Tuesday, 8 March 2016

✪ Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy ✪ US ✪ #HiM2 ✪ m/m Hockey Romance ✪ excerpt

© Bianca Janeane



ELLE KENNEDY & SARINA BOWEN
US
• m/m Hockey Romance
Him series #2
• release date: 8 March 2016
• you should read #1 HIM first - check out our review


★★★★★
5 big & fat Stars


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 his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his success on the ice.

Jamie loves Wes. He really, truly does. But hiding sucks. It's not the life Jamie envisioned for himself, and the strain of keeping their secret is taking its toll. It doesn't help that his new job isn't going as smoothly as he'd hoped, but he knows he can power through it as long as he has Wes. At least apartment 10B is their retreat, where they can always be themselves.

Or can they? When Wes's nosiest teammate moves in upstairs, the threads of their carefully woven lie begin to unravel. With the outside world determined to take its best shot at them, can Wes and Jamie develop major-league relationship skills on the fly?

Warning: contains sexual situations, a vibrating chair, long-distance sexytimes, and proof that hockey players look hot in any shade of green.






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 and harder to live like this...
Especially now that Wes's team-mate Blake moved in next door and is constantly knocking on the their door at the worst possible moments and inviting himself inside for food & beer & tv and non-stop talking! ☺

What will happen to Wes & Jamie?
Will keeping it a secret destroy their love?


I'm not spoiling anything!!! ☺

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Is there anything better than a sexy m/m sports romance???


Our boys are back!!!!!!
I didn't even know how much I missed them, until I read the first lines of #US....

I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF THIS BOOK!!!!

Both Wes and Jamie are soooo cute and hot and adorable and funny and sexy and talented and hot and ugh - perfect! You just want them to finally get it all figured out already - they're so perfect for each other ☺



....we have lots of SEXY times!!!!


And lots of funny moments and infuriating moments and sad moments and scary moments....
and of course, not to forget - the most amazing best new friend: Blake. He's just hilarious and good and kind and adorable!!!!

Everything a great Romance needs .... this book has it!!!!!!!

US was the perfect 2nd book about Wes & Jamie - I couldn't stop reading....sooo funny & erotic & scary....Amazing romance!
I just love those two boys! ♥


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ARC received for an honest review

Wes and Jamie are back - and I hadn't realised just how much I missed them until I saw Us waiting for me on the kindle!

Oh boys, how I love thee!  From the second I started reading Us, I just couldn't put it down.


Carrying on from where Him ended, I loved seeing their relationship go from strength to strength.


There are funny times and sexy times, but there are also some harder, sadder times.  My heart hurt at times when there was a bit of a disconnect between our lovelies, but I adored how they always worked things out.

We got to know a lot more about Wes' team mates - especially their new BFF Blake.  

Gah, Blake!  For the first 40% of the book he frustrated me - not for himself as such but for the way he got in Jamie and Wes' way.  But as the book progressed, I completely and utterly adored him and his actions towards our boys.
I laughed, I cried, I smiled.  I love Wes' teammates just as much as I love these 2 boys.
There are plenty more players on this team, and I would love to see more of their stories in the future - please Ms Kennedy and Ms Bowen!




EXCERPT:

At long last, I’m twenty paces away, then ten. Then I’m opening our door. “Hey babe!” I call out like I always do. “I made it.” I drag my duffel over the threshold, then toss my suit coat on top, abandoning these things beside the door, because all I need now is a kiss.
Only then do I notice that our apartment smells amazing. Jamie has cooked dinner for me. Again. He is the perfect man, I swear to God.
“Hey!” he calls, emerging from the hallway leading to our bedroom. He’s wearing jeans and nothing else except—and this is unusual—a beard. “Do I know you?” He gives me a sexy smile.
“I was going to ask the same thing.” I’m staring at the sandy-blond beard. Jamie has always been clean-shaven. I mean—we’ve known each other since before facial hair. He looks different. Older, maybe.
And hot as blazes. Seriously, I can’t wait to feel that beard against my face, and maybe my balls… Jesus. The blood is already rushing south, and I’ve been home fifteen seconds.
And yet I’m just stuck there in the middle of the room for a moment, because even though it’s been eight months since Jamie and I started up together, I’m still a little stunned at my own good fortune. “Hi,” I say again, stupidly.
He walks forward, his easy gait so familiar that my heart breaks a little bit. He puts his hands on my traps and squeezes the muscle there. “Don’t go away for so long. If you do that again, I’m going to have to sneak into your hotel room on the road.”
“Promise?” I ask, and it comes out like gravel. He’s close enough now that I can smell the ocean scent of his shampoo and the beer he drank while he waited for me.
“If I ever get a winning lottery ticket and a day off, I’ll do it,” he says. “Hotel sex after a game? Sounds hot.”
Now I’m measuring the distance to our sofa and counting the layers of clothes I’ll need to remove in the next ninety seconds.


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Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

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

Waiting for more Ivy Years? You can read more about upcoming volumes in the four book series at http://www.sarinabowen.com/theivyyears

Also, the Gravity series.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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A USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!





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