Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Fated Hearts by Kelly Elliott Release Blitz

Fated Hearts. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Kelly Elliott. Available Now.

It was only meant to be a short trip—up to Chicago for two days and then back to Texas. At least, that was the plan until a massive snowstorm leaves me trapped in Chicago at a local hotel with no definite timeframe of when I can go back home. If that wasn’t a crazy-enough turn of events—I wake up to a beautiful princess standing in my hotel room.

She was definitely a sight to behold, but she’s not the least bit thrilled to see me—think Momma Bear finding Goldilocks lying in her bed type of annoyance.

You see, my princess turned out to be a tired and angry traveler who had been double-booked… in my hotel room. With no rooms left anywhere in the city, we are forced to bunk together to ride out the storm. Now all that’s left to determine is will we survive each other.

After a rocky start and some much-needed rest, Analise and I soon forge a friendship that turns into a no-strings-attached fling.

When the fairytale we got lost in melts away, we have an even bigger storm to weather that we never saw coming. The one where I’m faced with the uncertainty of having to walk away from the one woman who has opened a part of my heart I had thought was as frozen over as the city we found each other in.

Fated Hearts is a stand-alone novel and the last book in the Southern Bride series.

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Book 8
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She wasn’t just beautiful. She was thrilling as hell. It was nice to meet a woman who wasn’t afraid to spar back with me.

 

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Shannan☆☆☆☆
Fated Hearts is the eighth installment in the Southern Bride series. It can be read as a standalone. I have only read a few in this series and had no issues nor did I feel like I was missing any information.

The last thing Roger wanted to do was stay another night in Chicago, but the weather had other plans. After sweet talking his way into a hotel suite close to the airport, all he wants to do is sleep. Having a half-naked woman waking him up was definitely not in his plans. She is as shocked to see him as he is to see her. Finding their room is double booked and they are forced to share, hoping the weather will break sooner rather than later.

I loved the banter between Roger and Annalise. Kelly Elliott has such a way with words that you can feel the chemistry between the characters build. I was brought to tears more than once but loved every minute of it.

I can't wait to go back and read the rest of this delicious series!

 

 

Author Bio



KELLY ELLIOTT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Her bestselling works include Wanted, Broken, Lost Love, and Never Enough, to name just a few.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, Gus, her chocolate lab, four cats, and endless wildlife creatures. When she's not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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Don’t look away. I want to see you when I start to make love to you, princess.

 

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Between Two Thieves by Sloane Steele

She’s no stranger to theft—but this time, it’s her heart at risk of being stolen.

Don’t miss this new high-stakes romantic caper series, where they’re planning the art heist of the century—to right the wrongs of the past.

She’s no stranger to theft—but this time, it’s her heart at risk of being stolen.

Get in. Get out. The two basic rules of thieving.

But when Nikki Russo runs into ex-boyfriend Wade Palmer, getting out gets mighty complicated, mighty fast. Burned by Wade before, her life was less difficult with him gone—even if it was less exciting.

Nikki’s working for the good guys now, trying to restore some ill-gotten gains to their rightful owners. Wade is doing one last job for his mentor—who also happens to be Nikki’s dad.

Now it seems they’re after the same high-value painting. And maybe a little of that thrill they used to share. Teaming up with a man she’s not sure she can trust won’t be easy, especially when Nikki discovers there’s a lot more at stake than Wade first let on.

But then, Nikki’s always loved a challenge. Where’s the fun in easy anyway?

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Mary☆☆☆☆
Nikki Russo has only known one thing, how to be a good thief. Nowadays she is stealing from the bad guys to make things right. She works with a group of people that are trying to set things right. When Nikki runs into her ex-boyfriend, she is in danger of losing her heart.

Wade Palmer needs a painting stolen and he knows who can get it for him. When he contacts Nikki, she is hesitant to see him. Funny thing is, Nikki and Wade are after the same painting.

Who will get to it first? Will Wade tell her the truth of why he needs the painting? Will she give in to the feeling she is feeling towards him? Can they spend one night together for old time's sake? And what about the dogs, can Nikki get past them?

This story was fun, flirty, and crazy, with friends, family, and past loves, and I enjoyed the suspenseful aspect of them trying to steal the treasures without getting caught and then getting them to the rightful owners. I can't wait to read the next one in this series.

 

 

Author Bio

SLOANE STEELE is the pen name for contemporary romance author Shannyn Schroeder. Shannyn is a part-time English teacher, part-time curriculum editor, and full-time mom, even though her kids are pretty self-sufficient teens. In her down time, she bakes cookies, reads romance, and watches far too much TV. She's a sucker for a good heist and even more, loves a team who can pull one off.

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Bombshell by Sarah MacLean

Bombshell. Hell’s Belles, Book 1. Caleb is fast realizing that Sesily isn’t for forgetting… she’s forever. And forever isn’t something he can risk.

New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with a blazingly sexy, unapologetically feminist new series, Hell’s Belles, beginning with a bold, bombshell of a heroine, able to dispose of a scoundrel—or seduce one—in a single night.

After years of living as London’s brightest scandal, Lady Sesily Talbot has embraced the reputation and the freedom that comes with the title. No one looks twice when she lures a gentleman into the dark gardens beyond a Mayfair ballroom… and no one realizes those trysts are not what they seem.

No one, that is, but Caleb Calhoun, who has spent years trying not to notice his best friend’s beautiful, brash, brilliant sister. If you ask him, he’s been a saint about it, considering the way she looks at him… and the way she talks to him… and the way she’d felt in his arms during their one ill-advised kiss.

Except someone has to keep Sesily from tumbling into trouble during her dangerous late-night escapades, and maybe close proximity is exactly what Caleb needs to get this infuriating, outrageous woman out of his system. But now Caleb is the one in trouble, because he’s fast realizing that Sesily isn’t for forgetting… she’s forever. And forever isn’t something he can risk.

 

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Bombshell by Sarah MacLean.

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Erica☆☆☆
Bombshell is the debut in the Hell's Belles series.

Sarah MacLean tops my favorites list on Historical Romance. I need to add a disclaimer. If you're an old-school Historical Romance fan, where historical accuracy is tantamount, I might dissuade you from reading. Simply put, I see MacLean's novels more like a historical spin on modern romance, with a feminist twist in an era where women were not treated as a man's equal in society. The heroine will know her worth, be it in the 1800s or the 2000s, even if it messes with historical accuracy.

Bombshell was an anomaly to what I posted above, the fine line generally ridden was pitched, where the feminism was so hard-hitting that it felt as if it was in the wrong era, the wrong genre. No longer a romance novel but a vehicle to punch the reader in the face with the author's mindset, none of which worked in the era/genre it was written.

To be honest, I struggled from the start, not truly hooked, attempting to read the beginning portion of the novel, which is not the norm for me when it comes to MacLean's novels. I have no idea if it was my mood, or inability to concentrate, but I was just not connecting with Sesily or the story itself. After I fell into the groove of it all, I read the rest of the novel in a single sitting. But the struggle was real in the beginning. If you're experiencing this as well, here's my push to soldier forth if you're a fan.

Lady Sesily Talbot is not unfamiliar to those who have read all of MacLean's works. Scandalous and brazen, Sesily has the personality to start a brand-new series, featuring Caleb Calhoun. Their connection was introduced in Day of the Duchess, and I was surprised that MacLean didn't end the Scandal & Scoundrel series with their story. Embracing the freedom scandal allows her, Sesily doesn't fret over what the ton thinks of her reputation, one of the little freedoms women were allowed in the era.

Quite frankly, I'm not a fan of this premise. "Caleb wants Sesily but can't have her, so he ignores her, which affects her self-esteem, because she's heartbroken someone doesn't want her, someone she just met, in the ultimate of insta-loves, because Caleb had the audacity to not want her back."

Sesily is a feminist, right? Doesn't she realize she is the one who is responsible for her own feelings? Caleb doesn't have to want her, just because she wants him. To have this impact your life for two years is a bit extreme and childish. It's ironic that as a reader I'm to feel bad for her because of this, even if it's angsty AF how he wants her back too but feels as if he can't have her.

Sesily is invited to join a grouping of women, spearheaded by Duchess of Trevescan, focusing on helping women escape abusive marriages, dubbed the Hell's Belles. With a varying cast of personalities, the women stole the show. A heavy feminism mindset is woven throughout the entire story, one that may not feel authentic for those who read old-school historical romance.

Caleb has always been drawn to his friend's scandalous sister, and together they share a past, a past in which he has hurt Sesily's feelings. Even still, the protective sort, Caleb is determined to watch Sesily's back from afar, watching on as Sesily behaves as the ultimate of pot-stirrers. Caleb is harboring secrets of his own, ones in which the author keeps from the readers and fellow characters alike.

I'm not a fan of this drawn-out delivery system, and this isn't being said by an instant-gratification reader. It's not a mystery if one of the narrators knows the secrets but purposefully withholds it from their own mind for over 70% of a novel. A mystery is something in which neither of the narrators knows. Otherwise, it's just an evasive tactic utilized by the author to withhold information until they feel it will be most impactful, either making it look like it came out of nowhere or that we had an unreliable narrator for the most part. This is just a pet-peeve of mine that I had to voice.

Forced proximity places both Sesily and Caleb in readers' grasps, which is one of my favorite, angsty treats. Forever drawn to one another, they are under the impression how they can get each other out of their systems. I'm not sure where this premise started, one which we have in real life, how you can get someone out of your system. Never once has this helped in novels or in person, forever falling for the object of your obsession. Who is spreading this BS to get people to honestly think this is a course of action? Name one person in history where this worked? Why does this keep being perpetuated? But I digress.

What I will say is this was an entertaining calamity of errors, where nothing on the pages would have had happened in reality. Was I entertained? Yes, for the most part. But I spent the entire time reading at a rapid pace, entirely flying by the suspension of belief notion. If I paused too long, if I mused over anything, it would tear me from the story and I'd begin to struggle too much.

As a feminist myself, even I had a hard time connecting with Sesily. I found her behavior and mindset somewhat disrespectful for the era, as well as childish and self-indulgent, with all the pot-stirring, "I don't care what others think." It came off as she very much cared what others thought, so she went out of her way to make them uncomfortable, knowing they thought poorly of her, so she might as well make an impression, ya know, versus not be thought about at all. My over-analytical mind thought Sesily insecure, no matter how much she professed her independent thinking.

Sesily's behavior was selfish and mindless. She felt she had a right to do anything she wanted, consequences be damned, caring little of the impact her actions had on others. If anyone, particularly Caleb, voiced how she was being an idiot, she would argue how she had a right to do as she pleased. Reminded me of trying to explain to a toddler why they can't run into traffic, even if they were completely capable of running there, the toddler not able to realize how the person who hits them will ultimately feel, or how badly it will hurt if they survive. That is Sesily, and I couldn't figure out why anyone liked her. She gave my ilk (feminists) a bad name, selfish, vapid, and narcissistic. I doubt MacLean wished to have the opposite happen, where readers would actually resent people like Sesily, instead of identifying with her.

This is a case where I wanted to like it but struggled to find entertainment within it. As a fan of MacLean's, I'm sure that influenced my rating, as well as my overall thoughts on the novel. This is by far one of her most feminism-forward novels, to a preachy degree.

As a feminist seeking escape, I personally didn't need to be preached at one iota. I think this impacted my entertainment value. I hope Sarah MacLean just takes her foot off the gas a bit, idles it back a bit in future installments. You change more minds by being subtle than punching them in the face with it. Because the story stops being about the characters, their journeys, the journeys of the side characters, all completely overshadowed by an agenda being preached.

To be honest, I just expected more out of Sesily and Caleb's story, after waiting to read their journey so long. What was promised as an angsty journey seemed to be overshadowed by preaching and showcasing other characters who will undoubtedly get an installment next. I felt the novel was disjointed, the wrong things in the forefront, with not enough of the couple or their romance showcased, especially as this is historical romance.

Many of MacLean's novels are on my reread list. I'll skip Bombshell on future rereads and only recommend it for series continuity. I look forward to the next installment, hoping this was just a dud among diamonds.

 

 

Author Bio

SARAH MACLEAN grew up in Rhode Island, obsessed with historical romance and bemoaning the fact that she was born far too late for her own season. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees from Smith College and Harvard University before she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book.

Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband, baby daughter, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels. She loves to hear from readers.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

One Day Like This by Scarlett Cole Release Blitz

Available Now. One Day Like This by Scarlett Cole.

Matt

Loving Izabel Bryson should be the easiest thing in the world. Heck, she’s been the inspiration for at least half a dozen of the songs he’s written for his rock band, Sad Fridays.
He’s loved her for a decade.
But she’s his best friend and fellow-band mate’s little sister, and he promised a decade ago that he’d never put his hands on her.
She can never be his, no matter how much he craves her.

Izabel

Loving Matt Palmer is the most hopeless thing in the world.
The hours she spends working at the Manchester homeless shelter only go so far in distracting her from the painful truth.
He doesn’t want her.
Because she screwed up that awful night two years before when she slept with Matt’s brother. He will never be hers, no matter how much she yearns for him.

When a good deed leads to one bed, and one night of ruthless honesty, everything is laid bare. They belong together, but acting on it will cost them everything.

It's raw. It's real. It's rock and roll.

 

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I can still feel your hands on my skin, and I wondered if you can still feel mine on yours.

 

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Sarah☆☆☆☆☆
This is a fabulous start to a new series by a favourite author. Where the Preload books were about successful band whose members were household names, this series starts with a band whose members are nearing 30 and still gigging around their day jobs. Matt and his bandmates are killing themselves and still barely breaking even.

Matt and Izabel are both really engaging characters. I always love that Cole’s female characters are engaging and likeable. Izabel’s work in the shelter is inspiring. Matt’s determination, talent, and hard graft are equally engaging. Both characters have complicated family relationships that feel real and relatable.

While I really enjoyed Matt and Izabel, I didn’t quite buy into the reasons they felt they had to hide their feelings from each other and stay apart for so many years. The conflict felt conflated and improbable. The result is a story that lacks some of the buildup of sexual tension I want from a romance. I like the friends-to-lovers element of the story but not the unbelievable conflict.

I absolutely love the Manchester setting for this book. In recent years, I’ve followed Cole from the Second Circle Tattoo books set in the USA to the Preload books set in Canada and now to this series set in the UK. I love the way Matt’s band fits into Manchester’s fabulous music scene. With Izabel’s shelter, Cole captures the tension between Manchester’s gritty industrial heart and its rapid gentrification beautifully.

I love the structure Cole sets up for the series at the end of this book. While we get a strong HFN (happy for now) for Isobel and Matt, the author leaves some threads open and the last chapter is the first chapter of the next character’s book. I love that the band’s story will be told across the series.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the first book in a new series, and I can tell you, I am definitely hooked.

Set in Manchester, a thriving place for successful music bands, we meet a band who have most definitely not hit the big time... yet! They are doing well enough to have regular gigs, enough music to record an album, and collectively, a bad rock star lifestyle habit of drink, drugs, and sex.

As we get to know the guys, some of whom work together painting and decorating to make ends meet, we soon see that there is a very down to earth vibe amongst them, even though they are keen to break into the scene. How much longer they can stay together when things are not working out, well that's the question.

Then of course, there is the younger sister of Luke, who has crushed on the band's songwriter, Matt, forever. There is a lot of history there, and bro code issues, as Matt too really likes her. Throw in the fact that Matt's brother and band singer, Jase, did hook up with her, and you have the set up for some really complicated romantic possibilities.

You will not be disappointed, and as we follow the potential success or otherwise of the band, we also watch the two leads work out what is and isn't allowed, and how much they will play by the rules.

Left on a sort of cliffhanger, I am very keen to get my hands on the next installment very soon (hint hint!).

 

 

She’s not the girl you hide. She’s the girl you marry! Stop dicking her around.

 

Author Bio



The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada where I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are Scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay.

I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I'm getting the chance to follow that dream.

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Foolish Hearts by Synithia Williams

All they need is a second chance… Foolish Hearts by Synithia Williams.

All they need is a second chance…

It’s been three years since Ashiya Waters walked away from Russell—and made the biggest mistake of her life. She knows she shouldn’t dwell on the past. Love isn't meant to last… and nobody taught her that better than her own family. But when her grandmother unexpectedly dies, leaving Ashiya in charge of a multimillion-dollar company, Russell is the only one who can help her… and things get complicated fast.

Russell Gilchrist would do anything to be named COO of Robidoux Holdings—with all of the power and money that comes along with it. He’s been desperate to solve the disappearance of his brother, Roderick, for years, and the Robidoux influence could finally turn this cold case hot—and give his family some much-needed closure. The job is his… if he helps Ashiya manage her new business. He’ll just do his work and get out—that’s the plan. But being so close to the woman who broke his heart is dangerous. Seeing her smile and feeling her touch makes him want to forget the past. But will this second chance at love burn them both?

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Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Second-Chance Romance
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Ashiya never wanted much to do with her family's wealth and lifestyle. She loves her shop and how successful she's made it. But when her long-lost grandma leaves everything to her, Ashiya doesn't really know what to do.

Russell vowed to never let someone into this life again after Ashiya used him. He didn't ever want to feel like that again. But when he sees her struggling to figure out where to go when she's handed a company, Russell knows that his heart is more able to forgive than he thought.

As Ashiya navigates a new family's hidden secrets and agendas, Russell visits old wounds that have been left to fester. Together they will tackle each other's problems in the hopes that at the end, they'll have found exactly what they were looking for.

It's a good second-chance story with a lot of moving parts. Stealing, cheating, and lying all come fairly standard in this new company and in the mystery behind Russell's family's mystery. I enjoyed watching them fight for what they wanted and loved watching them find each other again.

 

 

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SYNITHIA WILLIAMS has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural that she would one day write her own romance. When she isn’t writing, Synithia works on water quality issues in the Midlands of South Carolina while taking care of her supportive husband and two sons.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Dragon by K. Webster Blog Tour

Dragon. Royal Bastards MC. USA Today bestselling author, K. Webster. Blog Tour.

From USA Today bestselling author K. Webster comes a new motorcycle club dark standalone M/M romance novel!

They created this monster when they took me as a teen.
Abused me, tortured me, psychologically ruined me.
I was once innocent, fragile, and good.
Now I’m older and everything wicked.
The worst of the worst.

I’m filled with fiery rage and burn with the need to avenge the death of the boy I used to be.
Vicious and violent and vindictive.
A metaphorical dragon among men, thirsty to set fire to them all.

Only my mission of depraved justice will have to wait because Prez needs me for something else. If he wasn’t single-handedly responsible for dragging me from the sick nightmare my life had become, I’d tell him exactly where to shove his stupid idea of putting me on babysitting duty.

My charge is a prospect.
Not just any prospect, but the young, innocent Cove Gale who shouldn’t be within a hundred-mile radius of this vile club I call home.
I’m supposed to be keeping him safe.
But Cove’s a reckless brat with a mouth that begs for trouble.

Prez should know better than to give me a toy to play with.
I break things and I’ll break him too.

The prospect is just a boy.
And he’s just unleashed the dragon…

***This is a gay romance and the third book in the Royal Bastards MC: Tulsa, OK series. It can be read as a standalone but may be better enjoyed after reading the first two, Koyn and Copper. Koyn and Copper are both M/F stories while this one is M/M.***

 

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I’m at his mercy. His captive. His willing prey. The safeword is a lifeline I don’t reach out for. I ignore it, sinking deeper and deeper into the darkness with him. He drowns me and I don’t care. I want it. I need it. I demand it.

 

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Shannan☆☆☆☆☆
Dragon is the third installment in the Royal Bastards MC: Tulsa, OK series. It can be read as a standalone, but I think it is so much better if you read it in the order the author intended for the most enjoyment.

Dragon (aka Chase) and Cove meet in the worst circumstances humanly possible. They are both being held captive and abused at will by Night Giant. When they escape to become part of the Royal Bastards, they are free but those intense demons that lurk in the shadows are still there. Being held captive has led to Dragon having a very dark side, and with Cove sharing that past, they have a connection neither can understand. The chemistry and passion between them high.

I loved the interactions between these characters, it was everything I needed. Dragon is the perfect mix of crazy and sweet, especially for Cove. Cove doesn't understand why he needs Dragon but he does.

Easily, Dragon is probably my favorite of the series, but I am I sucker for Webster’s m/m!!


Angie☆☆☆
I want to start by saying I haven't read any of the previous books in this series. It was a struggle for me to get through this book. Not because of the subject matter, but because I couldn't connect with any of the characters. I couldn't get invested in the story. I have been on a dark read kick, so I was really looking forward to this book. Dragon had issues and for good reason, but I felt nothing for him. Cove I could sort of connect with at times, like when his boyfriend got back with his ex. Ugh, I so wanted to love this book. The revenge was good in this book, fast but good. I just needed that connection and if I would have had it, then I probably would have been dragged into this and spit out, instead of sluggishly trying to finish.

 

 

I love when you whimper for me. I also love it when you scream.

 

Author Bio



K. WEBSTER is a USA Today bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

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Spoiler Alert: I’m the nightmare.

 

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When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

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Charming, hilarious, and emotional... When Sparks Fly is Helena Hunting at her very best!

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.

 

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When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

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We kept missing each other until the world aligned and brough us together, only to tear us apart again. Helena Hunting, When Sparks Fly.

 

Reviews


Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
I really enjoyed this book, which has lots of layers and plenty of romance.

Avery and her two sisters run an events hotel – Avery taking the lead in most things. They are trying to do really well, so that they can restore the fountain. Things take a turn for the worse when Avery is in an accident, and everything becomes more complicated to achieve.

Declan considers himself to blame for Avery's accident, and so he promises to do everything to make her life easier. They may share a home, but they have stayed away from the burning attraction for years. He is right to blame himself as he had a woman stay over the night before and let Avery down. I have to say this act did not endear him to me at the beginning, but he works hard to make things right.

You will need to read the goodness for yourself, but rest assured that things change in a number of unexpected ways after the accident. Some things really are unexpectedly funny, some very moving, and all leading to the happily ever after which we all want to happen.

Helena Hunting has once again delivered a really engaging, sexy, sweet, and satisfying read.


Veronica☆☆☆☆
When Sparks Fly is a really good friends-to-lovers romance. Avery and Declan are best friends and roommates and when Avery is in an accident, Declan steps up and takes care of her and their relationship starts to change. The romance is a bit of a slow-burn but the story isn’t slow at all, it was always engaging and I think that is because Avery and Declan are good, fun people. I really enjoyed spending time with them no matter what they were doing. They are the kind of people I’d want to be friends with.

There were a few things about When Sparks Fly I particularly liked, aside from Declan and Avery being a hot couple. One is that Avery and Declan are just regular, everyday people living their lives, hanging out with friends, and trying to move forth in their careers. Another is that Avery and Declan ultimately deal with difficulties in their relationship like adults. This is one of those rare romance novels where I didn’t feel that the drama was overblown, and that the conflict was legitimate, and the resolution was appropriate.

This was a great story and there are good times and bad times, and the ending was fabulous. When Sparks Fly is the first Helena Hunting novel I’ve read, and I now understand why Helena Hunting so popular. I’m definitely going to take the time to go and check out some of her other work. She has a new fan in me.

 

 

Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author HELENA HUNTING lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. She writes all things romance – contemporary, romantic comedy, sports and angsty new adult. Some of her books include Meet Cute, Pucked, and Shacking Up. Helena loves to bake cupcakes, has been known to listen to a song on repeat 1512 times while writing a book, and if she has to be away from her family, prefers to be in warm weather with her friends.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting to read and review.