Jan 242012

Blank Slate Kate by Heather Wardell
Source: Review copy for book tour
Links: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads

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, or start a new life?

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 character. She doesn’t remember anything after age 17, but she doesn’t seem like a teenager. She seems exactly like what she is: an adult woman  with missing memories. Her whole persona, and the book in general, had a grown-up feeling that was still very refreshing.

The love story was almost like a love triangle, but more like a 1-2-1 progression. It was more realistic, and sweet to read.

Overall, I really liked this story. It was chick lit at its finest. This book makes for a quick and easy read that it just perfect for putting a smile on your face.

Challenges read for:

Canadian Book Challenge 5 – book 14

2012 Ebook Challenge – book 10

2012 Self-Published Reading Challenge – book 2

  4 Responses to “Blank Slate Kate”

  1. This sounds like a lovely book. I also like it when books are casually set in Canada. One more for my TBR list.

  2. Thanks so much for your review, Sarah! I love the “1-2-1 progression” part – you're so right. 🙂

    And Dana, if you check it out I'd love to know what you think. 🙂

  3. Sounds like one i need to find so i can read it. Thanks

  4. Sounds like not a half bad book. Not sure if it's one Id run out to read, but the story sounds interesting – especially that they made the book light with a bit of romance tied in, and not a dramatic book of a person trying to fight for their memory.

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