Release Day Review: When Sparks Fly 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.

**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

When Sparks Fly is a fun and sexy friends-to-lovers contemporary romance. Avery and Declan have been best friends since college and live together. I absolutely adored their friendship and it was fun to see these two grow even closer together when Declan insists he will take care of her when she survives a car accident. Declan has trust issues rooted from observing his parents' toxic relationship. He has never been in a serious relationship and prefers it that way. However, when he and Avery are spending even more time together his feelings for her grow even stronger. Avery feels the same way and after a frustrated incident they decide to take the next step. It is all fun and games before Declan's insecurities start to show.

I normally don't like when the hero jumps to conclusions but I thought the author handled it well in this book. It didn't bother me at all, and I even found it to be believable. I could see where Declan was coming from, and I also liked how Avery handled the situation further down the road. The author really took the time for the characters to grow as individuals and as a couple. Personal growth was a very important part of the story, and I was happy that things weren't resolved overnight. I enjoyed this book and I would love for Avery's two sisters to get their own books. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a light and fun friends-to-lovers contemporary romance.

About Helena Hunting

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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