When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting
I’ve been loving Helena Hunting’s stand-alone books, and When Sparks Fly is another I can add to that list. Don’t let the cover fool you, this is more than just a cute romance book, it also has a lot of emotion attached to it with Avery’s accident, Declan’s guilt over it, and the emotional and communication barriers they each had to overcome.
Avery was a great character and someone who you would want to be friends with. With all of the obstacles in her way after her accident, she never once gave up and I also liked that she didn’t give up on Declan either, even when he made it very easy for her to. I had a love/hate relationship with Declan, which I feel like Hunting wants readers to have. In the beginning I thought he was a jealous and selfish jerk, but then when he was willing to drop everything to help Avery, I started to like him. His growth at the end of the book was my favorite part and I like how Hunting presented it with him, where she gave him time to become who he needed to be. The final chapters of this book definitely tugged at my heartstrings and I was wiping away a few tears.
I’m glad this is turning into a series with books focusing on Avery’s sisters, with London’s book coming out in the spring. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review, When Sparks Fly was published yesterday.
CW: Car accident, parent death, grief