My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Miss Ward is back in town!!!
I am so indefinably happy about this new-old twist in the BDB world. Ward definitely got her groove back for this installment contains all the elements that got me addicted to the series in the first place and so much more.
First of all, it is about Rhage, my favorite brother. What’s not to love about a roudy, hot as sin,
funny mountain of man that has a purple semi-domesticated dragon caged inside?
The book begins with an explosion of action that pulled me right in the brotherhood world and it didn’t let me go until the very end. I believe one of the strong suits of this installment is that is more focused on the main couple and that many aspects of their relationship are explored, always without dismissing some kick ass action and Brothers dynamic.
One of the side stories belongs to Assail, another favorite of mine, which really develops in this period. and, we also have news with Layla, maybe hinting at the approaching of her book…?
Anyway, the whole situation with Mary, Rhage and Bitty made me cry, laugh, hold my breath and sigh. You know which kind of sigh I’m talking about. The one when you see your crush at the mall strolling by and you rest your cheek on your palm kind of sigh. The scenes between Rhage and Bitty were the real deal-maker here, hands off. They added some lighthearted fun and good feelings to a series that was threatening to go into a serious deficit of both of them.
In conclusion, if you gave up the series after Lover at Last or the The Shadows like I know many if you did, you need to read the Beast. This book contains the very essence of the Brotherhood, of what makes this series so special, an all-time favorite and an absolute re-read.