I received this book for free from St. Martins Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks
Also in this series: So I Married a Sorcerer
Series: The Embraced #1
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Psychic Abilities, Ghosts
Source: St. Martins Press
Reading Challenges: Spooks, Howls and Fangs Readings Challenge
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?
Being born as an Embraced, is a death sentence to any who are born gifted. Luciana always thought that she was an orphan along with the other women who are like her own sisters. They share a close bond. Luciana and the other women live on a island nunnery. Part of a kingdom seperate from the others. She is shocked when she learns that she has a father and needs her help. She learns that she was a twin and her sister died and will need to marry a stranger known as the “beast” in order to save her fathers life from the kings wrath. But she will have to act like her sister and forget being Luciana and what she has always known to believe. So she leaves the only home and family she has ever known to be someone she isn’t, and to marry a man known as the “beast” But upon meeting this tall and handsome beast she is drawn to him. Leo also known as the Beast of Benwick, has been feared for most of his life. Where when he was five years old was struck by lightning and his body was changed and hasn’t been able to touch or hold anyone sine his touch can harm or even kill. He starts to realize that she is powerfully gifted but will she be strong and able enough to survive his touch
Plot and Story Line
How To Tame A Beast in Seven Days is the first book of a new series by one of my favorite authors Kerrelyn Sparks. Now granted, this book was so unique different and not what I was expecting. She has kinda switched genres from vampires and shape shifters to a whole different realm of fantasy where dragons exist and being magically gifted is a death sentence by the king. And boy did I fall madly in love with this book very quickly. The first impression I had about this book was the bond that these girls have with each other. We have five women that were born in a unique time that made them Embraced and they are each gifted. Our heroine of the story Luciana (such a gorgeous name) has the ability to see certain moments in the future as well as see and interact with ghosts. She finds out her true heritage and so she returns home with her father planning on marrying a man she has never met. Now Luciana having been raised in a convent has no clue what to expect from a marriage with him. There aren’t any men there and has never interacted with them. So she is pretty innocent at times but is intelligent and kind. I loved Luciana so very much. Now we have our hero. He is quite the character. He is pretty tough, not a man you want to cross but also has some close friendships and has some extreme power inside him. I love how protective he is yet he is starved for any physical touch. The world that Kerrelyn Sparks has created a world of ghosts, dragons, elves, shifters, and magic and I was drawn completely into it. Sparks has surprised me with this book and her plans for this series has me super super excited!!
I honestly don’t mind anything about this cover….I do love those pecs and abs….yep I wouldn’t mind keeping him.
How To Tame A Beast in Seven Days is part of a uniquely crafted romance that is stunning in detail, thrills and chills, captivating characters that endears the reader…not a book you will want to to put down. STUNNING!!