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. 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?

Titles in The Embraced series include:  How To Tame A Beast In Seven Days – So I Married A Sorcerer – Eight Simple Rules For Dating A Dragon

Title:  Eight Simple Rules For Dating A Dragon
Series:  The Embraced #3
Author:  Kerrelyn Sparks
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  March 27, 2018
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  4 stars

I was captured and hooked on The Embraced series from the very first book.  The series only gets richer, deeper and better as time goes on.  Any of the books in this series “could” be read on its own, sure – but there is a world built in this series that grows, changes, and expands with each story.  There are threads woven through all the books from the beginning so I believe Eight Simple Rules For Dating A Dragon is best experienced in order, by reading them all from the start.  I know that not every reader can do that, yet I still believe you’ll get the most entertainment value from the series if you can.

Silas and Gwen make quite an amazing couple.  On the surface they would be considered mortal enemies, but there is always more than just the surface to any person or situation.  There were times when my heart ached for Gwen when the prejudice and disdain against her was so obvious and harsh.  She’s trying to save people’s lives, and she’s treated this way.  Silas is a character I can fall in love with very easily.  He has hero written all over him but there is a gentle side to him as well.  He does what he feels is best for his people, himself and also for Gwen.  Watching these two fall deeper for each other was such a fun journey.  With laughter, sexy moments and, at times, tears and anger, Silas and  Gwen overcome so much to find their happy ending.

In this installment of The Embraced series you’ll find danger from an known source, heartbreak and healing, a captivating realistic world and more than one romance going on.  You’ll also find a couple to enjoy, who have hidden parts to be revealed… in time.  I’d happily recommend Eight Simple Rules For Dating A Dragon to any Paranormal Romance reader who enjoys a solid story, tight plots, a vivid world, a couple to get behind and great secondary characters.  If you can, I’d strongly suggest reading this series from the start, if you can’t then you’ll still enjoy Silas and Gwen’s story immensely.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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