Book Review: Whiteout by Elyse Springer

Reviewed by Susan65

32195634Title: Whiteout
Author: Elyse Springer
Series: Seasons of Love #1
Heroes: Noah Landers/Jason O’Reilly
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 256 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: January 23, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

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.

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Review: This was a truly great book, a bit long, but well written with an intriguing mysterious plot. The story is divided into two parts: part one is during Noah’s amnesia and part two is after Noah’s memories return. I loved the suspense, and then the twist at the end of part one got me, I was so not thinking that was the direction the story was heading. And even though I liked that part two was all about putting their relationship to rights again, it needed to happen, however I felt that it was more Noah’s story with Jason being almost an afterthought. Yes, I know, Noah had a lot to work through but I wanted to see more togetherness between them, and I felt the loss of too little Jason face time.

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book where the mystery had me so completely flummoxed, but Whiteout kept me guessing, and I guessed completely wrong. Bravo Ms. Springer, for pulling off a romantic mystery that kept me on my toes and entertained.

Jason and Noah are so flipping cute and very romantic together…until they aren’t. And then your heart bleeds for them and you wonder how it could have taken such a wrong turn. Whiteout is a story of second chances, forgiveness, and learning to love yourself. It was not what I was expecting but it was exactly what I needed it to be. Looking forward to seeing where this series goes from here.

Overall Impression: I really liked it!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

 

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