Title: Us (Him #2)
Author: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Edition/Pages: Ebook, 322 pages
I can’t recommend this series enough! If you love a steamy romance, check out this duet asap! This is the second book in the series so it contains spoilers for book 1.
This follows Wes and Jamie a few months after the conclusion of book 1. Wes is in the middle of his rookie year and playing amazingly well. But their relationship is still a secret until the season is over. The secrecy is getting to both of them but it is heightened even more when one of Wes’s teammates moves into their apartment complex. Their secret is more threatened than ever and neither Jaime or Wes know how much longer they can hide it.
This book was a lot heavier than I thought it was going to be – in the best way! This book was not only a steamy romance but discussed illness, depression, social pressures, homophobia, and a slew of other important topics.
This book is really steamy in true Bowen & Kennedy fashion.
Content Warnings: Depression, Homophobia
What I Liked
- Wes and Jamie’s relationship is one of the most precious things I’ve ever read. I love them so much and want the world for these characters. The ending of this book had my heart ready to burst.
- I normally hate the miscommunication trope but in this context it actually worked. After being extremely ill, Jamie begins to shut down. But not because he is too scared to talk, but because he is clearly suffering from depression. And Wes, not knowing how to handle the situation, becomes to scared to talk about anything serious. I really connected with this situation as I’ve lived through something similar and I felt like it was handled so well.
- I love that Bowen & Kennedy maintained unique voices for the characters. Sometimes in dual POV stories, the characters start to blend together. But I always knew right away who’s POV I was reading from right away. (There are headings as well)
What I Didn’t Like
- Alright I’m sorry but I found Blake way too over the top and annoying… Like he grew on me a little. But I don’t have any desire to read his spine off book. He was not my type of character at all.
I was so sad to see this duet end. I loved this ending to Wes & Jamie’s story!