Book & Author Details:
The Other Brother by Hazel Kelly
Publication date: 4th July 2019
Genres: Billionaire Romance
I never imagined I’d hit rock bottom.
To be honest, the only thing I expected less was him.
From the moment our eyes met across the zucchini, something woke in me and started dusting away the cobwebs I’d let gather around my heart.
Not that there was anything loveable about the guy. He was gentle as a scorpion when I met him, and his venomous words stung me more than once. Which was fine. Really. Detesting him made it easier to do my job. Easier to sleep at night.
But it was all a front, a costume, a lie. He’d simply been a beast for so long he didn’t know how to stop stomping around his castle, his grudges clanging behind him like a rusted ball and chain.
Yet even the most hardened men can change. Even the most stubborn can learn to admit when they’re wrong.
Not that Ash was wrong very often. At least, not when it came to me.
And now I feel hopeful again. Beautiful. Enchanted.
All because of a beast.
*The Other Brother is a sizzling, STAND-ALONE romantic comedy for grown-ups who still believe in fairy tales*
Don’t be fooled by the mention of the Beast – this is no straightforward “Beauty & the Beast” retelling. OK, so there’s a grumpy male protagonist who’s something of a loner. And there’s a library. Oh, and an unhappy romantic history for both of them. OK, so maybe there are more similarities than I thought. But don’t discount this book.
The telling of this tale is straightforward. And actually, in the context of this relationship, the story benefits from that narrative voice. The focus becomes the friendship that these two develop, rather than on flowery words and sentiments.
And because of the organic development of the relationship, I think that solidified the whole story for me more.
A one sitting read.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Hazel Kelly is an Amazon bestselling author who writes sweet and steamy romance that will make you smile all over.
When she’s not traveling the globe in search of cozy hammocks to write in, she enjoys tackling her tbr list with a nice big glass of anything will do. She lives in Dublin with a charming Irishman and their three-legged furbaby.