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Waking up with a strange man is scary. Realizing you lost fifteen years of your life overnight? That's terrifying. With her memories from seventeen to thirty-two gone, Kate has no idea who she is and where she belongs. As she begins to fall for the man who found her, she wonders if she forgot those years for a reason. Should she keep trying to retrieve her original self, o...more
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Published November 24th 2011 by Heather Wardell
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Sylvain Reynard
I enjoyed this story. It's the first of Heather Wardell's novels that I've read and I found it by reading an excerpt on Autumn Review's book blog. Chapter One hooked me.

A young woman wakes up naked in a strange man's bed, having no idea how she got there. More disturbingly, she believes she's a high school student. (She isn't) She has no memory of the past fifteen years.

So the story begins and it's an interesting one. The author explores the complexities of memory and identity, but she does so i...more
Jenny Winters
Ok, Heather, we GET that each character in EVERY SINGLE BOOK you write is trying to re-invent herself. But girl, you gotta end these novels tight, because in the 3 books I read, I was completely absorbed--until the endings, where I went WTF???

You had SUCH a good chance with Blank Slate Kate. What an awesome premise and you pulled it off so well. Maybe you could have written an intense 10-page ending instead of the Deus Ex Machina you threw in there? Kate was confused throughout the novel, and I...more
Ananda
"I don't know who I am.
I'm in a strange man's bedroom,with no idea who I am."


Kate sure is having the worst day of her life. She wakes up next to a stranger, no clothes on and no memory of how she ended up there! But to make things worse, she thinks she is 17 years old, while the mirror shows a mature woman in her 30's. She has no idea what's going on, why is she naked next to a stranger and how the hell did she age over night!

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Jake, the guy she wakes up next to, tries to explain to her how he f...more
Nenette
Can't imagine this happening to me - being a blank slate. It has its appeal, forgetting portions of your past, but never mind, The story is all about a woman waking up knowing she was still 17, when in fact she's already 32, after a medical procedure wiped away the last 15 years of her life from her memory.

The way this was written, it made me not want to stop until I find out what happened. The writing was very light, and yet the subject matter was not.

What happened to Donna/Kate evoked a lot o...more
Suzy
loved this book..dont we all sometimes wish we could just start over =)
Andrea Guy
Amnesia is a scary thing. It is even scarier when you wake up in bed naked with a stranger! (It isn't so bad when that stranger is a hottie!)

First let me say, I have read several of Heather's books and I've been impressed by them all. This book was no different. Heather's books all have strong heroines. Kate could have been a weepy, emotional wreck. If you loose 15 years of your life, I think you are entitled to a few meltdowns, but Kate really handles things well, even if she is going through a...more
Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
I simply love Heather Wardell's work and just sigh in contentment every time I finish one of her books. Her writing is so fresh, so emotional without being heavy, that I live in a state of excited anticipation waiting for her next release.

Blank Slate Kate was no different from my other favorite Wardell reads---I started reading and was immediately drawn in to the story, and found myself unable to put the book down. To read an entire book in one or two sittings as a working mother of a 9-month ol...more
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Synopsis:


Kate suddenly wakes up in a stranger's...more
Jenn (Booksessed)
Heather Wardell may be the master of book dealing with serious issues. I was hooked by first couple pages. It is so intense. I cannot imagine going through this. The scenes with Kate learning about technology and the internet very early on were quite humorous. But there were some very sad scenes as she caught herself up on the world tragedies that had happened during the time she had forgotten. Those were very hard scenes for me to get through.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but I wish...more
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
This was the first book I read by Heather, but it definitely won't be the last. It was fun and exciting and very light hearted. It was also a clean romance with a very casual Canadian setting.

I love how casually it was set in Canada. Canadian settings still seem to be fairly rare, and quite often they are pointed out with big flaming arrows. But this book was very smooth about it and let the setting stay in the background with the story front and centre.

I thought Kate was an interesting characte...more
Samantha Janning
I have been a fan of Heather Wardell’s since her first book, and have happily read and reviewed each and every one on Chick Lit Plus. When she contacted me about doing a tour for Blank Slate Kate, I was thrilled. Mainly because I got to read another book. I was super curious about this one, where the main character wakes up in her thirties – but her last memories are from when she is seventeen. Kate – or is her real name Kate? – has lost all her memories from the past fifteen years. She has to t...more
Lisa (Lost in Literature)
Okay, so imagine this... you wake up (naked too, I might add) in a strange man's bed. You look in the mirror, and what do you see? Yourself... looking MANY years older than you did before. Well, this is what poor Kate is facing. Her last memory is when she was 17, and she comes to find out she is now 32 and has absolutely no recollection of the last 15 years of her life. Devastating, right?!

Blank Slate Kate kicks amnesia butt!! In my opinion, amnesia novels can be hard to relate to, appearing un...more
Dani
For some reason I have a weakness for amnesia-themed chick lit. I don't pretend to understand it, but there you go. So read this with a grain of salt, knowing I'm predisposed to like books like Blank Slate Kate from the outset.

This is the first book by Heather Wardell that I ever picked up, and it wasn't until I reached the end that I realized it was part of a series of linked books. I think it says something that I was motivated to go back and read all of the Toronto Series books based on this...more
Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
Have you seen the movie 13 Going on 30, well this book starts quite close to the main theme - missing out on a few years and now trying to live in a whole 'nother world. The comedy of someone waking up and missing out on 15 years and going from a world with very little technology to our world of tweeting, iphones and internet was very fun to read. This is where the story begins, but it ends in a different spot - and I am all the more glad for it!

With twists and turns, this book ended up being mu...more
Jennie
The premise of this story is fascinating – a woman wakes up to find out she doesn’t remember who she is. I loved investigating along side Kate as she discovers who she…or at least who she isn’t. I couldn't trust anyone at first, including Jake. The circumstances were too vague for me to be 100% cool with him. As the story progressed I was won over a bit on his side though. For me the really interesting part started the moment we knew Kate’s actual name, Donna. And then came a husband, a witchy m...more
Nikki Barrett
Forgetting is a part of our lives. Sometimes we're so busy that we forget to call someone back, or you wake up with a foggy memory of the events from the night before. Some lead to disastrous events, some don't. We don't mean to forget, or at times we do. Imagine waking up in a strange place, next to a strange person and realizing you're not in the life you once remembered. How about losing fifteen years of your life and can't seem to figure out how this could have happened?

This is the situation...more
Anja Mizner
WOW! I have read every one of Heather Wardells books by now and this one just toped them all. To me, Heather manages with each book to top the one before.Ater reading the first 20% , I thought I had it figured out how it would end but I was so wrong. There is such a nice twist in the story. I love the characters in all of her books because Heather has a way to bring them alive and when I put down a book to take care of other things, the characters stay with my and I wonder about them.

My experien...more
Emily
Kate wakes up one morning in a stranger bed, hungover and the last thing she remembers is being 17 and in high school. At least she might be Kate, that is what she told Jacob, who's bed she woke up in, her name was. She spends the net few weeks trying to piece together her life and the past 15 years together.
Not only does she learn about how the world changed, 9-11, iPhone, twitter, it is all new to her now. But, what kind of life has she lived, who is her husband, and what are the secrets that...more
Rebecca Foxworth
This is the second Heather Wardell book I have read. It won't be the last. Ms. Wardell has the gift of creating an intriguing plot that sucks you into the story and moves along nicely.

The plot is both silly (amnesia, a 17 year old suddenly feeling comfortable as a 32 year old), serious (depression, family secrets), and at times a bit unbelievable (what WERE the police THINKING???). The author, fairly new on the scene, appears to be still developing her craft. This actual writing in this book is...more
Jessica
I am a huge fan of books that involve memory loss or amnesia, so when I saw this book for Kindle for only $0.99 I bought it and began reading it immediately. While this memory loss chick-lit book was engaging and interesting at times, it was really just okay for me. I found too much of the book completely ridiculous and absurd to truly get into it and enjoy it (view spoiler)...more
Misty Baker
*** A 3.5 Review ***

So, I’m just going to go ahead and dub this week “I don’t know who the hell I am!” week, seeing as how all but 1 book I’ll be talking about this week is riddled with amnesia, (yeah…weird)

Anyways, I am a super huge goober fan of Heather’s and have been for a while now, (especially since she named a character after me!) so when she emailed me over the holidays and practically begged, (ok…maybe it wasn’t quite that dramatic) to read her next novel “Blank Slate Kate” I couldn’t r...more
Tara
Kate wakes to find herself 15 years older and with no memory. What happens throughout the next few hundred pages is she does her best to find herself with the help of a random male stranger (whose character is unbelievable - he takes her to his place, buys her all her clothing, feeds her, houses her - as he sleeps on the couch for 6 weeks - and he expects nothing in return and states that she can continue to live there indefinitely, regardless if she gets her memory back or not) and a husband th...more
Ashley
The plot of Blank Slate Kate - a thirty-something woman wakes up naked in a strange bed and can’t remember the last fifteen years- could have been filled with predictability and cliches. Could have been. But wasn’t.

Of course there’s the husband that Kate doesn’t remember. But Heather Wardell gives “Kate” a number of options. She doesn’t send Kate immediately back into the arms of her husband, nor into the arms of a potential lover.

Instead, she lets Kate find herself naturally, revealing the stre...more
Christina
This was a pretty good read, considering it was only .99! The cover was plain and simple, so I was scared the writing was a reflection of that. It had a very good plot to it though, very "The Vow" - iquse. I really enjoyed "Kate" as the main character because she was so driven and opposite of who she actually was. The only thing that bothered me were the male roles in her life. Being in their late 20's, early 30's, I'd expect Jake and Ryan to be a bit more masculine? We were first introduced to...more
Monie
Seventeen year old Kate Anderson wakes up one morning and finds herself naked and in bed with a stranger. But wait... something is seriously wrong here... who is that adult staring back at her in the mirror? Somehow Kate woke up missing the last fifteen years of her life and she's now a thirty-two year old woman with no idea what made her lose her memory. With the help of Jake, the guy whose bed she woke up in, Kate tries to find out who she really all the while wondering if she lost those years...more
Autumn Review
This is the fourth book that I've read of Heather's and I'm always so intrigued to see what she comes up with next. None of her books are alike, but all fantastic! For all you series skeptics, even though this is part of the Toronto Series, you can easily pick up any one of the books and not be lost because, the characters aren't linked. In Blank Slate Kate, there are many twist and turns that make it exciting. You almost feel like you're playing a game of Clue! It makes you wonder what you woul...more
Kari
Heather Wardell is quickly becoming a favorite indie author of mine.
Every book I have read by her has managed to suck me right in so that I am compelled to keep reading until I finish it. Blank Slate Kate was no exception. What would you do if you woke up and the last 15 years of your life was just gone? That is what happens to Kate. I was drawn right into the story as I struggled to figure out what had happened to Kate right along with her. The story is so well written that the reader finds ou...more
Bianca
There have been quite a few "woman wakes up one day and lost her memory" stories, but this one is very different than the others.

Kate woke up one morning and lost 15 years of her life. She was naked in a strange man's apartment and has no idea how she got there. It's difficult for her to piece together the last 15 years of her life since she wakes up believing she's a high school student. Her family has moved, her friends are not the same, and she has no idea how to even begin to find someone wh...more
Shelly
I'm a big fan of this author, however this book just didn't work for me. It felt as if the author was trying to throw too many elements into a single book. As a result, there wasn't very much character development making it difficult to connect with any of them.

An even bigger flaw was that the main character's memory is gone back to the age of 17, making her that age emotionally as well. That said, the author moves her mentally into adulthood very quickly. This adjustment isn't even a main topic...more
Donna
To start on the Nook this novel has 240 pages. I started reading Heather Wardell's work with her free eBook Life Love and a Polar Bear Tattoo. Since then I have read all of her novels. I loved that this book starts taking you in one direction then takes you on a turn that keeps you reading until the end.

Waking up with a strange man is scary. Realizing you lost fifteen years of your life overnight? That's terrifying. With her memories from seventeen to thirty-two gone, Kate has no idea who she i...more
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