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When Thaine wakes up in the hospital after a bull riding injury, he has a few problems. He's got a broken leg. Stitches. Bruised kidneys. Worst of all? He doesn't remember the last five years, or his new boyfriend, and all he wants in the world is his ex-lover Jerry. Thing is, he and Jerry broke up a long time ago, and no one is sure Jerry will come. Thaine's best friend JWhen Thaine wakes up in the hospital after a bull riding injury, he has a few problems. He's got a broken leg. Stitches. Bruised kidneys. Worst of all? He doesn't remember the last five years, or his new boyfriend, and all he wants in the world is his ex-lover Jerry. Thing is, he and Jerry broke up a long time ago, and no one is sure Jerry will come. Thaine's best friend Jesse makes the call, even though he thinks it's a pretty crappy thing to do to the new boyfriend, Drew. Drew is everything Jesse has always wanted, young, optimistic, and hard-working. He can't believe his buddy Thaine would pass Drew by for an old flame, even if his friend can't remember the kid. Jerry is flattered that Thaine still wants him around, and he still carries a torch for his cowboy, so when Thaine asks to go home with him to recover, Jerry agrees, even though he knows Thaine could get his memory back any day. Can Jerry and Thaine make a future that wipes out their past? And can Jesse convince Drew that he was looking for love in all the wrong places? Can Thaine live without the last five years, or will he remember everything and have to choose between his old life and his new one? Sean Michael pens a masterful love story in Amnesia, one that will make you believe in the power of love, no matter what the odds....

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Number of Pages : 244 Pages
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Amnesia Reviews

  • Serena Yates
    2018-11-05 16:42

    Second chances come in many different shapes and sizes, but the one in this novel must be one of the hardest-won I have ever read about. Just imagine what it would be like to wake up in a hospital, wanting nothing more than your lover by your side, only to find a stranger sitting there and everyone looking at you funny for asking after the one person whose support you need to recover from being trampled by a bull. That is the situation Thaine faces when he wakes up after a severe bull-riding injury and is told, eventually, that he has lost the memories of five years of his life. Of course he is not the only man affected – his current lover, Drew, is devastated, his former lover, Jerry, has made a separate life for himself, and his best friend, Jesse, is angry at him for casting Drew aside – especially since Jesse has been secretly in love with Drew for years. There is more than enough tragedy to go around in this situation, and the story of how these four men deal with the situation is deeply emotional and had me enthralled from the very start.Thaine is one stubborn cowboy! It is what cost him his volatile relationship with Jerry five years ago, despite the fact that he still loves the man. But now, with the memories of the final fight and him walking away gone, all Thaine knows is that he loves Jerry and wants him back. Drew is devastated, but Thaine can’t remember him, or falling in love with him, so what is he supposed to do? He understands that five years have passed, and he can see the evidence, but his heart and feelings aren’t on the same page. And Thaine tends to follow his heart more than his brain.When Jerry does finally turn up, thanks to a call from Thaine’s best friend, Jesse, he is as confused by the situation as everyone else. The thing is that he never stopped loving Thaine, he just stopped running after him when he walked out. They fight just as much as ever, but the underlying love and Jerry’s determination never to let Thaine walk away again go a long way toward them rebuilding their relationship. There are things Jerry knows will have to change, and he works very hard to make sure they stand a better chance this time around.Drew is the one who suffers most by suddenly having Thaine drop him like a hot potato – which it what it feels like to him. After three years together, I can’t imagine what that feels like. If it weren’t for Jesse taking him in, I think Drew might have lost it even more than he did. It was heartbreaking to see Drew deal with the loss, and fascinating to watch how he slowly began to realize that his feelings for Thaine, while real, were not as deep as he had thought.Jesse is as devastated as Drew, but for different reasons. He has loved Drew since before Drew and Thaine got together, but always figured he was too old for the much younger man. Jesse never so much as hinted at his feelings while Drew was with Thaine, but now? Everything is different and when it becomes clear that Thaine’s memories are not returning and that Thaine wants to be with Jerry again, Jesse no longer hides how he feels. And with Drew being around all the time and needing his support, one thing leads to another – and the two become a couple.Wow! These are not easy issues to deal with, and with four men involved in different ways this was one heck of an emotional ride. It was also very hot - what with Thaine and Jerry reacquainting themselves with each other’s bodies and making up for five years of separation, and with Jesse and Drew discovering that they fit as well physically as they did emotionally. As difficult as the situation was, and with the way the men dealt with it not always as mature as you might hope, ‘Amnesia’ is full of anger, aggression, passion, heat, and scorching loving.If you want to read about cowboy drama with a capital D, if four stubborn and determined men figuring out what’s what between them is your thing, and if you’re looking for a read that is as emotionally charged as it is uplifting in the end, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do. It’s about complicated men in a desperate situation, and about as draining as it is rewarding. Utterly engrossing!NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • Shelley
    2018-11-09 10:41

    Sean Michael...why has thou forsaken me?I love, love, love Sean Michael's writing. They're one of my top go-to comfort reads. But oh lawd...my fave missed the mark with this one. When the only person you want to get a HEA isn't one of the "main" MC's...that's a problem.Thaine and Jerry are first class assholes and I wish them a lifetime of erectile dysfunction, back acne and flatulence. It's rare that I hate BOTH MC's in the main romance but...that's exactly what happened here. One of my favorite singers, Jill Scott, has a song called "Gettin' In The Way". Basically, it's about her man's ex who won't let the fuck go and makes herself nuisance in their (Jill and her guy's) relationship. One of my favorite lines is "A queen shouldn't swing if you know what I mean, but I'm about to take my earrings off get me some Vaseline."Basically, she's about to open up a can of whoop ass on his ex for being a habitual line crosser.And less than a third of the way into this book, I found myself wishing the spirit of Jill Scott would enter into Drew, he'd go knock on Jerry's door and beat the brakes off him. Or Thaine. I'm really not picky but one of the gruesome twosome needs to catch these hands. Because they are truly awful, loathsome, despicable, characters with not one redeeming quality between the two of them. And let me be clear: I don't want Drew to put his foot in Jerry's five dollar ass and make change b/c I think Thaine is worth fighting for. Oh no, no, no, no, no. Drew should fall to his knees and thank the Creator that he slipped that yoke. No, I want him to stomp a mud hole in Jerry (and Thaine) because of the disrespect and disregard they showed him. These two lack any kind of basic human decency, common courtesy and common sense. If EVER a pair of "star crossed lovers" deserved to end up alone and miserable...it was these two. Drew though...Drew I liked. And even though I like where things were going between Drew and Jesse before I threw in the towel, I just can't stomach anymore Thaine and Jerry. I'm going to imagine that Thaine and Jerry go out in a dumpster fire worthy of the trash they are and the rest of the book is about Drew and Jesse spending ALL of Thaine's money and living HEA on a beach drunk in love like Jay-Z and Beyonce.

  • Heather
    2018-11-04 16:25

    Hot cowboy love. Yum! This was an awesome book. Unique plot, sweet romance, hot manlove... what more can a girl ask for? This book is purely m/m action, so make sure you're interested before you read this. If you do like m/m, this is the book for you! ;Dxoxo

  • Anne
    2018-10-28 14:44

    The story starts with Jerry. He sees on the news that his ex-lover has been thrown by a bull and is in critical condition. He is not concerned and goes on with his work.Thaine wakes up in the hospital and has forgotten the last five years. He does not remember Drew, his lover for the last three years, and who has sat faithfully at his bedside. He wants the lover he had five years ago, Jerry. The Dr. tells Drew and Thaine's best friend, Jesse, to pretend it is five years ago. So they call Jerry, who reluctantly agrees to come. Now up to this point, Jerry is the uncaring ex-lover but the instant he sees Thaine, it is renewed love and sex. In fact, they have sex very quickly after Jerry arrives while Thaine is still in the hospital bed. There is no thought given to Drew; they just practically shove him out the door, leaving Jesse to comfort him, while they casually have sex as soon as they are alone.Thaine is very eager to get out of the hospital so with barely a good-bye to Drew, he goes home with Jerry, once more leaving his best friend, Jesse, to comfort heart-broken Drew. At some point, Thaine gets his memory back but this is barely covered in the story and he does not even call Drew to tell him. When Jerry talks to Jesse, he threatens to get a lawyer to make sure that Thaine gets every last penny that might be his from Drew. Jerry and Thaine act like they are the victims because Jesse and Drew became a couple. Although Jesse and Drew did not become lovers until after Thaine had moved in with Jerry. Jesse had been in love with Drew for a long time but he never gave any indication of that or tried to get Drew from Thaine. Thaine left Drew heart-broken and now he acts like he was the one wronged.Later in the story, Thaine gets injured again. Before when he was hurt, Jerry wasn't concerned enough to call. Jesse and Drew, however, see the accident on TV and care enough to call Jerry, and to go to the hospital, where they are once more treated as if they are the ones that were in the wrong. And that's the last we see of Jesse and Drew. It's clear they are going to stay together but they were not given a peaceful ending. Whereas Thaine and Jerry are given a HEA and a good ending. I wish the focus had been more on Jesse and Drew than on Jerry and Thaine.I did not like this story, however, it is well-written. Also, when an author can make a reader hate characters as much as I did Thaine and Jerry, that is writing that makes one feel. I loved Jesse and Drew and wish the story had concentrated on them.

  • Matimate
    2018-10-18 13:23

    Sometimes I think this author is payed from page or from title. Sean Michael has very good novels and very very bad ones. The name is not guarantee of readable novel. But I will stop bragging about this lets go to the point or rather plot, because there is some of it and at the first it did not seem all too bad. Thaine was cowboy who was superstar in riding bull industry...real bulls those with fur and horns and tail above their asses...so he was pro until one fury beast danced cancan on his skull and our hero ended in hospital with hard case of , what the surprise, amnesia. He thought he was five year back with good and steamy relation with his ex, now very successful businessman, Jerry. He forgot his relationship with toyboy Drew, who is happily snatched by Jesse, old friend of Thaine. Two couples and lot of pointless talks and artificial drama for sake of good sex in the cowboy environment. One person with brains was Jerry. Thaine was acting like he should, which meant like person who suffered lot of cranial traumas in the past. Drew was sex toy boy aka show him nice cock and he would run for it and Jesse was just old clever leach waiting for his opportunity. Never ever again I would not read such thing.

  • Manfred
    2018-11-04 15:25

    This book is so strange I am not sure how to rate it. Beware I will definitely spoil when writing about what I think is wrong with it! Imagine a couple that just split and the story follows both ex partners after the split, this is what you get here. Thaine has been hurt in the arena by a bull and awakes in the hospital without knowledge of the last 5 years. His partner Drew is at his side but actually Thaine wants his ex Jerry to come and get him home. Drew is devastated and leaves with Thaines best friend Jesse. Yes you got that right, he leaves and Thaine goes back to Jerry. Sounds like 2 loyal and loveable partners doesn't it...? From now on Thaine and Jerry are having the sex of a lifetime while Drew after some grieving turns to Jesse and... maybe you guessed it, they are having the sex of their lifetime. This is so wrong and I am certainly not sure who of those 4 is the bigger a.. hole!? What happens next? Well they are all having more sex and then some more and that's about it. Talking to each other? Nope, not happening. Sorting things out? Nope, not happening. The only explanation you get is, that Thaine according to Jesse never was that much in love with Drew during the last years after all. What a great guy, you might come to the conclusion that Drew is better off without him. Only that he doesn't earn to be, because instead of fighting for his love he just gets a new one. Great role model. If you like the idea of amnesia and what it can do to a relationship go and read "Please remember me" that's how it should be done! 2.5 pissed stars and not recommended.

  • JenMcJ
    2018-10-30 11:45

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. I think this book needed a bit more angst from everyone. When you lose 5 years of your life, I think there is more of an adjustment for everyone than we saw. It was just a tad too easy. It was ripe for more indepth characterization, more personal growth, more communication and more arguments than we got. As usual, lots of sex in ineresting ways and locations. With two couples the books is split and connected between both stories and both couples make the book a richer more rounded read.

  • Kat
    2018-11-12 16:17

    I liked Drew and Jesse a lot but I really didn't care for Jerry and Thaine. The were asses to Jesse and Drew and it irked me no end.... Ok, Thaine has amnesia and maybe he doesn't know who Drew is, but you don't treat your boyfriend of three years like that. The whole "I don't remember you, so I don't know you and you can fuck off" attitude got on my nerves! Drew is such a nice guy he deserved better.

  • Cee Brown
    2018-11-06 08:42

    Ok, I think I am calm enough to write this review. It took a full day because I had to choose the right words. Amnesia captured two stories in one.Thaine and Jerry were like fire and timber. Five years ago it was the split heard around the world. The man that he had left due to both men being at different stages of life. Thaine and Drew were lovers for over three. It was obvious that Drew thought the man hung the moon. Thaine was older and wrapped up in his career as a bull-rider. One accident was all it took to unravel the relationship and four men's lives. Thaine suffered from retrograde amnesia and was taken back five years prior in life. Which meant, Drew was not even on his radar. Much to the chagrin of Drew, there was only Jerry, or JJ, Thaine's former lover, the one who still held his heart. I cussed up a blue streak during this read because, yes, as humans we do things that just should not happen and given the diagnosis, we would expect certain situations to occur. However, Drew was done an injustice by both Thaine and Jerry. I am NOT even putting in spoilers, read the book!!!Thank God for Jesse and his want for what is best. He is intuitive enough to know what is happening between the former lovers, and to help Thaine as his best friend. He also has just enough feelings for Drew to take on the burden of his heartbreak when all else fails and make him number one. In the end, everyone got satisfaction. The heat level was through the roof. There was no doubting the chemistry between both couples. All in all a good read. I just wished certain avenues were explored, like Thaine and Drew having more conversation and an apology of some sort. When you have invested a life with someone, you treat them with respect even if the split is not amicable. ARC provided by Publisher, Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Cee from Alpha Book Club

  • Joyfully Jay
    2018-10-23 08:36

    A Joyfully Jay review. 3 starsAmnesia is one of the most overused tropes in romance stories – one that I typically avoid at all costs because it tends to be too “soap operish” but, when I saw that one of my favorite go to authors had this book coming out, I jumped at the chance. What I didn’t realize is that this story was originally published in 2006 by Torquere Press and has been re-released through Dreamspinner Press. I figured it out fairly quickly when the times/dates seemed to be a bit off.Basically, this is the story of four men whose lives are thrown into limbo when one of them is injured in a bull riding incident and loses his memories of the last five years. Thaine and Jerry had a very volatile relationship when they were together. Despite their love for one another, they both were too stubborn to stick it out and work together. When Thaine walked out that last time, Jerry refused to chase after him. Now that they are back together – for the purpose of helping Thaine recover his memories – the two easily fall back into their routine of arguing and making up.Drew is devastated by the loss of Thaine’s memory, especially since the time he can’t remember is the time that the two of them have been falling in love with one another. One accident and his entire world is turned upside down as he is now homeless and the love of his life doesn’t remember who he is. Forced to rely on Jesse for a roof over his head while they wait out Thaine’s recovery, Drew realizes that maybe Thaine really isn’t the love of his life as he begins to fall in love with Jesse.Read Wendy’s review in its entirety here.

  • FantasyLiving
    2018-11-08 12:17

    3 HeartsThis story... I really liked the premise. I liked the overall plotline. I liked Drew and Jesse. But I did not like Thaine or Jerry.Thaine and Jerry had good chemistry. I actually liked their relationship. I thought it worked, and that they were clearly in love, and only separate because they didn’t have the same future planned out. But they were not nice people. Their behaviour towards Drew was snippy, dismissive, and downright bitchy. Even if you don’t remember someone, you don’t treat them like they did something to you. Jerry’s attitude was even worse. I can’t say I liked his character at all. Having money does not entitle someone to be a bastard to another human being, and he was ridiculously rude to Drew. When they weren’t talking to, or about Drew, they were good together, but all that goodness was overshadowed by the unnecessary venom.This is my first Sean Michael story, and while Sean sure knows how to write erotica, and a decent story, it just seemed like Jerry and Thaine’s relationship was all about fucking. They fucked a lot. And it was hot, absolutely. But the relationship development was stifled by all the fucking. Every time they started to talk, they’d be feeling each other up, and next thing you know, they’re fucking. Everywhere! So they didn’t really work for me. I didn’t feel the substance in their relationship, and being mean men, I didn’t like them.A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review

  • Les Joseph
    2018-10-31 12:19

    *2.5 rounded up to 3 stars* As one who has read numerous Sean Michael books, I knew going in what to expect. Lots and LOTS of sex, insta-love, and plenty of fluff. I also go into it knowing that suspending reality is a must. So in that respect, Amnesia was everything I thought it would be. The fact that the story follows two couples in the same book was a teeny bit different, but on the whole, the book pretty much followed the formula. That being said, I have to say Amnesia was a bit of a disappointment. I did like Drew and Jesse … not so much Thaine or Jerry. Those two came off rather heartless and cruel. I got what Sean Michael was trying to do with the parallel story lines, but unfortunately when it came to Thaine and Jerry, I didn’t care much if they got their HEA. This is a rerelease of a book written first in 2009 and unfortunately you can tell. The writing isn’t very polished, the too plentiful sex scenes are repetitive and unoriginal, and the story line was disjointed and really unbelievable in parts. I’ll continue to read Sean Michaels’ work, this one just didn’t do it for me. *This review will also be posted on www.diversereader.blogspot.com*

  • Mirka
    2018-11-15 12:46

    How to sum it up? I didn´t like Thaine and I didn´t like Jerry...I hated how they kept calling Drew "kid". Hated how they treated him, like he was a one night stand and not a guy who spent years in a relationship with Thaine. Like ok, they loved each other and Thaine didn´t remember but they went about it all wrong...Those stars are not for them, cause I didn´t like them at all...so there...lol...I liked Drew and I liked Jesse and thank god for their storyline...

  • Suze
    2018-10-17 09:20

    The amnesia trope is one I generally like, so points For that.It is Sean Michael so lots and lots and lots of sex. Take out the sex and we’re probably down to 50 pages.(view spoiler)[I actually liked Drew the best, poor hard done to guy though I do feel he could have stood up for himself a bit more initially. Thaine treats him really very badly - OK he has amnesia but he was particularly not nice to a guy who is also directly affected. Wasn’t keen on Jerry walzing in and taking over - yes he has been phoned but he just stepped on everyone’s toes. Jesse was mostly OK though he did seem to take affront at Thiane, and his treatment of Drew, very easily.What spoilt the amnesia plot for me was when Thaine is hospitalized, both he and Jerry are v quick to dismiss medical advice. And Thaine goes from can’t blink without pain to sex in a handful of hours, walking on crutches - I don’t think so. I like some attempt at realistic recovery. (hide spoiler)]Sadly disappointed.

  • Miracles
    2018-10-16 13:22

    Das ist mir ja schon lange nicht mehr passiert. Ich habe mich nicht einmal dazu durchringen können, bis zur hundertsten Seite durchzuhalten.Die Sprache ist dermaßen abstoßend... ich habe nichts dagegen, wenn es mal etwas derber zugeht, aber wenn in einem einzigen Satz dreimal das Wort `fuck` vorkommt, dann geht mir das wirklich zu weit. Nicht jeder Gedanke muss sich um Sex drehen, auch das ist vollkommen absurd.Und dann sollten Sätze wenigstens aus mehr als nur einem Wort bestehen.Dabei bietet das Thema so viele Möglichkeiten. Sehr schade!

  • Ayanna
    2018-10-25 09:35

    Right out of hand, I grew very, very annoyed with this. (view spoiler)[Because clearly, poor Drew's going to get shunted to the side, (hide spoiler)] which causesed me to develop a rather intense and probably irrational (you know what, no. it wasn't irrational) dislike for Jerry. And also how (view spoiler)[conciliatory Drew was, the way the narration just laid things out. (hide spoiler)]And Thaine.I get why Thaine referred to Drew as a "kid" when he first wakes up (or rather, why the author has Thaine do so), but it made it sound rather creepily like pedophilia. I guess we could be generous and say ephibophilia, but most people still consider that pedophilia, at the very least, legally speaking. Anyways, the above caused me to skip to the end and confirm my suspicions. I'm a little put off by how it turns out, but at least (view spoiler)[Drew isn't completely left hanging in the wind (hide spoiler)].Grammar's a bit awk at times. It makes for some strained narration.It's got that thing that Sean Michael's writing tends to have. That sort of something raw about it that makes it not quite seem like reality. Like the characters are all in some parallel universe (more so than usual fiction) which operates under slightly different laws of...the universe, I guess, most noticeably in terms of expectations and diction. And holy shit, Michael wrote a shit-ton of stuff:http://www.seanmichaelwrites.com/book...His bio refers to him as a guy. If he is indeed actually a guy, that could explain the differences in writing style to the "normal" of M/M.It's not bad. It just takes a bit of getting used to.That's probably it. The reason for all the dissonance when I read Michael's stuff. The being-inside-the-psyche-of-an-actual-guy. Cuz no offense to other M/M writers, but there is a fundamental divide in the way men think and women think, and those subtle undertones come out in their writing.And there it is again. All of the random "I."'s. It always makes me think some weird encoding shit happened when they turned the manuscript into ebooks. It makes for an interesting change of pace. As long as I keep in mind that the author's a dude I usually don't end up hating his work too much.I somehow feel like I'm not explaining myself very well.In terms of "normal" M/M aesthetic, the characters certainly switch their minds about where their affections lie awfully quickly.There's a lot of dangling phrases and hanging sentences that end with a parenthetical "You know" and "yeah..."And normally, that'd be unacceptable, but these are guys, and men don't really talk about their feelings.After I got over how quickly the characters get over each other, it was kind of nice. It's like when old people talk about their childhood. "It was a simpler time..." and all that.I don't like the way they treat Drew, but I guess it's typical guy-assholery-ness. *shrug Cuz that's how guys are.It's actually quite visceral, which makes it rather evocative at times.'Course, after a certain point, I just didn't want to read about Jerry. Cuz we all know where that's heading already.After a while, I stopped trying to make it make sense.

  • D.
    2018-11-01 12:27

    This book did not make me believe in the power of love. To be honest the two star rating is me being generous because the writing itself was solid. Apart from that I hated most of this book.The biggest problem for me with this book was how quickly both Thaine and Drew just started getting down with other people. I get why Thaine would since he didn’t remember their relationship, but Drew moving on so quickly I couldn’t believe. It was gross to me because I am vehemently anti-cheating and so it bothered me a lot.Jerry was a total asshole. I get that he was still in love with Thaine but the way he treated Thaine’s friend Jesse and Thaine’s pre-amnesia boyfriend Drew was abhorrent. To be honest it reeked of abuse (keeping someone away from their friends etc.) and the way he was so aggressive to them was honestly confusing to me. It was like he knew what he was doing was wrong so he was lashing out.“Far as he knew, Thaine still didn’t have those five years back. Which sucked for the kid, but Jerry wasn’t sure what Jesse wanted from Thaine.”I don’t know, maybe he wanted his friend to act with some compassion even though he didn’t remember Drew? Like a real human would? Maybe he wanted to talk to his friend. Why is Jerry getting so aggressive with Thaine’s supposed best friend? Especially since they would have known each other from before. Sorry if this sounds like I am putting down amnesiacs, but would they really just start treating everyone like garbage just because they didn’t remember some time? Really? It made me think that Thaine was pretending to be a good person and then reverted back to his garbage personality when he got amnesia. What is even worse is that Thaine kept going WHY IS JESSE MAD AT ME???? Because you are a douchecanoe supreme. Mystery solved.Personally if I knew someone that got amnesia and they treated me like that when they lost their memory, I would never talk to them again. Even if they got their memory back and grovelled. Get wrecked. Friendship is more important to me than most things and so maybe this is just hitting me wrong because of that, but it really made me dislike the book.Let’s focus on what I did like about this book. After I kind of blacked out the whole Drew-kind-of-cheating-on-Thaine thing I actually really liked Jesse and Drew together. They were really sweet to each other and I enjoyed them.Apart from that the book was too dramatic and had too many problems for my taste.Originally posted over at Just Love Romancehttps://justloveromance.wordpress.com...

  • Deanna
    2018-10-29 10:32

    I love a good cowboy story, especially one with a little angst. Thaine and Drew have been together for 3 years, after a bull riding accident that almost killed Thaine he doesn't remember Drew at all. He can't remember the last five years of his life and he still thinks he's in a relationship with his ex Jerry. Jerry comes running to Thaine's bedside when he learns of the accident from Thaine's best friend Jesse. Jerry and Thaine pick up their relationship where it left off five years ago, leaving Drew out in the cold and Jesse to pick up the pieces. Jesse has had a thing for Drew for years so jumping in to help mend his broken heart is no hardship. All four men move on with life and love wondering if Thaine will ever remember.I love the storyline, bull riding is such a dangerous sport and it makes me wonder how often this really happens. I kept expecting Thaine to have an Ah-ha moment, but he never did. I wasn't expecting him to get back together with Drew because Jerry really was the one that got away but I feel like there was no closure between Drew and Thaine. Sex, holy hell there was a lot of sex. I get that there were two separate couples but wow, these guys were like Energizer Bunnies. I ended up skimming some of the scenes. The overall story was good, the characters had good chemistry.

  • Cathy Brockman
    2018-11-07 08:20

    Thaine is a bull rider and gets knocked off and has Amnesia he has forgot his current lover Drew completely and wants JJ his ex from 5 years ago. Jerry still has feelings so he comes to Thaine's side and takes him home for recovery. Drew's left with nowhere to go and no job or anything since he had been with Thaine for 3 years. Jesse, Thaine's best friend hires Drew to help on his ranch. Drew is devasted that Thaine doesn't remember him at all and even more shocked at how he treats him like trash when he wakes up.This is a sexy story about 4 men that lives are affected by an accident. we get views from all four of them out its easy to follow.Some of the dialogue got confusing of which man was speaking when they were alone as there weren't any tags but it didn't hurt the story.what I really liked was that when Thaine's woke up he remembers his and Jerry's last meal and JJ has it sent all the way to them in the hospital.If you like cowboys, rodeos, bull riders, recovery, friends to lovers, second chances and lots of hot man-sex you will love this.*I recieved a copy for an honest review*

  • Texascub
    2018-10-19 15:44

    I am torn whether to give this book 4 or 5 stars.Sean Michaels wrote a very good book. It contains some drool-worthy cowboys, and a good story line, but my perception is marred by my desire for the perfect fairy-tale. That failing is mine, but this book tramples on what I would consider to be a happy ending.(view spoiler)[The two main characters in this book were lovers, but Thaine obviously didn't really love Drew. Sure, Drew found love elsewhere, and in the end everyone is happy, but the main character, Thaine, threw his current love interest out over his previous love interest. This just bothers me.It probably has more to do with my desire for the perfect relationship, but I don't like the way Thaine (the character who is injured), or Jerry (the love interest from the past) treated Drew. In the end, Thaine abandons his current lover for his former one, and it just strikes me as wrong. (hide spoiler)]That said, this is a strong story, with good character development. It is an enjoyable read, even if I didn't like the way it played out.

  • Andrea Goodell
    2018-11-09 11:46

    So, I’ve read most everything that Sean Michael has put out. And this, like all the others is about love, friendship and self discovery. Oh, and HAWT cowboys.Thaine, T, is a bull rider, has been for many years, until one night when the bull gets the better of him. Now he’s laid up in a hospital bed, and has lost the last five years of his life. So like many of us, he actually gets the ‘do over’ that some of us what/need.Jerry, JJ, was the BF of five years ago. Jobs, hard headiness, stubbornness but not love, is what broke them up five years ago.Now, T wakes up and all he can think about is JJ, problem is T has a new boyfriend, and JJ has a new life.So we’ve four players in this book, The main are T and JJ and both of these are wonderful together. I love watching these two get re-acquainted. Showing us that love will win every time.Jesse and Drew are the secondary people in this book, and while we do get a fair bit about them. Not enough to learn and love them.

  • Laura
    2018-11-03 13:27

    Sigh... Books where Mcs have a lot of testosterone per pages cause the pretty commom mistake of calling love something that is clearly lust.First off, Thaine acted like a heartless a..hole, but at least he had the amnesia to blame for it. Jerry suddenly realizes he cant live without a man he didnt care about the last 5(!!!!) years and to complete the picture Drew, after being forgotten by the man he claims to love for the last 2-3 years, now is checking his ex's best friend barely days of his accident!!! C'mon. Thaine should have died trampled so jerry wasnt even mentioned. Jesse was the only positive note in the story.I wish i had given up reading this book. Skipped the thousand sex scenes trying to find a little story. Huge let down this book.

  • Secretobcession
    2018-11-12 11:35

    1.5 Stars rounded up. Ugh...I gave up at 41%...probably should have given up sooner. When you start to skim through the sex scenes, it's time to wave the white flag. It just felt like sex scenes were inserted frequently between Jerry & Thaine when the actual storyline lagged. Hense...lots of sex that just turned my stomach. Not a prude, but it just became gratuitous IMO. Jerry & Thaine came off as a couple of Horndogs. On the other hand...we had poor jilted Drew...who starts to mack on Jesse very soon after being rejected by his susposed boyfriend of 3 years. The whole premise was just not believable. Somehow I totally missed that this was a reprint. I should have passed.

  • Jonathan Treadway
    2018-10-28 11:16

    I loved this story and re-read it from time to time. Now that it's on the new cowboy romance list, I think I'll just have to read it again! You feel sorry for all three characters, but particularly for the current partner (it's been so long, I don't remember their names, but I was routing for the first partner getting together again with his lover). As usual, Sean comes through with great characters, a sound story and a happy ending. I love reading his books because you really understand where the characters are coming from, and sex is always hot!!

  • EmeArsh
    2018-10-16 16:30

    Well, I accidently came across the blurb, loved the idea, and then I forgot the name of the book. I searched and searched for it and then found it a few days back. I was very disappointed, maybe because I was dying to read it. Maybe because there is just so much sex, I mean there are still 30 pages left to be read, and I am dreading them caus I know there must be like 5,6 sex scenes there. There were some fun parts, original lines and stuff, but so much was left unexplained, Thaine's memory issues, financial stuff, the fights and the secretary who was fired, I mean it was mostly just sex.

  • jules0623
    2018-11-13 14:43

    From the moment Thaine regained consciousness, this was pretty much porn with little plot. I disliked all the MCs - the only one that got any sympathy from me was Drew - and really, really hated Jerry. What an asshole! There was no depth to the characters. This story should have been gutting but there was no emotional connection for the reader at all. The pacing was off, the dialogue was stiff, and the hospital sex scenes required me to suspend my disbelief a little more than I'm capable.

  • Amy
    2018-10-20 11:39

    The first third of this book was really good, though I hated how Drew's storyline started out, poor guy. But by half way into the book, the plot went out the window and it was a full-on lovefest. We followed both couples as they sexed it up. Even at the end, when there was potential for Thaine to get back his memory, or even add a little drama into the mix, the author took the easy way out and...nothing happened. And everyone lived happily ever after *gag*.

  • Sue bowdley
    2018-11-03 08:42

    Well I'll say this isn't my fav book but it was a good read.....I loved Jesse and Drew....but...Thaine and jj...mmmmm JJ i didn't like...i thoght he was very arrogant...ok he couldn't help the fact that Thaine lost his memory and thought they were together but still..... But Drew i thought was much better with Jesse anyway...Jesse had wanted him before the accident so he did get who he wanted....I good read but only four stars for just because JJ annoyed me x

  • Andi Anderson
    2018-11-02 10:42

    1.5I was in the mood for a good cowboy book. I remember really liking this book years ago and thought I would give it a try again. It's so funny how times and tastes change because I ended up NOT liking the main heroes at all and didn't like the story too. Drew was the best part of the book and he was a secondary character that the two main characters were quite condescending too. Sorry, but this isn't my taste anymore.

  • My Dichotomy Life
    2018-10-21 14:17

    Most unusually for a Sean Michael book I didn't love this. It's about a cowboy with amnesia who reconnects with the ex-lover he remembers whilst his current boyfriend ends up falling for the cowboy's best friend who's loved him for years from afar. This just didn't grab me in the way Sean's books normally do.