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A friends first romance, with sisters and fears, silence and tears – When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

Title:  When Sparks Fly

Author: Helena Hunting

Publisher: St Martin’s Press, St Martin’s Griffin

Published: September 21st, 2021

Pages: 320

Rating:  4*

My Review:

This is a friends first, contemporary romance
And I'd like to take this chance
To thank St Martin's Press and NetGalley, too,
For letting me have a copy to read and honestly review!

Best friends Avery and Declan share their home but though
They have fun but the idea of romance is a no go.
The go out dating with others 
But treat each other like sister and brother.

So why does it hurt when Avery goes on a date?
Declan is jealous and so tempts fate.
He lets her down and has to live with the news
She's seriously injured, now he needs to pay his dues.

He feels responsible for what happened to her there
So undertakes to be the one to support and care
Little do they realise that this will change their life
Until something happens to cause even more strife.

This isn't straight forward, beautiful, romantic dreams
They both have troubles and fears it seems
Can they work through their angst and so find
A way to love that's supportive and kind?

There's humour, laughter, fun and tears
Time out and silence, reactions and fears.
With so human characters, it isn't an easy romance
I hope you'll take the time to read it and give it a chance!


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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2 comments on “A friends first romance, with sisters and fears, silence and tears – When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

  1. Carla
    September 23, 2021

    I really liked this one and your review captures it perfectly, Elaine.


  2. Pingback: Fun, heartwarming #Romance – Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting | splashesintobooks

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