Review: Blackout by Annie Solomon ★★★★

Blackout by Annie Solomon
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: n/a
Publication Date: April 2006
ISBN: 0446616311
Page Count: 376
Review Copy: Received from the publisher for an honest review

A month ago Margo Scott was a book dealer with family and friends. Now, suddenly, she can’t remember the last four weeks of her life, everyone close to her has disappeared, and she’s the prime suspect in a murder. When an intruder attacks, she responds with lightning-quick moves she has no memory of ever learning. Undercover agent Jake Wise has her in his sights and can’t decide if this mysterious woman is an assassin or a pawn. Is he tempted to protect her because she’s innocent or because he’s falling for her? Thrust together, these two loners realize that trusting each other is their only hope of survival. Because the good guys and the bad guys have one thing in common. They all want Margo Scott dead—the sooner, the better. 





REVIEW


This is my first Annie Solomon book, and while not the first Romantic Suspense I've read, I'm definitely still a newbie to the genre, but this is the one that so far I have enjoyed the most.

I think that might be due to the fact that it's got...not paranormal elements, exactly, but there's definitely some weird woo woo stuff going on. Which is more my cup of tea. How else would you explain waking up with almost no memories of your life save for a few dry facts, having the last 4 weeks completely missing from memory (like what you thought was yesterday was a month ago), and having these seemingly instinctive badass fighting skills with no knowledge of any training?

Well, it was all very intriguing let me tell you, and I enjoyed the story, including the romance angle, very much. Your main couple consists of Margo Scott, the one with the memory issues, and Jake Wise, the guy who always seems to be in the right place at the right time.

I enjoyed the fact that, as the relationship progressed, it was Jake who wanted it to be more than just casual sex, and Margo was the one that kept trying to keep him at arms' length. It makes a refreshing change and made him seem very sweet and endearing. Which you kinda needed to balance out the deception beforehand. But it did balance out nicely because I liked him very much as a hero by the end of the book. And I liked Margo, too, once we, and she herself, got to know her!

A great suspense-filled read. Recommended.

4 Stars! ★★★★

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