Him by Sarina Bowen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Jamie and Wes are my favourite couple after reading this.
I found Sarina Bowen through the True North series, and Elle Kennedy has been on my radar through recommendations for awhile. I thought that this would be a good introduction to her too.
I was not disappointed.
The writing is fantastic, and usually I’m quite critical of collaborative writing. For some reason, I find collaborations have areas where you can see one influence, and then another – but I couldn’t find that in ‘Him’.
The characters are brilliant, I love each of them and what they bring individually to the story. Their differences and own stories are put together in a way that feels real enough that I could happily move with the plot.
At first, there is some dialogue that is a little bit unrealistic. I found the character Holly to be a little too over-done, and I found even throughout the book that her dialogue was lacking, and not true to the rest of the story. She is a needed character, but I wasn’t a fan. She is in the first part, and this bit I found a little boring.
The dialogue between Wes and Jamie was well-written, and I enjoyed that part of their interactions a lot. The camp was a great backdrop as it gave a location where they could have all that time together without it being weird.
I liked how the backstory was revealed to us, and that there was overlap of the backstory between the characters, and of the characters themselves. It set the scene nicely for the rest of the book, but didn’t feel like a huge amount of information piled on you at once – which is impressive considering their history.
I will definitely be reading the next instalment, and I can’t wait to see where they end up.