Love had cut me in so many ways I wondered if my heart could take any more.
But then I saw him.
He was my boss.
A single father.
And to top it off he was insolent.
I didn’t intend to want him, that wasn’t my objective. But somehow I couldn’t say no.
We shouldn’t have worked, but like witchcraft, I was under his spell.
My heart’s been destroyed before, I’m not sure it can handle heartbreak again.
5 STARS OVERALL FOR THIS BRILLIANT SERIES BY T.L SMITH
𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐈𝐑𝐄. DARBY'S STORY IS A MUST READ.
This series isn't what I expected at all, as soon as I learned the 4 guys owned an Elite sex club I had thoughts of BDSM and maybe similar story lines to some books I may have read before BUT that wasn't the case at all. Although the Crimson Elite own a sex club all the focus is on each character, their backstory and the women who come into their lives with only parts of what is going on with the business, each of the Elite has their own love story to tell, some darker than others.
4 Dark secretive men who each find their own love story. Darby is the last one to fall and I loved his story.
Darby was always the workaholic, the dark brooding alpha moody male and the guys tolerated his moods that's who Darby is and these 4 guys are like brothers, they are brothers just not related.
You get hints that something is happening with Darby in the previous book and that really left me curious, I just didn't expect it to be as moving a story as it was.
Darby discovers he has been tricked, conned into getting someone pregnant, at first he thinks she is after his money but there is so much more to this story and it's heartbreaking.
Darby unexpectedly becomes a single dad while also trying to balance running a business, but he copes and absolutely adores and is very protective over his son.
Olympia, what can I say about Olympia, she's new on the scene when she steps in as a temporary bar manager at the club, she has backbone, she's sassy and can take everything Darby throws at her and she even throws her own verbal punches back.
Olympia has her own sad backstory and as the plot develops later you see the whole picture and find out who Olympia really is, which is a woman who doesn't need to work but works to keep herself busy and around people, a woman afraid of the dark and a woman who has wrestled with grief for two years.
Darby instantly dislikes Olympia instantly with her blue hair and sassy mouth but also there is immediate chemistry between them which begins to sizzle especially when Olympia gives as good as she gets with her bossy and rude boss and then it goes to boiling.
Darby starts to wrestle with himself, he can't resist Olympia but there is a lot of push and pull before Darby finally gives and the fireworks go off when these two finally get down to business and it's hot!.
What a heartwarming, heartbreaking and hot romance, INSOLENT was so many things and everything I love in a contemporary read. Insolent isn't a dark read or a read filled with suspense this is a love story about two people who finally find what they need at the right time and that's each other.
I loved this series and each book was different to the one before, I loved it more and more as it progressed and I couldn't wait to get to the last book but also didn't want it to end.
One negative would be that I felt something missing, I felt it needed something that pulled all the four books together, a longer epilogue or something, all the guys years on down the line, I had question if the Elite club progressed or continued? or questioning that now the guys are all finally with the women they love and there are children on the scene did they move onto something else?, I'm not sure what that final something should be but I just felt that final piece was missing.
Darby's book could be read as a standalone, the other guys are in some of the scenes but you don't really need to know their story's to understand anything in Darby and Olympia's story but I would recommend reading this series from the beginning.
Told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.
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