Book Review: When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting
This book was the description of a wholesome romance. The whole friends to lovers and care taking trope was to die for. The chemistry and genuine love between Avery and Declan was also so well developed and crafted that I devoured this book in one sitting.
Avery is a boy's girl. She lives with her best friend Declan, loves to hang out for football Mondays and plays in a league with Declan and their friends. She also runs an event company with her sisters, which is her pride and joy. Declan and Avery have never tried to have a romantic relationship, however they have always found each other attractive and they haven't been in a serious relationship. When Avery is mandated bed rest and recovery after a terrible accident, Declan becomes her caretaker and they slowly start to become more intimate with each other.
My favorite thing about the story is the intimacy and the genuine love the characters have for each other. You can feel the tension and the friendship that exists between the two and when they cross that line between friends to lovers it was such a delightful feeling.
Both characters are very strong and it was heart breaking to see Avery struggle and Declan blame himself. It was super interesting to see the love Avery has for Declan and how that in turn makes him a better human being, boyfriend and friend. I usually don't like friends to lovers, yet I felt like Helena Hunting did such a good job in portraying a relationship that had been built out of love and respect.
“Thank you for teaching me how to love with my whole heart. I promise I’ll take good care of yours.”
The ending for me was incredible because it was real. They didn't just start dating and all was perfect. They started becoming dependent on each other, which I found to be such a raw and relatable topic. The break up felt necessary and the way that they met and worked on themselves really made my heart full.
* I received this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Overall rating: 4 stars