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Cavalier (Crimson Elite #1) by T.L. Smith

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Have you ever read the Blurb for an upcoming book, fell in love with it, than read the book and didn't quite understand how the author came up with that blurb? That is how I feel right now. it was a good book, but I feel cheated. I expected something else...
Cavalier, TL Smith
The Blurb:
Welcome to Crimson Elite, the most exclusive sex club in the world. 
Enter at your own risk, and always remember our number one rule— 
You must never speak of Crimson Elite—the punishment is severe. 

Creed ‘Too Hot for Words’ Christopher 

If God created the perfect man he would closely resemble Creed, on the outside that is. 
He’s as cavalier as they come. Unconcerned. Cold. Dismissive. I wonder if he has any feelings at all. 
And when his lips touch mine, everything goes black. He takes me into his world, and it’s the most magical thing I’ve ever experienced. 
And I’m sucked in time and time again. 
Like a moth to the flame, I am ready to be set alight. 

Elicea ‘F*cks With My Head’ Beckham 

Elicea is a firecracker. She has piqued my interest, and no one piques my interest anymore. 
Beautiful women are what I do—it’s my work. 
Not one of them has managed to get their claws into me the way she does. It’s as if she’s seeing my icy heart and trying to melt it, set it alight with each touch of her sinful lips. 
But that can’t work, it won’t work. 
Not in my world. 


2.5 Stars

I did like the book, but the blurb was far from accurate, and because of that it did not deliver. The book was about a boss falling for his new employee at a bar. We never really get to know much about the club itself. Also, Creed is not as cold and detached as the blurb makes him sound. During the whole book his friends talk about how obvious it is he has feelings for Elicea.
Let's not forget the blurb makes the book sound really intense and hot, but the intimate scenes are kind of boring. That is fine for a contemporary romance book, but that is not what the blurb  or author advertises the book as. If you go read the ads it suggests the book is dark and risque. It is NOT. Yah ok, there is one violent scene, but that not a dark romance makes....

Anyway... the book is an angsty contemporary romance. And as far as contemporary romance goes it was actually really good. Creed is a serious and quiet guy that for the first time ever has feelings for a girl and doesn't know what to do about it, and she is... well... there is really nothing that special about her. Just a girl needing a job and than getting one with a very very hot guy. 

To start they had zero chemistry. They are attracted to each other but I wasn't feeling it at all. It gets better as the story progresses though. Their relationship was a game of ping-pong with neither admitting how they feel and with one of them always ignoring the other. 
The secondary characters, which I am assuming will be the main characters in the other books made it a fun read, they were all well written and had interesting personalities. 

I know I sound rather negative, but I would not have given the book a 2.5 stars if I hadn't like it. I did. It just wasn't what I was promised and the relationship- the most important part- at times fell flat.

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