Charming, hilarious, and emotional...When Sparks Fly is Helena Hunting at her very best!
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.
Hunting (A Kiss for a Kiss) delivers an enjoyable friends-to-lovers romance ignited by a lengthy recovery from a car accident. Twenty-eight-year-old hotelier Avery Spark is on her way to a business meeting when she crashes her car and breaks multiple bones. Declan McCormick, her roommate and best friend since college, offers to provide round-the-clock care during her recovery out of guilt for not driving her to the meeting as he'd promised. Avery is frustrated with her lack of mobility, but, with the encouragement of her sisters, finds an outlet in documenting her recovery on social media. And after Declan walks in on Avery masturbating, the pair decide he should help her relieve her sexual tension while her mobility is limited, leading both to admit to long-hidden mutual attraction. When pot brownies inspire an out-of-character rant from Avery that she posts on her hotel's social media, the loss of a major sponsor threatens the business. In her attempts to fix her mistake, Avery pursues an alternate sponsor with serious consequences for her fragile relationship. Hunting hits familiar notes but makes them sing, resulting in a predictable but charming love story. This is a solid pick for romance fans.
Friends to lovers
Avery & Declan have been best buds & roommates since college. They’ve seen each other through the ups & downs of life. They’ve even been okay watching each other date & cycle through random one night stands. But it’s not until Avery is seriously injured & the guilt stricken Declan insists on helping her convalesce that they start to see each other in a new light. I’m a huge fan of Helena Hunting, but I guess friends to lovers is not my thing cuz I just didn’t feel for how this relationship developed. I did enjoy the way everything wrapped up in the end & the story had a cute epilogue.
Different but great!
I read this after reading some of the Pucked series. It’s almost like it’s a totally different author. The book is still well written, but the tone is totally different - more mature, and I’m totally okay with that. It made me laugh and cry, but still had that signature Hunting heat.
Avery and Declan are funny and yet realistic characters. The give and take is my favorite part of reading this book. Grat story!