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.
Full disclosure here… I’ve been dreading writing this review. So much so, I’ve even asked a couple of bloggers/readers for advice. Rest assured, it’s not because I didn’t like the book, because I did. No, I was just trying to figure out how in the heck I was going to review Whiteout without giving anything away. Once you read it, you’ll totally understand, but until then? *sigh*
The book opens with Noah waking up not knowing who he was. From the time he ‘wakes up’ until he finally regains his memory takes up the first part of this book. During that time little snippets of his memory return making him doubt the intentions of the man who claims to be someone he not only should trust, but someone he loves. The second half deals with the fall out from what he finally remembers. Yeah, things got kinda complicated.
This story was a lot more unique than I expected. Nothing about this story was what I expected. I loved the characters, even though the second half of the book didn’t give readers much time with Jason. That’s one of the only complaints I have with Whiteout, which isn’t much of a complaint since it worked for the plot. I’m also kind of hooked on Rent – which has more of a tie-in than just the series title – so I got pulled in even more. There’s also the great supporting characters, although I wasn’t sure about Sara for a while, she did finally grow on me.
This series is a mix of M/M and F/F stories that follow the seasons. Thaw is next and it features Abi, who we met in Whiteout. Actually, all the featured characters in the series were introduced in this book. Heat Wave is Sara’s book and Changing Colors features Tony. Although I’m not a huge fan of F/F books, I don’t want to miss any of this series. I’m also kinda hoping that we get to check in on Noah and Jason a time or two 😉