - A little Wes & Jamie reread, via audiobook, before I jump into Good Boy later this month. The narrators are perfection!


***4.25 Stars***

Love is friendship set on fire.

Alright, I'm going to start this review with a confession....I was REALLY hesitant to read this book.

You see, I loved the ever loving crap out of the first book. And well, when I heard there was going to be a sequel....more Wes and Jamie, you was a who
S.M. West
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, mm
4.5 Wes & Jamie STARS

“Love is friendship set on fire.”

I fell hard for both Wes and Jamie in Him and anxiously awaited this release. I'll start off be saying this one is completely different from the first book. And you know what? That’s one of the things I really liked about this. I totally thought that it should be.

Us is about the relationship phase. It made sense to me for these two to have to learn to navigate being a couple like all couples do but then they also had the added pressures
Sequel of "Him" Coming 2016!!! --->>>OMG...I CAN'T WAIT!!

Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars

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Us is the highly anticipated sequel to the book Him by two of my favorite authors. After two childhood friends reconnected and fell in love, Wes and Jamie are living together in Canada pursuing their dreams. Wes is playing for an NHL team and Jamie is coaching a youth hockey team. Wes’s schedule is rough on them both, he’s constantly traveling at away games and Jamie is often left behind due to his own job commitments.

On top of the crazy schedule, Wes and Jamie aren’t really “out” yet
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

4.5 ' Us ' Stars

Us takes off from where Him concluded and we see Wes and Jamie being settled in the apartment they share and navigating their new relationship along with their careers and the ever mounting pressure of keeping their relationship hidden. The book is an honest, angst filled and emotional portrayal of what happens after two people get into a relationship and how they grow and strengthen their bond amidst the circumstances they have to face.

Wes and Jamie have grown as individu
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'US' Stars!

After finishing Him yesterday I wasn't sure how Sarina and Elle would extent this story but I am happy to say I really enjoyed it! Jamie and Wes have such an amazing relationship and this does not change in the sequel. However, it does get difficult for them and I found Us even more emotional than Him.

I don’t know how to make things better. I love this guy, I really do. But I didn’t anticipate how hard this would be.

Him remains my favorite of the two books because even though I r
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Quickie Review
Story Rating ~ 5 Stars
Hero Ratings ~ Both, 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 5 SCORCHING Stars!
Ending ~ 4 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 5, I love them both stars!

For me, US was an AMAZING read. These two are just so perfect together, they absolutely SCORCHED my Kindle! I could REALLY FEEL the feelings they had for each other, such a lovely story.

The ending was a good one, I was smiling and enjoying it, so why the 4 stars? Because it ended when I thought there would be more. I
4.5 stars

Us is a sequel to one of my favorite romances, Him.

The story starts a couple of months after Him ends. Wes and Jamie live together now; Wes dream has come true: he is having a terrific rookie season at NHL, and he is also having the man’s heart he loved in his whole life. But his happiness is not spotless. Wes doesn’t believe he can have both the most important things in his life at the same time. In fear of coming out would damage his career, Wes and Jamie decide to keep their relation
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
“It’s us. And it’s perfect.”

I enjoyed Us a lot and had to take a break from my work to finish this book eventually. Anyway, Us is still as good as Him but it has different vibes. While Him is full of dramatic and gut-wrenching scenes, Us is plagued by self-doubt of the characters. After Jamie kinda came out as a bisexual guy in the last book, his life seems perfect for he's living with his hot bf, Wes, a rookie and hot star for this season.

But life isn't always simple. Living together means s
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Goddamn, I'm now binge listening to SB!

These narrators are so good! They bring heat, feels and have oodles of chemistry to Wesmie.

Love is like friendship set on fire.

Blakey is still amazing as are the Cannings. Every scene between Wes and Cindy just killed me, especially when he calls her the mother he wished he had. I'm so so glad he has her and the Canning family now who have embraced him as part of their family.

The romance is the stuff of watery knee syndrome and, yet again, I felt more con
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mmm you guys were so yummy... Thanks for the hot minutes. :)

Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

♥ ♥ ♥ 3.75 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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'But I chose happiness over other people’s skewed opinions and cruel judgments. I chose Wes.
But now I have to hide that choice. I have to pretend that Ryan Wesley isn’t my soulmate.'

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This book starts pretty much where Him left off. Wes got signed to a Canadian Hockey team, so being a rookie, he wants to make a name for himself based on his skills. He wants to steer clear
Dee Montoya
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars****

(ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review)

Hot! Hot! Hot!!! Wes and Jamie are HOT!!!!

In this second installment, this hot couple are navigating the everyday challenges of domestic life. Wes's career as a professional Hockey player is starting strong, but this means his personal life has to be kept hidden, at least until his first season is over. Jamie is getting home sick and his job as a coach is not going as well as he had hoped, and to add to all that, Wes is gone a lot
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, sports
It was so much fun to read about Wes and Jamie again.

These guys are finally living together in Toronto. Wes is having a strong rookie season and Jamie is coaching teenagers hockey. This time they have to face problems with having to hide their relationship and the forming distance between them.

Just like in the first book there was a great alternating POV and hot sexy times. I liked how Wes and Jamie overcame everything despite all the commotion around them, as well as the connection they had. E

Title: US
Series: HIM, #2
Author: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Release date: 8th March, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

“Fucking hell, Canning, I fucking love you so fucking much.” He sounds like he’s struggling to breathe, and when half his vocabulary is reduced to F-bombs, that means Wes is barely hanging on to his control.

After the fantastic success of Him, there was huge anticipation for me surrounding it's follow up. Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy created such
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good god, it's something to read a hot as hell book about a guy and girl, but a hot as hell book of m/m is fricken hotttttttt. Especially when its packed full of angst and it centers on two sinfully sexy hockey players. I loved this book, so glad to see how the story of Ryan Wesley & Jamie Canning ended. I'm stoked that we are getting more from these two authors with a spinoff series of more hockey players. Yummmmmmmmy!!!

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It's been eight months since our boys got together.
And they've been living together in Toronto for six months now.
Wes is playing pro Hockey and Jamie is coach for a junior league team.
Everything could be totally happy endish in this adorable relationship, but there's that little problem of SECRECY!!!
Wes doesn't want to be outed as long as he's the star Rookie on the team. He doesn't want his talent in the News to be replaced with his sexual orientation.....
Jamie agrees, but it's getting harder a
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3.5 Stars.

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Hmm, I absolutely loved HIM and this book is a prime example of why I don't love very many MM sequels with the same characters. I think I can best clear it up by stating what I love about the MM genre. I love the angsty tug of war of emotions I get with MM- specifically the gay-for-you trope where one otherwise straight guy suddenly falls for another guy. Now, I'm not entirely sure how common that is in true society but it really works for me. That emotional tug of war within usually
Nov 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I just luv these 2 sexy men

I totally luvd Him it was 1 of my fave books from last yr so I was a lil scared an excited when I knew they were doin another book about my 2 fave men an I m not goin to lie it's wasn't as good as Him but I still enjoyed getting more from these 2 hottie

Things were goin good between this hot pair it's 8 months since they moved in together there still smoking in the sack an luv each other so much but there is still the fact that no one knows about there relationship
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It doesn't happen often to me to like a sequel more than the first book in a series. I mean, I usually like more the first, because there is where all the introductions are, world building and everything.

This wasn't the case, though. I loved this book!

Ryan and Jamie have been living together for some months now, but they have to keep their relationship hidden, because it would ruin Ryan's career if everyone learned that he was gay. Their living becomes more difficult after one of Ryan's teammate
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

After finishing Him, I didn't necessarily think Wes and Jamie's journey needed more, but I'm glad we've been given it because I actually enjoyed Us more.


And that's down to the extra conflict and drama that keeping their relationship in the closet causes, and realistically so. My heart ached for both these men; for Jamie who is still accepting his bisexuality, dealing with a new job in a new city away from his family, and for Wes who is doing all he can to support him. Whilst all they
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Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

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