Book Review: When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

This was such a sweet, sexy, and heartfelt friends-to-lovers story. I hope you enjoy Declan and Avery as much as I did! Dive into When Sparks Fly today!

Book Review: When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting | About That Story
When Sparks Fly (Spark House #1) by Helena Hunting

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.

4 out of 5 stars

When Sparks Fly was the perfect blend of fun, entertaining, and sweet! It was heartfelt and sexy and I totally enjoyed it!

I liked the evolution of Avery and Declan coming together. I loved learning the ends and outs of their history and friendship and what influenced them to make the choices they’ve made over the years. I liked the attraction between them and how they kept it in check, fighting their feelings.  At the beginning of the story, choices are made that have serious consequences that lead these two into a forced proximity situation. They have a lot of ups and downs and I liked the drama involved. As they become even closer, I loved them opening up, the intense and intimate moments between them, watching their feelings grow, and being vulnerable with each other. There's anger and guilt between them, frustration, and an awesome building sexual tension. I loved them working through their feelings and coming out on the other side.

This was a really good story and I loved the emotion involved. There was a nice amount of humor as well rounding it out. I liked how intimate their relationship felt beyond sex (though that was pretty hot!). I loved the closeness they already had since they were friends first and how it grew and changed into so much more. I thought there was a good pace and felt invested the entire time. I loved them coming back together for a fantastic happily ever after, all the sweet gestures, and the awesome epilogue.

This was a wonderful story about friendship and love, healing and forgiveness. It's an engaging and charming story filled with heart.

Complimentary copy received from St. Martin's Press.

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I loved watching these two fight their feelings and come together and fall in love. Do you enjoy friends-to-lovers romances? Let me know!

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