Sunday, February 25, 2018

Eight Simple Rules for Dating A Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks

Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon

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Written by: Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: The Embraced
Sequence in Series: Book 3
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication date: March 27, 2018
Genre: Romantic Fantasy

From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced…

Gwennore has a talent. An Elf able to track down the cause of an illness and heal it, she’s a valuable asset to her people. But when the kidnapping of a young girl thrusts Gwennore into the very heart of the realm of the dragons, she discovers not only a place of power and magic, but also a haunted land, plagued by an ancient curse that all but ensures extinction to the royal family. But when she meets the smoldering General Silas Dravenko, they strike a bargain—save the country from its cursed illness, and he will return the kidnapped girl. She’s been raised never to trust a dragon, but never did making a deal with the devil feel so good…

Silas has no way of curing the family he’s loyally served for years. But when a beautiful elf, long considered the enemy of the dragons, comes bursting into his world, Silas is awakened to passion and desire in a way he’s never felt before. But can he trust a sworn enemy to save the very existence he holds dear? And can their love survive those that threaten to tear them apart?
Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3)Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks

Fun, fast and full of intrigue Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon caught my attention right away.

Gwennore, one of the special children born with gifted powers, was watching her sister by choice's daughter while they were picked flowers when a dragon swoops down to steal the baby away. Gwennore grabs on not wanting to let the dragon fly off with the child and ends up rescued by another dragon when she slips off mid air. She quickly discovers she can hear the dragons thoughts and he can hear hers. The dragon promises to get her and her charge home but Gwennore quickly discovers that the country she finds herself is ravaged by a curse. Her special gift is healing so this is right up her ally of expertise. Silas, the prince of the land, agrees that the baby needs to immediately go back to her parents but he wants to keep Gwen to help with the curse and so much more. Silas finds he is quickly falling for her and she him.

The journey into the curse is wrought with peril and political machinations.

I enjoyed Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon and was captivated right from the start. I did have a difficult time with so many characters not knowing their own mind, especially the gullibility of the king. But in the end this read was predictable yet entertaining, captivating and a delightful respite from reality.

I receive this ARC copy of Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon from St. Martin's Press. This is my honest and voluntary review. Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon is set for publication March 27, 2018.

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