Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Whiteout by Elyse Springer

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.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I loved this! A man wakes with amnesia from a head injury. He’s in a blizzard, in a cabin with another man and somehow, he knows that something isn’t quite right about the situation…

The plot is perfectly controlled in this story. As Noah first questions and then remembers more about himself and his relationship with Jason, the man whose cabin he is in, readers share Noah’s disjointed and confusing memories. I loved his conflict emotions as the Jason in the present doesn’t resemble the Jason in his erratic memories. And the moment he starts to question his own identity is truly chilling.

Because this story starts with Noah’s amnesia, it is difficult to review this story without giving too much away. I have to say again that I loved it. The characters are deliciously layered and complex – no one is as they first seem and truth has many shades of grey in this book.

I don’t want to give anything away, but I do want to recommend this highly. The start is chilling, but there are moments of joy, of love, and wonderful moments of self-discovery.

When I opened my copy to start reading and saw there was a part one and a part two, I was already off to a bad start. I don’t really enjoy that in a book, it just seems like two separate stories and by the end of part one, sometimes I really don’t want to go to part two because I wasn’t that impressed. I think another big point for me was I couldn’t connect with the characters at all, especially since it was in Noah’s point of view and I felt like I didn’t really know Jason at all. I put the book down several times because it just wasn’t holding my interest but I wanted to finish. The ending was nice, but this book just didn’t work for me, and since the next book is a F/F, I am not sure I will be reading more of the series.

Characters: Couldn’t connect
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M
Would I read more by this author: Yes

Elyse is an author and world-traveler, whose unique life experiences have helped to shape the stories that she wants to tell. She writes romances with LGBTQ+ characters and relationships, and believes that every person deserves a Happily Ever After. When she’s not staring futilely at her computer screen, El spends her time adding stamps to her passport, catching up on her terrifying TBR list, and learning to be a better adult.

She’s always happy to chat with other readers, and you can find her online.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Whiteout (Seasons of Love #1) by Elyse Springer to read and review.

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