When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting Review


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.


5 stars

Can I say that I’m so glad that I’ve finally finished this book because it’s all I’ve been able to think about while working and my short time home before going back to work. The last time I had read the synopsis was earlier this year when the cover reveal came out, so need less to say that I really didn’t remember when I started reading it last week.

There’s a reason why I love the friends to lovers trope and think that it’s a highly underrated trope. It’s also one of those tropes that I think need to have certain things occur in order for it to be *chef’s kiss*. Like I said a couple of seconds ago, I basically went into this book blind and when I say Delcan’s name as the POV of that chapter I about flipped my lid from happiness to see and friends to lovers book.

When Sparks Fly is my first book that I’ve read by Helena Hunting (although I’ve been a long time fan for a while now), and I can honestly say that this is far from the last book I’ll read from her. I know that Helena writes a variety of romance books from the cuter ones like this one to some with heavier storylines based on the covers and synopses.

Avery and Declan have been friends since freshman year of college when they met and a school event and have basically been inseparable since, so much so that they’re renting an apartment together after graduating from college.

Declan is something else (in a good way). He doesn’t do relationships in any form because of his parents toxic relationship and doesn’t want to put himself in a position where something like that could happen to the person he’s dating or himself, so he just have meaningless hook-ups. But to his friends and Avery, he’s loyal almost to a fault.

When it comes to relationships, Avery is the complete opposite to Declan. She wants that relationship with another person before starting anything physical. And because Avery and Declan know each other so we’ll, I think that’s one of the reasons why they’ve unconsciously friend zoned each other.

She had to grow up early after her parents died in a car accident leaving her grandmother to take care of Avery and her two younger sisters.

Avery now works with her sisters at Sparks House which is like a hotel type place that hosts different events which has become all of their lives as they each have their own specialty that makes the place so special and unique.

Soon after the book begins, Avery is involved in a bad car accident that leaves her in an arm and leg cast. After much discussion and her sisters’ dismay, Avery goes back home with Declan since he is able to work from home and is physically able to help Avery.

As time passes, Avery and Declan relationship changes from friends to something else, but is it because they have the equivalent of cabin fever or are they finally starting to come into their feelings for the other? And, will this change in relationship status be able to withstand reality and their close friends and Avery’s sisters when it comes time?

Happy reading until next time,

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