Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2021
Please note – Revised Review.
I waited with baited breath for this novel to be released – purchasing it way before the release date and marking it on my calendar and even taping the date to my desktop. Since Mr. Masters and The Stopover are my go-to books and I have read both more times than I can count, I could hardly wait for August 26 to arrive. When I first read The Casanova I was somewhat disappointed and my initial review I left was pretty harsh. Loving the other books by T.L. Swan, I kept questioning myself about my take on this book. Then it hit me, and I quote from the narrative, “Is there something I am missing?” So, this past weekend I reread the entire book. In my first review I stated there was “no respect” – and again I quote from T.L’s narrative, “I have to do this on her terms and respect her decision.” I was wrong. Dead wrong. There was respect!
Yes, Elliot Miles is controlling. He is arrogant. He is bossy, “closed off, cold, reserved and can be mean.” “Elliott is a dreamer. He lives in a world where he is forced to be a realist, but in his heart, he is a romantic.” (Actual quotes.)
And Kate. She’s tough. She stands her ground and decides to make a life for herself away from Elliott if that’s what it takes to survive. She’s no pushover. Yes, there are a couple intimate scenes that I feel may have been over the top, but Kate is an adult. We readers are adults. And this is romantic fiction at its best by one of the best authors I have ever read.
I just want to shout I get it! I get Elliott and I understand. And most of all, I love it. We read romance to take us away. To feel the love. Be desired. And we want the happily ever after. I was wrong in my first review. The Casanova delivers it all. If you think otherwise, do as I did. Reread it again.