Review: Blackout by Chris Myers

SYNOPSIS: Blackout

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 worshiped him with all her heart.


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This book was an interesting, new take on New Adult Drama/Suspense. The story was a whirlwind, fast paced, and a puzzle that I desperately wanted to solve but inevitably never succeeded. So Teal and Dare were two peas in a pod until something happened that inevitably led to Teal having blackouts, Dare getting labeled slapped with a restraining order, and an extreme separation between them. This book is tricky politics, crooked cops, affairs, murders, lost memories, and solving the puzzle before everything comes crashing down. Teal and Dare find themselves in the middle of the chaos, and the key to survival is Teal reclaiming her memories.

The book was a great read, I loved the interactions between Dare and Teal and the moment when she double dared him to kiss her has me squealing with delight, it was just too cute. The ending was mad crazy, like I had to stop and re-read a decent portion because I was like “wait, hold-up, what the f*ck did I just read” or “what really happened?”. There were truly some insane and intense moments and while some bits frustrated me, other made me happy and the final sentences left a smile on my face, and that in the end is all that really matters.


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