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Giordan Stone is lucky, all things considered. Sure, he spent five years in a coma only to wake with a right leg that’s practically useless and no memories other than his name. But now he’s under the care of sassy southern surrogate mother, Chloe Devereaux, spending his days painting and healing. Giordan wants for nothing at all… until he looks out the window one morning aGiordan Stone is lucky, all things considered. Sure, he spent five years in a coma only to wake with a right leg that’s practically useless and no memories other than his name. But now he’s under the care of sassy southern surrogate mother, Chloe Devereaux, spending his days painting and healing. Giordan wants for nothing at all… until he looks out the window one morning and sees Chloe's gorgeous son, Shane, standing there. Something very familiar stirs in Giordan. When he sketches, Giordan is able to go into an “art trance” where pieces of disjointed memory come back to him without time or place. More and more of these flashes are of Shane Devereaux and the intense, intimate experiences they shared together. Even though Shane keeps his distance now, Giordan is convinced his flashes are real. But he doesn’t have the whole story. Giordan is determined to fill in his memory blanks and convince Shane his feelings are genuine....

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Sweet Giordan, Please Remember Reviews

  • Riayl
    2019-02-27 10:30

    I am Very Unhappy. No, that doesn't even begin to cover it. I am so pissed that I wish I had never read this book. In the *calculates* twelve or so hours since I read it I have been stewing over it and just getting more and more mad. Warning: there may be flying rabid froth ahead.(view spoiler)[ I loved Giordan. He was sweet and his life was crap. But, it was improving, you say. Ha! Really? With the over-privileged over-indulged, overly selfish Shane and his fawning family? I say Gio deserved better.Two main ideas really ruined this for me. First Shane and his family and friends and town in general. Shane has everything. Family, not just family but loving family, and unbroken, loving family. Shane's family is rich, so he has never gone without in his life. He certainly wasn't left starving and alone under a bridge to almost die a second time. Shane has money of his own. He is out and obviously suffers no problems for it with his family or the town in general. According to my calculations from what is said in the book, Gio and Shane were together 5-7 years before Gio disappeared - the day after Shane asked him to marry him. Now here is where this review possibly falls apart in coherence and politeness, but I will do my best to control myself. Gio disappears. He is in an accident and badly injured, in a coma for five years, wakes up, only knows his name, gets released with no where to go, ends up on the streets, starving, sick, ends back in hospital and finally finally Shane and his mother, who love Gio SO damn much that they couldn't find him in five fricking years, show up. Apparently the hospital and police never bothered to try and find out who Gio was when he was in his coma. No bulletins or alerts sent out. No articles in newspapers or on t.v. No facebook or other internet inquiries. And even though Gio was in his hometown apparently that was the LAST place anyone thought to look for him, EVER. He must have taken a taxi or a bus to get to his hometown because otherwise his car would have been found and they would have known who he was and contacted Shane right away. Apparently, after he woke and gave them his name they still didn't bother to search for him and/or Shane never bothered to file a missing persons report. It is of course, obvious that everyone's first thoughts should be that Gio ran away with another man when there was no indication that he was anything but totally in love with Shane, and because he didn't take any of his belongings. That totally screams "I dumped your ass for someone else, right after agreeing to marry you." Totally.Then, when someone finally manages to pull their head out of their ass and find Gio, Shane throws his spoiled selfish little boy hissy fit and won't have anything do with him. Because Shane is obviously the more injured and abused party here, with his family and friends and money to support to him and f*cking knowing who the hell he is and where he belongs. Not Gio who has been severely injured and has trouble walking, not Gio who was starving and on the streets, not Gio who has no money or family or friends and who can't remember who he is. Poor, poor Shane. I mean it is only fair that he punish Gio and abandon him for his own inability to GET A CLUE and find the man he loves - instead of leaving him to lie alone in a coma for five years and then live on the streets. And everyone supports Shane. Poor pitiful Shane. We must keep safe from evil Gio. Even while professing to love Gio like her own son, Chloe hides things from him and keeps him from seeing Shane, going so far as to lock Gio in his room so he can't come out while Shane is there. We wouldn't want to burden or offend poor fucking fragile Shane. Shane's father treats Gio like he doesn't even exist. Hey, great way to treat someone who knows nothing about themselves, who probably already feels like he doesn't exist. But it is OKAY because he is only doing out of love for his son and a desire to protect him. Forget common freaking decency and treating Gio like a human being. I hated Shane's family and how they treated Gio. Even when Shane's sister has her few minutes of "screen time" she can't help but "mess with amnesiac", I guess it's fun to screw with people who can't remember their lives and try to make them feel guilty and uncomfortable. Yeah, fun, maybe later they can all go set some ants on fire or something, have a joyous family get together. And there is this underlying idea that Gio should feel guilty. That he has something to apologize for. And everyone in the book and the author seem to feel this way, I don't get it. Shane refuses to see him until he remembers why he left, because that is the only important thing to Shane. Even at the resolution it is Gio seeking Shane out and Gio begging to be heard and then Shane finally, oh-so-casually accepting. Shane needed to feel guilty. Shane needed to apologize. Shane needed to earn Gio's trust back and convince him he cared and beg, fucking beg for Gio to still love him. So this book is full of inept people who couldn't find their ass with two hands, a spotlight and GPS - since NO ONE was able to able to find Gio or where he belonged in five years. Really? I feel like that was very sloppy writing or, again, everyone was just totally inept. This premise might have worked a little better in a different time period. Once Gio woke up and knew his name that should have fixed the problem. But the author never addresses this. They would have looked Gio up, checked for missing persons reports on his name, driver's licenses, etc. Supposedly Shane and his family were looking for him, so he should have been found. And why wasn't Gio's home town one of the first places Shane looked? Why didn't he check hospitals? It should have been so easy to find Gio. That leaves us with two options: 1) Shane didn't really try to find Gio or 2) the author really screwed the pooch on this one.After the inept people we have the family of Shane, who worship at the altar of Shane and must do anything and everything to protect Shane. (asshole *huff*) I so wanted a happy life for Gio and instead he got this crap. So what happens if Gio runs out to get some more paint one day, will he come home to a fight because it is obvious he was running off with another man? When he does something that Shane or Chloe doesn't like will they lock him in his room again? Or maybe they'll just treat him like Shane's father and pretend like he doesn't exist? Or cruelly tease him like Shane's sister, of course she was "only joking", strange how it wasn't at all funny. I can only hope that I have lanced the boil that is this story because it has been festering for over twelve hours in the back of my head, making me terribly unhappy and grumpy and unable to think of anything other than how peeved I am.(hide spoiler)]

  • Mandy*reads obsessively*
    2019-03-03 10:16

    3.75*The cover spoke to me, something about it just captured my interest. I also like the title and the blurb intrigued me.I don't think I've read an m/m amnesia story before or if I did, it was more of a cop/murder/mystery which is not this book, at all. This was not what I expected, but I was hooked. I wanted to know what happened and why things are the way they are now. I enjoyed it because of Gio, and the way it was told and that the story felt unique and a little different.It's told completely from Giordan's POV and I really wish it had been longer and that I had Shane's POV too, his thoughts and feelings were missing for me and really held me back from liking him as much as I wanted too. The situation with Shane didn't work for me, I just didn't understand it. I don't want to give anything away, but it hurt my heart and my head trying to figure out his motivation. But this is Giordan's journey, he's lost his memories, they are behind the veil as he calls it. I was amazed at his fortitude and acceptance of his situation, no railing and screaming at the unfairness of it all, for all the time he's lost, all the memories that are gone.“His name was Giordan Stone and he was an artist. The rest of it was covered by a mental veil too thick to see through. In that, he supposed he had a third concrete truth. Giordan had amnesia.”I admire him and really like him and I love his story, my only compliant is Shane and his reasoning.But since I fell for Giordan and wanted him to have everything, I just decided to not overthink Shane and just enjoy Gio's story. “Sometimes, he painted with an inspiration that was impossible to explain. It still came from his imagination, of course—the figures and scenes and feelings he infused into every brush stroke weren’t real in that they weren’t in front of him. But sometimes when he was painting, that imagination felt almost like a memory.”

  • Cindi
    2019-02-27 16:11

    3.5 StarsFull review can be found at On Top Down Under Book Reviews.This a unique story. Giordan, an artist, wakes up after being in a coma for five years completely alone, and with no memory of anything other than his name. There are no family, no friends. Shortly after, he is released from the hospital into the unknown. Another hospital visit a few months later brings him face-to-face with Chloe Devereaux, a true southern woman who has known Giordan for many years. He is released from the hospital to her care. Through his art, little by little memories start coming back. They do not come back in the way one would expect. They come to Giordan through his drawings and his paintings. One person Giordan needs to remember is Shane, Chloe's son. One accidental glimpse of Shane through a window, and Giordan is convinced that he and the other man share a history. Slowly that history begins to unfold in Giordan's drawings.This is a nice story. A little over the top at times, and you must suspend belief often, but in the end, an entertaining read.This book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Sara
    2019-03-08 14:22

    I have a confession; I have this fantasy about amnesia. I romanticize it in a way, the chance to wake up not knowing who you are/were or what you had been through. An opportunity to start over, to become someone new, to possibly become the person you were meant to be but didn’t become. It’s a fantasy and it’s also a nightmare. The nightmare is for many reasons but I am fascinated by amnesia, not just of the starting over opportunity but the fact our brain can be so traumatized we simply forget. It’s the reason I decided to read this book. It started with that…Giordan Stone has woken in the hospital twice; the first time was after five years in a coma not knowing who he was and the second after a terrible illness caused by being homeless for seven months after he was released from the hospital. My first thought with this was “Is that what they really do with folks who have no memory of who they are?” It frightened me beyond belief. I am a control freak with OCD and while I romanticize amnesia, not knowing the basics or have the ability to control my life would flip me the heck out! Upon his second awakening, he is taken home to stay with the wonderful Chloe Deveraux and her husband the mayor. This home is where Giordan will recuperate from his injuries sustained by the accident and attempt to recover his memories. Weeks pass for Giordan with no memories until one day from a window, he sees a man and when he does, “It’s like all the air went out of the room.” He knows this man and feels in his soul he means something to him. When out in the orchard, on one of his art trances, he “sees” a memory of the man from the window, Shane Deveraux, the son of his caretaker. I was not prepared for the feelings this book tossed at me. To be honest, the title and cover was not a draw for me. I am happy I looked passed them, read the blurb and gave the story a try. This story, for me, was amazing. This went beyond m/m romance and moved into romantic literature all with the help of Chloe, or Maman. This woman was a force of nature! It’s rare in the genre to get such a strong female character. Some can come across as caricatures but Chloe was not just the mother of Shane or the caretaker of Gio, she was an entity all her own and the power she exudes was amazing. The feelings, oh the feelings kicked me in the stomach when Gio starts wanting to meet Shane. When Chloe begins to tell Gio stories of her family and some including Shane…? Just kill me now. I cried many times reading this story, it was heartbreaking. Sure, if you dissect the story down to the minute details you can pick at things that should or could have been done different but I am a hopeless romantic and an emotional reader and this book made me FEEL! Watching Gio see/meet Shane for the first time, again, was beautiful. To see these men interact made my heart melt and then it broke. It broke and it hurt so much for Gio as he had this family, this support system rally around him and yet he couldn’t remember anything. He could not remember the one thing which would bring the love of his life back to him. My Goodness. Did I say this book made me feel? Ugh. Watching Giordan and those around him struggle with his amnesia had me holding my breath through each page. I know I said I romanticized amnesia but this was painful for me. I am having a hard time explaining it but the pain was worth it. The crying at my desk was worth it because these boys were worth it. I will say Shane was not hard for me to like. He made some hard decisions and some may have been questionable but I cannot imagine being in his place. Of losing someone and to finally find him only to have him not be the same. I couldn’t imagine my husband not having the memories of our first date, kiss or the births of our children. It would be difficult and matters of the heart are never black or white. So while Shane made some choices which may not go over as favorable for some, nothing he did made me like him any less. The only thing I could have asked for with Shane was his POV; I would love to know what was going on in his head. Sweet Giordan was a wonderful surprise for me. I had a feeling the book would be enjoyable but what I got was a book unlike any I had read before. The scenes were vivid, they were vibrant and they flew off the page and into my heart. I am happy I took a chance on this book and was able to meet Giordan and Shane.

  • Mia Kerick
    2019-03-14 10:27

    Raine O’Tierney is an artist, or maybe, I would better brand her as a craftsperson. I compare O’Tierney’s novella, Sweet Giordan, Please Remember, to a finely honed work of literary sculpture, one that fuses charming and genteel Southern society, the frustrating mystery of unanswered questions, and an undeniable shadow of fiercely treasured past love, into a soft-edged, silky, and sinuous work of art.In the way that a skilled craftsperson judiciously chooses her tools, each word in O’Tierney’s novella has been carefully selected. Every image artfully depicted, each character meticulously constructed, every line of dialogue perfectly fitting and cleverly fashioned. If you will allow me to mix metaphors, I will suggest that in this same gentle manner, the story’s pace is never rushed, but instead is given freedom to flow like a lazy river to its eventual conclusion. I loved the wandering twists and turns of Sweet Giordan’s plot, along with the wondering, the hopefulness, and the gentle foiling of deep desires experienced by the main character, Giordan Stone as I floated along with the clever storyline.As a final piece of commentary I will say that at the conclusion of Sweet Giordan, Please Remember, I am left with a sense of satisfied completion, unlike the way I often feel when I finish a reading a novella. My typical reaction is to wonder why this novella wasn’t a novel—why was it so brief? But Sweet Giordan is a true novella. It is meant to be a novella. It is at its intended length, and it shows.I so appreciate literary works that remind me of this truth: writing in itself is an act of creativity, a making of art. Sweet Giordan, Please Remember is one of these sorts of novels, where you experience a cleverly crafted story as you tread water in a river of artistic ingenuity. *received review copy for honest review

  • Jake Wallace
    2019-03-18 12:17

    I was able to read after it was accepted by DSP and before it was published. I have never thought I would want a strong female presence in my M/M romance. I've balked at the idea in the past, but when you write sassy, strong, interesting women that add to the flavor of the story, I'm a convert. This is a sweet tale of loss and the need to be accepted and loved as you are. Also, there is a need to remember what was forgotten. Giordan made me feel for him, made me root for him, care about him. And since no one is perfect, I had my doubts about Shane and that he was good enough for Giordan but I kept an open mind. (I don't want to give any spoilers). In the end I was not disappointed. Can't wait for more from Raine!

  • Jenn
    2019-03-12 09:04

    This is one of those books where the reasoning behind the characters’ actions are either going to enrage you or you will fall in love with Giordan and gloss over behaviors and plot points. I’m leaning mostly towards the latter.You have a character suffering from amnesia and a cast of characters that all seem to know him that he struggles to remember. He’s an artist and kind and wonderful to read.Giordan as a character is SO sweet and his relationship and love with Shane was beautiful. I wish we’d gotten even more backstory between them because I think when the two of them fell in love; it must have been magical. And the meeting at the racetrack just made me smile. Everything about it made me smile, but there were many things Shane said during this moment that rubbed me the wrong way. Shane, despite the fact that he looked for Giordan for YEARS, still came across petulant and selfish many times. He felt manipulative with wanting to pull something from Giordan that Giordan couldn’t give him. He didn’t seem understanding and I can’t fathom how he couldn’t have been, how he couldn’t have trusted his boyfriend that he knew loved him as much as he loved him.Even Shane’s mother and their mutual friend. I have a big problem with someone locking someone inside a room as a way of keeping up ‘the peace’ or playing games with someone’s memories. Aside from that, I truly LOVED Chloe. She’s a wonderful female character and she felt real and comforting, like Jessica Tandy in Fried Green Tomatoes.Overall, this is a sweet escape and if you can suspend disbelief and enjoy Giordan and Shane’s love that endures, you should like this a lot.This review can be found at Sid Love.

  • Debbie McGowan
    2019-03-16 11:13

    Full review to come, because I really need to think about what I want to say. I read a few of the other reviews along the way and I wondered if maybe they were reading a different story from the one I was reading, because I truly can not see how this is worth any less than five stars.Actually, no, I'll just say it now.This is a beautiful story of a man with amnesia and his journey to recover the memories he has lost through the only medium that works for him: his art. The author's attention to detail and the authenticity of Giordan's experience indicate that extensive research went into the writing of this story, but it's not overt - there's no showing off - 'Ooh, look what I know!' Some authors do fall prey to the temptation to show the reader just what a clever clogs they are, but not Raine O'Tierney.She is an incredibly talented writer who creates worlds that are so real they have the power to reach inside and play a symphony on the reader's heartstrings. What's more difficult is to tell enough about how Sweet Giordan does this without giving too much away, but what I can say is there is such a natural, gradual recovery in progress in this story that I didn't realise my initial feelings of 'I don't really know Giordan Stone' were becoming less as he relearned about himself.A story that is tragic, heart-rending, touching and ultimately satisfying. The ending is...perfect. The fact that is numbered as part of a series? Even better!Read it and see.

  • Mercedes
    2019-03-19 16:03

    3.5 starsGiordan's sweetness overcomes Shane's dickheadedness. So I must round this up.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-03-09 15:05

    Reviewed by: MandyGenre: M/M Contemporary3.75 HeartsSee Review Here: Hearts On Fire ReviewsFacebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hearts...Review: The cover spoke to me, something about it just captured my interest. I also like the title and the blurb intrigued me. I don't think I've read a m/m amnesia story before or if I did, it was more of a cop/murder/mystery which is not this book, at all.This was not what I expected, but I was hooked. I wanted to know what happened and why things are the way they are now. I enjoyed it because of Gio, and the way it was told and that the story felt unique and a little different.It's told completely from Giordan's POV and I really wish it had been longer and that I had Shane's POV too. His thoughts and feelings were missing for me and really held me back from liking him as much as I wanted too. The situation with Shane didn't work for me, I just didn't understand it. I don't want to give anything away, but it hurt my heart and my head trying to figure out his motivation. But this is Giordan's journey, he's lost his memories, they are behind the veil as he calls it. I was amazed at his fortitude and acceptance of his situation, no railing and screaming at the unfairness of it all, for all the time he's lost, all the memories that are gone.“His name was Giordan Stone and he was an artist. The rest of it was covered by a mental veil too thick to see through. In that, he supposed he had a third concrete truth. Giordan had amnesia.”I admire him and really like him and I love his story, my only complaint is Shane and his reasoning.But since I fell for Giordan and wanted him to have everything, I just decided to not overthink Shane and just enjoy Gio's story.“Sometimes, he painted with an inspiration that was impossible to explain. It still came from his imagination, of course—the figures and scenes and feelings he infused into every brush stroke weren’t real in that they weren’t in front of him. But sometimes when he was painting, that imagination felt almost like a memory.”

  • Suki Fleet
    2019-02-26 12:06

    This is a beautifully written story about a young man with amnesia desperate to remember his love. Raine O'Tierney's writing style is wonderful. I love that I was transported right into the character's world, and I love that Giordan finds he can use painting to step behind his 'mental veil'.Recommended.

  • Debra
    2019-03-16 10:11

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  • Susan65
    2019-03-14 10:27

    I struggled mightily with this story because Gio was treated as if he did something horribly wrong, instead of being injured severely enough to be in a coma for FIVE years and then waking up not knowing anything but his own name.Apparently, as this happened off page, Shane had asked his long time boyfriend, Gio to marry him, he says yes, then disappears, only to be found in a hospital over FIVE years later. This is where it goes downhill for me. Shane takes it as a personal insult that Gio took off, and since he doesn’t know why (since he does have amnesia) Shane assumes that he didn’t want to marry him and must have had a boy toy on the side. Gio doesn’t know why he left; only that he doesn’t remember Shane per se, but he knows he is someone special and learns to love him again.The problem is Shane, and his mom, and his dad, and his friends. They all feel as if they have to protect Shane and NOT Gio. I don’t get that, at all. So yeah, we don’t know why Gio was in his own hometown when the accident occurred, but is it really the smartest move to instantly think ill of the man you want to marry?Shane is good with Gio, for the most part. He obviously loves him deeply, but he is so afraid of trusting him and wondering why Gio was gone that he never stopped to give their relationship a fighting chance. And Shane’s mom was wonderful for taking Gio in to her home and caring for him, but to lock him in his room when Shane was around was a bit much. And the dad was just awful. No redeeming qualities no matter that he came around at the end.So basically, we have two men who obviously love and adore each other but are kept apart until the amnesiac can remember why he went to his hometown in the first place. Gio must truly be in love with Shane to deal with this idiocy, because I would have dropped his ass and moved on. Fortunately, through is drawings, Gio is able to recall memories. Unfortunately it’s not the one that explains his actions. I liked his justification for why he thinks he may have been gone as it rang truthful, but a part of me wanted him to completely regain all his memories.So yeah, there you have it. I wanted to love this story. I think the premise was well thought out and executed but it was the actions of Shane and his family that took the hit for me. I had a love – hate relationship with them and I wonder if they weren’t so rich would that have acted differently.The Blogger Girls

  • Katie Michaels
    2019-02-27 15:08

    If you are looking for a gentle m/m, you may want to consider giving this second-chance-at-love story a try. It’s light on sex, and honestly, kind of light on romance. But I found it easy to connect to and I quickly grew to care for the main character as he struggled to get his life back.Giordan lost his memory after a serious car accident put him in a coma for five years. When he woke up in the hospital, the only things he knew about himself were his name and the fact that he was an artist. Unfortunately, with no one to claim him, he ended up on the streets, barely able to feed himself. A few months of that misery landed him back in the hospital, malnourished and fevered. It was then that someone who knew him finally found him and took him home.Chloe isn’t Gio’s mother, but she treats him like her own son as she nurses him back to health. Bits and pieces of his life and his connection to Chloe are slowly revealed to the readers as they come back to Giordan. The most important piece is Chloe’s son Shane. I don’t want to spoil too many particulars, but the story follows Gio’s struggles to regain the full use of his body and mind as he catches glimpses of the love he and Shane once shared.While the romantic element is Gio’s main focus, the novella is more about his overall journey. I found that I really liked him and his gentle spirit. I liked watching the way his memories returned. I really liked Chloe and the love she held in her heart for Gio. I thought the author did a good job letting us see how the accident affected all the characters and why they felt the way they did. There was good balance there, but it’s hard to completely get over Shane’s behavior. There are times he comes across as very selfish, even though I never questioned his love for Giordan. I had to compartmentalize that in order to get on board with their reconciliation.Doing that, it was impossible not to root for the HEA and it’s delivered quite nicely. My only small complaint is what felt like a little rushed point, as we jumped over the physical reunion at the end. But otherwise, I felt like it satisfied, despite the short length.Rating: B*ARC provided by author for review

  • Julie Hayes
    2019-03-09 11:15

    Giordan Stone remembers his name and nothing else. His life is a mystery to him. He woke in a hospital after five years in a coma, and then again seven years later, when they found him seriously ill, living under a bridge.Chloe Devereaux is his caregiver, his Maman. She has taken him into her home and tends to all his needs as she works to rebuild his strength. Giordan wants to remember—he aches to remember. Even though he is afraid, too—afraid of what he might learn about himself and his life.Somewhere in the confusion that is his mind, Giordan remembers his art. He fills sketchbooks with images, unsure if they are memories, or figments of his imagination. And in his mind, there is a young man... someone Giordan is sure he loves.Is the man real? And if so, where is he, and why doesn’t he come for Giordan?This story grabbed me from the beginning. I became caught up in Giordan’s plight, feeling his pain as he strives to remember, to put together the pieces of his shattered life. I fell for his sweetness, for his gentle nature, and I felt his frustration as he kept asking why.Sweet Giordan is a beautiful love story, one filled with the spirit of love—Giordan’s for Shane, Shane’s for Giordan. Some things transcend mere memory, and love is one of them. The soul remembers, even if the mind does not.I ached, I cried, I cheered, I hoped... Ms. O’Tierney wrung all of these emotions from me, and then wrung some more. At times, I was fearful, and sometimes I wanted to turn off my Kindle, afraid of what I might find.If you believe that love conquers all—if you hope even when common sense tells you not to—if you believe that some things are meant to be—than this story is for you. This is one story I will never forget, and will hold in my heart forever.

  • Andie
    2019-03-14 15:13

    Giordan Stone doesn't know much about his life when he wakes from his coma. He doesn't know why Chloe Devereaux, who he is told is no relation to him - cares for him, shelters him, acts as a playfully-abusive southern parent, and fulltime physical therapist.He is sure her home is familiar. He is sure he feels himself while painting the landscapes of her estate. He is sure there is more to his past when he sees her son Shane.Shane was his first flicker of memory, and rightness, but Shane seems to detest the very sight of him. As time passes, Giordan has fragments of memory return - mostly happy times with Shane. Though Shane keeps his distance, Giordan is determined to uncover the whole story and find his way home to Shane.This is a tale of young love suspended by time and tragedy, with just enough longing to deliver a deeply satisfying conclusion.

  • Kari
    2019-03-05 09:22

    Sweet Giordan, Please Remember is a sweet novella about a young man recovering from an accident that left him with amnesia and physical trauma - and finding love again.I immediately fell in love with Giordan. He is sweet, despite going through horrible things in his life. He is an artists and uses his art to put bits and pieces of his life together. I didn't doubt at all that Shane loved him. But I had difficulty understanding some of his actions. Chloe, Shane's mother, was a delight - feisty, loving, and not afraid to get in your face.Overall, this was a sweet romance packed with lots of emotions. Look forward to more stories by Ms. Tierney!

  • ~RMG
    2019-03-02 10:21

    3.5 stars - Although some aspects of the story bothered me, such as Shane's stubbornness, distance, and lack of true presence throughout the story (view spoiler)[(and the fact that I was more than a little miffed that Giordan and Shane didn't really get together until the very end) (hide spoiler)], I really enjoyed the read. It was bittersweet in some ways, and Giordan's struggle to remember Shane and their life together felt very real and heartfelt. I ached for Giordan, wanted to smack some sense into Shane, enjoyed Chloe's unwavering support, and was happy that at least a happy ending was on the horizon for our reawakened lost boy. All in all, nicely done.

  • K
    2019-02-27 08:19

    Dreamspinner tweetaway 26.11.14This one didn't work for me but I think it may be a case of 'It's me, not the book' as some of the issues surrounding medical care for amnesiac/brain injury patients and rehabitation don't translate outside of the US

  • Ice
    2019-03-05 08:14

    I truly enjoyed this book. A wonderfully written story and is definitely a keeper. Made me cry a little.

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    2019-03-16 15:07

    @dreamspinners: "Sweet Giordan, Please Remember" by @RaineOTierney is free for the next hour. Don't miss this treat! #Tweetawayhttp://t.co/A4XaZi5Utt/s/JEWCEnds 9:10pmEST 11/25/14

  • romanceandcoffee
    2019-02-23 11:21

    4.5*Reviewed for Rainbow Gold ReviewsDo you know that: You walk along the street and suddenly there is a smell…you know it, remember clearly smelling it somewhere and connect it with a person and/or a feeling….but you just can´t place a time or place to it. You there with me….yes? Then welcome to Giordon Stone´s life.After a horrible accident Giordan was in a coma for five years. In that time nobody claimed him, knows him. He himself suffers from amnesia, only knowing his name and his profession. So when he was discharged he had nowhere to go. I seriously shudder to think something like that is possible-to turn a person away with no ID and therefore possibility to build a life.Giordan his admitted to the hospital a second time and there somebody shows up and took him home. Chloe said she knows him, they share a past and she will from now on care for him. I loved her, she is an awesome person who you want to have as a mother. Chloe helps Giordan getting better. She keeps him company, looks that he eats enough and trains with him so he can walk again. In all that time she didn´t put pressure on him to remember.Giordan is so sweet, sometimes naïve and grieves for his loss of memory. The only times he can partially remember is when he draws. He is a brilliant artist and through his pictures he can speak what is buried deep in his mind. His pictures are beautiful. He draws what comes to mind, sometimes knowing that the things he draws did happen, not knowing when and where. Awesome, just awesome….I could feel those memories through the pictures it was so good described.One day Giordan sees a man at Chloe´s house. It turned out to be Shane, Chloe´s son. Giordan feels that he knows Shane and that those two share a past. On some level he recognizes that he loves Shane but doesn´t remember anything about them as a couple. Slowly though bits and pieces comes to Giordan about his time with Shane.Shane on the other hand keeps his distance. He just can´t deal with Giordan´s memory loss. His behaviour did make sense to me, although I wished he would give Giordan a chance. Shane has one wish, that Giordan remembers what happened on the day when he had that accident. Something Giordan can´t do because you can´t force what your mind is not willing to give. It´s a hard way Giordan takes, he learns a lot about what he can and is willing to do.All comes down to one event, when Giordan takes his art pieces and shows them to Shane. I can´t go into further details here without giving spoilers, but for me it was perfect. It all has a deeper meaning in the end, with a hopeful touch for the future. Don´t get me wrong here, you get your HEA.So this story has some things in it which confused me. Also the possible answer of why Giordan was where he was, when he had that accident, was for me an absolutely logical conclusion. Why hadn´t Chloe or Shane thought of that possibility before? That did not make sense to me.Anyway I loved that story, never read something like it before. It was beautiful to watch Giordan speak through his pictures and the ending left tears in my eyes….I was that touched by it. Recommended!!!

  • Susan Laine
    2019-03-03 11:09

    Giordan’s past is a mystery because he’s been in an accident and now he has to rebuild some semblance of a life. Then he meets a man, Shane, who ignites his desires but not his memory. Does he know this man or is he just smitten?I found this long novella bittersweet—and aggravating for several reasons. That, however, does not make this a bad book. Not at all. I like stories that engage me emotionally, and this tale of woe had me so irked I nearly tossed it across the room a couple of times. Thankfully I love my e-reader, and because of that I learned to like this story too.In any case, here are the negatives: Giordan can’t remember his life or what caused the accident, and yet the love of his life has been searching for him for years, then finds him—and cuts him loose ’cause he can’t remember? I don’t give a rat’s ass if Shane’s a good man. Insta-dislike. Then there’s the caretaker, Chloe. She seemed fine enough at first, sweet and fiery—and then she locks Giordan in his room to stop him from learning more about his life for his own good?! No. Just no. Though Giordan couldn’t walk well at this point, I wanted him to make a run for it!These above things are individual preferences, so others may find them just fine. The writing is good, but the plot moves at a slow pace some might find annoying. There’s a lot of introspection, as Giordan’s point of view is the only we’re getting. These take a lot of time, and while some of the art moments are sensitive and beautiful, at some point I felt like the author had already covered this and that, so… let’s move on already.And yet… this tale has a sort of a dream quality, where real life becomes hazy, and you can’t tell where memories end and imagination begins. Sometimes you want to remember so bad, and things get distorted. Sad, and something we can all understand and empathize with.I liked this story because it drew so many emotions out of me. There’s not a lot of humor here, I’m afraid. No LOL moments. This is a tearjerker, plus the kind of story you shout at ’cause it just drives you round the bend. Gio is sweet and broken, and the people around him either coddle him or shut him out. That was so weird and, yes, aggravating.To counterbalance the soul-searching, there really should have been more one-on-one time with Shane. Way more! As is, he didn’t feel real or tangible to me. I couldn’t get a handle on him at all, and I really wanted his point of view to explain his callousness and borderline cruelty with Gio. I kept wondering if this was an intentional approach by the author, to put us in Gio’s shoes and see Shane as a stranger. If so, it was an interesting plot device, guaranteed to provoke the reader. You’ll see.Also, the mystery of what exactly happened to Gio and why… well, miracles comes in all shapes and sizes, none as potent as forgiveness and love. By the end, I was blubbering of happiness!All in all, a good emotional story that will draw you in with strong characterization and dialogue. Gio is the sweetest man ever, and you wish only the best for him.

  • Calila
    2019-03-16 11:30

    I am pretty torn with this one. It's really a 2 star, but the quality of the writing is making me bump it up to 3. It was VERY well written. I spent most of the book on the verge of tears because I felt so much for Giordan. Which is were the problems come in. I felt so much for him, that I HATED the way people treated him. HE WAS HIT BY A CAR AND IN A COMA FOR FIVE YEARS and yet somehow everyone treats him like a villain who needs to prove he's "changed" or "worthy" of St. Shane's love. And really I dislike Shane. He searched for him for 5 years, found in in the hospital and suddenly wanted nothing to do with Giordan because he couldn't handle it. Well screw you too. I dislike everyone taking Shane's side and "protecting" him from Giordan under the guise of respecting Shane's wishes. UGH. Seriously. I really just wanted Giordan to say screw y'all and just leave them all behind. He deserved so much better. Only the fact that I loved Giordan so much and the writing was so good is saving the rating.

  • Jay
    2019-02-23 16:26

    Title: Sweet Giordan, Please RememberAuthor: Raine O'TierneyCover Artist: Christine GriffinPublisher: Dreamspinner PressReviewer: JayGenre: ContemporaryType: RomancePairing: GayLength: NovellaHeat Rating: ♨♨♨Book Rating: ★★★★☆This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review I enjoyed Gio’s story but this is one of those stories that will divide the readers. You will either accept Shane’s reasoning for his actions or they will anger you. The supporting cast is amazing with their interaction with Gio and Shane and not always positive. I would have like more detail about what actually occurred but then again maybe that’s – True love prevails. I recommend giving this quick sweet story a try.Complete Review at WoDF - Sweet Giordan, Please Remember

  • Skye
    2019-02-26 08:02

    This is a delightful book. My big beef is that it’s so short! I loved Chloe, a fully realized and grounded character. I loved the way Giordan’s memories came back to him through art, and the “art trance” was a truly inventive vehicle, beautifully shown. I liked the fact that Shane’s family wasn’t perfect -- some believable homophobia got in the way of the love story, just like it still does in real life. The author’s handling of race and class was deft – she never ignores the fact that some of the main characters are black and some are white, nor that our hero has been homeless and his love interest is wealthy, but those elements aren’t the story. The story is the love story, and the author never loses her focus, which is good news for us. We can relax and enjoy the sweet, never-hurried ride.

  • Jax
    2019-03-03 10:31

    I'm so angry right now. The only way to enjoy this book is if you can buy Shane's behavior as anything even approaching the way a real person would act. I could not. And I'm not too happy about how his parents behaved either. The whole situation is ridiculous. (view spoiler)[Blaming the amnesia victim? Searching for him for 5 years, then refusing to see him once he's found? Assuming the worst about someone you've loved and had no reason to think badly of? Demanding that he recover the gaps in his memory before you will resume your relationship? Claiming that partial memory is worse than not remembering at all? (hide spoiler)] WTF??? Just no. The only reason I read to the end was to learn what Giordan was doing in that other town before the accident, but (view spoiler)[ we never find out! (hide spoiler)]At least this was free but, rather than gaining a new fan, this author has lost me for good.

  • Olga
    2019-02-26 09:19

    Not happy with the outcome. Basically G. had to justify his accident and amnesia to his boyfriend, Shane, in order to fix their relationship. Shane was in opinion that it was his full right to refuse G. and blame him for something he couldn't remember cause he had amnesia ...Shane thought apparently that only his pain and feelings mattered cause he was suffering 5 years while searching for his boyfriend... Hence it wasn't important that G. lost 5 years of his life, dying almost twice by accident and starvation after everyone refused to help him...nice really nice.. If not for the writing style and Shane's mother, I would have given it 2 stars. Because this book delivers the wrong message... In all sense.

  • Racheline Maltese
    2019-03-12 11:28

    I will confess upfront that this book is filled with things that are Not My Trope. If the themes in this book (including amnesia) are Your Trope, this is definitely a 5 star read. Raine's sparkling prose is clean and elegant and never gets in the way of the story, which develops clearly, with good amounts of of attention and payoff. Her supporting characters are well-developed. Perfect read for a rainy Sunday.

  • Teresa
    2019-03-09 12:03

    Sweet but a little sad. I think it was unfair how everyone jumped to negative conclusions about Giordan's disappearance and how Shane held his coma and amnesia against him. I would have liked to know exactly why Giordan left that night.