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Blackout

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  115 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
LIVING NIGHTMARE

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 si
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Paperback, 354 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Forever
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
BLACKOUT
Written by Annie Solomon
2006, 354 Pages
Genre: romantic suspense, mystery
Rating:

(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review).

Margo Scott cannot remember the last 4 weeks of her life. She was supposed to be out of the country to buy a book for her shop but doesn't remember leaving. Anyone who could have helped her put the pieces together are murdered and she is the suspect. Undercover Agent Jake Wise who is unsure of her intentions joins her to find the truth.

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Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
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
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Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: June 1, 2012 (Reissue)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Forever Yours
Author’s Website: http://www.anniesolomon.com/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: No
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Warm

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. With tons of action, a wonderful mystery, and plenty of plot twist, I couldn’t put it down. Amnesia, romance, spies, assassins, mystery,
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Patty
Dec 29, 2009 Patty rated it liked it
A nice weekend read about a tough main character (female) who cannot remember her past but is haunted with a memory of screams of a child. She is constantly being hounded by bad guys but can quickly and effortlessly defend herself (not knowing how she learned her skills). The story ended well and I would definitely read another book by this author.
Tom
Jun 25, 2012 Tom rated it liked it
I’m going 3.5 on this romantic suspense novel. The main story has meat to it and the characters are very likable.

Margo starts our story waking in a fog. She is feeling herself out and is asking herself questions on where and who she is. Its not till the next day in work that she figures out that she is missing what happened to her in the last month. She is even unsure of who she is and walks through the first half of the book in an anxiety filled haze. Jake steps into her life when he decides to
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K
Jan 10, 2010 K rated it it was amazing
I originally picked up this book because it won the RITA award for best romantic suspense. Wow, I can see why it did. This is the first book I have read by this author and I plan on reading more. You can't stop reading once you start it and the author does an excellent job making the reader relate to the heroine; knowing what it feels like to walk in her shoes.

The romance between Margo and Jake was refreshing. This is not a lovey-dovey romance novel where the hero and heroine fall hopelessly in
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Andrea
Feb 06, 2014 Andrea rated it it was ok
This was an entertaining story however, the author builds the female lead to be a tough mercenary type with all sorts of training, and throughout the book she reacts with the "girly, weak, stupid" reactions that portray many female characters. acting "girly/stupid" by a strong female character is a huge annoyance for me because #1 is it so out of character for Margo and #2 it is saying that when push comes to shove all women will become blubbering irrational girly and weak.
Pat Cromwell
Feb 25, 2009 Pat Cromwell rated it really liked it
This books takes advantage of the best elements in Romantic Suspense -- a heroine trying to figure out who she is, dead bodies, a hero with his own agenda, and of course that secretive government agency. Without a doubt my fav Annie Solomon book. The and the heroine Margo Scott is no lightweight. There are so many good scenes in this book between her and the hero Jake Weiss (his name alone is a clue that he is 100% yummy yum yum Alpha male with a gigantic ego and a bigger heart). The dialougue i ...more
Sana
Sep 07, 2015 Sana rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-before-2010
Black Out reveals stuff that you wouldn't get to know normally and these kind of books are my favorite. Every sentence of the book had me hooked!

The book starts from a woman who seems to wake up sweating and goes for a walk. It is still dark outside but her senses are trained to work in the darkest of the dark hours. She senses someone close by following her and attacks. She gets more surprised than the one being attacked.

Then the story goes much deeper where she is a suspect killer but doesn't
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Karen
Mar 01, 2013 Karen rated it liked it
I was a little suspect when its genre was listed as suspense romance. But...I guess that's exactly what it was. It could have been a decent little mystery if not for the random sex scenes that seemed like they were just plunked in so that they could call this a romance novel. This was like decent mystery meets Harlequin Romance. In the end...meh. It was not horrible. It was not amazingly good. It was suspenseful enough to keep me reading to the end. I wanted a little light reading after the holo ...more
Laura
Dec 27, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Margo wakes from a nightmare involving flames and a screaming child. She soon discovers that a month has passed that she has no memory of. An intelligence agent whose name I can't recall, was asked to keep her under surveilance, but he doesn't know exactly why he was supposed to be watching her or who she really is. THe only man who may know who Margo really is and what is going on has been murdered and Margo becomes the prime suspect. THis was an entertaining story and I would like to read more ...more
Lois
Jun 07, 2009 Lois rated it really liked it
Well done overall. Suspense, romance, plot--all nicely done & kept my interest. Sometimes with a suspense romance, I start skimming because I'm not very interested in the characters but I'm vaguely curious about what the plotline is. This was NOT one of those books. Apparently this is Solomon's fifth book, but the library has only this one volume.

The flap copy made it sound as if it would be the female version of Bourne Identity, but it was better than just a knockoff.
Anna Schno
I did not like the heroine and I did not like the story.
Too many suprises that lead the story on and an too construed reason for the "Blackout" this was just an average read.
Hope Frost
Feb 03, 2012 Hope Frost rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Annie Solomon. I wasn't disappointed. There were so many twists and turns to the plot and I was constantly kept guessing. I loved Margo and Jake together, neither one of them willing to give to much of themselves and yet pressing the other to give more. It isn't often that we get to read about a kick ass female agent, so this was refreshing for me.
Patti
Aug 20, 2013 Patti rated it it was ok
Eh. Pretty formulaic romantic suspense spy thriller.

You got the tough female. You got the tough male. You got the amnesia. You got the yes/no/yes/no. You got the double cross. You got the multiple identities. You got the trip to Europe. You got the misplaced guilt.

Need anything else, read a different book.
Lisa
Nov 14, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Unlike anything I've ever read. It kept me intrigued the entire time.
Jenny Brown
Nov 11, 2012 Jenny Brown rated it did not like it
Wasn't a big fan of this book. Didn't hold my interest.
Rita
Jul 24, 2012 Rita rated it really liked it
I liked this story. It flowed well and intrigued me.
Laurel
Feb 24, 2011 Laurel rated it did not like it
Blah. Had to struggle to finish.
Pam
Jan 14, 2008 Pam marked it as to-read
01/14/08 rec via bookmooch
Marianne
Feb 11, 2015 Marianne rated it liked it
good airplane book.
Cutegal
Oct 24, 2011 Cutegal rated it it was amazing
GREAT BOOK!
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A native New Yorker, RITA-winning author Annie Solomon has been dreaming up stories since she was ten. After a twelve-year career in advertising, where she rose to Vice President and Head Writer at a mid-size agency, she abandoned the air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps of her professional life for her first love—romance. An avid knitter, she now lives in Nashville with her husband and daugh ...more
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