Memento Amare (Tosh’s Review)

Title: Memento Amare
Author: G.D. Cox
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Genre(s): Gay romance, pain, heartache, self harm, amnesia, second chances
Page Count: 455 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

“Thank you for giving me the chance to love you. And for giving yourself the chance to love you, too.”

Agent Phelan Cole of the Global Anti Terrorist Force, one of the most respected and feared men in the classified military counter-terrorism and intelligence agency, is secretly and happily married to fellow agent Clyde Barnett. With their romantic relationship and marriage concealed from other agents, Cole and Clyde will face the greatest threat yet to their love for each other: A mission in the Eastern European country of Croenia leads to Clyde losing all his memories of Cole … and reverting back to the gay man with severe internalized homophobia that he was before he met Cole, an openly bisexual man accepting of his own sexual orientation.

While the agency’s intimidating Research & Development department races against time to reverse engineer the device that caused Clyde’s amnesia, Cole is also racing against time to save his marriage and bring back his beloved best friend, lover and husband. Will Cole succeed in saving his husband? Or will he lose everything, even his own life?

This was truly a heartbreaking read. It will tear you apart and put you back together again that is for sure.

Phelan and Clyde are two truly amazing men but both for different reasons.

Phelan is incredible because from the time he was a small boy he has taken what his father has said to heart and truly wanted to make the world a safer place. That being said he did exactly that when he joined the military and then on to a secret organization that deals with terrorists. He fought with himself over the fact that he was bisexual for the longest time and finally after years of worrying about it came to all those that he loved and was accepted for who he is not who he loves.

But Phelan kept it from his assets while he was a handler to Clyde for a very long time. One reason being he was extremely attracted to him from the moment he met him. Another being is because Clyde himself was homophobic.

Clyde cannot help to be homophobic because of his up bringing but also because he knows deep down he is gay also. So that makes things really hard for him. When he finds out about Phelan it changes things for both of these men drastically.

Eventually they become lovers on top of being best friends and later on husbands. But what happens when one wakes up and can no longer remember the other? Can they find their way back to one another or is all their happiness they once shared suddenly all gone never to be remembered again?

This was an emotional read that will have you in tears in many different areas of the book. It is one of those books that you cannot put the book down because you just have to know what is going to happen next. Truly an amazing read.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.