From the blurb:
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?
My first Kerrelyn Sparks, and it was FUN! A light fantasy read in a historical-ish setting, I'll certainly be looking for more stories in this world.
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days brings me back to the days when I devoured Kresley Cole and Sherrilyn Kenyon. This book was exciting and entertaining with a tortured hero just looking for a woman to love him (though he doesn't know it yet, natch), and a virginal girl who is able to do just that. But the female MC is no simple pushover, and I liked the details of the world of the "embraced."
Magic and paranormal creatures abound, as well as villainous villains and second chances at relationships. The book reads easily, and I was into the story enough not to want to put it down all day. It isn't the smartest or the snappiest read that I've encountered recently, but I didn't care because I was drawn into the story.
My only real sticking point was the jump to love after a few brief interactions. The rush to the "love" emotions is always a sticking point for me with these kinds of stories, and I was cringing at how fast the two MCs got there. This isn't instalove, not exactly, but I honestly need more relationship building at this point in my reading career.
If you are looking for a fun, easy read in an exciting new fantasy-lite world, look no further. This book was pure enjoyment, and I'll be tuning in to the rest of the series.
*Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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