3 ½ Stars
Elegantly Denim: An Elegant Prelude is the prequel to the Elegant series by Tee Smith. This is a novella, which makes it a very quick and easy read. This is my first read by Ms. Smith, and even though there wasn’t a ‘lot’ happening in this story due to it being a novella, it does lay the foundations for the rest of the series and has intrigued me enough to want to read the next instalment/s.
Denim Gargliano is a bit of an enigma, but as the story unfolds, we get a glimpse of the man behind the rumours and reputation. What I saw, I really liked. He has been thrust into the world his father built and Denim is making his way through it as best he can, on his terms. The illegal operations hiding behind legitimate businesses. We are drawn into Denim’s world and experience it alongside him. The ending was particularly interesting as it sets up the next book, and I can’t wait to get my hand on it.
Thank you, Ms. Smith!
Reviewed by @angelahayes