Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: Sparks Fly by Lauren Runow

Sparks Fly
by Lauren Runow
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 3rd, 2018
Cover Designer: Designed With Grace


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.


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Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tNlRCZ

About the author:

Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

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My review:

What an enchanting story. It felt like a modern fairytale.

This was actually my first book about royals but when they're all written like that it surely won't be my last. It's like Tradition and Modern coming together and learning to get along. My only experience in this regard so far had been the movie 'The Prince and Me', which I absolutely adore but has got nothing on this book.

I was really surprised at how much I loved this story because although I'm open to reading and learning all kinds of new things, I was not sure where this royal story would lead me. As I’ve mentioned before, it was a new experience for me and now I can say that Lauren popped my royal cherry. *LoL*

The book was very well written and I loved how 'normal' the prince was, which may not be for everyone because it could've very well been just a story about wealthy influencers instead of a royal family. But what do I know?! It was my first after all.

The getting-to-know-each-other was my favorite part because Sage definitely knew how to woo a woman. Be prepared to swoon for Prince Sage.
‘I’ve never wanted someone to know the real me more than I want her to right now.’
The Story:
The Prince of Canterbury is looking for his future wife, and while that may sound romantic it's anything but. It’s called tradition.

Everly doesn’t want to become a princess. She doesn’t want that kind of life and she definitely doesn’t want to marry for prestige. She’d rather find true love like the one her parents had. But she is meeting the prince anyway for her mother's sake.

Sage and Everly aren’t that different from each other because both are thrown into a situation by their parents and/or obligations they'd rather not be in. With two stubborn personalities you never know how this will turn out; it could very well end in a complete disaster.

I loved Everly's sassy attitude and Sage's self-confidence. He definitely swept me right off my feet and I rooted for them both to find a way to be together. Only because he's a prince didn't mean all his wishes were going to be fulfilled. He had to work hard for what he wanted and I really enjoyed how the story progressed. There was never a dull moment.

The only teeny tiny thing I was not 100% happy about was the ending. It may be due to the fact that this was originally planned as a novella, but I just felt that the ending didn't do the rest of the story justice. I can't really explain it because it still was a very nice ending and there was nothing wrong with it. I just didn't 'feel' it, if you get what I mean. Regardless, the story was brilliant and I enjoyed it to the fullest.

Now, where's my prince?! =P

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by the author. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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