Tuesday, October 3, 2017

#Review - How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days: Lord Leofric, the Beast of Benwick and Luciana

(The Embraced #1)

From Goodreads.com

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?

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks is the first in a new series called the Embraced. The premise is basically anyone that is born on a particular night is born with special powers. It is a crime to be born on that night and the babies are sentenced to death. This series follows a group of girls that were born Embraced and their families shipped them off to a remote island convent where they were raised in secret.. but fate is coming for them...

Luciana has a gift, a not very useful gift, but a gift nonetheless. This means she's embraced and as such she was secreted away. Come to find out, that's not the only secret in Luciana's life. When her father (thought to be dead) comes for her, she has a choice.. Remain at the convent or return home with him marry the Beast and save her fathers life. Terrified but determined to be brave, she leaves with her father. The King wants the Beast dead, while useful he's become a liability. Obvi, the Beast doesn't want to be dead so he leaves to fetch his bride to be, no reason to give the king an excuse to kill him. What he is not expecting is a beautiful young lady that tempts him more than she should. But there is a threat to her life and the Beast is not going to stand by while someone tries to kill his future wife.

Be prepared for a fun and funny tale. Everything you have come to expect from a Kerrelyn Sparks novel is present in this story. I highly enjoyed this story and feel like the series has a lot of potential. It is unique and has a fresh new take in the paranormal genre.

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