How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks

Title: How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days
Series: The Embraced bk 1
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy

Luciana grew up on the Isle of Moon, hidden away because of her magical powers. But when her father arrives, he offers her a choice: remain on the island or return with him and marry the Beast of Benwick in order to save their legacy—and her father’s life.

Lord Leofric, the Beast of Benwick, has not been touched since he was a child. Born with the power to harness lightning, he is a danger to everyone he touches. When he meets his betrothed, he expects a loveless, lonely marriage…until he discovers she’s vastly more powerful than he realized. But is she strong enough to withstand his touch?

If they can survive, their love will alter the future of the kingdom. But will their extraordinary powers cost them everything?

Thoughts: As a HUGE Kerrelyn Sparks fan I was excited and a little nervous to get her new book How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days. For one it wasn’t a vampire book, and two the premise wasn’t anything I’d read before.  That being said I picked it up and read it one sitting.

It’s more of a fantasy romance than an actual paranormal. At least to this reader it is.

As this is the first book in the series there was considerable world building, which Sparks wove seamlessly into the story. I never felt like I was being taken out of the story as things were being explained.

As for the love story between Leo and Luciana I absolutely loved it. I loved how they were together and apart. Especially as they had so many obstacles thrown in front of them and so many people wanting them both dead. They learn very early on that they need to rely on and trust each other.

As they work towards their happily ever after they have a cast of secondary characters that will have you laughing and shaking your head at their antics.

Overall this is an excellent book that will have you glad you curled up with it.

Grade B+



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