- Blog Tour: Him by Carey Heywood
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Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother's wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It's not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him.
That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no other guy after him could even compete. The one who made her feel like anything was possible. The one she thought she would never be good enough for. The one she spent the last seven years trying to forget. All she needs to do is make it through the next week without running into him.
I loved the concept of Him. I loved the young love aspect of the story, the friends turn into lovers, the second chance romance, the true "one" and only soul mate type love. Him has all of those romance qualities we as readers have come to love and enjoy reading.
"Him" and Sarah became friends in 7th grade. They remained best friends throughout middle and high school. Sarah always secretly had a crush on Him and was too afraid to say anything. She always viewed herself as plain and thought a gorgeous guy like him would never be into her. Him was HOT, popular, athletic, envied by the guys and wanted by all the girls. Sarah... was well... just Sarah.
Him and Sarah turn from friends to lovers and experience lots of firsts together. They had incredible chemistry and were super cute as a couple. They graduate from high school.They seem to be in love and planning for a future. Sarah has never quite gotten over the insecurity and lets those insecure feelings, pushed along by a jealous ex girlfriend and a snobby mother, come between her and Him. She runs off to her uncle's in another state.
Fast forward 7 years and Sarah is forced to go back home for her brother's wedding. She knows she is highly likely to run into Him. How will she feel? Are those feelings still there? Will she fall back into a rut of losing her one true love or will she have moved on? She knows just the sight of Him will answer these questions.
One of my favorite characters in Him was Sawyer. She is Sarah's best friend and is super spunky. She is vivacious, spontaneous, and loves life. She never leaves a place without making tons of friends and her personality is infectious! I would love to see a book with Sawyer being our main character. :)
I give Him 3.8 stars on the knock my socks off scale. Like I said, I loved the concept of this book. I thought it was a good read. It was well written. I loved the flashbacks from past to present. Him was sexy, and had me drooling.. just look at the cover!!
Carey Heywood lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, three children, and nine-pound attack Yorkie. In her spare time, she transports her children from one extra-curricular activity to another while maintaining her day job in the world of finance. Right now, she is probably eating Swedish Fish. I'd love to hear from you!
Other Books written by Carey: A Bridge of Her Own ~ Uninvolved ~ Stages of Grace
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Only a few questions remain - Can you trust someone based on their word alone? And if you make a promise, how far will you go to keep it?