Part of my character profiles for Jason and Noah was the knowledge of what books would be on their bookshelves. You can tell more about a person from the contents of their bookshelf. I knew one book in particular would appear on Noah’s: Wicked, by Gregory Maguire.
That book plays a small role in Whiteout, when Noah is still injured:
Noah napped while Jason watched a movie, then woke long enough to exacerbate his headache by trying to watch as well. He groaned and clenched his eyes shut, and Jason turned it off immediately, plunging the room into silence.
“Should I read to you, then?” Jason asked after a minute. He stood up, disappeared down the hallway, and returned with the book Noah had spotted on the bedside table the night before. He held it up so Noah could read the title: Wicked, by Gregory Maguire.
So what else appears on their shelves? Here are a few of their favorites:
Jason’s shelf is a mixture of business and leisure. He definitely likes to bring work home with him… when Noah lets him! But he’s also interested in people doing amazing things, whether in the business world (like Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS) or in baseball.
Of course, you’ll find some baseball on Noah’s shelf as well. While The Life You Imagine is a great read, he’ll be honest that he only owns the book because Derek Jeter is hot! And Noah’s a huge Harry Potter fan; he has the entire series and has read them until their covers fall off.
Are any of these books on your shelf?
Title: Whiteout by Elyse Springer
Seasons of Love Series Book One
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance
Length: 289 pages/Word Count: 73,000
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.
Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing
Elyse is an author and world-traveler, whose unique life experiences have helped to shape the stories that she wants to tell. She writes romances with LGBTQ+ characters and relationships, and believes that every person deserves a Happily Ever After. When she’s not staring futilely at her computer screen, El spends her time adding stamps to her passport, catching up on her terrifying TBR list, and learning to be a better adult.
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