Sunday, March 6, 2011

Remember Me?

Title: Remember Me?
Author: Lynn Lorenz
Publisher: Amber Allure
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ISBN: 978-1-61124-065-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

At the end of summer camp, Chad didn’t keep in touch with Jeff as promised. Instead, he went off to college, leaving Jeff to finish high school alone, with a broken heart. They both suffered because Chad never could forgive himself for not standing up to his parents, and he left the guy he loved behind.

Years later while Chad’s on duty, Jeff comes into the ER severely beaten. Chad can’t believe the man he once loved is on the brink of death and it opens up his memory to what happened so long ago but this time when he makes a promise, he vows to keep it, no matter what.

Weeks later, when Jeff awakens and discovers his lost love has been posing as his boyfriend, he’s angry and confused. Yet Jeff has no one but Chad to help him during his recovery and after a decade, he still loves the man. The big question is whether he’s willing to risk getting his heart broken again.

Remember Me? is the newest release by multi-published author Lynn Lorenz and it’s full of broken promises that might lead to a second chance if Jeff will only survive. That’s what’s so unusual about this well plotted, touching novella. One of the two main characters begins the story on the brink of death and spends a big portion of the story unconscious. The twist is that we mostly learn of their past relationship through Chad’s memory of what happened during that summer together, not by conversation.

The regret Chad felt for what happened in the past is handled well, as is his determination of get Jeff back into his life. Initially on rousing, Jeff is understandably angry and Ms. Lorenz handles his emotions well. He’s recovering…he’s lost everything…almost died…and now suddenly his old love is back and in control of his world. It’s a lot to deal with and it’s all done realistically, with all the anger, confusion and angst a man who almost died deserves. But these two are meant to be together, and get their happily-ever-after in the end. Enjoy.

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