Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: Blank Slate by Heather Justesen

Goodreads: Adrianna Mueller may be a world-renowned concert pianist, but when she wakes from her coma after a serious car accident, her ability to perform has disappeared as completely as her lost memory. As she recovers from her injuries, she struggles with the expectations of everyone - her family, friends, and fiance, Brock - who all want everything to go back to the way it was.

Everyone except Gavin Adrianna's brother's business partner, who finds himself drawn to the woman she is now. But he has his own problems. As he tries to get a handle on a former employee's embezzlement, he fights his growing feelings for Adrianna.

And then a trip to the emergency room shakes everything up, leaving her to stumble as she tries to regain her footing all over again.

Kritters Thoughts: A wonderful story full of heart and turmoil that makes you think about how much each person is defined by the people they surround themselves with and the skills and assets they have inherently. A slow start from the beginning, but once the story starts to unfold it is one book that is beyond hard to put down.

I was reminded of a true story where two college girls are in an accident and the one that lives is mistakenly taken care of the other girl's family. A heartbreaking story that may happen more often, but we just don't hear of it. How often are quick judgements made at the scene of accidents?

The characters were endearing and frustrating all at the same time. They were real to the core, which I found refreshing and beyond enjoyable. Their reactions to the situations they were put into was something that I can't rave enough about because I felt it was true each time.

I would recommend this book as a great read at just under 200 pages it is short, but a lot of punch is packed in this little novel.

Rating:absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Pages: 256

July-Sept 2011 Challenge: Well-Rounded (women's fiction)

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