Thursday, October 18, 2012

Book Review: Killing Casanova (18 plus readers)

Killing Casanova
By Traci McDonald

Sometimes not only your heart is blind, which happens to be situation with Cassie Taylor, the heroine in this non-stop suspenseful romantic thriller.

About the Book:
Killing Casanova is based in the small ranch community of Lindley, Nevada where Jake Caswell claims the skills and reputation of infamous womanizer ‘Casanova’, until he meets Cassie Taylor, who is seemingly oblivious to Jake’s irresistible charms. Jake determines to add Cassie to Casanova’s list of conquests and unknowingly pulls her into his troubled life. Cassie uncovers old tragic wounds and a world of violence she did not expect, and her own life is at risk from Casanova’s enemies. Worse, she fears the truth about him will leave her heart as the next victim of Casanova’s flawed perceptions. Will Cassie be able to uncover the man behind the mask amidst the threat of peril? Is there hope for love in a tangled web of danger  and blind distrust?

Overall Thoughts:
I was hooked from the very beginning.  It’s a unique love story a healthy mix of horses, cowboys and the visually impaired. As you crawl between the pages, the first person you meet is Jake. He is easy on the eyes, popular and self absorbed. At a local bar, he meets Cassie, our heroine.  As Jake gets to know Cassie he learns quickly that she is independent and focused on helping others. This may not sound like they would go together, but author manages to stir it up into a niftily concocted novel that holds a bit of suspense, a bit of romance and a life lesson all tied up into a cleverly plotted story line.

"Killing Casanova"  breaks down the barriers of human feelings and kindness and asks can “true love” be found? It's a well-written and an enjoyable read whose characters you'll find yourself falling in love with from the get-go. The imagery is wonderful and the way McDonald helps you see things from the blind characters' POVs is amazing!

Note: No sex is in this romance making it a great book for young adult/college age girls too. We were provided an ARC for review as a professional courtesy. No monetary or other compensation was involved.

Publisher: Crimson Romance
ISBN Number: 978-1440552427
ISBN 10: 1440552428
ASIN: B008DVPAW6 (eBook)
Publication Date: July 2012
Genre: Mainstream Romance/Suspense

Get a sneak peek of the book at http://youtu.be/SuE_kpSHock

About the Author: 
Debut author Traci McDonald has been a writer since she figured out how to make words on a page. Traci wrote for English classes like most people, but she wrote everything else in between. Traci won minor competitions with short stories, poetry and lyrics before becoming visually impaired. That is just a political correct way of saying Traci McDonald is blind. Traci lost her eyesight 17 years ago, but it never stopped her from living life and following her dreams. She has struggled with her health and raising kids, prior to the publication of her first novel. Traci is very excited to see her dream in life coming true. She lives in a small cozy town in the Mojave Desert, less than 150 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Traci McDonald has four other books in the process of becoming published and a whole list of others she plans to write.


You can find out more about Traci McDonald and her debut romance novel during her World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/8nejedq

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