After Beau LeFrancois’s mother wrecks Bett Diaz’s luxury SUV, his family faces an impossibly large bill—with no car insurance to help pay it. To pay off the debt, Beau spends his weekends working at the Diaz Ranch.
Beau’s prepared to work, but he’s definitely not prepared for the infamous temper of Bett Diaz, also known as “The Beast” at school. As Beau learns the secrets behind Bett’s tough exterior, he finds himself falling for her . . . until he catches Bett in a lie.
Another case of great concept, meh execution.
I’ll start with the positive stuff. It had pretty solid dialogue. Beau was a decently formed character, as were the rest of his family. I don’t quite get why Beau’s half-Cajun, but here we are. I guess the author wanted to just kinda have more diversity and play with Cajun dialects.
The logic behind Bett being a beast is…Not Great, by any means. She’s just automatically mean to everyone she interacts with.
And holy moly, another s l o w book. I appreciate a good one, but this was just…slow for no real reason? There was a marriage side story for Beau’s older sister, but I honestly couldn’t tell you why it was even included. There’s another possible love interest for Beau, Masie, but again, nothing ever happens there.
Overall, if you’re looking for something to hit your reading goal for the year, this might work for you. I give Beau and Bett 2 out of 5 avocados. Thank you to Edelweiss and Amberjack Publishing for a copy in exchange for review.