Monday, June 13, 2016

Release Day Review: Amnesia by Sean Michael #Review #Giveaway

Author: Sean Michael
Book: Amnesia (2nd edition)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: June 13, 2016
Length: 201 pages

Reviewed by Erin


2nd Edition

Who wouldn’t want a do over?

When Thaine wakes up in the hospital after a bull-riding injury, he immediately asks for his lover, Jerry. He has no idea who this man next to his bed is, despite the fact Drew insists they have been an item for the last five years.

Thaine’s best friend, Jesse, calls Jerry. He thinks it’s a pretty crappy thing to do to the new boyfriend, but tells himself it’s unlikely Jerry will come after so many years. He also doesn’t get why Thaine would pass up the opportunity to be with Drew since he’s young, optimistic, and hardworking. In short, everything Jesse ever wanted in a man.

Jerry still carries a torch for his cowboy, so when Thaine asks to go home with him to recover, Jerry agrees. At first they pick up their intense physical relationship right where they left it before the breakup. Jesse, in turn, consoles the now homeless Drew and offers him quite a bit more than a shoulder to cry on. But in the back of all the men’s minds loom Thaine’s lost five years.

1st Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

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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 re-release of a book written first in 2006 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.


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1 comment:

  1. It's not MM though ... one of my favorite urban fantasy authors is releasing her new series. Death and Relaxation (Ordinary Magic, #1) by Devon Monk