Brazen (Otherworld Stories #13.1) by Kelly Armstrong
Published: December 15th 2013 Subterranean Press
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.
The Trade Hardcover of Brazen will feature a full-color dust jacket as well as four full-color interior illustrations.
Yes! Another trip to the Otherworld, with narration by Nick, yes please!
Everything about this novella is just great. Armstrong has a signature style of writing that always enthralls her readers. I have never been disappointed with any of her work.
This novella was action packed and in my honest opinion, utterly perfect. Exploring the Otherworld is always an adventure; it was exceptionally exciting seen through the eyes of Nick.
Armstrong readers will remember Nick from previous tales. The ‘playboy’ werewolf that will never seem to get his act together and stick with one female. Nick, the perpetual goof and poster boy for immaturity. Well, of course a story seen through this characters perspective is going to be fun.
The big-bad Malcolm emerges from the shadows to cause chaos in our favourite characters lives…again. In past stories I have always somehow made excuses for Malcolm, thinking at some point he will change his ways and be a good man. Um, no. Wishful thinking at it’s finest. Malcolm is more manipulative, and creative than ever.
Oh, and let’s touch on the romance again…
I absolutely adored his love interest. She was a feisty female that actually seemed to keep Nick on his toes. The novella is open-ended, so I am eager to see more of Nick’s tale unfold in the future.