After being saved by a firefighter, Velaney Wills meets Eric Reilley, who recently moved from Texas to Boston to work on the Boston Fire Department. Ironically, Eric lives below Velaney and with his devilish charm, and sweet accent, Velaney is finding him hard to resist. Velaney grew up in what should've been the perfect childhood. Her father owns his own dental practice, and her mother a Pastor. She wasn't allowed to swear and never got into any trouble, however, her troubled and complicated past makes her build walls that she doesn't let down easily. Eric is fascinated with the fact that Velaney can't swear. She uses filler words to express herself that he often finds hilarious. Velaney runs as her outlet - releasing the rage and anger she has built up inside her from a deep secret she's never told anyone except her lifelong best friend, and roommate, Carissa. Eric and Velaney become running partners - only securing their obvious sexual tension between them. No matter how much Velaney pushes Eric away, he will always be there to save her.
My Review:Spark starts out as a sweet and funny read and quickly escalates to an emotional story full of danger and suspense. The characters are well developed, and the chemistry between Velaney and Eric is intense. There were a lot of very enjoyable moments throughout the story, like Velaney's unique habit of blabbing out hilarious fillers rather than profanities. Eric is also super sweet and charming and I really liked how he was always there for Velaney. I did feel there was entirely too many dramatic things going on in the plot at times, and some of the situations Velaney found herself in were a little unrealistic, but the premise of the story was good. I would give this book a solid 3 stars and will definitely read book 2 to see how Velaney's story ends.
Brooke is a midwestern gal, from the cheese state of Wisconsin! Go Packers! She's a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children (one daughter & two stepsons) and a black fury dog. She's studied psychology in college, and counseling and education in graduate school where she found her love for writing. Most days you can find her reading or writing, or just hanging out with her family! She loves movies, cooking, and shopping! She's addicted to Starbucks, Coach purses, and wearing yoga pants.