on March 7th 2017
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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?
~~Reviewed by Danae~~
Kerrelyn Sparks has done it again! She has this wonderful ability to captivate her readers within moments of starting one of her books, How to Tame a Beast In Seven Days is no different. The book captivated this reader with the first few pages.
We start the adventure with Luciana and her “sisters” playing a game of Telling Stones. “Red as blood. Black as death.” The telling stones seem to be a way for the “sister’s” to tell their future. What seemed very frightening turned out to be the coolest thing to this vivid reader. Luciana, who is Embraced meaning that she can communicate with the dead, doesn’t know that she is a twin much less that she is the daughter of a Duke. It seems that Luciana has a role to play in deceiving the King who has decided that Luciana’s sister Tatiana shall marry the King’s nephew “The Beast” or Lord Protector of the Realm, Leofric of Benwick.
Leofric of Benwick, or “The Beast” as many people refer to him, is Embraced just like Luciana and Tatiana. “The Beast’s” power is that he attracts lighting to him every time that there is a storm, which makes people afraid of him because of rumors that he killed his first nanny, which wasn’t his fault. Leofric poses as one of the regular guard when the army reach Luciana’s family home so that he can observe his future bride without her knowing it is him.
The two seem to be drawn to each other without knowing it, Leofric seems captivated with Luciana before he even has the chance to meet her in person. As well as Luciana who can’t help but seek out Leofric after seeing him on his horse while she is on the walkway surrounding her home.
It seems that there are people sent out by the King, to kill Luciana and her father, the Duke, Leofric upon hearing that decides that it is time to make his presence known to the Duke, it makes sense that Leofric decides that they should marry as soon as possible and the Duke agrees. So Leofric and Luciana marry in private, which helps the Duke no longer be in danger. Luciana is a different story all together.
As a vivid reader of Kerrelyn Sparks work I recommend to the readers that they read “How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days” there is adventure, romance, betrayal, mysteries and in the end happy ever after. Everything that is wonderful about how Kerrelyn Sparks brings her readers into the story almost as if they are part of the book. She knows just how to keep you wanting more, page after page. This reader can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers’ copy of this book.