**I was gifted a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**
Cassie Scot is the eldest in her powerful family. She’s the “black sheep” as she differs from her parents and siblings which can leave her vulnerable.
If you’ve read the book description and other reviews, you’ll know that Cassie comes from a large family that has a big Paranormal background. It’s because of the Paranormal side of things that Cassie decided to choose a career working in Law Enforcement.
She wants to be able to try and use her paranormal knowledge to help. When she realises that even she can’t succeed in this particular quest for justice, she quits the Sheriff’s department and opens her own ParaNormal Dectective Agency. When her first case, which should have just been quite simple, becomes more complicated, Cassie ends up teaming up with an old school friend, Evan.
From here, this book gets to be so much more than I assumed it would be.
Characters: From Sorcerers to Vampires, from fire starters to healers, there is a great mix of characters with different abilities and gifts. This just adds to Cassie’s story as she meets these different characters, some of which she can handle quite easily. The ones she can’t, well, that’s where Evan and her family comes in 😉
Romance: In most romance and paranormal romance books, the course of true love never is a smooth one. For Cassie and Evan, throw magic in and the course is even rockier because how are they to know what’s real and what’s not?
Setting: It’s not very often you come across a book in which the whole town is aware of magic and the families that possess the ability. Sure, you could read a book where people know that there is something strange about a certain family, but they just get classed as freaks, outcasts, etc. Here in Eagle Rock almost everyone is aware of who has magical abilities. Almost made me wish I lived there just to see some of the fireworks.
At first I didn’t actually think I would enjoy Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective. No, I didn’t let the cover influence me, as I didn’t see it until I uploaded the book to my Kindle.
The first chapter just didn’t completely grab my attention, but by the middle of chapter two, I wanted to know more and so I kept reading. The more I read, the more I wanted the story to keep going.
I will admit to not actually being bothered by the Cassie/Evan romance. I was just enjoying learning about their past relationship and watching how they interacted as they worked together, but it was kinda fun to read about the undercurrents between them.
At the age of 21 and having worked in the Sheriff’s department, you would assume that Cassie knows at least enough about life to get by. Turns out that okay, yeah, in some things she does but when it’s time to stand on her own two feet, ummmm, she has a few things to learn.
The book is definitely a little darker than I anticipated, although from the middle of chapter two, it’s plain to see that this is not quite for the younger teens. It’s not graphically violent but there is some scenes that younger readers may possibly find distressing.
My rating for Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective will be a 4 star one. I didn’t fall in love with the book, but I definitely did like it.