Persistence of Memory by J.M. Snyder
Five years ago Joah was culled — kidnapped by the government to be trained as a soldier. In the process, they erased his memory, destroying his past, his dreams, everything but his name. Armed with that alone, Joah escapes from the facility in search of someone to help him recall the man he used to be.
That person is Tobin, Joah’s husband, who never gave up hope of finding him again. He refuses to believe that the strength of his love alone won’t be enough to bring back Joah’s memories of their shared lives, and he’s determined to bring back the man beneath the soldier, the man he knows has to love him.
But an alarm in the chip blocking Joah’s memories was triggered at his escape, and if it isn’t removed soon, it will shriek his life away. Removing it won’t bring back his past, and may destroy the present that Tobin has tried so hard to build between them. How can the love they once shared possibly survive?
NOTE: This e-book was a finalist for the 2008 EPPIE Award in the GLBT Category.
This was a well written short. The characters are emotionally catching. The descriptions are vivid and colorful. I wish there was more depth to the story but given the plot line I can see why it wasn’t. I think the idea of the story was interesting and well thought out but obvious. I enjoyed but didn’t love.
Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013, in Book Review, Futuristic, M/M Romance, Short Story: 1-100 pages, Three Roses, TJ and tagged J.M. Snyder, JMS Books, M/M Romance, Short Story, Three Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.