Thaw (Seasons of Love #2) by Elyse Springer

Abigail is content with her quiet life as a librarian. But when she’s invited to a high-profile charity auction, she finds herself dancing with one of the most beautiful women she’s ever met. Abby’s sure she’ll never see her again, but then Gabrielle calls and asks her on a date. And soon after, another.
Supermodel Gabrielle Levesque has a reputation as the Ice Queen—cold and untouchable—except she warms up whenever she’s with Abby. Only Abby isn’t interested in the heat between them; she’s asexual, and she’s worried that admitting as much to Gabrielle might spell the end of their blooming romance.
They’re two different women from two very different worlds, but Abby knows she can love Gabrielle. Her passion for books, travel, and theater prove there’s more to the Ice Queen than meets the eye. But they’ll have to overcome Abby’s fears—and Gabrielle’s own threatening secrets—in order to find their way to love.

So, I think I’ve established that I’m a fan of M/M romance, but F/F? Not so much. Don’t ask me why, because I have no reasonable explanation. I just can’t get into them and believe me, I’ve tried. So, why didn’t I even hesitate to pick up Thaw? Well, that’s simple. I fell in love with the characters in Whiteout and I couldn’t resist seeing where the rest of the books in Elyse Springer’s Seasons of Love series took them.

Abby was one of my favorite supporting characters in Whiteout. She was a great friend to Noah and in Thaw, he got to return the favor. I really enjoyed getting to know her even better, as well as a few other characters from the first book. Abby gained quite a few friends when she became friends with Noah.

Gabrielle had earned her reputation as the Ice Queen honestly, but Abby saw something in her that others hadn’t. The same was true of Gabrielle’s reaction to Abby. She didn’t let her guard down or open herself up to many people. There was something about Abby that drew her in and let her relax, just a little. That was enough. What little time they got to spend together alone was good. When they were out in the open, things were tense. There was more than one misunderstanding and one that finally was the last straw for Abby. Things aren’t always what they seem and secrets have a way of hurting the last people you’d expect. My heart broke for both of these characters equally at different times during Thaw. They were both fighting their own private battles and I couldn’t help but root for their HEA because by the end, they totally deserved it.

If Thaw was any indication, I’m pretty sure that readers haven’t seen the last of Gabrielle and Abby. I like it when a series keeps characters together, especially since they’ve been so supportive of each other. That seems to be a theme in this series. Heatwave is next and it’s another F/F book in the Seasons of Love series. It also features another one of my favorite characters from both Thaw and Whiteout. Seems that Sara will be in for some surprises of her own and I can’t wait 😉


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