Monday, March 13, 2017

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


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?

Release date: March 7th, 2017
Published by: St.Martin's Press
Page numbers: 416


I have read and loved Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series so I was super excited to start reading How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days. This is a new series by her and it takes place on another realm. While going in to this series I didn't have a lot of expectations. Like I knew it was going to be good but I still missed the Love at Stake gang a little bit. But I never should have doubted Kerrelyn Sparks. She is an amazing author and she comes through with this one.

Let's start with our heroine Luciana. Luciana grew up on the Island of Moon away from the mainland because of her hidden powers. But then her father returns for her due to unforeseen circumstances. Now she has a choice- either hide away on the Island forever or help save her father by marrying the Beast aka Lord Leofric. I loved Luiciana. She was such a sweetheart. She was pure and innocent where the world was a horrible place with people only wanting power. I loved how kind Luciana was and how she was with Leo.

Leo or the Beast of Benwick as he is known has not been touched since he was a child. He is born with the power to harness lightning so his touch basically electrocutes people. Leo was an amazing guy. He was strong and protective and actually cared about the people of his country unlike the King himself. Leo knows the King wants to assassinate him and his betrothed. As soon as Leo meets Luciana he is smitten. But he knows she's keeping secrets from him as is he.

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days focuses more on the way the kingdoms operate as well as the Isle of Moon. There is a lot of backstabbing and planning and plotting along with attempts of assassination. But the romance was just as lovely with a combination of sweet and sexy. Luciana gives Leo the kindness and affection he's been craving his whole life and Leo in return protects her with his whole heart. I loved these two.

We also get to meet Luciana's sisters from the Isle of Moon who have also been hidden away for reasons unknown. I'm excited for each one of their books as I loved the bonds of sisterhood they shared. I also loved Leo's guard. His men were strong and loyal and I'm hoping we get to see more of them. Kerrelyn Sparks has created a new and unique world and with her sense of humour she made this book a very enjoyable read.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.

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