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Quickie Book Review-Insolent by Cynthia A . Rodriguez

by | Feb 14, 2022 | Book Reviews, Quickie Romance Review | 2 comments

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

About The Book

Releasing as part of the 2019 Sinister Fairy Tales Collection!

There’s a girl screaming at the top of a hill,
Burdened by a duty she was born to fulfill.
There’s a quiet killer lurking nearby,
Watching as she wishes only to die.
She’s tasked by her mother to marry a man,
Until the demon from hell puts a wrench in the plan.
Their fates will twine in inconceivable ways.
But where one goes, the other cannot stay.
How could she fall for such a man, you ask?
For the girl with no heart, it was the easiest task.

My Review

Insolent is part of the Sinister Fairy Tale Collection and I was really excited to pick this one up. The blurb just sounded so interesting and even though I haven’t seen the movie “brave” I know this is a sorta retelling of it, dark romance style. I think I had my hopes too high on this one because even though so far the books I have read in this collection so far have been amazing reads, this one just didn’t do it for me at all and I was so sad about it. I just wanted so much more from this story and it felt so mediocre in many ways. I really was hoping that this would be delivered in a different way than it was. It just felt so off even for a dark romance. Normally I can connect with dark romance but in this one, I just wanted the book to be over, I wasn’t invested in the story much and I think much of that had to do with the character growth in the story. When you can’t connect with the characters, it really affects the enjoyment overall and I did feel like the chemistry between these two could have had more focus. I didn’t really understand the hero in this book, he wasn’t intriguing or mystery but just a cold hard man that we never got a deeper perspective into, So while I recommend the series as a whole, this book I can’t honestly recommend even if you are a fan of dark romance. It might work for some readers, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. So while the premise of the story was quite fascinating, it just didn’t quite deliver in the ways that I was hoping for.

Title: Insolent

Author: Cynthia A. Rodriguez

Genre: Dark Romance

Format: eBook

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Length: 168 Pages

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Book Evaluation

Storytelling Quality: 3

Story Itself: 3

Character Development: 2.5

Writing Style: 3.25

World Building 3

Feels + The Romantic Heart 2

Pacing 3.5

Plot 3

Cover Art 5

Ending 3

Book Ratings

Overall Rating of the Book

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Steam Level

Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy

Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.

Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.

About The Author

Cynthia hates writing her own bio. In her down-time, you can find her watching movies, ranging anywhere from classic to action flicks (she has a weakness for Marvel adaptations), and reading any novel she can get her hands on.

She loves hearing from her readers! You can reach Cynthia at contact@thecynrodriguez.com. Both her Twitter and Instagram handles are @thecynrodriguez.

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  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Too bad this one didn’t really deliver what you wanted. It’s always disappointing to finish a book and feel like you never really got to know a character.


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