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Mar 28

Sparks Fly by Lauren Runrow Review

5 Smooches

Synopsis

Everly wasn’t excited over her impending meeting with the enigmatic Prince Sage. Being one of only four women from whom the Prince gets to choose in marriage was never something she valued. Her goal was to politely and elegantly remove herself from a forced wedding due to long standing traditions. Handsome Prince or not, she won’t marry for anything but love.

Once Sage proceeds to the next candidate, Everly finally feels she can move forward with her life. On her own terms. That is, until she receives a mysterious request, asking her to solve a riddle, taking her on a night she’ll never forget.

A fervent adventure ensues, and attraction builds as the excitement of the night unfolds. Sparks fly in more ways than one just as she finds out who’s stealing her heart.

Review

Everly does not like the tradition of forced marriage but that doesn’t mean she can necessarily stop it. Being one of the suitable women she has to be presented to Prince Sage. Sage isn’t keen on the law himself but he is very much keen on Everly. Knowing he has to come to her as himself and not as a prince he starts a romantic adventure to show her that they maybe they do belong together and not because of tradition. Will these two young people be able to change tradition and show their country that change is good and true love is the best arrangement there can be?

“Knowing she’s up for an adventure proves I’m doing the right thing. Let the games begin.”

This was one of my favourite royal romance’s that I have read- all the right aspects of a royal romance but with young royals in the 21st century making it more relatable and just so much fun to read. Not only was it a great read; it was passionate and real and inspirational.

“I won’t settle for anything more than someone who lights my world on fire. Someone who challenges me, but allows me to be the person I am. I know that person exists somewhere. I’m willing to place my bets on him instead of throw my dream away for a life of prestige and money.”

Let’s talk about the main characters Everly and Sage. Both young individuals who have huge responsibilities and decisions on their shoulders and yet they were both so relatable in their own ways. I felt for Everly, here she was a young woman wanting to live her own life but being told she could be made to marry someone just because of transition. And yet she doesn’t let that stop her passion and desire for what she truly wants. Although Sage has the responsibility of a country he won’t let that stop him from showing Everly that she is the right person to be by his side.

“His crooked grin breaks down the last wall I was struggling to hold up. My emotions run wild as the tiny crack in the dam of my heart starts to fail, but when it completely bursts open, warmth fills my chest as instantly as water would rushing out. No matter how hard I try to fight it, I’m starting to really fall for this guy.”

I can’t really explain why I enjoyed this story so much I just did. The writing had great flow and was easy to read; the main characters were interesting and developed and you were rooting for them and yes the story had a beautiful romance; passion, love, laughter and drama but it was also inspiring to read about two young people who wanted to make a difference in the world and fight for what they believed in. One of my favourite reads in recent years and my top read of 2018 so far!

~Bethany

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