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Remember My Name

(Remember My Name #1)

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Dark and twisted secrets mar Shane Coulter’s skin, and darken his fragile heart. Yet he keeps his nightmarish truth hidden from all those he holds dear with a smart mouth and abrasive attitude.

His first love, Callan Reid, refuses to accept Shane’s tough exterior. Convinced something truly horrific lurks beneath Shane’s defenses, Callan vows to uncover the truth.

But some th
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published September 4th 2020 by Encompass Ink
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Silvia C.
Jul 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, mistery
(3.45 stars)
This was a surprising pleasant read, with a genre combination that I have not read before: suspense/mystery and gay romance - that worked better than expected.

Shane is a very complex characters, with an incredible story and dealing with so much. We follow him in the present, and slowly we find out about his past and what he's dealing with at the moment.

I liked the writing, pacing and the story telling, but I feel like it would benefit from a bit more editing on the dialogue and struc
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Joscelyn Smith
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A dark and compelling story whose emotional storyline and complex characters had me reading it in one sitting.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Naomi Valkyrie
Jul 03, 2021 rated it liked it
Remember My Name is the first book in the Remember My Name series. This was not the reading experience I expected. This book is marketed as suspense, but I didn’t feel like it was suspenseful at all. I feel like it’s more of a dark, angsty romance because the main character has a haunted past. I had what I’m guessing was supposed to be the suspenseful part figured out within the first few chapters.

Now, I LOVE a dark, angsty m/m romance, so I tried to get into this book despite the mis-marketing,
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Mandy Kell
Jul 29, 2021 rated it liked it
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ChosenpaiMama
Jun 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Heart wrenching.

I didn't read the blurb and I'm heartbroken. It's really good written, I love the suspense and mystery. I have to read the next book Now. I have to know what happens. It was really good, but check TW before reading. Great work!
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Jenny
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a MM romance and thriller, and I found Shane and Callan to be strong characters that really held the story together. Shane Coulter is hiding some dark and twisted secrets and the only person who ever saw beyond his smart mouth and abrasive attitude to the vulnerability beneath was Callan Reid, his first love. Callan is convinced that Shane’s tough image is just that, and believing that he has suffered badly in his past Callan wants to uncover the truth. However Shane would rather the pa ...more
Liz
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman, but I knew I wanted to read it after seeing the cover and a few teasers. This is a new author to me but I will be back to see what else she has available in the very near future. This book really took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions as I read the story of Shane Coulter. He is dealing with a lot right now and has some secrets that have shaped him into who he is today. The journey that he takes with his fi ...more
Elin
Sep 23, 2020 rated it liked it
I am wondering if this is a case of it's me and not the book, because the reviews are praising it and I'm not getting the hype.

Most of the book is from Shane's pov, about how he need to push others away from him and the secrets he holds. And it goes this way with few cracks until almost at the end.
I couldn't feel the angst because Shane have developed in to someone that is difficult to like or relate to. But he still holds the love of so many.

Other than Shane's meetings with Callan, we hardly g
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Madhu MaBookYard -
Jul 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
When you get emotions ranging from 'What is happening?' to 'OMG WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING?!!' you know you have to write a huge rant review.
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My Rating : 3.5/5
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Remember my name is a story about loss, abuse, pain, second chance, more pain and a whole lot of emotional suspense and dark themes and mind fauckery. Trust me when I say this.. You will pull your hair out trying to figure out how the story actually ended. I did. And it's not a good feeling you guys. It's definitely not.
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First, I really
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Roxsanne Lesieur
Jul 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shane Coulter is a man with a dark past and a darker heart, he has been through a lot in his life and this has made him into the person he is today, abrasive, sarcastic and a pain in the ass to those around him, but as much as he tries to distance himself from those around him, he can’t seem to push them far enough away. One day he is meeting his friend for something to eat, but instead of him, he sees a face from his past, his first love, Callan Reid, a tall, blonde man whose blue eyes keep him ...more
Ashley Dover
Jun 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, thriller, mm
Shane Coulter is a man in his twenties with secrets. Secrets that need to stay buried for the sake of those that he loves. He has scars that serve as a reminder of the terrible atrocities that can happen if he even threatened to share his secret.

When he was fourteen, Shane had his first relationship with a boy named Jake. Then Shane disappeared, never to be seen again. Shane later was in a relationship with Callan Reid. Callan was and is the love of his life. After Callan walked out because his
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Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba
Jul 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shane has many secrets that he doesn't want anyone to know about. He keeps people at a distance and has a wall built around himself to protect those he loves, or so he thinks. His prickly, tough guy attitude keeps people from prying, but it's not always so easy to keep up the facade. Scarred by a dark past, loss of a young love, and later on being abandoned by his first love make his outlook on what love is not so great. When his ex shows back up in town wanting a second chance Shane is unsure h ...more
Laura Furuta
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Remember My Name (Remember My Name Series Book 1)
By Laurencia Hoffman
5 out of 5 stars

The story Remember My Name (Remember My Name Series Book 1) by Laurencia Hoffman is a Romantic Suspense book. It is a story that had me hooked from the very beginning. The main characters in the story are Shane Coulter and Callan Reid. Shane is a character that I could empathize with. He hides his true self and the darkness by pushing everyone that he loves and that loves him away. He is in such pain that it hur
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Angela
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman is an emotionally charged and gripping MM romance. It is a little dark and sad in places, and I found my emotions were all over the place while reading some scenes.
This is the first book of Luciana Hoffman’s that I have read, and I have to admit that she won me over with her intense story.
Shane Coulter has been hiding some dark and disturbing secrets behind a impudent and prickly attitude. The only person who took the time to look past his protectiv
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Lorralei Hoerner
Jul 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is dark, heart wrenching and I am torn in thought. After finishing this book, it has taken me a day to write this review because of thinking of everything that happened in this story. Shane Coulter's character has totally torn my heartstrings many times in this book. He is angry, distant and at times a complete jerk, keeping family and friends at arms length not to get close. Yet I feel for him completely, the abuse he suffered and the loss of a close friend that he never got over. The ...more
Elizabeth
Jul 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Remember My Name was nothing like what I was expecting, and I am not disappointed. I have not read anything by Laurencia Hoffman before, but will be starting the second book in this series ASAP. This book kept me hooked the entire time, and left me screaming at the end. The book follows Shane's life, and his complicated love for Callan. At first I was confused when it kept jumping back in forth in time, talking about Shane and Jake, and Shane and Callan, but it quickly all came together. I love ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. This is a mystery thriller story that kept me turning pages to the end. I enjoyed being pulled in right from the beginning and made to feel as if I was right there in the story. I had no problems connecting with the characters as they brought on the twists and turns. They made the story easy to read and enjoyable. This is a story about hidden secrets from the p ...more
Kerry Baker
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman is the first book in the Remember My Name series. This is a dark and emotional story that really draws you in. What I got when I started reading this book is not what I expected when I first picked it up. I expected the story to be a little dark and to really take me on a journey however I didn’t expect it to be so full of emotions. I was very pleasantly surprised by this.
The story has been built up well from the beginning. It has a great pace to it that kee
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Kerry  carr
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow this was a story I wasn't expecting but I really enjoyed. It was an emotional roller coaster.

Shane has suffered in his life, from abuse at the hands of his father to the heartbreak of his first love and other losses and heartbreak in between. All this has turned Shane into a cold, hard person who is happier pushing people away than confiding in them.

When he bumps into his first love Callen again they want to rekindle their failed relationship but with Shane holding so many secrets and being
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Brianna
Jun 23, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, kindle-books
What?

This book bounced around like crazy. I don't fully understand what I just read. It was all leading up to this big reveal that never happened? Everything was very vague. I get that it is supposed to be a mystery and thriller but honestly, I didn't get that from this book. The timeline was confusing; it literally jumped weeks in advance without any lead in or nothing. There were times when Shane and Cal fought but 1/2 chapter later, they are completely fine? I do believe if she had continued
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Shadel ayerbe
Jul 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Remember My Name (Remember My Name Series Book 1) by Laurencia Hoffman is an MM romance thriller.


Shane Coulter's skin is marred by dark and twisted secrets, and they darken his heart. With a sharp mouth and abrasive attitude, he hides his nightmare truth from everyone he cares about. However, Shane's first love, Callan Reid, is unconvinced by his rough demeanor. Callan is convinced that something genuinely heinous lurks underneath Shane's barriers, and he swears to find out the truth. However, c
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Kayla Kearney
Jul 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
From the very first page, Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman leaves you desperate to know what is going to happen next. One of the most suspenseful novels that I have read in a long time, the story of Shane Coulter leaves the reader eager to read more with the end of every chapter, especially the last one.

Shane Coulter is a master at keeping secrets from everyone he cares about, repeating over and over throughout the book that it is to protect them. Upon finding out the truth of his past in
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Jemma Amanda
Jun 06, 2021 rated it liked it
Shane as a main character is just fantastic. He is raw, real and I loved him. His relationships with people were real. It made me feel like his past was a true reflection in his present day, on how he coped with things.
I some times felt that the timeline was all over the place. It confused me, trying to keep a track on days as there was no clear indication of the days. I didn’t think the story matched the blurb. For me, the draw of the book was about murder, but I felt that was like a 3rd plot
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Erica Fish
Jun 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that the book cover grabbed my attention and I knew I had to read it. I am not familiar with Laurencia Hoffman but I will be seeking out her other stories. The plotline is amazing. There was a darkness lurking about with a side of M/M romance for flavor. There are many emotional highs and lows. I was turning the pages faster and faster because I needed to know what was coming up. Her characters are fully developed and complex in nature. Shane has some deep secrets that could be d ...more
Jessica Engel
Jun 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
A dark drama with mystery, love, and complicated relationships! Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman follows Shane, a young man with a tortured soul and sorted past. Shane has secrets, many secrets and won’t let anyone in…except maybe Cal. He loves Cal, but is it safe for him to love anyone?

Hoffman develops the character of Shane, as well as those of his family, friends, and lover throughout the story, keeping you turning the page. As the story unravels, more and more secrets and darkness come
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Jessica Phillips
Jul 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman is a MM suspenseful romance that keeps you reading.
Shane has secrets that he does not want to share, so he does what he can to keep the people he cares about at arm's length. He is very sarcastic with a less than desirable attitude that makes people question his motives.

Callan is Shane's first love, and after the heartbreak of Callan walking away, they are back in each other's lives. Callen sees past Shane's rough exterior and wants to know the truth of w
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Kayla
Jul 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shane, young, bitter, with his heart closed off, hides secrets from everyone in his life, including Callen. Callen, older, successful, and Shane's first adult relationship, reenters Shane's life after breaking his heart. Can Callen break through and help Shane confront his past, his many dark secrets, before it is too late?

I enjoyed Remember My Name. The characters are likeable, but are not very well developed. The reader is left with a lot of questions about who he is. The relationship between
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Angela Packard
Jul 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibbb
This was an incredible story for me. I have just come out with my own sexuality in the last few years. Reading about Shane and his struggle of being gay and his family not so supportive of that hit some heart strings for me. Shane has been through a lot. The first boy he dated, Jake, disappeared. Then he met and fell in love with Callan. When Callan walked away, Shane was heartbroken.
Callan reappears and Shane has to make some choices. He still loves Callan, but can they date, and Shane still b
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Misty Ziegler
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
****4 Stars****
Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman


Remember My Name is a secret and trauma filled story with suspense and drama. A MM romance thriller that won’t turn off those readers that aren’t sure how comfortable they are with a MM themed storyline. The characters are complex and have depth. The story has layers and unexpected turns. The author did a good job of showing how past trauma can impact your entire life and your relationships. This book did a good job of exploring first love, fam
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Katy Rose
May 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
WOW!! Shane and Callan's story is one emotional Rollercoaster! Twisting and turning through the hills of love and valleys of betrayal, through both dark tunnels of lies and secrets to wide open and honest emotional fragility. This MM thriller-mance (thriller romance) is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! I got so caught up in the action that some of the more active parts really surprised me. The overall theme being skeletons never remain in the closet forever, eventually they will spill ...more
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Laurencia Hoffman is the author of several novels and novellas and co-author of The Wages of Sin series. She specializes in thrillers but loves to dabble in other genres including horror, fantasy, and romance.

When she's not writing, she also enjoys making her own line of natural products, satisfying her sweet tooth, and watching films.
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