Thursday, July 27, 2017

Blog Tour & Review - Casual Impressions - Kennedy Layne


In this electrifying novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne, the Safeguard team is coming ever closer to catching an elusive serial killer who might very well be hunting one of their own…

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.

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“Suspense with a side of romance, 5 stars”

Casual Impressions was my first Layne read and I was impressed. Layne sucked me into this suspenseful story with a side of romance so much so that now I feel like I need to go on a suspense binge.

You go on this crazy ride with two people who seem like they would be an unlikely match, ones trying to catch a killer, and the other is just trying to not be harmed by a stalker. Casual Impressions ends on a somewhat cliffhanger, the case isn’t solved but the couple is together. I was so caught off guard by the cliffhanger that I yelled NO at midnight waking my husband up, he wasn’t too impressed with me.
Camryn is an actress and in New Orleans for a screen testing. Everything is fine until she feels like she’s being followed and realizes someone is taking pictures of her that’s not part of the press. To add to the creep factor, she finds someone passes her a note with a message on it that resembles one that a serial killer her brother is tracking gives out, ultimately leading to her getting hurt. Camryn calls her brothers coworker who’s also in New Orleans working on the same case her brother is.
Sawyer always thought Brody’s sister was beautiful, but what he comes to realize quickly is that there is more to her than what meets the eye. He knows he shouldn’t come off his post, but if helping her deal with a stalker for a day is all she needs he’s willing to help. Only to be caught off guard by the chemistry between them. Can these two get their happily ever after and stay out of harm’s way?

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 4/5
Writing style- 5/5

Overall- 5/5

About Kennedy Layne

Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace. She loves hearing from readers--find out how to connect with her at

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