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.
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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.
I loved Him and I was truly looking forward to US, to see what was new with Jamie and Ryan and how they were getting along in a new city with new jobs and responsibilities.
This book starts shortly after book one ended and we definitely see that the boys are adapting to life and trying to make the best out of their almost new relationship. Yes, they were childhood friends, but a romantic relationship is a bit more complicated than a friendship.
As there was to be expected there are some obstacles thrown their way, but when Jamie ends up in the hospital and their big secret comes out, their relationship starts suffering and each of them navigate their doubts and insecurities in very different ways. Communication is something that they definitely haven't get managed very well, and it is perhaps the root of their problems.
I loved Ryan in the first book but I was completely enamored with him in this book. I wanted to hug him and tell him that things were going to get better, that his relationship was going to survive. I had a love/hate relationship with Jamie in this book, while I understood where he was coming through when it came to certain things, it really bothered me that he wasn't a bit more understanding when it came to them. I LOVED Ryan's team's dynamic, the love and support they showed for each other. And Blake, Ryan's teammate and neighbor, OMG how I loved him!!! He was funny, loving, supportive and I want him to have his own book (hint, hint, Sarina and Elle ;-) )
The authors didn't disappoint when it came to the sexy times, they were sensual and hot but they were also tender and showed the reader how much Ryan and Jamie truly loved each other. Just as Him this was well written and in dual POVs, letting the reader know what's going on in both character's minds.
Sweet story for lovers of the M/M genre.