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Blackout (Lost Girls Book 1) by [Myers, Chris]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 796 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Books on the Edge (21 April 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00WH8AVJ8
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I could not put Blackout down the story is so intense, i was on the edge of my seat desperately trying to work out who the bad guy was.
Chris Myers has woven such a great tale that is packed full of drama, friendship, its incredibly sexy and hot, filled with passion, then there is this wonderful mystery that keeps you guessing you are simply captivated by this story.

Dare and Teal have this beautiful past full of childhood memories and friendship right up until that night where both there lives took a turn no one saw coming, and changed the path there lives would take and there whole future.
These are incredible characters you get drawn into the story, it feels like you living it right along with them.
Another great character is Teal's gram she is a hoot so very funny.

There is no way you would have guessed the outcome and I loved everything about Blackout a brilliant 5 star read. Chris Myers you rock!
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[I received an ARC - Advanced Review Copy, of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review].

I found Chris Myers' Blackout to be a captivating, psychological thriller with a romantic storyline not just thrown in, but added in such a way to not only fit with & intensify the storyline but to contrast with it & make you root for the characters involved even more. (Steamy scenes of a sexual nature also featured! - unsure of some of/wide array of names used to describe body parts, otherwise the scenes are described well & are not corny, trashy or unrealistic).

Blackout is the story of Teal, now 18, who when she was 8 witnessed and/or was involved in something so horrifying she's suffered from blackouts, blocking out all her memories & recollection of that day, for the past 10 years. The life of her childhood best friend, Dare, who found missing Teal also changed that day as there was no explanation for the state Teal was in, other than it must have been Dare who caused her harm. Teal's return to her hometown where the incident occured brings back old feelings for Dare (although to him that day & thus Teal ruined his life) and a stalker intent on harming Teal.
The story follows Teal's journey of fighting the blackouts so she can remember what happened that day, where Dare fits in & understand who would want to harm her & why, before it's too late.

The start of the book is slow paced & took a little while longer for me to get into compared to other books of a similar genre, however the storyline did still intrigue me & in some ways the slow start meant it was noticeable when the book gathered momentum; that constant build up of pace definitely kept me hooked right up until to the end!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8efb1dec) out of 5 stars 42 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8efbf984) out of 5 stars I Dare you to Read this Book! 10 Stars! :-) 5 May 2015
By Red's Hot Reads - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
<I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review>

5 Stars!!! (I wish I could rate it more)

10+++ stars Wow Chris Myers you hit a home run with this book!! Blackout is a must read! One of my favorite books of the year so far. My poor family was so upset with me when I started reading this book because I could not put it down. I was hooked from the first chapter.

I fell in love with the characters in this book; Dare, his brothers, Teal, Kami, and Graham. All of these characters weave themselves right into your heart. Teal and Dare take us on an emotional roller coaster that spans over ten years and in those ten years so much is lost. Your heart will break, heal, jump for joy and pound like a drum throughout this entire book. You will also find your self with no fingernails left because the suspense will cause you to plow right through them. I sat on the edge of my couch through most of the book. I am still thinking about this book and its been a couple of days.

Even though this is a bit of a mystery story, Chris still gives us a wonderful love story with some steamy love scenes. We also get plenty of angst in this one, which at times made me want to throw my kindle across the room. Teal and Dare needed their heads knocked together. They drove me crazy (in a good way of course). This demonstrates Chris Myer’s ability to draw the reader right into the story and keep you stuck to the pages.

This book is so different from her Lennon’s Girl Trilogy and yet I loved it just as much. I am such a huge fan of Chris Myers and would highly recommend this book to anyone. If you have not picked up a one of her books this book would be a great start. I could go on and on about how much I love her writing but the best way to do anything is to experience it for your self. Get the Chris Myers experience in your blood.

This is a stand-alone book with no cliff-hanger and is the first in the Lost Girls series.

My Favorite Quotes:

“I want to hate you.” He whispers into my ear, “but I also want to call you mine.”

His finger wears a hole in my back and my heart. “Now would be a good time to say not to my proposition,” he says into my hair. “Because once we start I won’t be able to stop.”

“I don’t want to hear another man’s name ever again on your lips.”

“You fill my nights,” he whispers. “You are always in my head, Teal.”
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8efbf9d8) out of 5 stars Great, suspenseful physiological thriller/romance! 1 May 2015
By Naomi Coleen Lapurga - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
BLOG REVIEW: http://chaibooks.blogspot.ca/2015/05/review-blackout.html?m=1

Blackout is a physiological thriller, a romance, a mystery book all rolled into a New Adult format. It was a very interesting book that had a compelling premise. There is a great romance and a lot of cool physiological aspects. There is a fantastic, dark mystery that we get to explore, limited by our protagonist's memory loss. However, I found that a lot of potential was lost with the book as I found a couple problems with it.

Let's start with the good. The ambiance was executed very well. The unease and disquiet of an unfinished mystery in this town is definitely exemplified through the writing. The murder story that we only receive bits and pieces of throughout the book keep the story interesting and thrilling. It was much like a "whodunit." The narrative was engaging. The wrap-up in the end was very well done, bringing all the pieces and clues together to form a shocking and satisfying conclusion. The romance was steamy and passionate, and I did enjoy the relationship of Dare and Teal. I always looked forward to those scenes.

Some of the problems I found with the book was mostly to do with the characters. Most, if not all, of the characters were very flat and static, most of the supporting characters were just flat out stereotypes. Our protagonist, Teal, is a very typical "girl-next-door-turned-hot" character. I was annoyed with her at times by her ignorance to how attractive she is. Literally, every man she sees hits on her and she get's embarrassed and blushy every time. Her character was not very believable at all. Also, many of her decisions were pretty dumb. (*Spoilers: Her arm is broken and she decides to drive a car! She found out a boy got slaughtered and she goes to a distanced swamp with only one other person as protection! She knows she has a stalker and she walks home alone in the dark!)
There were a lot of potential side story lines that I felt could have made the story much richer.

I found that the book was very heavily focused on physical appearance, which did take away a lot from the story itself. Teal is beautiful, Dare is beautiful, Graham is beautiful, Kami is beautiful, everyone is beautiful and attractive, and there would be pages and pages going on about how pretty every character is. This did take away from actual character building for me. The characters turned into nothing more than there appearance. The Tuckers were nothing more than the hot family. There are also a lot of cat calls and just random compliments that are thrown at Teal which seem misplaced and odd. It just felt weird for me and that did distract me from the story.

Overall, Blackout is a strong book in terms of the setting, the ambiance, and the story line, but weak in terms of character building. There was a great accompanying romance, however the dialogue and personas in the book fell flat for me. There is a lack of deep or believable characters. Blackout is recommended to those who wish to read a New Adult with some suspenseful elements.

*I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.*
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f147900) out of 5 stars A fast, fun, sexy mystery--highly recommended! 21 May 2015
By C. M. M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Something bad happened to Teal in the swamp when she was eight, but she can't remember what, and every time she gets close to remembering--or gets near the swamp--she blacks out. Young, handsome Dare was involved somehow, and he's been paying for it ever since, even though Teal is pretty certain Dare would never do anything bad to her. Now that they are young adults, their paths cross again and sparks fly. Whenever they're near each other, there's danger--and a whole lot of sexual chemistry. After only a few pages, I felt I knew these characters. I cared about them and wanted to know what would happen next. Will Teal black out at the wrong time and end up raped or worse? Will Dare get in trouble with the law, or with Teal's father, when he just wants to protect Teal? Will they give into their sexual desires, and if so, who'll be hurt in the fallout? I also kept turning pages to unravel the mystery of what happened to Teal in the swamp, what Dare had to do with it, and how Teal's absent mother may have been involved. There's lots of tension--sexual and otherwise--that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A fast, fun, sexy read. Highly recommended.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f77c084) out of 5 stars This book was sheer fun! I'd like to say it was a guilty ... 25 April 2015
By Gothic Sorrow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book was sheer fun!

I'd like to say it was a guilty pleasure, but I don't feel guilty at all about it!

I loved the tantalizing dark cocktail of mystery, thriller, and sexy romance. Hate, to admit it, but I'm a sucker for the bad boy with something worth while behind all that swagger.

I've never been to the setting with the bayou and bank- but from the strong imagery, if I ever get to travel there, it will seem a bit familiar from this book which anchors the reader in a strong sense of time and place.

I'm afraid to say too much for fear of giving spoilers. This book was different, full of dark secrets and clever plans.

Best of all, this book let me vicariously enjoy the feel of being young, in a small town, with the push and pull dynamics of safety and fear. Teal and Dare are a blast- and I enjoyed the ride with Teal's friends and co-workers. My first job out of college so to speak as at a biker bar, so that setting evoked memories.

This book was great fun highly entertaining- and I'm not sure how it would be done, but perhaps a sequel?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8efc051c) out of 5 stars Review: Lost Girls #1: Blackout 25 May 2015
By Lisa Hines - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
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?
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