Reviewed by Ami
Title: World Turned Upside Down
Author: Elyse Springer
Series: World of Love
Heroes: Simon Bancroft/Asher Delaney
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 105 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 9, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: After three winters in Antarctica, Simon Bancroft is an old hand on the ice. The harsh weather and extreme isolation aren’t for everyone, but he enjoys the tight-knit community at McMurdo Station… and lately he’s enjoyed watching the hot new researcher, Asher Delaney, who’s recently arrived to study the aurora. But Simon’s just a janitor. Asher doesn’t even know he exists.
When Simon’s friends propose a wager, he gets a chance to introduce himself to Asher at last. But Asher defies all of Simon’s assumptions, and suddenly he finds himself reevaluating everything he thought he knew about Asher, himself, and falling in love at the bottom of the world.
I really liked the idea of reading romance in a place so completely different than my own country. When I read the blurb for this one, where the romance would-be set-in ANTARCTICA, I knew I had to ask for the advanced copy. It’s always a plus point for me because the South Pole is not a common location for romance.
Written solely from the POV of Simon Bancroft, who works at McMurdo Station as a janitor, we are with him from the first time Simon sees Asher Delaney, a new researcher at the station, as someone hot and sexy and who fulfills all of Simon’s sexual fantasies … then discovers that Asher is completely unlike what he thinks.
Asher is ADORABLE, by the way. He blushes, he stammers, he is shy… but he can be completely passionate when talking about his job. Yes, Asher completely turns Simon’s world upside down.
So, despite the misunderstanding cliché near the end (which serves as conflict) and numerous sexual scenes (fantasized or otherwise — I mostly skimmed them), I definitely enjoyed it.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*