Author: Sierra Riley
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 2, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary M/M
Page Count: 318
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
“If you can’t remember it, was it ever real at all?”
“How do I fall out of love?”
Cash Bennett enlisted in the Marines the day his boyfriend married someone else, but military life failed to numb the pain. After he got out, he relied on casual sex and the adrenaline rush of pushing his limits to distract himself from the inescapable truth: He’d lost his heart the first time he laid eyes on Robbie Logan, and he’s never going to get it back.
“I want a divorce.”
An accident on Robin Logan’s eighteenth birthday changed his life. He lost his memory but gained a best friend, a woman whose dreams were stolen when their lives collided. At the urging of his homophobic father, Robin married her out of guilt. But now he’s free… and not at all sure he’s got the courage to go after what he’s never admitted to wanting. Or whether he even deserves it.
“I love you. I don’t know how to do anything else.”
Robin doesn’t remember what they once were to each other, and Cash can’t forget the way they’d been. Sometimes, though, life gives you a second chance to do it all over again…
I can’t seem to get enough of this series. And I don’t even like second chance romances! But here I did. This was so sweet, so romantic, I just melted.
Cash is 25 years old and living on the wild side. According to his cousin Jeremy, he is trying to kill himself with all his dangerous sports and interests, but Cash is just trying to forget. Trying to forget that he lost the love of his life. That he will never have Robbie again… Robbie, who was his boyfriend when they were 18, but who forgot about their year together after a car crash that messed up his memory.
Robin woke up 7 years ago with his father telling him he was responsible for hitting another car and injuring a woman in the process. It was Robin’s responsibility to make sure that woman is okay again, so why not marry her. So Robin does since he feels pressured and guilty…
After 7 years of slowly dying and trying to forget by having sex with a different man every night, Cash knows he has to do something or he will drown like this. But just when he is about to really move on this time, he gets a text from Robbie, asking him to meet him.
When Robbie tells Cash he is divorced and that he is gay (Robbie never had a real romantic relationship with his wife, who is his best friend still), Cash could not be happier. He is never letting his Robbie go, even though Robbie still doesn’t remember them or their love.
Robin only knows that Cash is his friend, and that he has always been attracted to him, but when he finds out that they were once boyfriends, his whole world is turned upside down. But he knows he doesn’t ever want to be apart from Cash..
I am never a fan of second chance love stories. I’m always wondering why the couple broke up in the first place or why they would work now when in the past they didn’t. But this was different in the way that these guys get together pretty early in the book. And Cash tells Robbie about their past almost immediately. There are no secrets that could result in relationship angst or a break up. Yes, there are some other factors threatening their relationship, but it wasn’t them.
I loved how deep Cash’s feeling for Robbie went. It was so romantic how he kept writing letters to Robbie all those years. I felt how happy he was when he was given another chance. And Robbie might not have remembered their time together at first, but his heart still knew Cash..
This was a very sweet and intense kind of romance with some very hot sexy times. Such a lovely read.