Brazen by Kelley Armstrong
Women of the Otherworld #13.1
Published by: Subterranean Press
on December 15, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Nick Sorrentino knows everyone in the supernatural world considers him the Pack’s playboy, the pretty but not very useful werewolf whose only reputation involves his amorous exploits.
Usually, Nick couldn’t care less what anyone outside the Pack thinks of him. But when it affects his hunt for Malcolm Danvers, a psychotic bogeyman from the Pack’s past, it matters.
Necessity forces Nick to team up with mercenary half-demon Vanessa Callas to run Malcolm to ground in Detroit. Together, they discover Malcolm is more deadly than ever. And he wants to play.
It’s time for Nick to prove he’s not just a lover.
I was so excited to be back in the world of the Women of the Otherworld! Especially since it is a werewolf story. Don’t get me wrong, I love the half-demons, witches, sorcerers and vamps too, but the werewolves started it all and they are just awesome. As a lot of you know, the first book of the series is on TV right now. Bitten is on SyFy. Only one more episode of this season as I write this. I think watching the show, however, may have influenced my view of the book.
I like Nick a lot better in the books. In Brazen, he is taken out of his usual carefree, playboy lifestyle and put into the role of enforcer. He is sent to verify the investigation company’s spotting of Malcolm and ends up doing the hunt on his own. Well, except for his new partner. I really liked the half-demon Vanessa. She is tough and good at her job. The badly executed attempt to get a little personal with Nick was funny. She just obviously doesn’t do personal, she’s better at the business end of things. I also like that she is not described as this anorexic, model gorgeous heroine. I like that she was based on realistic women and all their fun trials as we age.
Brazen was a quick, exciting read tracking down the pack’s nightmare foe. It was a good look at Malcolm and all his crazy. I wanted more Clay and Elena, but I know this was not meant to be about them. If you are a fan of this series you know you want to grab up any crumbs we can get on our favorite characters. This will definitely wet your appetite until we get our next little nugget. The way this ended leads me to believe there will be more, so you best keep up!
Don’t forget to watch Bitten and hashtag #renewbitten. We have to get more of this show!