How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
As one of the Embraced—one born with magical powers—the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.
Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast—Lord Leo—in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire—even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?
This really should have been titled "How to Tame a Beast in Two Days" because it didn't take seven days nor did it seem like it. Seriously, there was no build up between the characters and no real romance that I felt. The good thing is...It's my opinion and everyone has one and die-hard fans may truly love this book. I, for one...just couldn't. I love Kerrelyn Sparks and read all her novels but this book really didn't feel "KS" to me. It was well-written grammar-wise but I just couldn't get into it. I kept reading other books in between. If I start doing that with a book - it doesn't end well! Will I pick up her next one? Definitely!! Because I don't think that you can judge an author by one book. You just don't. It's like judging a person by their one outfit. It's wrong and against some readers creed or something. LOL. So if you love Kerrelyn, you'll probably make a voodoo doll with my name on it and burn it in effigy. I'm okay with that because I try to be honest with my reviews and not blow smoke up your butt. It's your money and I try and save you that and time. Wait for her next one which I'm sure will be awesomeness personified!
I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on Netgalley for a honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions and no one else's.
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