Friday, February 10, 2017

Whiteout by Elyse Springer

Whiteout by Elyse Springer

Review by Lauren

source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own

Official SummaryNoah 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.

Review: Whiteout is the first book in the Seasons of Love series. It wasn't until late in the book that I realized the series title comes from the musical RENT, which is a favorite of mine, so that was exciting to figure out! As for the actual book, I LOVED this one and I would highly recommend it. While Noah does lose most of his memories after an accident, it doesn't take terribly long for most of them to come back. When they do, the book is really just beginning, so readers will definitely be on for an interesting ride.

There isn't much I can say without giving away spoilers, but I will say that while Noah is trying to remember who he used to be, he's getting memories back that make him unsure about Jason and whether he's really telling him the truth. Despite this, Noah has this feeling - intuition if you will - that he really does love Jason, so he tries to go with that since he's stuck in a Colorado cabin with nowhere to go. As for Jason, it's easy to tell that he really does love Noah. He's obviously keeping some things back, but he was also told by a doctor not to reveal too much to Noah so that his memories have a chance to come back on their own.

Like I said, this is just one part of the overall story, but I can't go on for fear that I'll ruin some twists and turns! Definitely read it!

You can check it out on Amazon here. I'm an associate, so I get a small percent of any sale. Thanks!


Lisa Mandina said...

I was wondering if the title had anything to do with Rent! I love the cover as well. Sounds like a very good story, I've not read a lot of stories with the memory issue, well, not romantic types of stories. Sounds like you enjoyed it. Great review!

Greg said...

Sounds like it could be suspenseful? I always love amnesia type stories Very curious as to what's going on and what Jason's hiding. :)

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight said...

Huh, the blurb has me all curious about what it is that Jason's hiding! I can see why it might be hard to write a review without spoilers. Glad you loved the book though!

Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity said...

I remember seeing this one on Net Galley and ALMOST requesting it! But then I wasn't so sure about the plot. But now that I've read your review and you liked it so much I wish I had ended up requesting it! Hopefully it's not too expensive as an ebook.

The amnesia trope has always been one that I quite like (I even started writing a book with this trope when I was in high school, haha!), and I haven't read one for a while so this might be refreshing.

I'm glad you liked this one, Lauren, and I hope you enjoy the other books in the series!

(Rent is one of my fave musicals, as well :D)

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

Haha- I swear I read this review after As I Am, so my Rent reference above wasn't because of this review!