The second in Kerrelyn Sparks’ Embraced series was a ridiculous amount of piratey fun! Brigitta is on the high seas with her sisters to newly visit her sister Luciana when they are set upon by her estranged brother’s naval armada. It turns out that she is also a long lost princess! But when she learns the truth about her brother, she can’t believe the horrors she’s escaped. Only to fall in to the hands of one ruthless pirate king b the name of Rupert….but is he so ruthless when she begins to fall in love with him?
I loved the set up that Sparks gave us with both Brigitta’s past and Rupert’s; truly a tale worthy of Game of Thrones with twists and unexpected secrets revealed at every turn. There’s comic relief to rival any Pirates of the Caribbean joke and the swoon worthy lines from Rupert are just *fans self*. I love this love story! Seeing behind the mask of pirate Rupert left me wanting more and more of his heart. And I won’t spoil the big twist for anyone but I saw it coming but was still so shocked!
Where the first novel in the series had action, our second story is action PACKED! There’s magic and dragons, battles at sea, and a tournament to win the hand of a fair princess! An old-school version of romance action hero meets the fantastical world of far off lands and ancient tales foretold: I can’t wait for more of The Embraced!
Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knows nothing of her past, except that she is Embraced: born with powers that forced her into hiding. Everything changes when she learns she’s a princess, hidden away from her villainous half-brother who now rules the kingdom. But he knows about Brigitta, and he’ll do anything to get her back. Unless a certain roguish pirate has anything to say about it…
Rupert is both an infamous pirate and a sorcerer with the power to harness the wind. He’s been waiting nineteen years for revenge—and he needs Brigitta to get it. What begins as a kidnapping of the fiery beauty turns into a fierce attraction. But can he win the captive princess’s heart?
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“The Embraced series will not let you down! Just like in book one, there is a layered heroine and hero, and supporting characters whose lives add to the story and humor. Set in the past, the series has a decidedly fantasy slant that is easy to follow, which makes this delightfully fun to read. Readers are gifted with a well-executed read with kings, dragons and pirates”
—RT Book Reviews
“Readers will be fully invested in this Embraced series!”
— Romantic Times on How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days
“Readers will relish Spark’s lovingly detailed and memorable tale and look forward to the next.”
— Booklist on How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days
“[Sparks] has produced a book that I’ll come back to again and again. I’ll be counting down the days till the next girl gets her story.”
— Night Owl Reviews on How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days
Apparently, she has issues with reality. After writing 16 books about vampires and shifters, Kerrelyn has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet.
Although Kerrelyn is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes her readers will love The Embraced as much as they did her merry band of vamps and shifters.
Kerrelyn lives with her family in the Greater Houston area of Texas. You can visit with her on Goodreads or her Facebook page, where she does a monthly contest. On Twitter, she posts as @KerrelynSparks.