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REVIEW: “Inseparable” by Chris Scully

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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:

It seems I have a sweet spot for amnesia stories. There is just something about the anxiety of what was and what will come that pulls me in every time. An added twist here….gay for you. When Adam gains consciousness he is in extreme pain and it clouds the confusion of his memory loss. The only thing he is acutely aware of is…his lifeline. He doesn’t know who he is, but he knows he needs him.

When he learns that the man who refuses to leave his bedside is not his boyfriend but his best friend he is even more confused. Why is he so deeply disappointed to discover that Joe (his angel) is gay and he is straight. Or is he?

The best thing about a fresh start is that you can make it how you want it. New beginnings allow you to mold your future to your liking. What Adam wants more than anything is to have Joe by his side. Maybe he doesn’t have to squash his desire for more if Joe feels the same. Should he risk crossing the invisible line? What happens if he is wrong? Some things you just can’t take back. Either way it’s a risk, but one he is willing to take.

Bit on the short side, but it hooked me from the get go. Family fun, sweet young love and smooth writing. Low on the heat but heavy on the awww’s. I always enjoy friends to lovers and then GFY? Cherry on top.

 

RATING: 3.5 STARS

 

 

BOOK INFO:

Title: Inseparable
Author: Chris Scully
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 68 pages 
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Purchase Links: Dreamspinner

7 comments on “REVIEW: “Inseparable” by Chris Scully

  1. Carolyn
    April 27, 2015

    I’m on such an amnesia kick right now. I’m a FIEND for them so much I’m reading authors I already know I don’t care for (and I’m proven right again). I loved Inseperable, but I actually read it after the sequel, When Adam Kissed Me, and did so immediately once I went searching for more and found it existed. So, my feelings about one are intertwined with the other and they’re like one in my mind. I’m always glad to see Chris Scully getting some attention and hope people pick up this sweet set of stories and others from CS.

    Also, if anyone has any great amnesia stories they’d like to share, I wasn’t exaggerating about the kick I’m on. Maybe I’ve already read them, but maybe not!

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  2. Sheri
    April 27, 2015

    Gahhhh!
    First…sequel? *giddy smile* Really? I’m sooo glad you mentioned this. I wannnnnna read it. :D
    This was my first CS, what else would you recommend?
    Second…I’m right there with you girl- I’m addicted too!!
    Third….which amnesia book was it that didn’t work for you? I’m curious…..

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    • Carolyn
      April 27, 2015

      Eeeeee! I know. :-D I was so delighted by When Adam Kissed Me, I was all, “Give me more, Chris Scully,” and found Inseparable. You’ll actually get to read them in the “right” order, though I had zero issues reading them the other way. I don’t know, something about the way she writes just clicks with me. I haven’t read her latest, Nights Like These, but I absolutely adored her self-published Touch Me. That and the other two shorts with DSP, I think, make the sum total of what she’s got out, and I’ve just always found something that really works for me.

      I just read Kallysten’s Anterograde, which I loved, and The River Leith is one from last year that is tops on my list. Two recently that didn’t work for me as well were Please Remember Me and Snowcroft Lost. Nothing else is coming to mind, but I’m sure there at least one I’m forgetting that will just pop into my mind at some later date.

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      • Sheri
        April 27, 2015

        Ooo ooo ooo! Thanks for the rec’s.
        I’m gonna grab When Adam kissed me tonight! Can’t wait.
        I’m hesitant to read The River Leith because I heard cheating (or a form of it) occurs. I have big problems with cheating…so, sadly, I crossed it off my tbr. :(
        But Anterograde is new to me *happy dance* THANK YOU!
        Sorry the others were misses for you. I adored Please Remember Me. The ending left me uber happy but I can see how it might be hit or miss for readers.
        I’ll keep you in mind if I stumble across any new ones.

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        • Carolyn
          April 27, 2015

          You’re welcome! I understand about the cheating. It’s not one of my limits, but I can totally see how it colors the enjoyment of the story and characters. For me, when it’s handled well, why it happens and what the couple do afterward, makes really compelling reading. Like in real life, sometimes overcoming that makes it even stronger. There’s this one book, a favorite of mine, that literally because of the way it’s handled is one of the shining parts of the book.

          I can promise no cheating in Anterograde. We find out a relationship had to end for one of the characters, but no one is actively lying to be with someone else, just maybe lying to himself about his feelings.

          Yeah, I’m always sad when a story doesn’t work for me. I want to love them all! I’m so glad you’ll get to When Adam Kissed Me! You’re making me want to reread them.

          May we both find more unforgettable (ha ha) memory loss stories. :-)

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  3. Sheri
    April 28, 2015

    Psttt….bought it last night, didn’t want to stop reading, sooo cute.
    9 weeks…4 days….fourteen hours ;)

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