4 * Review | Whiteout by Elyse Springer

Whiteout by Elyse Springer | Seasons of Love #1
LGBTQIA, Contemporary Romance
Published on January 23rd, 2017
ARC from Netgalley

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Book Blurb: 

Noah Landers wakes up one day with a headache and no memory of where—or who—he is. Jason, the man taking care of him, tries to fill in some of the blanks: they’re in a cabin in Colorado on vacation, and Noah slipped on ice and hit his head. But even with amnesia, Noah knows Jason is leaving out something important.

Jason O’Reilly is sexy as hell, treats Noah like he’s precious, and seems determined to make this the romantic getaway they’d apparently dreamed of together. But Noah’s more concerned that he’s trapped alone with Jason in the middle of a blizzard while his slowly-returning memories bring hints of secrets and betrayal.

Noah’s not sure what’s the truth and what’s a lie. But as he learns who he is—and who Jason is to him—he’s forced to reevaluate everything he believes about himself, about loyalty . . . and about love.

| Book Review |

Whiteout is the first book in Elyse Springer’s brand new series, Seasons of Love. And what a series kick-off it was. The blurb intrigued me the moment I read it. Amnesia is a tricky trope to master; not everyone can do it, even for a short amount of time. I think this author did a fantastic job with it. I love a story that flashes between past and present when it’s done well, and it was written beautifully here as Noah lives in the present but bits of his memory come back to him.

I’m going to keep this review short and sweet because I think delving too far into things will spoil it. I was hooked from the get-go of this story. Noah’s ambivalence keeps the reader just a bit on edge making you wonder what Jason’s motivations are. Is it really love, or is there something else driving him to take care of Noah? And you can’t help but be drawn to Jason and the way he’s desperate for Noah to get better. Or, you know, is he? There were parts of this story that were a bit predictable, but I didn’t care. I was still invested in seeing how and if things were going to work out. And I was a bit torn on how I felt about the two parts to this story. The second one could have been condensed a bit, I think, but on the other hand, I loved seeing Noah’s lifelong dream come true. (Not a spoiler – you won’t know until it happens.) The sexy scenes between Noah and Jason were hot, and there was always a tenderness to them that I thought was a perfect reflection of the two men. Also, I loved Noah making an unlikely friend in the librarian. The very idea that there are people who appear exactly at the moment you need them is so heartwarming.

Whiteout was a story filled with emotion and a bit of heartache. I’d definitely recommend it!

| Rating |

4-stars

Series: Seasons of Love

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*No quotes for this one, because all the bits I highlighted were spoilers!

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