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.
I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 5 Stars
If you’ve followed me on Instagram for any length of time, you should know by now that I’m obsessed with Devney Perry’s books. Will it really surprise anyone to hear that I also love the books written under her Kindle Unlimited pen name, Willa Nash? Nobody is surprised, I already know.
There are a number of reasons to love this series. One major reason is my personal attachment to the setting. I LOVE that Willa’s books all take place in Montana – which is where I was born and spent a lot of my youth. My history with and affection for Montana aside, the small town feel in all of her books is perfect. She makes me want to live in these adorable towns because she fills them with people I want to be friends with. I’m a city person, but these books make me want to pack up and rush back to Montana so I can fall in love with a hunk in boots and Wranglers.
The thing that really sucks me into Devney’s books without fail is the way she writes characters and backstories. I genuinely can’t think of a single character in any Devney Perry or Willa Nash book that I didn’t feel a connection with. She knows how to get me emotionally invested.
The hate to love aspect of The Brazen was handled so so well. Pierce was SUCH a prick and I couldn’t imagine ever seeing his side of things, but over the course of the book I learned more about him and fell in love with him too. His backstory was so unexpected and the depth of his character really blew me away. He and Kerrigan together were perfect and I was thrilled with the way their story developed.
I can’t wait to see more of them in future books and I am DYING to read about Cal and Nellie. I just know there book is going to be a trip.
The Brazen comes out July 15th, giving you just enough time to devour the other two books in the Calamity Montana series. Just try not to fall too hard for Hux – he’s mine.