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Book Review / Helena Hunting

Helena Hunting | When Sparks Fly

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The Book: 

When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting
Published September 21st 2021 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Date read: September 29, 2021

The Characters: 


Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

Running the Spark House, a hotel/event space that has been in her family for years, has been Avery Spark’s lifelong dream. After years of working hard and making personal sacrifices, Avery and her two younger sisters have turned the Spark House into the premier destination in Colorado Springs. Avery is living her best life—she works with her sisters and loves every minute of it, she has a great group of friends, and she lives in a fantastic condo with her best friend Declan. She might not have any love in her life, but she’s happy.

But everything comes to a screeching halt when Avery is in a car accident, leaving her immobile for weeks. After nearly losing Avery, Declan insists that he will be the one to take care of her while she recovers. However, as Declan becomes Avery’s caretaker, lines begin to blur.

Avery and Declan have been best friends since college and always had an attraction to one another, but when she ended up dating his best friend, Sam, they successfully stamped down any feelings they may have ever had for one another. Now, as Declan and Avery spend more time together, they each begin to wonder what would’ve happened if she’d dated him instead of Sam. What starts as a friend helping out another friend turns into foreplay and, before they realize it, they recognize how deeply they care for one another. But when things get serious their past threatens to destroy everything they have built.

The Review: 

Thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

How beautiful is this cover? I adore friends-to-lovers romances, and this book was just what I needed when I read it.

I loved Avery (that’s also one of my favorite girls’ names)–she was one of those characters that I feel like I’d be great friends with in real life. She’s sporty, fun, independent, and running what seems like an awesome business.

When Sparks Fly reminded me a lot of People We Meet On Vacation, mostly in the way the two main characters interacted with each other. All of the relationships in this story were great. Declan and Avery had great banter, but I also loved Avery’s relationship with both her sisters and her other guy friends.

Thanks to @lovearctually, I got to Zoom with Helena Hunting about this book. Let me just say that Helena has been one of the most fun authors to talk to! I especially loved her demonstration of the little stars that London makes in the story.

I can’t wait for the rest of this series: first London’s story and then Harper’s. I’m excited to read more about Spark House and see Avery again in future books!

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