Us - Elle Kennedy, Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy successfully follow-up Him with their second book in the series Us.  I fell in love with Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning in the first book.  I could not wait to hear more of their story.  I was not disappointed.  Us takes place in Toronto, where Ryan is the star rookie.  Jamie has taken a job coaching a junior hockey team.  The two are living together but keeping their relationship a secret.  This contemporary sports romance is suitable for new adult and adult audiences.

 

I love Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning.  Ryan understandably feels the needs to hide his sexuality during his first year in the NHL.  It ends up testing the two, and they need to overcome multiple obstacles.  Jamie experiences some doubts in his pursuit of being a good coach.  Their characters are well developed.  They continue to grow. 

 

I love Jamie’s family; Wes’ family, not so much.  I did like the Wesley chauffeur though.  I like the introduction of Blake Riley; he became an annoyingly good friend to the couple. 

 

The book had a lot of humorous scenes.  I found all the incidences involving Ryan’s lime-green checker shirt amusing, especially the occurrence at the end of the book.  Not to mention, Wes’ and Jamie’s text photos, the boys are pretty creative.

 

Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy are a fabulous writing duo.  I love their style.  The book has a great flow.  The plot was believable and heartfelt.  I would love to see this series continue or to develop into a spin off series.  Both Him and Us are books I loved so much I would re-read.

 

Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.