Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting


Running the Spark House, a hotel/event space that has been in her family for years, has been Avery Spark’s lifelong dream. After years of working hard and making personal sacrifices, Avery and her two younger sisters have turned the Spark House into the premier destination in Colorado Springs. Avery is living her best life—she works with her sisters and loves every minute of it, she has a great group of friends, and she lives in a fantastic condo with her best friend Declan. She might not have any love in her life, but she’s happy.

But everything comes to a screeching halt when Avery is in a car accident, leaving her immobile for weeks. After nearly losing Avery, Declan insists that he will be the one to take care of her while she recovers. However, as Declan becomes Avery’s caretaker, lines begin to blur.

Avery and Declan have been best friends since college and always had an attraction to one another, but when she ended up dating his best friend, Sam, they successfully stamped down any feelings they may have ever had for one another. Now, as Declan and Avery spend more time together, they each begin to wonder what would’ve happened if she’d dated him instead of Sam. What starts as a friend helping out another friend turns into foreplay and, before they realize it, they recognize how deeply they care for one another. But when things get serious their past threatens to destroy everything they have built.

For so long, we were magnets unpolarized. Facing the wrong way and orbiting each other, missing the connection until the world finally aligned and brought us together, only to tear us apart again.


Avery and Declan have been best friends since college, they are also roommates. They understand each other and they have a great friendship. I absolutely loved their friendship and the bond that they had from the start. When Avery gets into a pretty bad car accident, Declan steps up to help and become her caretaker. However, this accident has also caused a shift in their friendship.

Avery and Declan have chemistry, they have a strong connection that goes deeper than friendship. Yet, neither of them wants to risk ruining what they have or their friendship with the rest of the group. Avery is focused on her job with her sisters and recovering from the accident. Declan is focused on taking care of Avery, but he also avoids relationships thanks to what he has witnessed growing up with his parents.

I loved seeing their friendship grow into something more throughout the course of the story. It is a slow burn, but it is worth the wait. I loved seeing the growth of these characters throughout the course of the story, especially with Declan.

I can’t wait for more of the Spark sisters!

If you’re looking for a slow burn, friends to lovers romance this is one to check out.