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Book Review: Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks

February 24, 2018

 

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As the third installment in a wonderful new series by Kerrelyn Sparks, this book continues to create an exciting world of magic and mystery! I love each new couple better than the last, and this one is no exception. Both main characters are lovely, with depth to them that is slowly peeled back as the reader delves through the book, and that made it a really enjoyable read.

It's been several years since the five adopted sisters left the Isle of Moon for their new lives on the mainland. Gwennore has accepted her lot in life, which she believes to mean that she will never marry, for elves are not accepted in Tourinian or Eberoni society. Finding solace in her sister's children, she spends as much time with them as possible. When her favorite child, Eviana, is kidnapped right in front of her by a fierce dragon, she grabs on to his leg and refuses to let go. Thus Gwennore finds herself captive along with little girl in Norveshka, the land of dragons, and things go from bad to worse when she realizes the Queen is mad and her only ally has too many secrets for her comfort. Now she must determine who she can trust, before it's too late.

Gwennore and her ally, General Silas Dravenko, are an extremely cute couple - seriously, their every interaction made me laugh out loud. Particularly Gwennore's nickname for him, General Gorgeous, which she doesn't realize is broadcasted to him every time she thinks it. The fact that Silas can read her mind and she doesn't figure this out for a while in the book makes it all the funnier, and once his secrets are revealed, the hilarity begins all over again. It's impossible for her to stay angry with him. He was so cute in how he kept up the pretense that they were lovers in order to keep her safe, and I loved that she didn't give in right away. Of course, I would have been happy had she given in a bit sooner, as it did seem to drag on longer than I would have preferred. However, their relationship was so entertaining that it didn't really matter when they became intimate. There were more important things to focus on. In addition to those two characters, there were also a lot of great secondary characters that will have you laughing just as much, such as the flamboyant Olenka, whose personality matched that of several people I have known over the years. Endearing and sweet, she was a nice addition to a great cast of characters.

As usual, I have finished a Kerrelyn Sparks book wishing I could jump right into the next book. I love her books so much, and I am eager to read the next. I imagine it will be Sorcha, but I am hoping we get Maeve's soon as well, who I think will end up with Brody (am I right?).

**I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**

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