Review: Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I am writing this review from beyond the grave. Because Brazen and the Beast is so good that it killed me. I’m still marinating in my thoughts and feelings but I am very tempted to say that this book might be Sarah MacLean’s best work yet.
The heroine of this book is simply phenomenal. Hattie is everything. There are some truly fabulous books of out there featuring strong, body-confident plus-sized heroines. And that’s glorious. That’s so needed. But let’s be honest. We don’t all feel that way. At least not all the time. We don’t all have a healthy body image. We don’t all love our size. Or our shape. And I don’t think I’ve EVER related to a character in a romance as much I related to Hattie. Hattie has doubts about her worth and a complicated relationship with her body. She has doubts about her desirability. But she grows. She’s brave and she ultimately recognizes her true value and refuses to settle. This world needs a million more Hatties.
And I haven’t even gotten to Beast yet. Beeeeast. Whit. He’s a heartbreakingly raw hero. He’s quiet and complex and big and so protective. He’s just delicious. I LOVED him. I also loved catching up with Devil and Felicity from Wicked and the Wallflower.
I teared up multiple times for multiple reasons throughout this book. Brazen and the Beast is Sarah MacLean at her best. I could feel real, raw emotions poured into these pages and I can’t recommend this book enough. I looooved it.
Brazen and the Beast is out this July but just do yourself a favor and preorder it now.
Thank you Netgalley and Avon for the chance to read an advanced copy.