Monday, February 6, 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!

23 comments:

Rachel said...

This reminds me a lot of Mean Streak by Sandra Brown which I loved! I'll have to check this out! Lovely review, Lauren! :)

Bec Reader said...

With these types of books it can be so hard to review them without spoiling the end! You did a decent job of it. I'm really intrigued by the concept and might have to look into it further.

Erika Sorocco said...

The plot twist here sounds so intriguing!

xx

Melliane said...

It's great to see you had such a great time!

Tanya Atkinson said...

Wow, this sounds like it's full of intrigue! I'll have to keep this one in mind for when I'm in the mood for something with twist and turns.

Cleo Bannister said...

This does sound like a book with plenty to keep you interested - I love a book with twists and turns!

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Amnesia books are always hit or miss. Glad this one was a winner for you!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Stories about amnesia and memories can be so interesting!

Gingi Freeman said...

Hahaha, worst part of reviewing books for me... fear of spoiling! Happy that you never spoil anything in your reviews! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Carrie said...

This would be a little scary, not remembering fully everything and being in a cabin in a blizzard! This definitely makes me want to read it to find out the ending.

Carrie
curlycraftymom.com

The Bibliophile Babe said...

Love the cover!

Diva Booknerd said...

For some bizarre reason, I always tend to struggle with stories of amnesia. I think it's because most characters don't hold onto that healthy scepticism and just believe what they're told. Blindly. This sounds so well written though and that cover is absolutely gorgeous. Brilliant review Lauren, so glad you enjoyed it <3

The Nerdy Me said...

Lauren, you make me want to read so many books! I feel like I'm constantly adding more and more books on my to-read shelf but never find time to actually read them... Love the sound of this one! x

-Leta | The Nerdy Me

Tracy Terry said...

Definitely a book I'll keep a look out for as I'm totally intrigued by its theme of lost memories.

Karen Alderman said...

I don't usually like stories with amnesia but this sounds really good so I'll go buy it now.

Karen @For What It's Worth

Eliz Ghazarian said...

love this post! xx
elizida.com

Tori Dennis said...

Awesome Review, definitely intrigued by the RENT association. But this sounds like an intriguing mystery with all the twists and turns!! Tori @ In Tori Lex


Suzanne at The Bookish Libra said...

Oooh, RENT is one of my favorites too so you've got me curious about this book now :)

Aylee said...

I'm always such a sucker for these memory loss stories :D Good to hear you enjoyed this one so much! It's the first I'm hearing of it so I'll have to add it to my tbr.

Verushka Byrow said...

... I am finding amnesia tropes are TOTALLY my thing! Great review!

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

Oh I love a memory loss story!! Plus anything with Rent - even just a title - is good for me :) Great review!

Farrah Fong said...

This one sounds really intriguing! Thanks for not giving anything away in your review! ;P

Naomi Hop said...

Oh wow! This sounds like a beautiful, yet heartbreaking read! Glad you loved it so much!