Thursday, July 4, 2013

Him by Carey Heywood ~ Review and Giveaway


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 this book! First thing I have to mention is the "catchy" title and the awesome cover.....major love for both.  I also really like that Carey tells this story in the present and the past so we get a more detailed background into Sarah and Will's makes the story more believable...a more realistic love story! 4 stars.

Him, is Will and Sarah's story. Will and Sarah were best friends throughout high school. They spent all their time together and knew everything there was to know about each other. Sarah is in love with Will, but she is shy and tom-boyish and Will is the handsome, popular guy that all the girls want.  What Sarah doesn't realize is that even though Will has a girlfriend he loves Sarah too, he just never thought Sarah would be interested in him. Feelings are misunderstood and so much time is wasted between these two when they could have been together!

Things begin to change their senior year in high school and they confess their feelings for each other and end up going from best friends to a in love with each other. Even though Sarah has doubts about why Will would want to be with her when he could have anyone, everything is so perfect. One horrible night, causes Sarah to run, and run as fast and as far as she can get from their relationship and she never sees Will again.  Now, 7 years later she is forced to return home for her brothers wedding…time to face the music and her past. This is where things get very agnsty and I could feel every single one of Sarah's emotions!

Sarah has avoided home at all costs, becoming a  workaholic to keep her thoughts away from the one guy who shattered her.  She avoids relationships because even though she has tried they never really work out. Once she gets home and realizes that Will is still there....never really in her brothers wedding, still visits her family, it's all Sarah can do to hold it together.  Looking at Will she is reminded of everything that they had and it's tearing her apart, she just wants to get through the wedding so she can get home. Will is handsome, funny, attentive and he wants Sarah.  He doesn't understand why Sarah ran and will do anything to win her back.  Once Sarah learns the truth of what happened so long ago, can Will convince her that they really belong together? Read on to find out!

There isn’t anyone else for me. I’m not going to let you run again, I’m not.”

I def recommend you read this book.....This is a story about your first true-love, friendship, heart-break, misunderstanding, and a second chance at love! Congrats Carey......can't wait to get my hands on HER!

*Review by Brandi

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I loved HIM! This book is a well-written love story and I have to call attention to the "catchy" title and the cover of this book.....absolutely adore both! Another thing that I really enjoyed is that Carey has written this book in the past and present so we get an in-depth history between Sarah and Will! 4 stars

After being on her own for seven years, Sarah returns home for her brother's wedding, only to find Will right in the mix of things - he's now like the other sibling in her family. When and how the hell did that happen? Sarah soon realizes that avoiding Will during wedding-week isn't going to be as easy as she'd hoped. Will is her brother's best friend, and you know what best friend means? Yup! Best man. Oh, Sarah.

Author, Carey Heywood, writes Him in such a way that the reader is in the present, but also has a window into the past. It takes nearly the entire length of the book to chronicle Sarah's week-long visit, including Will's repeated attempts to reconnect and understand why she left, and Sarah's overwhelming urge to run away again, go back to the life she's created, and avoid all the painful memories she has tried for seven years to forget. I'm proud of my girl, Sarah, though. In true pioneer fashion, she faces her fears and hurt courageously and honestly.

Him is not high-energy or high angst. Rather, it's a lovely story of first love, first broken heart, and what it really means to go back home. There are no steamy love scenes, but there's definitely a healthy dose of sexual tension.

Him is told from Sarah's perspective. Her, Will's perspective, is expected to release in November, and hopefully will reveal an ending to Will and Sarah's story.
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  1. "There isn’t anyone else for me. I’m not going to let you run again, I’m not.”

  2. the book sounds great cant wait to read it hope i am the winner to this great sweepstakes contest denise smith

  3. I agree with SeaSarah...definitely swoon :)

  4. OMG! I wanted to read this book before but now I really can't wait to read it. Great review! And thanks for the giveaway! =D

  5. I love reading books about giving love a second chance. <3

    Thanks for the giveaway! Great review!


  6. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about this book.

    Good Luck to everyone.

  7. If I don't win I'm gonna have to break down and buy this book the reviews are so good

  8. Not what I was expecting based on the cover and title...joust goes to prove: DON'T JUDGE! My interest is up and this is headed toward my TBR. Thanks for bringing it to us. This is the first review I've seen for "HIM". Thank you so much!

  9. I love a book that touches all my emotions and this looks like a perfect book for me. Thanks for your review and for the chance to win!

  10. Looks like a great read! It's moved toward the top of my TBR. Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

  11. Wow......what a review for this book!! Definitely adding it to my TBRs. Thank you for having the book here & giving me another good book to look forward to. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Awesome giveaway i hope i win! :) Carey Heywood is so amazing! :)

  13. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

  14. Sounds so good! Great review. Thank you for the chance :)

  15. Looks really good, can't wait to read

  16. I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaeay

  17. Thanks for the giveaway. I love your blog.

  18. Love the cover!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  19. This book sounds fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Damn I can't wait to read this one!! It is on my TBR list!!
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