Blackout

Blackout

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by Chris Myers
     
 
No restraining order will stop Dare from protecting Teal.

New Adult Romantic Suspense.
Steamy psychological thriller for 18 and older.

Praise for Chris Myers's New Adult Romance and Blackout

5 Stars. Chris Myers is an incredible author. By A Diary of a Book Addict

5 Glorious Stars. I will be reading all of her books from now on! By Red Hot Reads

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Overview

No restraining order will stop Dare from protecting Teal.

New Adult Romantic Suspense.
Steamy psychological thriller for 18 and older.

Praise for Chris Myers's New Adult Romance and Blackout

5 Stars. Chris Myers is an incredible author. By A Diary of a Book Addict

5 Glorious Stars. I will be reading all of her books from now on! By Red Hot Reads

... the author did an excellent job of keeping me guessing who the bad boy was. By Cocktails and Books

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781511791229
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/18/2015
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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csingh More than 1 year ago
I've read a handful of new adult romantic suspense novels and they've all been wonderful. I can now add Blackout to that list.  This book gave me a sense of familiarity and then in the next moment would pull it all away and leave me feeling like I was reading something brand new. I was really intrigued by the characters, Teal especially.  Returning home is the catalyst for the blackouts to start again, especially when she's near the swamp where she was found ten years ago.  I could completely empathize with Teal's feelings about coming back and discovering you weren't "cured".  I was surprised by how Darius "Dare" Tucker treated her when they first saw each other after so many years. However once the reason why became known, it made sense he'd have so much animosity towards her. It made sense he'd have changed beyond recognition from the gentle boy Teal had known. It's hard to deny the chemistry between Teal and Dare but I wasn't happy with how they showed it or dealt with it. It seemed like every time Teal saw Dare he was with another girl and using her. I didn't like how that didn't turn Teal off, but instead turned her on.  I was also shocked by what happened when they finally did get together. The intercourse they had was rough, almost too rough. Then there was their lack of contraceptive use and the reasoning behind why didn't seem believable or plausible. I did like the use of objects and symbolism in this story.  The use initially seemed to be unrelated to the story, but then it would somehow become extremely relevant to Teal's journey towards the truth. The mystery behind the incident in Teal's past that caused her bodily and mental harm was really interesting.  I liked how slowly Teal was having flashbacks that seemed to be giving her hints into what happened that day.  Soon the mystery became convoluted by the addition of someone stalking Teal and perhaps a murder or two.  There was also drama with Dare, Teal, and the other women he was seeing. It all came together to make a great story, except somewhere in trying to figure out what was going on with Teal and Dare and trying to figure out what was causing Teal to lose consciousness, I got lost. When the big reveal happened, I was completely shocked, because I wasn't able to connect all of the dots even though I had guessed the identity of her stalker correctly. It might seem like I was overly critical of this book.  The story was great.  It grabbed my attention from page one and I was really into the story until the last page.  It's just that certain things pulled my attention away or confused me. This book left me reeling. I was so surprised by some of the twists this book took and the revelations left me feeling shaky. Had I not gotten lost at some point, this book would be perfect. It was a great introduction to Chris Myers's work and I'm now really intrigued about his other books.  I'd love for the other Tucker brothers to get their own stories as well. 
MaineBookMomma More than 1 year ago
Holy mother of all books - I could not put Blackout down. Intense doesn't begin to describe the drama and the plot that Chris Myers crafted. With each page you're digging into the mystery that surrounds Teal's life. You are enticed and captivated. It's so freaking good I cannot endorse it enough. Just in case that recommendation isn't enough - the couple in the book are so incredibly sexy and hot, I'm fanning myself just thinking about them. Dare and Teal were childhood friends until tragedy struck. They have spent the last 10 years in their own personal hells because of that event. Now that Teal is back, they can not seem to avoid each other and you're melting every time that they give into their feelings. It is AWESOME! Blackout is filled with passion, mystery and incredible characters. The plot moves at a fast pace and you love every moment. Definitely check this book out!
tinaleeharris More than 1 year ago
This book was intriguing from the very beginning.  There were so many twist and turns that you will have to keep your hands on the pages to stay in control.  As secrets of the past in the form of blackouts are brought to light, we will discover the truth.  And be in for several shocking moments. Teal and Dare have a friends that started when they were just kids growing up together.  He was her rock to run to when she was scared and friend to spend her days with.  But when her blackouts start to happen, their relationship will change.  He seems to be the only person to be able to hold the blackouts from happening but one afternoon in the swamp will change everything.   Teal returns to her hometown for the summer before college to help care for her aging grandmother.  Her blackouts seem to have gone away while she was in Paris but the first day back in the swamp and she is consumed by one.  This not only leaves her in the muck of the swamp but also flashbacks of events start to play in her mind.  What does all of this mean?  Teal will have to try to solve the reason behind these blackouts to get to the truth.   Dare was there that afternoon that his life changed.  He is the one to always save Teal and the day she returns to town is no different.  He is the one that pulls her from the sinking car.  But he knows he has to leave her alone.  He hates her.  She ruined his life years ago.  But when he sees and touches her, feelings he should not have start to tingle in his body.   As life continues in the swamp, the attraction between Teal and Dare seems to take a life of its own.  Teal knows she should stay away from Dare but she misses her childhood friend.  But why does he hate her so much?  What did she do to him?  As Brie decides to take control and starts to see a new doctor who can help her understand her blackouts.  She wants to know the truth.   When daises start to show up at her house and Brie feels like she is being followed, Dare seems to step right back into the protect mode that he had when they were younger.  As these events continue to happen, there seems to be a stalker after Brie but who and why? Brie continues to catch glimpse and pieces of her past in flashes, she knows what she must do to finally see the truth.  But will she survive it?  Can she finally put the past to rest and live?  
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Blackout by Chris Myers is an emotional roller-coaster of romantic thrills, suspense, dark pasts, and mystery. Fast paced and emotionally engaging, this story of two friends since childhood being ripped apart by circumstances and accusations is one that blew me away. Teal has been experiencing blackouts ever since a traumatic event happened to her when she was eight. She cannot remember that event but that was also the day that her closest friend Dare saved her and was simultaneously accused of abusing her. He was only eleven. The blackouts continued until Teal left the country for a couple of years to attend school in France with her father who is an international lawyer, but now her gran is not well and she's back home to help take care of her the summer before she starts college. She thought she was cured but being back where the events took p[lace almost a decade ago is triggering the blackouts and bringing the creeps outta the woodwork. Will she ever be able to heal from the traumatic event that she cannot even remember?
RachKC More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by the premise of Blackout, but for me, the story fell flat. I felt the characters lacked depth, and I would've appreciated more development.  Many of the sentences and phrases were strange to me; they did not fit or describe the situation/circumstance very well. Also, I do not like finding grammar errors, and there were quite a few. ***I received an ARC of this book, and in exchange, I have provided an honest review.***