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When Memory Fails (Falling #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  365 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
Sequel to Falling
It's been two years since Hank Ballam and Scott Alan fell in love, moved in together, and started building their life. Hank has kept his promise to his boss-and Scott's brother-Brian, proving he can be both his adrenaline-seeking self and a good worker. While Hank enjoys being Brian's right-hand man, nothing gives him more pleasure than going home to S
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 5th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press (first published August 1st 2011)
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Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
WOW this really surprised me. I was so looking forward to this, but unfortunately as with a lot of sequals it just never made the grade. (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I finished it and in a fairly decent time:) Nevertheless the whole book felt totally unbalanced for me. First of all the repetitive 'smaller man' 'younger man' were getting increasingly on my nerves. On top of that the important milestones of the relationship were told in hindsight, whereas there were sex-scenes amass, so much that from some point on I only skimmed them. The whole family-related storyline was rather disappointing. First the sister was happy and supporting, then she was on th
Aug 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, loved it. There was a moment, towards the end when Scott was questioning his mortality that was just wonderfully written. It really made the novel for me. I'm hoping for a third book because I hate saying good-bye to these characters.
Lena Polskaia
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance
J'ai vraiment beaucoup aimé. C'est vrai qu'il y a beaucoup de sexe, mais c'est chaud et tendre, et j'aime ça. Et quel bonheur de retrouver Hank le beau bucheron et sa petite teigne. Comme toujours avec DW Marchwell, ses histoires ne sont pas faites de péripéties haletantes ou de redondissements inattendus, mais de ces mille petits rien qui tissent une vie. On est dans le registre de la chronique à la fois amoureuse et "familiale", de ces choses à la fois dérisoires et fondamentales qui font nos ...more
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maybe I was in a bad mood when I read this book, but it annoyed the hell out of me. I was so sick of hearing about what a saint Scott was, I kept wondering if he had a halo...I have to say that if I heard one more time what a good person with a big heart that everyone just opens up to that Scott is I would scream aloud. Scott the handsome (I mean he looks like Josh Lucas) is too good to be true, I think he craps gold. I got a secret thrill when someone didn't fall for his charms. Also sad sack H ...more
Aug 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Wow, this was painful. I loved this series when I started it. I found it unknowingly looking for something low angst and high on the romance. Book 1 was good, with it's minor quirks. But this one became insufferable. I didn't DnF because I was too intrigued to see the end but as other reviews mentioned, (view spoiler). The whole sex aspect ...more
Stacey Jo
When Memory Fails is the sequel to Falling by D.W. Marchwell and picks up two years after the end of Falling. Hank and Scott are living very happily together. They are as much in love with each other two years later as they were when they first fell in love. These are two guys who have great chemistry together in bed. The scenes of them together are well done—not over the top. I found them to be realistic and very sweet.

Everything has been pretty much status quo for Hank—he’s got a great like w
Valérie Betty
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super suite que j'ai aimé autant que le premier tome.
Nous retrouvons nos deux tourtereaux deux ans plus tard, ils vivent ensemble et sont heureux. Dans ce tome nous faisons connaissance avec la famille de Hank et malheureusement ils ne sont pas tous satisfaits de sa relation avec Scott, ce qui créera des tensions et inquiétudes au sein du couple. C'est toujours aussi chaud et tendre et la particularité de cette série c'est la description de leur vie commune. Leurs prises de bec, leur complicité
Kerry  sullivan
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gblt, romance
This book was reviewed for musings of a bookworm

This was an OK story of learning to accept and wanting to be accepted by family. I found that at times this was a little boring with just enough sex to give it some spice. I felt it lost its impetus half way through and dragged. It was almost as if the author had forgotten what the story's message was. I am sad to say I thing this story was about 50 pages to long and could have done with out some of the minutia. Maybe it would have helped if I had
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, romance
This book was such a disappointment after "Falling". I can't begin to understand why this was written with the sex scenes being in present tense but almost all of the rest being told in past tense. It has a very disjointed feeling to it. I prefer to experience things with the MCs not be told about it at a later date and what was with the every now and then being filled in again with summaries of things we'd read about just a little while before?! This is by far not my only problem with this book ...more
This was a nice follow-up to the first story of Hank and Scott. The kid on the cover left me with hope, so I was a bit dissapointed because there is not much about kids to read in this story. But okay, in the end I enjoyed their story and I hope there will be another follow-up.
Sep 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-mm-romance, hea
Nothing new or special in this one! It feels and reads the same as the first book. Still a bit corny and a feel good novel. (I was annoyed when Hanks asked Scott's brother behind Scott's back to be his best man). To much sex that could have been better used exploring Hank's family.
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Due anni. Erano insieme da due anni, adesso. Vivevano insieme da due anni, e Hank non aveva mai smesso di imparare nuove cose sul suo Rambo. Quando si erano conosciuti, in quell’ospedale, due anni prima, aveva subito capito che Scott era una forza della natura, costantemente di buon umore e sempre disposto a dare tutto se stesso a chiunque avesse bisogno di lui. Scott aveva visto in Hank qualcosa che nessun altro aveva visto; o, anche se qualcu
Sep 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A volte nel saper attendere si viene ricompensati. Scott e Hank sono tornati più innamorati che mai. Sono passati due anni, ma il loro legame è sempre più forte e appassionato. Ma nonostante questo, questioni familiari turbano la felicità della coppia. Brian e Kari ,finalmente si sono sposati e renderanno, Hank e Scott zii: la notizia è accolta con gioia e fin quì tutto bene, ma...

L'attività di Brian purtroppo non va a gonfie vele e l'uomo è riluttante a chiedere l'aiuto del ricco fratello; ma s
Vicktor Alexander
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: M/M Romance Group
I didn't think that the story of Hank and Scott could get any more perfect after reading "Falling," but "When Memory Fails" takes their story to a "whole 'nother level." Their love is deeper, stronger, and more all encompassing than ever before.

This story follows Hank and Scott as they experience disappointment, death, new life and most of all experience forgiveness and healing.

There were parts of this book where I got choked up and parts where I laughed. The best thing about this book was that
In lieu of writing reviews – I’m taking an extended break – I decided to leave this list showing some of the reasons for the stars I’ve given to the stories I’ve read.

5 Stars – Given to stories that had me falling in love with the characters or stories where I hated the characters but the author had me hooked. For stories that had me so engaged in the plot I couldn’t put the book down and stories that either made me cry buckets and/or laugh until I cried. In short…. these ones rocked my world!!
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romanzi-m-m
“Un amico è qualcuno che conosce la canzone del tuo cuore e te la canta quando la tua memoria non basta.”

A mente fredda mi rendo conto che questo secondo volume non era indispensabile e in realtà tutta la trama è un po' fragile e sa di zuppa allungata XD Tuttavia avevo adorato nel primo Hank e Scott e perciò poter leggere ancora di loro mi ha solo fatto piacere! *ç* I nostri due innamorati ormai vivono insieme da due anni felici e contenti, sono circondati dalle persone che li amano (in primis o
Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glbt-fiction
I certainly enjoy reading this author. I read 'Falling' a while back and thoroughly enjoyed it. Since it has been a while since reading this first book, I thought the characters might be foreign to me; however, I was surprised that the characters and storyline of book 1 came back to me.

In this second novel, Hank and Scott continue their love affair as Brian, Scott's brother and Hank's boss, and Kari make plans to expand their little family. What should be a joyous occasion for the family is ove
Sara Gatto
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romantico, sensuale, profondo, tenero e tanto altro ancora.
Questo romanzo mi ha davvero toccato. Forse perché sono in un periodo in cui mi commuovo facilmente, oppure perché è stato scritto davvero bene, fatto sta che mi ha commosso, soprattutto nella parte centrale.
Mi sono immedesimata tantissimo in Hank ed è stato come provare in prima persona tutte quelle emozioni tumultuose.
Le scene "hot" sono davvero incredibili ed ho amato il fatto che, nonostante gli anni passati insieme, Hank e Scott han
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance, family
Well after re-reading this book again I realized that Hank and Scott are just destined to be together forever. They just have such a great vibe with one another that everything just flows so easily between them. Their sex life is as always hot and sexy as hell, and never dull or boring. I felt so bad for Hank that his family (with the exception of his mother Rose) just wasn't willing to accept him for who he was, oh well, seriously their loss. I enjoyed when the guys babysat Matthew, too funny. ...more
Not sure Falling needed a sequel. In the sequel we meet Hank's family and they are odd. The sisters are too self absorbed to feel anything for Hank. His father was an unhappy man who wasn't satisfied with anything Hank accomplished. His mother is supposedly this wonderful caring woman but didn't come when Hank was injured and fighting for his life in the first book.

Since Falling ended with HEA, it would have been best to let Hank and Scott fade way into the sunset. No one needs to meet Hank's fa
Michelle B
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was very happy to immediately jump into WMF after Falling. This was a much more ambitious book in the complexity of the storyline. In some ways, the author achieved the goal (for me) and in others, it felt a bit rushed.

Again, I was glad to have the continuation of the story as I did enjoy the M/M characters. I didn't feel the author showed a lot of character growth for them, as the story centered more on them dealing with a series of events that unfolded around them. In itself, these events s
First, I'll say I enjoyed the story. However, if you remove the sex scenes, the story could be told in about 80 pages. I know many people love the sex scenes, the more the better. Not me. When they become this frequent, they become boring, overwhelming an otherwise decent story. Hank and Scott are drawn well, likable, but they talk emotions and of personal stuff very early, even before a relationship has been established. Not something typically male. This is a sweet, sentimental, romantic tale.
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd book in the series (and last to date). I highly recommend reading the first book before this one - not sure this would make much sense without doing so and they are both very enjoyable. Sexy, confident, charming MC's I really enjoyed getting to know.

Note to self - the baby on the cover is not the MC's (this was confusing and I kept expecting them to somehow come up with a baby but it does not happen in this book - that may be where the 3rd book comes in...?!?)
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erotica, m/m, romannce,
The sequel to Fallen picks up two years into the relationship of Hank, an adrenaline junkie logger and Scott a composer. The love for each other shows through in a wonderful storyline filled with humor and heartbreak. I'm glad this couple worked out and was given a follow-up book delving deeper into their relationship and the relationship with their families. With the way it ended, I'm left to wonder if there will be a third book?
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T.T. Kove
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May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the first book and I'll never turn down a chance to see more Hank and Scott since I liked those characters. (view spoiler)
But I liked it.
I feel so bad that Hank's family turned out to be so mean... except, of course, his mom. Scott is a rock, always there for Hank and wanting to make things better, even when he is afraid he might be losing Hank back to his family.

Good read, nice to see these two men growing together through their adversity instead of apart.

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