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

Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3)

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. 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...

Details Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3)

TitleEight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3)
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherSt Martins Pr
GenreFantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Dragons, Paranormal Romance

Reviews Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3)

  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    This bums me out, but I just didn’t love this. At all.There wasn’t enough dragon in this dragon book, despite the title. Also, the plot and the romance were VERY slow moving, the latter being almost nonexistent despite good chemistry between the main couple. I felt like we were going around in circles in slow motion and never really getting anywhere. As I said earlier, more romance could have made up for a lot of my issues with this book, but...
  • Hannah
    I really liked and enjoyed this book. I'm rating it 4.5 stars. The only thing that was missing was that i needed more romance. I loved both main characters. The plot was interesting and unique. Beautifully written and executed. I love this series and can't wait for the next 2 books of the series. I also hope we will get books for some of the side characters.
  • Jilly
    I love this series!It's got things I usually don't like: insta-love, cheesiness, super obvious things that take the characters forever to figure out...But, none of that matters when I get caught up in the adorable, funny, cuteness.In this story, we have our elf-girl, Gwen, getting kidnapped by a dragon. Another dragon rescues her and she names him "Puff". When she arrives at this new kingdom, the general of the army there convinces her to stay an...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    I preloved this one…I knew that I was going to love Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (great name, but so bloody long). I have a sweet spot for dragon shifters. OH NO!! I just gave a spoiler!!! Well, I don’t think it was too spoilerish. After all, I’m pretty sure it would be a physically impossible nightmare for an elf to make love to a dragon (shudders). So, straight up we know that we’re dealing with a fierce, hot and high-flying d...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This book was just a whole lot of fun! I have been a huge fan of this series since I read an early copy of the first book so I was really looking forward to this newest installment. The fact that I knew that there would be dragons in the book made it all just a little bit better. I went into this book with some pretty high expectations and I am happy to report that they were all met. ...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn SparksBook Three of The Embraced seriesPublisher: St. Martin's PressPublication Date: March 27, 2018Rating: 3 starsSource: eARC from NetGalleySummary (from Goodreads):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...
  • Crack A Book Cafe
    What a gem!  Take one sweet heroine, a charming flirtatious alpha hero, a unique paranormal world and a dash of intrigue (with some dragon dating rules on the side LOL) and you’ve got the fantastic Book 3 in The Embraced series!  I was a bit worried because it was apparent right away that there was quite a bit of back story with the first 2 books.  But Kerrelyn Sparks does an amazing job summing it up so you’re not left feeling lost.  So,...
  • Story_girl
    I'm in love with this series!Kerrelyn Sparks delivered another winner with the third installment. This time the story is set in the land of Norveshka and we get to see their majestic dragons from up close. The other nations are terrified of Norveshka and it's dragons but this country has some tightly guarded secrets. The royal line and two other founding clans are accursed and after repeated plagues the country is dying out from within.General Dr...
  • Dianne
    She was raised to never trust a dragon, but Gwennore, an Elf with the power to heal may have to do just that to save a kidnapped girl. Silas, a powerful general in the royal dragon family guard will do anything to save his dying people, even strike a deal with his enemy, the beautiful Elf with the power to get to the cause of sickness and heal it. To get things rolling, it only took one kidnapping and a rescue...Together, Silas and Gwennore may f...
  • Lover of Romance
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martins Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Eight Simple Rules For Dating A Dragon is a story that I have been looking forward to for a YEAR and so to say that I was excited is putting it mildly. Now I won't say that I loved this book as much as book two (which is still my favor...
  • Alaina
    ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon is a dual POV from Gwennore (aka Gwen) and Silas. Gwen has a talent, just like all of her adopted sisters. With one touch she can tack down the cause of an illness and heal it. Oh, and she also found out that she can hear dragons and trees AND speak back to them.Any book with shape shifting dragon hotties can count me in to read it. Before I dive into this revie...
  • Carvanz
    This is another great addition to The Embraced series! As an elf, Gwennore is constantly beging rejected and ridiculed. She longs for a husband and children but is very much aware that her hopes will never be fulfilled. Instead of a family of her own, she lives with Luciana, her adopted sister, and cares for her children. While she loves them all, Eviana is the most precious to her. So when a dragon swoops down and snatches the three year old, Gw...
  • Claire Robinson
    5 - "Rejected again..." Stars!This series just keeps getting better and better. I loved the previous two books in Kerrelyn Sparks’ The Embraced series, but Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon was even better (and that is saying something). And I will be honest one character was solely responsible for that; Silas Dravenko. The man’s smile was a weapon… and he knew how to use it. This was one of those books that you start, and pretty much ...
  • Beth
    Fun, fast and full of intrigue Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon caught my attention right away.Gwennore, one of the special children born with gifted powers, was watching her sister by choice's daughter while they were picked flowers when a dragon swoops down to steal the baby away. Gwennore grabs on not wanting to let the dragon fly off with the child and ends up rescued by another dragon when she slips off mid air. She quickly discovers s...
  • Mei
    I love this series! It's not serious, it's like an adult fairy tale. :)Here we have Gwen's story. Gwen's and her dragon's story! ;-)I loved Silas. He was relentless in his pursue of Gwen! I loved him as himself and as Puff! LMAOOOHe was also hilarious with his carnal suggestion. Gwen was sweet too. She's an innocent and she blushes when Silas makes naughty suggestions! Can you imagine a blushing heroine...The backstory is interesting too and I'm ...
  • Jennifer
    ARC received for reviewThis series is amazing. I'm loving every book. This one starts several years after book two. You won't be lost if you haven't read the first two, but they will make this one more enjoyable. Silas and Gwennore are great together. Lots of drama, passion, angst, action, adventure, and dragons. Oh, and trolls, yes they do exist. The side romance with his cousin, Dimitri, and Annika was a nice bonus. That stupid Chameleon is bac...
  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    Very entertaining! This has a great mix of fantasy, paranormal and historical romance. You have dragons, elves, shifters, trolls, talking trees, royal families and more. The author has a good sense of humor that shows through her characters and great vision in her world building. This series would make a fantastic movie series. I could easily see this world and it's many fascinating characters through her words.It will depend on the reader if thi...
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    4 Sparks Fly StarsEight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon is a standalone and is part of the Embraced series. You can read the books out of order. I really enjoy these books, even though it’s a slow burn historical romance book. Well, kind of historical, it’s not entirely accurate since the author writes with a little slang, but it adds good humor value. The thing about slow burn books is all the tension! Gah, you read like hundreds of pages o...
  • Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
    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 h...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks is book Three in The Embraced series. This is the story of Gwennore and Silas. I have read the previous books (and Loved Them!) but feel this is easily a standalone book. Gwennore is and elf who find illness and help to cure it..make her skills very valuable. Silas is a dragon whose lands are plagued with illness and a curse. When a young girl goes missing Gwennore tries to locate her. Sil...
  • Ivy Deluca
    2.5 starsThe Good-I liked the characters, both Gwennore and Silas, and they do have some chemistry when the story was focused on their romance. -The story starts off strong and the “curse” of the Norveshki people intrigued me. Focusing in on those aspects would have been the thing to do, except...The Bad and Everything in Between-Lord, the recaps killed me. The story bogged down with the repetition. Something would happen in a scene, and then...
  • P Leslie
    *I voluntarily read this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else's*This is the third book in The Embraced Series. I’ve read every book in this series and would highly recommend reading them in order. This author’s books are seriously addictive, captivating, funny and action packed. Gwen has been scorned by people for her looks and heritage. She’s judged by others due to the actions of her kind. Who will see her true beau...
  • Umaiya ✨Insignificant September✨
    3.5 Rejected again... starsWas this the best book in the series? No.Was it the best dragon shifter book I've read? Yeah... not even close.So why the stars? “Actually, I did detect a problem. Before it reaches a point where it’s too debilitating, I recommend you eat more fruits and vegetables.” He frowned. “What is it?” “Constipation.” He snorted. “My ass.” “Exactly.” Hmmm, well, they're bonus stars for making me laugh so mu...
  •  B.E.Love
    This story takes place a little after book two and now it’s Gwennores turn. After having the telling stones picked for Gwennorr she knew her time was coming but until then she lived with her sisters. Life was good she had almost all the people she loved around her and it couldn’t have been better. Except for the people who hated her because she has elf blood. Her family loved her deeply but others thought less of her. because of her lineage. ...
  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    Originally posed at SmexyBooks-http://smexybooks.com/2018/04/review-...Book three in Sparks’ Embraced series-Eight Simple Rules for Dating A Dragon- takes elven healer Gwennore on an adventure to meet her destiny when a rogue dragon breaches the island she lives on and kidnaps her niece, princess Eviana. Gwennore grabs hold the dragon and hangs on for dear life. Once landed, she learns she is in Norveshka, the land of dragons, and at the mercy ...
  • Gaele
    Gwennore is the sister, of all the five, with the most uncertain future: she is at least part elf as shown by her pointed ears, and is constantly subject to snide, sotto voice (or not) comments about her heritage. Elves are the least accepted people in the kingdom: warlike and secretive, with a coldness and single minded purpose that makes them fearsome in battle. While her sisters (and their children) all adore her, and her ability to both diagn...
  • Hannah
    ARC REVIEW The Embraced #3, I love each book more and more. Each of the sisters, so far, have had their own style to fit there story. How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days very much felt like I was reading a fairy tale, So I Married a Sorcerer felt like a old pirate romance to me. I don't have a point of reference for dragon fantasy, (only other dragon shifter modern romance) so I couldn't tell you if it had that feel to it, but I loved it; ancient c...
  • Debra Johnson
    I prefer to get the negatives out of the way first. I found 2 typos in my copy. They are minor & did not interfere with the story nor its flow. There's a couple of areas that felt a bit rushed. I felt more adventure and danger could have been detailed. I also didn't like certain areas about the queen and kings relationship to Gwennore. For me it was just a bit to convenient. I would've liked the confrontation between the king & the villain to hav...
  • Jessica B.
    4.5 stars - SNARKY DRAGONS Y'ALL. I didn't think a hero in this series could top Rupert (who's basically Wesley/Dread Pirate Roberts) and then I met Silas. He was just so much fun and swoony and protector-y, but without being a creep about it. He knew Gwen's worth right off the bat and never questioned her. A+ hero. And I just love this damn series so much. The world building is amazing, the characters are oh-so-fun, and this book in particular b...
  • Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
    Not as good as the first two books in the series.