Audiobook Review: Conceited (The Crimson Elite, #3). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Conceited by T.L. Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ariel 

I would like to say we were old lovers. That once upon a time he was my everything, and I was his, but that would be a lie. He may have been mine, but I wasn’t his. I was his sister’s annoying little friend who he didn’t even know was in love with him. 

💘

Years later, after seeing him again for the first time, nothing has changed. Except now he notices me, and I will do everything in my power to avoid him. Because Falcon is the most conceited man on this planet, and because when he looks at me with steel eyes, my heart still misses a beat. 

💗

Falcon

I get what I want, and I’m never denied anything either. It’s my charm. It’s hard to say no to something you never knew you desired until I’m standing in front of you. That’s not just who I am, it’s what I do. I help men achieve everything they have ever wanted. 

🤵🏻‍♂️

Most people would go to great lengths to be near me. Yet, my sweet Ariel, I can’t even get her to stay in the same room as me. Maybe it’s because I told her I would be the best lay of her life—that has to be it—and once I’m finished with her, she’s avoiding being disappointed by every other man for the rest of her life. 

🗣

It couldn’t possibly be anything else, because let’s face it, I’m perfect.

😎

(Can be read as a Standalone) 

Conceited

I hate it when the heroine is a journalist!




The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💙💚🖤
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏
Character development: 😳🤬😏

The heroine: Ariel (a.k.a. Raven) – all through high school she was in love with her best friends brother, Falcon. Falcon gets with all the girls but on the night Ariel puts herself out their, he turns her down flat and she is humiliated and has hated him since.

The Hero(s): Falcon – part owner of The Crimson Elite, a super secret sex club for the rich and famous which has one rule, nobody talks about what goes on there. It isn’t just a rule, it is enforced and those who break it get broken.

The Story: Falcon meets Ariel years after high school and becomes obsessed with her. She hates him and won’t give him the time of day, but he is persistent. He wants her body and nothing more and she is well aware of that fact plus she is a journalist. When a disgruntled high profile prospective member goes to Ariel and starts talking about the club things get messy.

This was a weird one for me. I just wasn’t connecting to the characters I guess. I think because Falcon was such a unabashed man-whore and it seemed his change came too fast and it seems his change was only from a love of being intimate with a different woman every night to a love of being intimate with just one woman every night, not so much a love of that one woman. Though maybe it was just me.

Though the story was good and there were things about Falcon that were redeemable in that he loves his sister and does something huge for her. He also is great with his friends, their wives and the Creed’s little baby. Then just when I really start liking Falcon, it’s Ariel that I started to dislike. As a reporter she wants to write a story about the Crimson Elite that will rocket her into the big time and damn the consequences. Not to mention the fact that she is so stupid, when they tell her not to publish an article, she basically gives them the finger, just asking them to hurt or kill her.

The narration was great though. It was dual POV and dual narration done by Ava Erickson and Alexander Cendese and I really enjoy both of these narrators. Their voices were perfect for these characters. I still plan on listening to the next book Insolence about Darby who is a bit of a dark horse.

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