Giana Darling is one of my favorite authors. I have read a few of her books and loved them, but it wasn’t until I read about Daddy Zeus, that I knew this author was a one-click keeper. Giana has joined up with other authors to be a part of ‘The Elite Seven’. Her contribution is Sloth.
Sloth, aka Rush Dempsey, is not what you would expect him to be. In previous books, he was always the one in the shadows and popped up when you needed him and sometimes when you didn’t realize you needed him, he was there. Rush is so much more than what his moniker states. He is not slow moving or lazy in the slightest. What he is, is intelligent, observant, oozes sexiness and is determined in whatever he is pursuing.
Isabelle is the daughter of the Archbishop. She is in college but is the quintessential ‘church mouse’. She is very modest, demure, pure and holy. One would think, that she would not be Sloth’s type, but Rush is intrigued by her pure innocence. Upon meeting, they are immediately attracted to each other. They are the ying to the yang, the good and bad and the peanut butter to the jelly. They are two souls that are destined for each other. Isabelle doesn’t realize this yet, but she is the passionate powerhouse to bring Rush to his knees and Rush goes willingly. Yes, Isabelle’s halo may be slightly tarnished and the devil on Rush’s shoulder is not present all the time, but these two bring out the best in each other.
We are getting towards the end of the series and things need to start falling into place. Ms. Darling did an incredible job of not only bringing these books together, but also writing a dark romance with two unlikely leads. Giana’s dark romance is on point and doesn’t disappoint and Rush and Isabelle are two developed characters that are perfection together. As always, Giana’s storyline, plot and character development are top notch. Since, we are getting towards the end, she sets up nicely the conflict and the resolution, both within Rush’s story and overall for the series.
I am so addicted to this series, that I don’t know what to do after it’s over. Sloth sucked me in and opened my eyes to the underground world of secret societies. I am still dazed and replaying everything in my mind. Sloth is the story that is full angst, drama, romance (sometimes dirty) and has the lock down on revelations. Seriously, y’all, every question that may have pricked your mind, while reading about our other favorite Elites is brought to light by Giana Darling. Giana has written a wicked world that will leave you breathless and wanting more. She has shown us the true meaning of those we call ‘family’ and who encompasses that word ‘family’. Sloth is the perfect assist to our Grand Finale, Greed!