WHEN SPARKS FLY by Helena Hunting

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.


Title : When Sparks Fly
Author : Helena Hunting
Format : e-ARC
Page Count : 317
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Publisher : St Martins Griffin
Release Date : September 21, 2021

Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★ 


Micky’s 3 star review

Headlines:
Friends/flatmates/frisky
Guilt
A dose of drama

When Sparks Fly lives up to its title, delivering on chemistry and spark. The story is an age-old but welcome tale of friends to more but these two shared a condo, so complication potential was high. Avery was the sole female in a gaggle of guy friends obsessed with sports and Declan was her long standing buddy.

A big event occured that meant that Avery really had to lean on Declan for a lot of support and this part of the story was really interesting and my favourite part. It was a little slice of forced proximity and the chemistry fumes were thick.

What dragged this down a little was the dose of drama that arose, over-reactions were prevalent and I hated how Declan acted in front of Avery during that period; I couldn’t get on board with his behaviour. Declan’s journey to improvement felt a little lacking in credability for me.

All that said, this was a fun, quick read. You could devour this in an afternoon and feel a sense of satisfaction without a huge investment.

Thank you to the publisher for this early review copy.