A Review of When Sparks Fly
When Sparks Fly is another home run book by Helena Hunting. There were of course fiery steam scenes balanced with sweet moments between the protagonists, Declan and Avery.
This well written novel has a sense of authenticity that you don’t find in a lot of romance novels. The leading man is very flawed but Declan owned it and although he was far from perfect, he was a realistic character.
There were some heavy events that occurred within the story that amplified my interest in the book and kept me engaged while the characters navigated themselves through these happenings. I felt this added more substance to the plot and aided in the development of the complex characters.
The audiobook was great and the dual narrators are always a win for me.
I really enjoyed all the characters and I was glad not one thing about the story was drawn out way too long; keeping the pace of the story ongoing. In the end, I don’t have one criticism about this book and recommend it if you want to read a solid romance.
Thank you to Macmillan Audio for the advanced listening copy and St. Martin’s Press for the advanced reading copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Avery Spark is living her best life. Between her friends, her sisters, and Spark House, the event hotel her family owns, she doesn’t have much time for anything else, especially relationships. She’d rather hang out with her best friend and roommate, Declan McCormick, than deal with the dating scene. But everything changes when she is in a
car accident and needs someone to care for her as she heals.
Declan avoids relationships, giving him a playboy reputation that he lives up to when he puts a one-night stand ahead of a promise he made to Avery. While he may not have been the one driving the car, he feels responsible for Avery’s injuries and is determined to make it up to her by stepping into the role of caretaker.
Little did they know that the more time they spend in compromising positions, the attraction they’ve been refusing to acknowledge becomes impossible to ignore. When they finally give in to the spark between them, neither is prepared for the consequences. Their love is fragile and all it will take is a blow from the past to shatter it all.