ARC Review: Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks

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The Embraced #3
Kerrelyn Sparks
Paranormal Romance - Fantasy
St Martins Pr
March 27th 2018


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 starts three years after the last installment. You won’t be lost if you haven’t read the others, but you will get more enjoyment if you read in order.

I had a lot of fun with this novel. The series is amazing and one that keeps surprising me. I’ve been looking forward to Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon for a year. We finally get to visit the realm of the dragons and the people who live in this hidden kingdom.

The Chameleon is back and causing trouble. We get to meet new and interesting characters who teach us to not judge, to listen and to learn from those who have been around. The story is well written and loaded with lots of drama, passion, angst, action, adventure, and dragons.

Silas and Gwennora where great together. Their romance is adorable and I loved their sweet slow burning connection. I enjoyed how the author weaved the eight rules for dating a dragon into the story. It fit, so well how it was done. The author also throughs in a side romance between Silas cousin, Dimitri, and Annika.

We also learn more about Gwen’s true heritage and we see why she feels at home in the land of dragons.

Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon is breathtaking, captivating, and thrilling.

Rated: 4.5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

12 comments on “ARC Review: Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks

  1. I loved this book so much. Honestly, I love this SERIES!! Gah! I need more!
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    • Yep, I want more. Great series and such a fun book. ^_^

  2. Awesome review angela!! On my tbr gr list!I shared on all my socials!!

    • Thank you!

  3. I loved this one too! This series is so interesting with each of the 5 kingdoms like a different world so there are always new things to learn. And I love the bits of subtle humor in them. Anne – Books of My Heart

    • Agree. Their is always something new to discover. Thank’s for visiting Anne.

  4. I love books about dragons and this sounds like a good one. Glad you enjoyed it.
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    • Dragons are lots of fun and my favorite to read. Thank’s for stopping in Sherry.

  5. Angela great review it makes me want to dig into my copy. I’m showcasing this novel tomorrow with a giveaway and am going to link your review too

    • I appreciate your thoughtfulness to link my review to your showcase. This series has captured me and I look forward to the next. I hope you enjoy. Thank’s for stoping in Debbie.

  6. I so agree! I really enjoyed this read. Silas and Gwennore were so good together, and I loved the side romance with Dmitri and Annika. They were cute! I can’t wait for the other sister’s stories!

    • Ya, I can’t wait for another sister either. The side romance was cute and this story was wonderful. Thank’s for visiting.