When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

 Release Date - September 21, 2021


Avery Spark and her sisters suffered the greatest loss when their parents were killed in a car accident. They're successful business owners now and run their grandmother's hotel. In her downtime, Avery and her roommate, Declan McCormick, enjoy food, sports, and hanging out with their friends. On one of their usual evenings, Avery mixes things up by heading out on a date the night before she has to travel. It upsets Declan and that's where everything goes wrong.

Declan decides to go out to a bar and ends up hungover on the morning he offered to loan Avery his SUV. Forced to take her car before winter tires are installed, Avery is in a horrible crash and needs a caregiver for several months while she heals. Declan's guilt has him signing up for the role.

During their time together, Avery must rely on Declan in more ways than she ever imagined. He must overcome the guilt he feels. They start falling for each other, but can their new feelings overcome all of the obstacles that stand in their way?

Most of When Sparks Fly delighted me. There's one aspect of the story regarding Avery's recovery that I found to be unnecessary to the plot, but that's me. It may not bother others. I did enjoy watching their friendship bloom into something more. 

I also loved that the accident was treated realistically. There was no rushing to have Avery heal from her broken bones. It took time, and Declan had to face what many family caregivers face when it comes to balancing work, care duties, and transportation needs. I appreciated the realism with those aspects of being a caregiver. It made the story very real and dear to my heart.


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