When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting (2021) St. Martin's Griffin.
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.
This is the first book in a long while that I have wanted to start reading again from the beginning after finishing it. It's a very charming and touching friends to lovers romance. The fact that both have had feelings for the other since college made this story quite sweet.
A fun read, in equal measure lighthearted and serious. Both characters are emotionally damaged and it takes a lot of soul searching for the two of them to resolve their issues at the end. Their transition from friends to lovers was very entertaining. Declan was a real sweetheart during Avery's recovery and there were quite a few humorous scenes. Their friends added some light humour to the story as well. The scavenger hunts at the end of the book were really touching and charming. With a thoroughly heartwarming and feel-good happy ending, this book will leave you feeling all gooey. 🥰