Author: Chris Myers
Series: Lost Girls #1
Release Date: April 27th 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Romantic Suspense
No restraining order will stop Dare from protecting Teal.
The blackouts started happening when Teal was eight. There are long periods of her youth she doesn’t remember. She has woken up in strange places, feeling disoriented and unaware of how long she’s been out.
After two years abroad attending a private school and sessions with a top-notch psychiatrist, she’s been deemed cured. The blackouts have ceased, or so Teal thought, until she wakes up in a ditch back home in North Carolina. Dare, the man pulling her broken body from the wreckage, has a restraining order against him. He’s no longer the clean-cut boy she went frog gigging with but road-hardened. His lean, muscular arms, riddled with tats, drag her out of the SUV. She should fear him, but instead, his touch sparks memories that tell her she once worshipped him with all her heart.
New Adult Romantic Suspense.
Steamy psychological thriller for 18 and older.
Teal’s story is Chris Myers’ first foray into the romantic suspense genre. Though in my opinion some parts of the plot were questionable, overall I felt that the author succeeded in creating the right amount of unease and apprehension, alongside the increasing fervour of Teal and Dare’s relationship.
As Blackout begins I think we empathize more with Teal than actually like her. She is naive but also spoiled and ungenuine. She is a character who goes through a huge transformation; the fear she feels making her vulnerable and more open.
Whilst we enjoy the sizzling chemistry between Dare and Teal, the history of Teal’s blackouts unravels, encompassing so much more than we could have first imagined. The complexity of the plot means that we reach the final 10% of the novel, with no real idea of who Teal’s stalker is and how all the loose ends tie together.
My main issues with Blackout are really quite trivial. For me, there were a few gaps I would’ve liked resolved; I felt the ending did not do the story justice and Chris Myers’ choice of names for intimate body parts made me roll my eyes, rather than appreciating the erotic moments.
I think Blackout will appeal to a wide range of readers and if you are anything like me, this is one book you will not be able to put down until the end. Blackout is exciting, clever, thrilling and Darius Tucker will be added to many BBF lists!