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Brazen and the Beast The Lady s PlanWhen 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 begunThe Bastard s ProposalWhen 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 than happy to offer Hattie all she desires for a priceAn Unexpected PassionSoon, 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


10 thoughts on “Brazen and the Beast

  1. Sarah MacLean Sarah MacLean says:

    I know we re not supposed to play favorites I know I m supposed to love all my books equally But I really really love this one, you guys It s so close to my heart An incomplete list of the reasons why Hattie A smart, savvy, curvy girl with a talent for knots, who refuses to give up on her dreams simply because the whole world tells her she can t have them She s got a five point plan to claim herself, her business, and her future A grunty Beast of a hero, who is both a bareknuckle brui I know we re not supposed to play favorites I know I m supposed to love all my books equally But I really really love this one, you guys It s so close to my heart An incomplete list of the reasons why Hattie A smart, savvy, curvy girl with a talent for knots, who refuses to give up on her dreams simply because the whole world tells her she can t have them She s got a five point plan to claim herself, her business, and her future A grunty Beast of a hero, who is both a bareknuckle bruiser and a throwing knife wielding bookworm, and who can t seem to make himself get out of her way In fact, he very much wants to stay in her way Hattie s best friend, Nora, who drives carriages recklesslyand is ride or die for her bestie Devil Felicity, living their happily ever after Sesily Talbot, still hanging around The Singing Sparrow, driving her American wild Truthfully, Hattie Whit love bantering almost as much as they love kissingwhich they love almost as much as they end up loving each other And I hope as much as you ll love them, too Brazen the Beast is coming July 30th to bookstores everywhereI hope you ll add the book to your TBR shelf here at Goodreads, and preorder now atBarnes Noble Apple Books


  2. Anovelqueen Anovelqueen says:

    4.5 STARS What do you get when you cross a tall, dark, handsome and wealthy king of the underworld with a no nonsense and spirited heroine.one hell of a novel This has to be my favorite book this year It had everything including the alpha anti hero Saviour Whittington is the bastard son of a duke and has had to drag himself from the savage streets of London But he is a survivor and becomes known as the Beast because of his fighting ability and protectiveness over those he cares a 4.5 STARS What do you get when you cross a tall, dark, handsome and wealthy king of the underworld with a no nonsense and spirited heroine.one hell of a novel This has to be my favorite book this year It had everything including the alpha anti hero Saviour Whittington is the bastard son of a duke and has had to drag himself from the savage streets of London But he is a survivor and becomes known as the Beast because of his fighting ability and protectiveness over those he cares about The man wears a bandolier of knives.I don t know what else to say about him except he is right up there with my favorite Lisa Kleypas hero boyfriends Hattie is a force to be reckoned with as she sets out to become an independent woman After all she is 29, unmarried and practically running her father s shipping business But of course she lives in a time when women are generally ignored and treated like second class She s has the ability, why can t she have it all Craftily writtenI read it in one sitting.I couldn t put it down I hated for the story to end I loved the interaction between Whit and Hattie Whit is a man of few words and what alpha man doesn t grunt Lol Example, any Kristen Ashley Book It should definitely be one to read You will not be disappointed


  3. Lubnaa (Romance Library) Lubnaa (Romance Library) says:

    I received an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. What a colossal waste of time I fear Brazen and the Beast marks the conclusion of my relationship with Sarah MacLean It will take a LOT for me to ever read a new Sarah MacLean release The standard for historical romance has fallen so much that it s now deeply rooted in the earth, with no hope of it ever showing its face again I cannot for the life of me understand how or why this series is so well loved I can t It defies lo I received an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. What a colossal waste of time I fear Brazen and the Beast marks the conclusion of my relationship with Sarah MacLean It will take a LOT for me to ever read a new Sarah MacLean release The standard for historical romance has fallen so much that it s now deeply rooted in the earth, with no hope of it ever showing its face again I cannot for the life of me understand how or why this series is so well loved I can t It defies logic, just like the entire fucking plot of Brazen and the Beast If you ve read Wicked and the Wallflower, then you ve already read half of Brazen and the Beast There s no logic to the storyline the whole revenge and betrayal plot is copied exactly from the first book In fact, Devil himself muses over how he and Whit found themselves in the exact same situation Speaking of things that defy logic, Whit s solution for protecting Hattie and his arguments for the terrible first sex scene make NO SENSE Like its predecessor, 15% of this book consists of Whit growling, grunting, saying Christ, and moping around like a loser I suppose it s a family trait to communicate via growls, grunts, and bad poetry I did a word count and Whit says Christ 38 fucking times I m sure Christ himself is annoyed at this point.Whit is supposedly a terrifying man who goes by the nickname Beast Yet, this man spouts bad poetry to the heroine every single time he sees her His main method of communication is growling and grunting and guess what The heroine understands his growls and grunts after one week of knowing him.Hattie is a clever businesswoman a fact that is emphasized on every other page I fucking get it She s a clever businesswoman who turns into a silly girl when it comes to Whit She easily forgets about her rivalry and her goals when he kisses her She constantly goes back to her body plan when Whit is around, because seeeeex, amiright wink wink nudge nudge She also reminds us about her body plan in every chapter, just in case we forgot about it Hattie is another 21st century woman trapped in a historical romance heroine, just like the plethora of aristocratic businesswomen that are now prevalent in this genre But Sarah MacLean wins some points here because Hattie s background actually kind of fits with her aspirations she wasn t born an aristocrat and actually grew up on the docks and learned from father s business acumen So her aspirations make sense, unlike heroines in other historicals looking specifically at Kelly Bowen s latest series Howeverwhat s the point of Hattie being a businesswoman based on her own merits if Whit ends up buying everything for her And what was her original plan of inheriting the business if Whit hadn t come along Losing her virginity was the plan Makes No Sense All of this comes down to one point Sarah MacLean cannot write dark romance It comes across as silly, ridiculous, and cheesy She s trying too hard to be Kerrigan Byrne Her fragmented and choppy sentence structure is so damn overused There is really just one part of this book I liked the ballroom scene because that s what MacLean is good at But 99% of this book is just ridiculous, cheesy, and boring The ending is also rushed and so damn ridiculous A random character appeared, with no explanation whatsoever This whole Grace and Ewan thing leaves a terrible taste in my mouth I usually love anti heroes, but Ewan s obsession is so toxic and problematic He s willing to hurt innocent people, even attempt to murder his brothers Thank u, next.Anyway I m done ranting I m done with Sarah MacLean.P.S For those who are looking for newly published historical romances that are actually good, try indie authors or authors who work with small publishers Or, perhaps, give some debut authors a try


  4. chan ☆ chan ☆ says:

    on pause


  5. Esther Esther says:

    I think SM and I are done We are parting ways This is a modern, with a push towards inserting political and culture view points, dressed as a historical romance this stuff is not historically accurate or believable for the time period In my humble opinion And I found the dialogue writing style to be repetitive, silly, unbelievable and off I think that about covers it So it was fun while it lasted SM but unfortunately we need to part ways.


  6. JenReadsRomance JenReadsRomance says:

    Obviously, I host Fated Mates with Sarah, so I m hardly an impartial reader BUT BUT BUT This book is fucking great I loved everything about it, especially Hattie Her determination to prove herself worthy of inheriting her father s company even though she s a woman is such a great plot arc And even though Whit respects her dream, I loved that she does not wait around for him to give her permission to do what she thought was right Whit is a delightful hero I am ALL ABOUT a romance hero wh Obviously, I host Fated Mates with Sarah, so I m hardly an impartial reader BUT BUT BUT This book is fucking great I loved everything about it, especially Hattie Her determination to prove herself worthy of inheriting her father s company even though she s a woman is such a great plot arc And even though Whit respects her dream, I loved that she does not wait around for him to give her permission to do what she thought was right Whit is a delightful hero I am ALL ABOUT a romance hero who gruntsthan he talks, unless they re in bed This should be some sort of romance coefficient all of a sudden they re prolific dirty talkers in bed and I am HERE FOR IT I loved Wicked the Wallflower, but I like this one better It gets off to strong start and never really lets up Super hot, super feminist, super awesome


  7. Holly Holly says:

    Well, that was better than the first book I still cringe at the mention of her terrible name, Felicity Faircloth but it wasn t as good as I hoped either Hattie was a very sympathetic character up until view spoiler she accepted some bullshit behavior on Whit s part hide spoiler Whit never really grew on me because I already knew his shared history with Devil from the previous book and there was no real added depth in this book Now Nora, that s a book I want to read And possibly Ewan Well, that was better than the first book I still cringe at the mention of her terrible name, Felicity Faircloth but it wasn t as good as I hoped either Hattie was a very sympathetic character up until view spoiler she accepted some bullshit behavior on Whit s part hide spoiler Whit never really grew on me because I already knew his shared history with Devil from the previous book and there was no real added depth in this book Now Nora, that s a book I want to read And possibly Ewan s, which is the next one to come out apparently


  8. Addie H Addie H says:

    Tropes Work Relationship ish, Spinster Wallflower, Forbidden Love, Scar him , Unstarched himNo man has ever gone up against the Bastards and survived There might have been a time when she would have heeded that warning But Hattie found she lacked the patience for warnings just then What was there to lose He d already taken it all Then it is time for a woman to do so The women in this series are fierce, wayadmirable than the men who carries a lot of baggage Whit Be Tropes Work Relationship ish, Spinster Wallflower, Forbidden Love, Scar him , Unstarched himNo man has ever gone up against the Bastards and survived There might have been a time when she would have heeded that warning But Hattie found she lacked the patience for warnings just then What was there to lose He d already taken it all Then it is time for a woman to do so The women in this series are fierce, wayadmirable than the men who carries a lot of baggage Whit Beast is at times infuriating, he is almost annoyingly non verbal, and makes decision on her behalf But it comes from a good place, and he is also so drawn and bowled over by her I will choose to ignore it Henrietta Hattie is tough as nails, funny, wickedly smart, and way too good for him.I was thoroughly entertainedYou re quite rude, you know He resisted the unwelcome instinct to gape I ve been knocked out and tied up in a strange carriage Yes, but you must admit the company is diverting, no She smiled, the dimple flashing in her right cheek impossible to ignore I ve known you for less than a day and during the time I was not unconscious, you were frequenting a brothel and threatening to knife a pair of Garden criminals She met his gaze I shouldn t have said what I said about you I am sorry He wasn t about to allow that You called me handsome You cannot take that back What would be the point It s empirical There are many things you do not know about me If only there were some way you could tell me such things Some kind of verbal communication you might attempt Turning all your growls and grunts into discernible words A spoken language of some kind, complete with meaning I don t wish to be a dowry She looked to him I do not wish to be commodified I wish to be mine To choose for myself This woman loved her business, just as Whit loved his She loved the Docklands just as Whit loved the Garden They were a match Three weeks earlier, Hattie had been planning one night at a brothel and now she was considering how she might tempt a man into taking her as mistress Into letting her take him as mistress You shouldn t be here She didn t miss a beat I came for my business Excitement thrummed through him She was fucking glorious Sarita told me your topcoat is embroidered in gold Whit snapped his attention to Devil, horrified It is not Devil grinned But you re wearing a topcoat, which has no place in the Garden, so clearly we are trying to impress I should like to impress my fist upon your face You re slouching I m too tall Nonsense, Nora said You re the perfect height Everyone loves anHattie slid her a look No one loves anSeems like Mr Whittington doesn t have much of an aversion to them Nora grinned Especially since he s here for you She opened her eyes again, finding him there, so close, watching her Looking at her Seeing her When was the last time someone had seen Hattie She d spent a lifetime becoming so good at hiding, she d never be seen But this man he saw her And she found she hated it as much as she liked it He put the pencil to his tongue, licking the nib before setting it to the little oval paper It s a bit late for claiming your waltz, don t you But he wasn t claiming the waltz He wrote his name across the whole card, claiming all of it Claiming all of her, this woman who had rescued him, in one bold, dark scrawl Beast And, like that, he was coming for her, all long strides and perfect muscles, and his trousers not even fully buttoned, stalking her backward across the room, all predatory grace, until she came to her senses and realized she did not want to escape She stopped Wonderfully, he didn t He barely stopped when he reached her, knocking the cap from her head, taking her face in his hands, dipping down to kiss her without hesitation, his lips firm and impossibly soft, stealing her gasp as he tilted her chin up and took her lips, his tongue coming out to stroke along her top lip, coaxing her open with the promise of it until she was on her toes, meeting him, aching for him I want you to remember it well She reached up to him, sliding her hands into his hair, holding his eyes I shall How could I forget this The way you look at me Like I mBeautiful Perfect Like I m precious He swore and kissed her, his tongue stroking against hers, slow and deep before he pulled back and pressed his forehead to hers You are precious, Hattie More precious than you know He pressed a kiss to her shoulder I do not deserve you She smiled at the words I think you can agree that I am almost as much trouble as I am delight 4.5 stars


  9. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Brazen and the Beast was a solid historical romance with some pacing issues and other small problems that just knocked it down from great to good I think I liked Brazen and the Beast slightly less than Wicked and the Wallflower, which seems to be a bit against the grain from my fellow reviewers The ideas were all there, but it took me about a week to get through it, which isn t the best sign for me I really liked how Sarah MacLean made an effort to include a diverse cast of characters, in Brazen and the Beast was a solid historical romance with some pacing issues and other small problems that just knocked it down from great to good I think I liked Brazen and the Beast slightly less than Wicked and the Wallflower, which seems to be a bit against the grain from my fellow reviewers The ideas were all there, but it took me about a week to get through it, which isn t the best sign for me I really liked how Sarah MacLean made an effort to include a diverse cast of characters, including some queer representation I also liked the general idea of the story, which had an interesting plot line But all of those good things weren t quite enough My problems stemmed from the fact that I found the story to be quite repetitive I started Brazen and the Beast right after Wicked and the Wallflower, and so much of the plot line is rehashed in the second book that it was tiring to read For example, even though Haddie was the kind of character I could get behind, we didn t have to hear about how smart and what a good business woman she was on practically every page Whit was on and off with their romance, and it got to be too much I think the book could have been edited down to be a lot tighter andcompelling Some great ideas, and some not as good execution, but I m still excited for the third book in the series Copy provided in exchange for an honest review goodreads instagram twitter blog


  10. Shawna Shawna says:

    2.5 stars Historical RomanceThis was just an okay read for me I had some of the same issues with it that I had with the first book in the series, Wicked and the Wallflower Overused historical romance tropes Repetitive Slow pacing Self perpetuated and manufactured drama keeping the H h apart 2.5 stars Historical RomanceThis was just an okay read for me I had some of the same issues with it that I had with the first book in the series, Wicked and the Wallflower Overused historical romance tropes Repetitive Slow pacing Self perpetuated and manufactured drama keeping the H h apart


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