Jul 15

The Brazen by Willa Nash Review


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Kerrigan Hale’s personal life is about as exciting as a bucket of tar. With hard work and hustle as her steadfast companions, who needs romance or adventure? Her empire in Calamity, Montana, isn’t going to build itself.

For years, her mentor—and investor—helped make her dreams come true. Until his unexpected death put her fate in his grandson’s hands. A brazen billionaire, he seems intent on ruining Kerrigan’s life.

But if Pierce Sullivan thinks she’ll go down without a fight, he’s sorely mistaken. Pushed to the extreme, she drives to his ritzy mountain lodge to force the arrogant You Can Call Me Mr. Sullivan to hear her out.

No sooner does she arrive than a snowstorm traps her with Pierce. Stranded together for days, she’s in for the battle of her life. Pierce is nearly irresistible by candlelight. Without his suits and fancy cars, he’s almost human.

Except only a fool would let down her guard. And Kerrigan can’t risk her future. Not when she doesn’t know if he’s out to pilfer her dreams . . . or to steal her heart.

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Willa Nash is the alter ego of USA Today Bestseller, Devney Perry, and her writing style as Nash encompasses all the familiar feels that I’ve come to adore about her storytelling. From the small town backdrop and the endearing, down-to-earth characters, her books are as much a love letter to Montana as they are a love story, and through her words and descriptions, I’ve developed a bit of a crush on this state—one that I’ve never set foot in.

The Brazen is the third book in the Calamity, Montana series, and it features an ambitious, hardworking, determined hometown heroine and the billionaire grandson of her mentor. Pierce and Kerrigan’s first meeting was the stuff that small town gossips mills run on. Kerrigan is busy building her empire, and Pierce is in the midst of realigning his following a tragedy.

Pierce and Kerrigan’s chemistry burns brazenly, incinerating every interaction they have. Despite their mutual distrust and dislike of each other, they just cannot seem to help being drawn to the other. Greek God gorgeous, Pierce has made some incorrect assumptions about his grandfather, Gabriel, and Kerrigan’s relationship. Acting on those assumptions, he behaves like a tool. The snappy banter between the two of them was hilarious, and once Pierce puts the pieces together, he redeems himself in some seriously swoon-worthy ways. Kerrigan was feisty and fiery and full of fury over what Pierce was doing to her dreams and the assumptions he’s made about her. But once she gets his backstory, she softens to this wounded man. Unfortunately they were in a bit of a right person, wrong time situation, and it’s months later before Pierce gets his head on straight.

Devney Perry writing as Willa Nash penned a heart-flutteringly sexy love story in The Brazen that was low on the angst but high on emotion and substance. Pierce and Kerrigan’s romance was thoroughly addictive and an absolute pleasure to read. I devoured it in a single sitting, and I’m so excited that she’s added another story to this series. Five smooches from me for The Brazen by Willa Nash!

~Danielle Palumbo



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