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The Officer and the Gentleman - J.P. Bowie It starts out average and seemingly predictable, with instalove, overly poetic dialogue and superficial characters. However, once the true drama kicks in, it gets really, really good. I usually HATE amnesia plots, but here, as a consequence of a war injury and/or PTSD, it actually works pretty well. The real emotion in the whole story comes from Robert's conflict between loyalty and despair - his loathing having to treat Charles like a child was especially poignant. Like other reviewers, I would have liked a longer denouement, or even an epilogue, to avoid the somewhat eye-rolling "magic bullet" cure and abrupt ending.The unflinching, casual acceptance from their closest family and friends, as well as the HEA, were a more than a bit fairytale-ish, but I kind of like that in an m/m historical *sigh*.