Avery and Declan are adorable. They’re the best of friends and it’s clear to everyone except Avery and Declan that they’re made for each other. Unfortunately, his fear of commitment means they wouldn’t even consider turning this friendship into anything more, until life changes everything. Once they start spending every minute together, things get more intimate for them both and a lot more frustrating for poor Avery. When Declan walks in on a very personal moment, things go from bad to worse until Avery decides to level with him about her needs.
Like everything from Helena Hunting, their story is funny and sweet but not without angst. The delicate balance between them is easily upset and the whole relationship implodes. This is the only part of the book that faltered. The plot was good, but Declan’s reaction seems out of character and doesn’t make much sense. It’s a huge overreaction and doesn’t fit for me, but all’s well that ends well and I enjoyed their story very much.
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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When Sparks Fly
by Helena Hunting
Available September 21, 2021
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.