World Turned Upside Down (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: World Turned Upside Down
Author: Elyse Springer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 9th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Short reads
Page Count: 96
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


After three winters in Antarctica, Simon Bancroft is an old hand on the ice. The harsh weather and extreme isolation aren’t for everyone, but he enjoys the tight-knit community at McMurdo Station… and lately he’s enjoyed watching the hot new researcher, Asher Delaney, who’s recently arrived to study the aurora. But Simon’s just a janitor. Asher doesn’t even know he exists.

When Simon’s friends propose a wager, he gets a chance to introduce himself to Asher at last. But Asher defies all of Simon’s assumptions, and suddenly he finds himself reevaluating everything he thought he knew about Asher, himself, and falling in love at the bottom of the world.

This was a solid read and the bonus was Antarctica! So very cool and interesting.

Simon works at the base in Antarctica as a dishwasher and janitor. He’s on his third year and loves the Ice. But he’s lonely and dreaming of one of the scientists that’s also stationed there.

When his friends make a bet with him to get him to talk to the guy, Asher, they bet he’ll end up having sex with him. But Asher is every man’s wet dream and there’s no way he’d ever want a guy like Simon.

But when they start talking and getting to know each other, it’s obvious that reality might just be better than the fantasy version. Until things get to be too much and misunderstandings ruin everything.

My favorite part of this entire book, other than the setting, which was its own character, was how both Asher and Simon had fantasized the other to be and were both wrong, but in the best way. Asher was so very innocent and sweet and shy, but he was vocal. He was like a huge teddy bear. I just loved him.

The entire book was great. The writing was great. Everything just flowed. Wholly recommended.

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Galley copy of World Turned Upside Down provided by publisher in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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