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As a cyber-hacker born into a family of thieves, Clarissa O’Connell thinks she’s seen the worst the criminal underworld has to offer - until her brother is arrested and she’s forced into a pact with the notorious crime boss known only as Solomon to free him.

For FBI agent Erik Langston, the world is divided into black and white, wrong and right. So he’s made it his life’s mission to hunt down Solomon. When Clarissa’s cyberattacks begin to topple Solomon’s enemies, Erik is hot on her trail, believing her to be the key to bringing down Solomon and his empire. But in a single instant, everything changes. Loyalties shift, the past loses meaning, and the hunter becomes the hunted. Now Erik and Clarissa are running for their lives, desperate to stay one step ahead of Solomon’s assassins. Survival means challenging everything they thought they knew - and daring to trust each other.

©2013 Tiffany Snow (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 07-05-16

Very Good Story! Great Narration too!

Wow I really enjoyed this book. Looking at the reviews on audible I feel like I am in the minority here. Most people didn't like it that much, where I thought it was really good, exciting and entertaining.

I really liked Clarissa, she could kick some butt! She was really funny and sarcastic too. I liked Erik a lot too. He was strong, smart and sexy. These two had some good chemistry together. I liked that they got to know each other and spent time together before the sex came. It wasn't insta lust. The attraction was there all the way through. There were a couple sex scenes that were very nicely written.

The story line and plot was great. I loved all the action that happened in this book. Something exciting was always happening. And the banter between these two was great. Erik was having a difficult time with his feelings because as an FBI agent he had been searching for her for a year. Once he found her and got to know her he just liked her. And her trying to escape all the time.

This was enjoyable from the beginning to the end.

As for the narration, I really like Tanya Eby. She does such a good job with men's voices. She has a great reading voice too. I did however find it odd that when Clarissa realized she was Irish her voice changed to an Irish accent. It would have been better if she kept the same accent throughout, either American or Irish one or the other. She did a good Irish accent. It was just strange. Otherwise it fantastic narration and story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Another great one!

Another great read from Tiffany Snow! I've yet to read a book from her that I don't love! Instead of us falling for the bad boy we've fallen for the tough and sexy "Boy Scout" F.B.I. Agent and the bad girl. It was a match made in heaven with snark. I was all to ready for more when it ended :)!

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 08-29-14

I Should Have Listened To The Reviews

Perhaps my disappointment is my fault because I thought I was purchasing a mystery or thriller. Within a couple of pages, however, it became clear that Blank Slate is a very light-weight romance novel. Nothing more. Rather than a realistic plot driving the story, Blank Slate seems to use the contrived events and actions as excuses for the one-dimensional characters to lust after each other. Nothing wrong with lust but my guess is that real people in the midst of life threatening situations and serious physical injuries would not be quite so distracted. For example, after a car accident in which the primary female character sustains both painful injuries and a loss of memory, would her first thoughts about her rescuer really include that "the muscles in his thighs pulled the denim of his jeans taut"? And for him, after a major chase and some physical injuries of his own, while tending to the bleeding and unconscious suspected criminal, this law enforcement officer would be thinking that "petite though she was, her body was perfectly formed to please a man...her thighs were smooth, flaring to hips that would fit nicely in his hands..."? I doubt it. So, if you enjoy predictable romance novels with stilted dialogue and the depth of a teenage girl's fantasy, this may be just the thing. For me, I prefer a novel where the attraction between characters is icing on the cake, not the entire meal.

Tanya Eby was just OK with the narration of the story

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  • Kd
  • CLINTON, MS, United States
  • 08-28-14

3.5; Barely a romance; Good suspense

This was an ok suspense tale. But the romance part took a backseat to the suspense and was not as developed or attended to. But, when it was the focus, the romance part was okay too. The sex scenes, of which there were about 2-3 detailed acts, were done well. They were sexy and somewhat romantic but not what I would call explicit or erotic. But there was enough detail to be steamy. However, if that’s not your thing, they are so rare that you can forward through them.

Overall, the book was just mediocre. It was nothing I couldn’t stop listening to. Simultaneously, it was also not a story that I couldn’t bear listening to or had to fast-forward through parts. So that’s a good thing.

The characters were likeable. Clarissa, the h, was smart and strong, even more than Erik, the H, at times and admittedly. I generally don’t like stories based on the character getting amnesia, but it wasn’t the primary trope used in this story and was temporary. So it worked out okay. As a result of Clarissa’s amnesia, the story swings between past and present, but it’s not done constantly and not for lengthy portions.

The suspense part included shootings, but there was no gore or detail in the violence. And the main characters didn’t seem to revel in their violence. So much of the story skimmed the top of life, making it an ok story that was not light fare but nowhere near being deep or having any real depth at any point, either. But that was not the attempt. Therefore, I think the author achieved what she sought in this story.

The end comes together a bit too prettily after several struggles to survive and have a desirable end together, but it was also plausible. And the struggles all made sense and took the story beyond the basic light tale where everything seems to be great and happens so easily for the characters. Some outcomes depended on good luck and happenstance but not so much that I viewed the story as implausible. So, again, overall, it was okay. But I prefer a bit more romance than suspense in these types of stories.

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The story was dull

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better development of the characters, they needed to be deeper. The writing was immature.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tiffany Snow again?

no

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was good, and I would listen to her again.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I can even finish the book

What would have made Blank Slate better?

Better writing to start. The writing style is sophomoric, story predictable. The narration was another thing that got on my nerves.

Has Blank Slate turned you off from other books in this genre?

I like this genre but I do not think I will ready this author again.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

at least I got it as a daily deal and I did not use a credit.

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 11-02-17

Predictable.

This romance was so typical I could guess almost what was going to happen, before it happened. I’m starting to feel jaded because nothing lately that I have tried has grabbed my attention. The characters were okay, they were likeable enough, although it was annoying that he called her by her last name even after they were together for awhile. The story itself was too predictable I guessed everything that was going to happen. This isn’t the worst book I have read and amazingly enough I finished it but the romance was meh and the suspense was meh. I won’t be reading any more from this author. It did have a decent narrator so that may have had some factor into why I kept listening.

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worst

Tiffany Snow is a good author and certainly has many good books. But this is not one of them.

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  • Vera
  • Canada
  • 08-02-16

Very Weak Story

What would have made Blank Slate better?

The plot was poor. Apparently if you are shot by a bullet you will feel much better the next day. If you lose your memory you can function just fine. It's a bit annoying but you will get over it.

What could Tiffany Snow have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Details need to be observed and handled in the plot. Very sloppy story. Really bad guys leave you to drown hoping that works.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The voice of the male character was so bad he sounded like a Muppet. This was definitely a first read for this narrator. Action scenes were the worst.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Blank Slate?

This story wasn't overwritten it was underwritten. You are supposed to be able to suspend your belief when reading a novel. Turn off your brain when you read this and you might be fine

Any additional comments?

Can't recommend this book.

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pretty good

This isn't my favorite Tiffany Snow book, but it was good. The reader did great.

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  • kazza 63
  • 01-25-17

Good

Starts off slow but get better with a fee twists very enjoyable as usual hope there is another one to tie up loose ends

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  • Lee111
  • 06-22-17

Tiffany Snow does it again

This book is a stand alone. It is a romantic suspense novel about a FBI agent and the hacker he is chasing. This is a very good story full of action, suspense and of course romance. I love Tiffany Snow's books I have listened to every one of her audiobooks. I love all her different series. I usually don't listen to standalone but because I Love this author I did. This story ties up nicely in one book. I really enjoyed the ride. This story is well paced and has surprises and twists and turns with a HEA at the end.