9 Sep 2013

REVIEW: Spark (Spark #1) by Brooke Cumberland


When your past controls your future, how do you move forward?

Velaney Wills knows about that all too well. 

Weak, powerless, and fearing the one person who has hurt her the most…can she overcome the barriers to move forward?

Being saved by a muscled Godsend was never on her agenda, but when firefighter, Eric Reilley comes into her life unexpectedly, everything changes. 

Velaney has never felt loved or cared for, and her past prevents her from letting anyone in. Eric manages to break down her walls—despite the repercussions that come for them afterwards.

They have an undeniable spark—something she has never felt before, but will it be enough? Can love overcome all obstacles? Can they save each other to protect their love or will her past shatter everything she never knew she needed…?

**Spark is for mature audiences only – strong language, explicit sexual content, and sexual abuse are apparent.**

My Thoughts

When a downstairs neighbour's apartment catches fire, Velaney Wills is carried out of the building by the extremely sexy fire fighter, Eric Reilley. Not long after, Eric begins showing up everywhere, including inside her apartment cooking breakfast! Velaney learns that Eric lives in the same building, and he often shows up in time to save her clumsy self.

There's an instant chemistry, or spark, between Eric and Velaney, but Velaney continually fights it. Due to a hurtful past, she feels that she is unable to return any love. The walls she has built around her heart to protect her, have also prevented her from having any form of relationship other than what she has with her best friend, and roommate, Carissa.

Eric is a Southern man. He's well mannered, well built and has a nipple ring to top it off! He slowly gets Velaney to open up to him, and eventually they both give in to their feelings toward each other. Their relationship isn't all smooth sailing. When Velaney's past catches up with her, problems for her and Eric follow.

I really enjoyed reading Spark. Although Velaney comes across as a shy and tortured soul in the beginning, she is a very loveable character. I enjoyed watching her grow throughout the journey of the story.

What's not to like about Eric? Fire fighter, muscles, sexy green eyes, nipple ring and southern accent! He's also kind, considerate and caring. Eric is just an all round perfect guy!

Brooke Cumberland's writing style was hypnotic. There was drama, humour, love and angst. It was very easy to get lost in the story. The emotions were tangible - I was smiling, laughing, and crying over the course of the book. I can't wait to find out what happens in Burn, the next instalment in the series.



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