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Sparks Fly

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  336 ratings  ·  155 reviews
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.

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165 pages
Published April 3rd 2018
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it


"I wanna be the change.
We can all be kings and queens
If we can just learn to believe
If we can just learn to believe."

Fly on the Way by Thousand Foot Krutch.

I'm not going to say I loved Sage and Everly's relationship from the get-go because that would be a lie. And I don't lie. But what I'm going to tell you is how much I ended up loving them at the end of their journey. How wrong I was to think they were not perfect for each other. How wrong I was to think their relationship was rush
Lauren Runow
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"I need someone with passion, fire that burns so deeply I'll have to play the fighter to tame it, even when we’re old and grey.

"Nothing is what you think. You have to find the truth in everything. At the end, is where we will begin."

Sparks Fly is my first book by Lauren Runow and I truly wonder why... I can't believe I haven't picked up any of her books before. This book truly makes sparks fly!

"Tingles fly down my body at the sound of his voice, but when I see him they feel more like explosions."

Sparks Fly is a page turner par excellence and totally movie worthy! I just found my new favorite royal couple! Everly and Sag
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very different tale than I'm used to reading from Ms. Runow... but not an unpleasant one! I had to kind of reorient myself though, because Sparks Fly was a much lighter read than this author's previous works. An entertaining twist on the more modern royal "fairy tales" that seem to be sweeping the market right now. As always when you pick up a book written by Ms. Runow, you're guaranteed a story that is well-written and characters that have that chutzpah that give them a certain believability ...more
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars

I have to first say that I love when I read Lauren's work, she never writes in one genre. One book will be hot and steamy and then the next one, sweet and loving. And I love that about Lauren. She writes what comes to her and she does it so well. ok - onto the story at hand.

Sparks Fly is one of Lauren's more sweet and loving reads. But this story is so much more than that. Not only do I love this story as a romance. But I love the important meaning behind the story - helping others fo
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
"Love always prevails. This fight isn't over."

Well, royal wedding season is upon us, and as we eagerly await the pomp and pageantry of the real thing, it was fun to lose ourselves in the make believe royal romance of Prince Sage Stevinson of Canterbury, a small principality he will one day rule, but first he needs to find a wife by his 25th birthday and time is running out. Not just any wife, the future Queen of Canterbury must come from the 'right' bloodlines and so the quest begins to find
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Four Stars

Loved the premise of this book. A Crown Prince and four women vying to be his wife. Well, actually that's not true. One of the four really did not want the role. All Everly wanted was to please her mother by showing up to the "interview." Her mom sacrificed so much for Everly and this is the least she could do. However, it doesn't stop her from being herself. No matter how hard she tries, it's obvious she doesn't give a rats ass if she's the next Queen or not. She wants love and nothin
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
DNF @ 21%

Another book I wanted to like but clearly wasn't meant for me. I wasn't ok with a few things, but I wanted to get through to the end after reading other reviews. However, I finally reached a point where I thought "this isn't ok" and had to admit defeat. Here's what led to my decision...

1. The prince is a from a country called Canterbury. Every time this was brought up, I was jarred, since Canterbury is a real city in England. I think it would have been better to make up a completely new
Tre Talbot
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sparks Fly captured me as soon as I read the first few sentences. I haven’t been so gitty reading a story like this in a while and I read a lot. #imforSage all the way and just swooning over this man from beginning to the very end. Everly and her personality is priceless, she will speak her mind and not feel guilty about it. Sage is so much more of a man then what the King wants to portray him as and it goes to show you that you need to stand your ground and fight for what you want in your heart ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*twirls around* Aaaaahhhhh! This book has left me with the best book high I’ve had in quite a while. I’m smitten. I’m giddy and I’m just in plain old book love here *le sigh*
Jeannine Colette
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sparks Fly is a royal romance with a twist!!! Set in a modern-day kingdom, the story is a contemporary romance with an old school flair. Everly is the anti-Princess with a heart of gold and a no-nonsense approach to the royal courting process her mother has bestowed on her. Sage is the bad-boy Prince who has to choose a bride. There is a night of mystery, an epic love story, ULTRA HOT LOVES SCENES and drama that will keep you turning the pages!!!
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love fairy-tale romances! I'm obsessed with "The Crown" and love watching anything about the Royal family. Lauren Runow has created a beautiful, fun royal romance with a ton of feels and a couple twists that I didn't see coming.

Prince Sage is being pressured from his father to marry from a list of 4 approved ladies and Sage finds one special lady on that list that doesn't want anything to do with him. Everly might have a royal bloodline but there is nothing royal about her lifestyle or upbrin
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another first for me! A book by the wonderful Lauren Runow. Why the heck haven’t I read this author before??? Shame on me!
I thoroughly enjoyed this read about Prince Sage that must marry, and Everly the unwilling bride. I don’t like to give too much away in my reviews, as I believe everyone has different tastes, and therefore must produce their own opinions . But It was different from my normal office romance novels, but oh so much fun!
Can’t wait to read more from Lauren. I might have found my
Katy Birch
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story was very different to ones I have read before. It was unique and made you want to carry on turning them pages. This story is great in a way that you create your own destiny, regardless of what is expected from you. For that reason alone, I thought it was a good, gripping read.
Marina Skinner
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This was an incredibly enthralling story that I couldn’t put down.
Im finding that with each new release Lauren's writing just gets better and better!
Prince Sage needs to marry and he needs to meet and choose his princess to be out of 4 women of his parents choosing!
Needless to say when Everly is one of the women, its an easy choice for him. He has admired her from afar.
However she doesn’t want any part of the arranged marriage!
All is not what it seems especially in the Prince’s cas
Cat (catnapsnbooks)
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was super excited when I got this book from Lauren Runow as everything I have read of hers has been amazing. I devoured it in a day and was blown away as Sparks Fly may be her best yet.

This book was pure magic. It takes the typical prince and princess trope and spins it on its head, giving it depth and feeling while dragging it into the 21st century. By the end I wanted to dust off my princess jeans for a spin around the ballroom with my prince. The main characters were engaging and I especial
First of all I decided to start this book because I thought it was a historical romance. I didn't see the cover before I bought. A friend sent me the blurb and said it looked good and even though I don't usually read synopsis before reading a book I did. And again, that's the biggest reason why I don't, because it leads to expectations. When I saw the cover I thought to myself "whyyyyy", because from the blurb it seemed like it'd be a good historical romance, but it wouldn't really make a good c ...more
Ana Rita
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The last book from this lady that I've read left me a mess. I had my eyes so swollen and red that it looked like I had some problem. I was a mess, my heart hurt and I simply couldn't let it go. I had a few books to read after that one but I simply couldn't start anything. I didn't wanted to so I just tried to sleep and think about it. Well, after one week I was back at my own self but the void was there.
Now, I have a new book and I can't start it soon enough. The blurb was a good way to get my
Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This newest story by Lauren Runow was a contemporary fairy tale. It was sometimes steamy but mostly just sweet. It was a well told story that tugged at my heartstrings.

In it we have Sage, an actual prince searching for his princess and finds her in the most unexpected place. He and Everly have to overcome huge obstacles to get to their HEA. The journey for the reader is a great one though. This perfectly balanced couple was so well suited without even realizing it.

This story also has an amazin
Defying Tradition Allisia Wysong
Sparks Fly is a great book to show that we can plan out our lives only to be shone what we see isn’t the only way they can become real. Everly was given an opportunity that most women would jump at, but she had her life planed and that didn’t include being linked to the Royals. She wanted to help people and from what she saw the Royal family didn’t care as much as she did. So when the opportunity comes for her to be a posable bride for Price Sage, she hopes and does all she can not to be picked. ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2018reads
3.75 stars

The royal craze is happening with books and this seemed interesting in that the heroine was not so royal but not commoner. Plus the has to marry a approved lady spiel had me intrigued.

Prince Sage will sweep you of your feet in his own way. Very much marching to his own ways much to chagrin of his father. Next in line to the throne though he has to marry well and he has ladies lined to choose. The instant he meets Everly, he recalls her from before so and she is more than she seems whic
Michele McMullen
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Sparks Fly~~~ Everly and Sage
Imagine for a moment that your life is planned out for you . A husband or wife chosen for you. Everly cannot ever think of not marrying for love and Sage will not marry someone without her own opinions and beliefs!
They are on a path set by their families but have no idea that fate had stepped in. A fun, sexy , romantic tale of finding out who you really are and choosing that special someone that you can plan a future with no matter the cost!
A wonderful journey of
Nancy Reads
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sparks Fly was a very different book from the others that I have read by Lauren Runow. I have read them all, so this was a different, but pleasant surprise to read. It is written as a sort of modern day fairy-tale. Once upon a time there was a Prince Sage Stevinson who was destined to be King of Canterbury. His father was King and his mother Queen. Sage was expected to take a wife before his 25th birthday Not just any wife, but one of four eligible bachelorettes with the proper bloodline. The pr ...more
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I loved everything about this book. I loved Dave and how he went after what he wanted no matter the outcome. I can't wait to read more from this author. I'm a reader for life after this book!
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The two leads in this story are simple but their lives are complex. This story explores how having status doesn’t mean you have freedom. That even the rich have stipulations.

The whole thing is written really well and you get great glimpses into the lives of their friends too. The anxiety you feel when you aren’t sure what obstacles will be thrown at them next keeps you reading until the end. The problems they face aren’t the usual you see in contemporary books and I enjoyed the intrigue that br
Get Your Book On
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Honestly, I wasn’t sure about this one going in, but it’s Lauren Runow and she has wowed me every single time with her stories. She also surprises me ever time as well. She likes to keep her readers on their toes, so basically you never know what you’re going to get when you start reading that first page.

This book was unlike anything I’ve read by this author, but that is most definitely not a bad thing. Everyone needs variety in their library. Instead of the angst, heartbreak, and scorching sex
Terra Drynan-Werder
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this might be my favourite Lauren Runow book. Sage and Everly's story was so sweet, but also a very much needed story in this day and age in my opinion. Not everyone is what they seem and that is very true of both Sage and Everly and the legacy they want to leave on their community. "Be the change that you wish to see in the world" is a good way for all of us to live.
This story was so well written and the characters so relatable as they both just want to make positives changes and impac
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Sparks Fly by Lauren Runow was a quick and cute love story. What girl doesn't dream of having a Prince fall for her? Well, Everly doesn't apparently. She wants love on her terms, not because she's forced into it. Prince Sage feels the same way. So, when the two meet, they're pretty funny together. And yes, there are times when the sparks sure do fly. These characters were easy to love, and the supporting characters were as well. I'm kinda hoping we get more st
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

I have been a huge fan of Ms Runow since I first came across her work a couple of years ago, and I could not wait to get my reedy little mitts on Sparks Fly.

I was completely swept away by Everly and Sage's story. I love the Royal being forced into marriage, the "commoner" that isn't good enough for the family. The pair of them going against everyone's wishes and falling for each other

Sparks sure do fly as their relationship takes off. Though for a while there I t
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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

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