Genres: Friends to Lovers, Romance
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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.
I’ll be honest I have read quite a few books by Helena Hunting so when When Sparks Fly found it’s way to my kindle I expected to be reading a hot and steamy hockey book. What I received couldn’t be further from that thought. I received a book about loss, undiscovered love, friendship, and a lot of personal growth. I found a book that had me invested into Declan and Avery.
Hunting brought her A game and then some to this friends to lovers book. You could see the love from the beginning but the twists and turns are so realistic that this reader felt like she was hanging out with friends. Helena was able to put me in with a group of tight friends, that while we have nothing in common, I truly enjoyed being around and watch their lives unfold.
This story is one that will draw you in and keep you there until the last word. You root for the main characters. The flow is flawless, which as a fan of Hunting’s work, you expect. Her characters show growth, both separately and together. I truly enjoyed When Sparks fly, from beginning to end.
**When Sparks Fly will be available September 21, 2021**