I hardly read M/M Romance, but thanks to the Romanceopoly Challenge created by the lovely ladies at the Under the Covers Book Blog and Jessica at Peace Love Books, I’m now starting to branch out to read it more often. I also got the recommendation of reading Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy from them too. Thank you, ladies!Holy Moly! I loved this book! It didn’t take me long to read it because I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the story, and I loved the characters! The gist of the story is that both characters Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley were best friends that attended a summer hockey camp together for years.
At 18 years old Ryan made a bet with his best friend Jamie who happened to be very straight that crossed boundaries with their relationship that he regretted. Now in college, they end up facing off with each other during their college hockey game. They hadn’t seen each other since that incident four years ago. Jamie has been confused since then due to his best friend Ryan never talking to him again. He has waited a long time for answers. Now he is going to finally get those answers and finally realize the truth about his best friend, Ryan. After their hockey game, Jaime goes back to the same summer camp, but as a counselor this time. Ryan also decides to tell him the truth. Six weeks with a best friend may lead more into just friendship with Jaime though. Jaime may realize he thinks more about Ryan than just friendship too. First off, this book has a lot of STEAM to it.
You will need a COLD shower after reading the scenes between Ryan and Jaime. This book is one of those where the friends are confused with their relationship with each other. Ryan is in love with Jaime, but Jaime is straight. Jaime though is baffled by how Ryan has been acting around Jaime back when they were younger and what happened during the bet. Jaime is confused now as an adult when it comes to Ryan. He has some feelings towards Ryan. Who wouldn’t have feelings for Ryan? Ryan is gorgeous! I love the angst between these two and the love between the two because of their friendship and how they buy gifts for each other back in camp and how they were trying to get their friendship back in camp.
Seriously these two were meant for each other. I have found two new authors too. I loved how both of these authors kept me swiping my kindle and keeping me engaged in the story between the characters and how I wanted these two characters to get together finally. They both deserved happiness. I look forward to diving into the second book, which continues Jaime and Ryan’s story. I’ve also added several more books to my TBR from both Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy’s other books they’ve written. I love finding new authors to read. 🙂
Story Rating: 5 stars
Steaminess Rating: 5 stars
Standalone or part of series: First book in a two book series.
Do I recommend this book? Most definitely YES! If you are a fan of M/M romance books I highly recommend this book!!!
Will I read other books from the authors? HECK YES!
Trope/Elements: Friends to Lovers. Both characters are hockey players.