Author: Chris Scully
Genre: Contemporary, Christmas
Length: Short (68pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st December 2012)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: After a car accident, Adam wakes up in a hospital room with no memory and a man named Joe, who acts like his boyfriend. So when Joe says Adam is straight—and Joe’s not—and they’re just best friends and roommates, Adam is more than a little confused. But as Adam starts to fill in the gaps, the one thing that becomes apparent is that Joe is the missing piece that can’t be replaced.
Review: When Adam wakes up in a hospitable bed with no memory, all he has to rely on is, a man called Joe who is there whenever he wakes. When Joe tells him they aren’t together, but are best friends and roommates, Adam is confused because he thinks they should be something more and he definitely doesn’t feel quite straight, and he decides that losing his memory is the best thing to ever happen to him.
This is a great friends-to-lovers story where best friends from a young age have been scared to admit their feelings to each other. Adam is hit by a car and when he wakes up in hospital with a man holding his hand, although he feels safe he has no clue who the man is. He doesn’t even know who he is. Joe will do anything for Adam, they have been best friends and roommates for years, but admitting how he feels to Adam would just drive him away.
Adam and Joe are great characters. They have both been hiding their feelings from the other. Adam’s amnesia takes away the block that he has always had in place and he begins to dwell on what Joe makes him feel, and he tries to dig into his own past to discover why he always acted straight. I loved how the amnesia took away the inhabitations that had always stopped Adam in the past. He is now able to explore with no memories to hide behind, and poor Joe thought he was in love with a straight man. This is actually quite sweet and it is lovely when they both finally admit how they truly feel, with some passionate kisses and a longing for more.
I will recommend this to those who love friends-to-lovers stories, secret passions, interfering family (in a good way), and a happy ending for two best friends who have always loved each other.