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Brazen and the Beast
Brazen and the Beast: The Bareknuckle Bastards | Sarah MacLean
The Ladys Plan When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year her own, she has plans. Plans to inherit her fathers business, to make her own fortune and to live her own life. But first, she has plans to experience a taste of the pleasure shell forgo as a confirmed spinster. She does not, however, plan to find the most beautiful man shes ever seen tied up in her carriage and threatening to ruin The Year of Hattie before it's even begun. The Bastards Proposal When he wakes in a carriage at Hattie's feet, Whit, a king of Covent Garden known to all the world as Beast, cant help but wonder about the strange woman who frees him--especially when he discovers her plans for a night of pleasureon 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...but neither of them see that if they're not careful, they'll have no choice but to give up everything...including their hearts.
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Sresendez12
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So good! I just love the Bareknuckle Bastards. Great story line, great romance! #booked2019 #newin2019

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Sresendez12
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I can 100% relate to this. It can be very frustrating to be angry, but not be able to express it any other way.

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Owlizabeth
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Oh god, give me a loud, smart, funny, big heroine with a touch of self-doubt paired with a brooding man who admires her and has his own self-doubts and I will eat it up with a spoon. This was SO my jam. There‘s even a little queerness that I hope gets expanded upon. MacLean is the writer that let me really get lost in Regency romance and here she is again, proving she‘s the champ for a reason. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Owlizabeth
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OMG y‘all, this book. Whew. I‘m gonna have to stay up and finish it. With the fan on, because it is hot! #romantsy

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Sarah MacLean has leveled up! I honestly didn‘t think she had anywhere to level up to, but she‘s excavated a whole new depth in the Historical Romance genre! A perfect blend of sweet and tart, turning tropes inside out and sideways, building tension and delivering the pay offs at just the right moments, this book is Sarah MacLean‘s master class! Not to mention, hoo buddy are the sexy bits flamin hot! I‘ll be wearing the covers right off this book!

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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“Whit heard her. Heard her embarrassment. Her pain. Felt it like it was his own. He was going to find this baron and f*cking garrote him. He‘d bring her the man‘s undeserving head.”

Ha! I see that nod to your favorite IAD love token Sarah! This wrap up is about a week late, but there you go! And my review post of this lovely gem is in the near future. For now, I hope you enjoyed this quote as much as I did!😘

#AugustWrapUp2019 #BestOfAugust

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ElectricKatyLand
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Another gem from Sarah MacLean. Physically and emotionally wounded, overprotective underground lord falls in love with a whip-smart would-be shipping mogul who is trying to convince her dad and brother to give her the chance to run the family business. Trust, revenge, and family secrets + sizzling chemistry = a great romance.

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KarynGood
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The sign of a great book! Yes, I‘m that person. I believe beloved books should look tattered and worn. I loved this book. All the feels and excellent writing. Sarah MacLean has a gift for storytelling and a talent for craft. Sigh, I don‘t know what to do with myself now that I‘ve finished Hattie and Whit‘s story. Move onto the next book, I suppose! 😀. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ‘s

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CoffeeK8
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What a wonderful #romantsy! Hattie is a spinster with a 5 part plan for how to create the life she wants and is a heroine who saves herself when needed. Whit is a smuggler with a lovely soft heart and a painful past. Hattie‘s goal is not just love, but an equal partnership and respect and Whit struggles with his need to protect her, it ultimately meets her there. 💕

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AshleyKorinE
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Hattie is my favorite romance heroine ever, she‘s strong, feisty, amazing and I‘m more than a little in love with her myself. The Year of Hattie kicked off with a strong start and an even stronger finish. I was unsure of how Beast would be as a hero but I ended up loving the ending. I had a few quibbles mainly with the fact no one communicates in romance novels and life would be so much simpler if they did but the happy ending is worth reading!

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KarynGood
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Thank you for the birthday wishes @teebe and @PurpleyPumpkin and the gifts! I‘ve been wanting to read this book !!! and the postcards are the best!!! #poutinepenpals

PurpleyPumpkin Yay for birthdays! Enjoy!💜🎂🎈🎉 1mo
KarynGood @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you! I can‘t wait to read the book! 1mo
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Jillylovesbooks
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Hattie is a strong character who is trying to follow a list of goals known as “The Year of Hattie” as she sets her own destiny. She crosses paths with Beast, who lives outside her world of Mayfair and that changes her destiny. I loved that they were both flawed and had insecurities, but the focus was on them being a meeting of equals. The love scenes ranked high on the steam meter.

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy🌼 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
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Jillylovesbooks

There is nothing fearless about me. I‘m scared every day. I fear the wide world and the way it stares at me and sneers about me and whispers about me when it thinks I cannot hear. I fear a life of half measures, full of shadows of emotions and hints of possibilities and a thousand things I might have had if only I had reached a bit further.

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Verity
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Not my favourite from MacLean but still such a good read. It‘s feisty and feminist and works hard for its happy ending.

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Tera0707
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I loved this! Hattie is sassy, Beast is... Beast (there‘s something about a bad boy 😉). I laughed, gasped, and I got teary-eyed. Now to wait for the next book in the series... sigh. #yearofhattie

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Laughterhp
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I will always be in love with Sarah MacLean‘s books! I absolutely loved this book! Hattie & Beast💚💚💚

I loved how strong and determined Hattie was to get what she wanted and she never backed down! I loved her friendship with Nora! I wouldn‘t mind seeing a story/book with Nora! It‘d be awesome!

I now want to go through Sarah‘s backlist even though I‘ve read all her books! I feel a romance reread coming on. Though I‘ve never done that before.

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essayareayaitch
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Spectacles. So hot

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Julsmarshall
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So good! Loved watching the slow burn as Beast fell for Hattie, the two characters are strong, smart, and completely unprepared for what is about to befall them. It is glorious to watch! This was a great escape for a quiet weekend while I‘m nursing a hurting back.

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Erin01
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I would say I had a pretty successful #reversereadathon - especially since I found out about it last minute (I was already planning on reading a bunch this weekend so it worked out). I read for about 12 hours (approx) & got these books read (& only The Hating Game is a reread)

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Verity
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Oh hai! Sarah MacLean is in London and she came for lunch with some of the UK members of her Facebook romance book club. I‘m far left with the giant arrow for a hint! Sarah MacL is the other arrow 😉

TaciturnWhenReading So fun!! Love her books! 2mo
Jas16 That‘s awesome 2mo
Jillylovesbooks How fun to get to meet the author as well as members of your group! 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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I really enjoyed this second book in MacLean‘s Bareknucked Bastards series. Hattie is the star of this book, so much sass and strength. Can work as a standalone, but best to be read after the first book of this series. #romantsy

heikemarie I‘ve been waiting for Whit‘s book, he‘s my fave! 2mo
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TheRomantiCate
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I know exactly how that is... I was always the “buddy” growing up with the boys I liked and spent time with, but not a dating prospect.. but then I stopped seeing myself as the friend, had my own “year” and found someone who sees me as friend and girlfriend 🥰 I‘m already loving this book!!

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Erin01
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loved readings this one - Sarah MacLean is a favorite of mine so I expected nothing less 😃
also a great start to the #reversereadathon for me

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Erin01
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just found out about deweys #reversereadathon earlier this evening, but luckily I I was aleady hoping to get some extra reading in this weeked so it actually works out - I've been finding that I'm always super busy when I plan them out in advance & never get as much read as I hoped so I'm really feeling this low key readathon 📚📚📚

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essayareayaitch
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Well, this book is unlikely to make me crave Asian food, which is a nice change. Or pizza (Thanks The Wedding Date)... I skipped to the end, and it looks to be ices/shaved ice and hard candies. So I'm good

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nitalibrarian
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And I received another #bookmail this afternoon of my signed copy of Sarah MacLean's newest. I read the ARC and loved it, so couldn't resist ordering a signed copy that comes with swag. 😍 #romantsy

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Laughterhp
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Finally! My preorder came in earlier today! I‘ve been waiting for this since April! I know what I‘ll be reading this weekend!

Somehow I only spent $2 on it and it was just released this week!

#bookmail #newreleases

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Erin01
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sometimes when you place holds super early (as in months before they come out) you end up at the top of the holds list - however, I don't think I've ever picked up my holds for a book on its release day but I'm not going to complain about having it earlier than expected 😃📖📚

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BibliophileTricia
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I got my preorder over the weekend, but this beauty officially dropped today. I was trying all day to listen to the audio book at work, but people kept needing me to listen to them! Gah! Not sure if I will read or listen tonight.

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Tera0707
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It‘s here! I‘ve waited a year for this book! Diving in now... 😁

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melrailey
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Mail‘s here! Now I have absolutely no desire to work. Can I play hooky and read?

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DGRachel
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Sarah MacLean is an absolute #romantsy master. Hattie and Whit‘s story is fun and angsty and OMG - if I could be half as brave and awesome as Hattie, I‘d be unstoppable. I loved this book. It‘s historical romance perfection.

AlaMich I don‘t know why, but I find something unpleasant about the trend for romance covers to use photographs. It‘s jarring somehow. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Tera0707 I will be getting this tomorrow! I‘m so excited! 2mo
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DGRachel
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It‘s officially Monday, so my total stands at 14 hours for this #24b4monday. Why did I start the new Sarah MacLean less than an hour before bedtime? I should have known I wouldn‘t want to put it down. Work tomorrow is really going to hurt. 🤦🏻‍♀️😆😭 The Bookly app says I have 4 hours 16 minutes left to go, which will give me an hour of sleep. Maybe I‘ll just finish my current chapter...

TheReadingMermaid Haha I have felt like that many times when I finish a read-a-thon "just one more chapter". You did an outstanding job and I hope you join us again next month. ???? 2mo
Andrew65 Hope you got some sleep. Well done on a brilliant total, thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏🙌 2mo
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DGRachel
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SQUEE!!!! My preorder arrived today! I ❤️❤️❤️ Sarah MacLean. Her books actually got me back into reading historical romance which is my go to genre when I‘m feeling sad or having a bad book slump. I‘m looking forward to Hattie and Whit‘s story. 😍 #romantsy

nadine_swartz She's the reason I got into romances at all- she finds fun little ways to play with the conventions! 2mo
Tera0707 I‘m so excited to read this! 2mo
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weightliftingbookworm
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This is my first autographed book and I'm so excited to start reading it! The step back is beautiful!

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books_cats_art
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Another winner from Sarah MacLean! I really enjoy Sarah's focus on the underworld and strong, independent women. I can't wait for the next installment!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by the publisher and Netgalley

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LitDrivenGirl
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I credit Sarah MacLean (by way of Book Riot) with my giving the romance genre a chance and not being disappointed in the slightest. Years ago when I started reading her books she really helped me to grow comfortable with reading romance, enjoying it, and not being ashamed. This is a huge reason why I echo to friends and customers to read what you want to read.

Sarah is at it again! (Continued in comments)

LitDrivenGirl I liked book one of 'The Bareknuckle Bastards' so much I passed my copy on to a friend and told her to read it and keep passing it on. Hoping I could win over another would be Sarah MacLean fan. Little did I know I could and would like book 2 of the series even more!?!

I don't believe there is anything more refreshing than an honest, looks like me (or so I imagined while reading), heroine who refuses to be put on a pedestal and be saved.(Cont.)
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LitDrivenGirl She's a keeper...or rather the safer *wink*. It is easy to get swept up in a romance novel and forget that beautiful people are falling in love with other beautiful perfect people with minor bumps in their story along the way. Hattie and Beast are no ugly ducklings, but to me they felt more human and less perfect romance and happily ever after. The struggle was frustrating, but that's because it is supposed to be. (Cont.) 3mo
LitDrivenGirl More literal and accessible because it isn't so formulaic. I didn't know before I started reading their story how much I wanted/needed to see a character who looks and feels more like me and who I want to be, on the page.

Thank you to the publisher for a review copy!
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Laughterhp
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1. Warm weather, Bike riding, hopefully camping
2. Tagged book and The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen - already preordered both of them!
3. Watermelon 🍉
4. I have no idea. Probably in the 90s.
5. Whoever wants to play!

#ThursdaySurvey

laurenslibrary Thanks for playing! 💛🧡 4mo
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balletbookworm
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I didn‘t think it would be possible to make a better hero and heroine couple than Pippa and Cross but omg Hattie and Beast. The climax of this book was amazing. I also really appreciate how Sarah has seeded in some more of Ewan and Grace‘s history - enough to understand some of what happened - but left the complete tale for the third book.

balletbookworm Things I require post-haste:
1. Sesily‘s story. OMG she‘s been waiting forever.
2. Nik and Nora need their own damn book (spoiler, sorrrrryyyyy). Also, Nora is such a great bestie.
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nitalibrarian
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I am very happy to have this ARC. It wouldn't download to my kindle, so I'm reading it in the Bluefire app on my iPad. I really don't like reading on my iPad. I'll deal though. #romantsy #arc