Book Review: Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean

I am so excited to share my review for Brazen and the Beast today. It is one of my favorites of 2019! I couldn't get enough of these characters with all their awesome banter. It was THE BEST!

Book Review: Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean | About That Story
Brazen and the Beast (Bareknuckle Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean

The Lady’s Plan

When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year her own, she has plans to inherit her father’s business, to make her own fortune, and to live her own life. But first, she intends to experience a taste of the pleasure she’ll forgo as a confirmed spinster. Everything is going perfectly…until she discovers the most beautiful man she’s ever seen tied up in her carriage and threatening to ruin the Year of Hattie before it’s even begun.

The Bastard’s Proposal

When he wakes in a carriage at Hattie’s feet, Whit, a king of Covent Garden known to all the world as Beast, can’t help but wonder about the strange woman who frees him—especially when he discovers she’s headed for a night of pleasure . . . on his turf. He is more than happy to offer Hattie all she desires…for a price.

An Unexpected Passion

Soon, Hattie and Whit find themselves rivals in business and pleasure. She won’t give up her plans; he won’t give up his power . . . and neither of them sees that if they’re not careful, they’ll have no choice but to give up everything . . . including their hearts.

5 out of 5 stars

Brazen and the Beast was seriously entertaining right from the start. It flowed so well and I was wrapped up in the characters’ lives, learning their histories, their dilemmas, feeling their pain, I was caught up in it all. It was riveting!

I loved Hattie. She was such a strong woman, a fighter. I loved her tenacity and how she stood up for herself and just kept on pushing forward. She was so smart and witty and just an incredibly likable and enjoyable character. Whit. Oh Whit, oh dear Beast... it's always those gruff ones that totally make me melt. He was so fantastic, loyal but quiet, so very commanding. And sexy. Hattie and Whit coming together was perfect, they were such a great match. The dialogue was excellent, I loved their verbal sparring and antagonist banter. It was so fun and I couldn't stop smiling. I could feel that chemistry building between them and when the sparks flew, it was freaking hot!

Their story was just so well thought out with all these really great details. Excellent writing and descriptions with wonderful character development. It was entertaining yes but it had the perfect blend of emotion happening. I had these little flips in my stomach as special moments took place and beautiful words were said.

I love the bond the Bareknuckle Bastards have, their good-natured ribbing and how they're there for each other. There are all these great characters, some small and don't play a big part but it helped to paint this elaborate picture of this world. To make it full and rich. It was awesome!

This is officially one of my favorite reads of 2019! I was smiling and tearing up and fanning myself and just was thrilled to be reading it. It was exciting and engaging and just really well done. There were times I had to stop myself from reading fast because I didn't want to miss a thing but I was so consumed. I loved everything about this!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

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