Friday, April 12, 2013

Book Tour for Velocity by Cassandra Carr (Review)

Today brings you a story featuring those sexy bull riders.  Cassandra Carr knows how to bring on the spice so keep reading to learn more about her newest release, Velocity.  You can learn even more about this book by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour as well.

Paolo D’Allesandro has been living in his older brother Marco’s shadow. But he’s getting older now and realizing he and Marco don’t want the same things. He’s not sure what his next step is, but knows he needs to quit riding to figure it out.
Savannah Harrington is a grad student working on a thesis about adrenaline junkies, and she’s joined the bull riders’ tour to study the men and their motivation to willingly take part in a dangerous sport. She meets Paolo and both feel an instant connection. She can’t stay away from the sexy Italian and his mind-numbing skills in the bedroom, but knows the relationship can’t last.
Both wish their circumstances were different, but Paolo doesn’t think he has anything to offer Savannah, and Savannah doesn’t want to pressure Paolo into another life decision that will make someone else happy, but not fulfill him. As her time to go back to school draws closer, they need to figure out how to get their highest score yet—in the game of love.


“I’ll see you to your door.”
“Oh, I’m sure I’ll be fine.”
“My madre would kill me if she found out I left a beautiful young woman alone to find her way.”
Savannah rolled her eyes. “Can’t have your mother murdering you. I need my research subjects to stay alive.”
Paolo mock-shuddered. “Thank you for saving my life.” He helped her out of the car and slid his hand around her small waist, finding he liked the way she fit against him. When they arrived at her door, she pulled the small key card out of her purse and then turned to him.
“Thanks for seeing me home. Your mother would be proud.”
Maybe not if she saw me do this…



Cassandra Carr has become an author I can rely on to entertain and with Velocity she has me dying to read the previous books in this series as I instantly fell in love with this one.  Ms. Carr has again brought us into the rugged world of bull riding with this fourth book in the Buckin' Bull Riders series.  Paolo is the younger brother of the accomplished Marco and the two of them set out from Italy to make names for themselves on the bull riding circuit.  Marco has been succeeding but Paolo's left frustrated, constantly left in Marco's shadow.  He's been sensing it's time for a change but it's not until he meets the smart and accomplished Savannah that he really starts reevaluating his life as he wants to make himself more worthy of a relationship with her.  When the two meet the sparks immediately fly and they engage in a combustible relationship between the sheets that they both hope leads to more.

This book isn't all about sex though as the very real issues that plague Paolo are brought to the forefront.  He's lost and confused about what he wants to do in life.  He wants his brother and family proud of him but isn't sure how to go about making something of himself separate from his brother.  I ached for him through his constant indecision and need to be something more.  He's immensely charming and suave and I liked the realism of his problems speaking English showing up occasionally.  When he spoke in his native Italian though, boy howdy, was he especially hot!  I also liked Savannah and the support she gave to Paolo.  She's smart but never made Paolo feel inferior.  She supported him every step of the way, never pushing him, just being there to listen and encourage.  It made their relationship even more believable as they clicked not only in the bedroom but out as well.

Ms. Carr has created another winner with two immensely likable characters dealing with real life issues in a reasonable way while nicely retaining some super sexy interactions.  Not having read the other books in this series in no way diminished my enjoyment of Velocity.  It instead has heightened my desire to read the others and keeps Ms. Carr on my list of go-to authors.

My rating for this is an A.

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.


Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning erotic romance writer with Ellora's Cave, Siren Publishing, Sybarite Seductions, Decadent Publishing, and Loose Id. She lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra is the co-founder of two successful group blogs, Romancing the Jock and Dirty Birdies, and participates in several others as a contributor. Recently she was re-elected president of Western New York Romance Writers.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me and for the great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed the book!