Casual Impressions

Kennedy Layne
Casual Impressions
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Kennedy Layne Publishing
Release Date
July 2017
Book 4 of The Safeguard Series
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Sawyer Madison has spent the last few months hunting down a sadistic killer. He and his team don't seem to be any closer to solving this particular case that has hit a little too close to home. Fortunately, they had all served in the Corps. That kind of training and dedication meant none of them considered quitting before the mission was done.

Camryn Novak had spent most of her childhood, and a large part of her adult life, dealing with her overprotective brother. So when an admirer becomes a little too obsessed with her due to her high-profile career, she decides it would be simpler to reach out to someone a little less emotionally invested.

Sawyer never expected to bump into the sister of one of his teammates while traveling on assignment. Women like her were off limits--one shouldn't mix business with pleasure. One burning touch was all it took to make his good intentions go up in flames. Unfortunately, it won't just be her brother's wrath he's forced to face when an unknown perp targets Camryn--it might very well be the same psychopath they've been hunting all along.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jul 26, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
38 people found the following review helpful
3 dimly lit stars for CASUAL IMPRESSIONS.

Sawyer Madison and his teammates at Safeguard have been hunting a serial killer for months. They're closer than ever, but when his teammate's sister Camryn Novak asks him for his help, nobody realizes just how close they really are. Actress Camryn has had a stalker for longer than she even knows, but when the man gets violent, that's when Sawyer steps in. Beyond keeping Camryn safe, Sawyer tries hard to stick with the bro-code keeping the woman off-limits. But Camryn isn't put off that easily, she will get what she wants, and that is Sawyer in her bed and in her life. Staying safe is a priority, but neither fully understand just how close they are to disaster.

I wanted to like CASUAL IMPRESSIONS, since the storyline sounded right up my alley, but I just couldn't stay engaged by this book. It took me 3 times as long to read as it typically does a book this length since I couldn't find common ground or empathy for either of the MC's. It didn't help that there was little yummy delicious sex, and what was there was Řber vanilla. That said, the plot was pretty good, and evidently the serial killer storyline is an overall series arc that makes me curious about reading other books. I don't know that I would go out of my way to seek out more books in the Safeguard series, but I might be compelled to give another one a shot.

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; mild violence, murder.
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