When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting
Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes, and we have it here in Helena Hunting’s When Sparks Fly. Avery Spark is one of three sisters running a hotel/event center called Spark House. They lost their parents in a tragic car accident when they were younger, and now the bond between these three women is unbreakable. Avery’s best friend and roommate is Declan, who has a history of being a playboy with a different girl in his bed every night. When Avery ends up in a car accident herself that requires weeks of healing, Declan tries to assuage his feelings of guilt over being the cause of the accident by becoming Avery’s full-time caregiver. And, as the title suggests, sparks fly.
I had some issues with the story, because Avery may forgive Declan’s actions that led to the accident, but I couldn’t. I mean, I get it, what he did, but it still doesn’t sit well with me. But I did enjoy the forced proximity romance that developed, and I loved Avery and her sisters so much. I’m so pleased that London’s story is next. I also applaud the author for incorporating therapy so prominently in the plot. We need more authors to place mental health front and center in their stories.
Overall I enjoyed When Sparks Fly, and will definitely be continuing with the series.