Elegantly Denim: An Elegant Prelude ( Elegant Series-Prequel) by Tee Smith. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I loved it. It was a quick read, very fast paced and interesting. I can’t wait to read more in this series. This is the story of Denim Gargliano who is working his way up in his fathers business of drugs, violence & Power. Denim becomes very good at this business with one problem, he has a heart and that doesn’t mix well in this business. He’s trying to determine who he can trust and where to place his loyalties. Lily is introduced at the very end of the book and will be a great distraction for Denim. I highly recommend this great read!
Elegantly Denim An Elegant Prelude by Tee Smith
What an interesting character name Denim. This was just a short read so we could get a feel of who Denim was. I really like this character. He is a crime boss’s son but he has such a giving and caring soul. He dies what he can for people. You can really tell that he cared for those around him. I don’t know what it is about bad boys that women fall for. We know they’re no good but we just can’t resist them. I feel like Denim is going to be that character that will stay with me for life. We all have book boyfriends and Denim is shaping up to be a good one. He is someone that I wouldn’t want to anger though. The relationship with his brother is so strained. I doesn’t like how outwardly prejudice his mom was. Overall I’m excited to see what way the author takes Denims story.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89
Elegantly Denim: An Elegant Prelude by Tee Smith is the prequel to her new Elegant Series and what a great start to this series. This is a shorter story, novella length, which made this a quickie read for a rainy day. Following the story of Denim Gargliano, you get a taste of the man behind the family. He is definitely an enigma, but the more that you get to read into his story the more that his façade is all for the reputation and not a true depiction of the man himself. While this was just a taste of a story I can’t wait to read more of Denim. Smith is a new to me author, but I am glad that I picked this story up. I can’t wait to see where this series goes in the future as this story really wet my appetite for more of her writing style.
I give Elegantly Denim: An Elegant Prelude (Elegant Series- Prequel) by Tee Smith, 4 stars.
This the back story of Denim. Of how he became who he is today. The family and things in his life that made him. He is powerful, in a business all about money and power. But above all, he has a heart. He has to trust it and his instincts.
This is the first book I have read in this series, so I had nothing to base this book off of. It seemed like there was a lot going on in this short story, but I assume it will make more sense after I read more of the series. Do not get me wrong though, this seemed like a great way to introduce us to Denim and see how he became who he is. He is not untouchable, and this book reflects this perfectly. It is well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Denim seemed like an interesting character and I cannot wait to see more of him in the next book. There is plenty going on in this book, you will not be able to put it down and be disappointed when you come to the the end too quickly.
I highly recommend this book!
A little about Denim
Well this was my first read by this author and while a lot was going on in this quick read that made me feel a little lost, by the end I need to read the series now.
Denim is the oldest son in his family and owns businesses but still feels he’s missing something from his life.
We see snippets of things happening that show he is a good person and doesn’t like the alterations he finds himself in as the boss.
Quick read, full of information.
Elegantly Demin by Tee Smith a four-star read that you will enjoy. This is a prequel to the elegant series, and it shows promise for a good series. It is quick and easy to read, but there is a lot to get through in such a short number of pages, it shows promise for the series but as a stand-alone it’s a little lost. Demin is certainly someone I want to hear more about and from, and I cant wait to read more from this series.
Review by @saraoxo
Elegantly Denim (An Elegant Series Prelude) by Tee Smith
This is the first book that I have read from this author. It is a short novella, a prelude to the Elegant Series. This story gives us a deeper understanding of the heart and mind of Denim Gargliano. He is making his way through his father’s empire of drugs, violence and power, slowly taking over. Deep down, he truly is a good guy. He wants to help everyone. He has to learn who to trust and know that everyone has a price. Even though the book was short, I think it did a good job of laying the foundation for the rest of the series. The introduction of Lili at the end of the book was a smart move on the author’s part. She has piqued my curiosity to found out who she is and what she will become to Denim. Looking forward to reading the rest of the instalments.
Review by @annahirsch
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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
Elegantly Denim: An Elegant Prelude, by Tee Smith, is the introduction to the Elegant series. This contemporary romantic suspense sets the stage for the series in such a fashion that is intriguing. This novella will leave questions of where the series will take the reader, but it provides the peak into where the series will look to start. The character personalities were not fully detailed, but appeared flawed, yet beautifully done. After finishing this prequel, I am now deeply curious to see where this author takes me next through the series.
Reviewed by @hbahm
Elegantly Denim: An Elegant Prelude (Elegant Series – Prequel) by Tee Smith is a contemporary romance story with a little mystery and suspense. I enjoy reading prequels as they flesh out and give you more insight to the characters and what makes them tick. Denim, our main character, is a complex and a rich and successful business man who is larger than life and through his nature and compassion those around him become loyal to him. Tee has a story that is a good start to the Elegant Series and I can’t wait to become more acquainted with the man of the hour.
Reviewed by @jennadb