Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reviewing:The Black Widow Trainer

Reviewing a book written by a friend could be a sticky situation.  How would I tell the author if I didn't like the book?  Fortunately, I don't have to worry about that after reading The Black Widow Trainer by Craig Odanovich.  I really enjoyed this book, described as an erotic adventure novel.
Misty is a physical trainer, who is in a passionless marriage.  An unexpected weekend with a stranger pushes Misty towards a new life.  After an honest discussion with her husband, Misty embarks on her new life as a high priced trainer/escort, while still maintaining the security of her marriage.  Thus the black widow trainer was born.
I don't want to give away too much of the book though.  The rest is filled with interesting new characters, unexpected plot developments, adventures and exotic locations.  Each adventure is almost a short story in itself.
Misty's husband isn't lost in the shuffle either.  He plays an important part in Misty's life and the book.  I hope to see more of him in the future.
Craig did a great job with character development.  The characters were interesting and realistic and fit in the story.  Nothing seemed forced and nothing seemed wasted.
The entire book left me wanting more, in a good way.  I want to know what happens to Misty's husband, where Misty's new life takes her and how Misty grows.  I also want to see how Craig will keep it interesting, so as not to be simply endless, pointless encounters. Basically, I want Craig to continue this series, while staying true to the original.
Ordinarily, I would not pick an "erotic adventure" novel to read.  If you think the same, I encourage all to give The Black Widow Trainer a chance.  Make no mistake, this isn't a cheap romance novel.  Misty's encounters were important both in character growth and story development.  There is still plenty of action, but there is so much more offered than just that.
The Black Widow Trainer is available through Amazon and also Barnes and Noble.  Craig has also set up a Facebook page for The Black Widow Trainer.  The FB page is full of info about the book, including the entire first chapter. Also, Craig just opened a website for The Black Widow Trainer, which has the first chapter, some reviews and additional info.
I really encourage everyone to get this book.  As the Black Widow Trainer series continues, you'll want to be able to say you were in her web from the start.
Craig Odanovich at a book signing in San Antonio, TX-October 2010.


Cleveland Mike said...

That sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to check it out.

Tony said...

I just checked out his pages and read the first chapter. I think I'll give it a shot.

Emmy said...

It's different from the other books you have written about. It sounds interesting in that sex isn't the main component. I'm going to check out his websites and that first chapter.