Friday, February 27, 2015

Barb's Book Review... Spark

Spark (Spark, #1)
Not many people know that I, Eevie Lawson, have a problem. An addiction to romance novels. I eat them for breakfast. I hide it the best I can, but I need them to breathe. It’s how I cope.
I’ve had a swag of book boyfriends, but now that I’m free from the responsibility of caring for my three younger brothers, it’s time to find one in the flesh.
In real life, no girl meets their hero on page one, or even at the end of chapter one. I should know.
My journey is real. It’s not perfect, and it sure as hell isn’t easy—but the fight for something worthwhile never is.   
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This is a new author and series for me. I was introduced to it months ago by my fiance. She loved the books so I added them to my ‘we must research’ stack. (Its a biiiig stack.. lol) But when I came across them again thanks to one of the PR groups I was like, “Okay, we shall read these next” and here we are. In this book we meet Eevie. A smart, sweet, out going but yet innocent girl who has a secret love for romance books. And her book boyfriends, well they are what keep her warm at night. (I think we can all attest to the book boyfriends… they are just yummy.)


**small spoiler alert**


Eevie has just moved out of her parent’s home and into a flat with her friend and flatmate Crystal. She has a small circle of friends but not the kind that only want to be around when it's convenient for them.. ya know, real friends. Just as her life starts to take on a life of its own her best friend, Jon, does something unexpected. It unnerves her a bit. He sends her flowers as a ‘housewarming gift’. Is that normal? Did friends send each other flowers? Is there more to this than what she thinks? Her friend Cassie thinks so. As a matter of fact so does her flatmate. But she pushed those thoughts to the back of her mind. When Jon asks her over for dinner the next night she starts to panic. They spend a lot of time together as it is but now it felt different. And she had every right to say it felt different. It was different. Jon tells her that he has feelings for her, that he has had feelings for the last couple of years. Ever since they met in college. Eevie is freaked the fuck out by this. Poor girl is so scared to do anything to lose him...but she wasn’t really having feelings for him. Sure she loves him but not in that way. So when she leaves his place its to take some time to think about what he had talked to her about.


Life for Eevie until she moved out could only be described as complete chaos. She had to help tend to her family of 6 when she was home. Her 3 younger brothers and her mother. Her father, when he was there so to say she grew up hard and fast would be putting it lightly. But she is a strong girl. She waited until she knew her mum could handle the three boys before she moved out. So on the heels of Jon’s revelation to her she goes to her parents home for a visit. Everyone seems to be doing well. I mean she’s only been out of the house for a month, that isn’t long at all. As Eevie takes time to think over what all has happened with her family, with Jon its like a towering tornado over her head. The next time she sees her mother she gets another dose of reality. Her mother is divorcing her father. She can’t live like this anymore. Eevie understands but its just a total shock. It throws her world into a tilt a whirl and sends her straight to the one person that knows her best, Jon.


He understands how Eevie is feeling as he went through this with his parents a year ago. But her emotions put her in a bad place… because she relies on him, needs Jon in her life and with all that is going on it’s overwhelming to think of losing him. Is she ready for a relationship with him. No but she agrees to try it. Its either try it or lose him. And right now she is being selfish.. but maybe it will work out. As the weeks go by Eevie and Jon have some nice times alone at his apartment. Dinners, movies, cuddling… its a nice, calm cycle but the feelings that should be there… they aren’t. There's a moment or two of passion after a night of drinking but that may have only been thanks to the alcohol. But then Eevie meets Crystal’s boyfriends’ mate Aiden and all sorts of feelings flood through her for the get go. The boy is like sex on legs so how could her very feminine body not react to him, right? I mean she is innocent, not dead. But the feelings make her feel guilty when she isn’t getting them from Jon. When she has a night out with Crystal, Leila and Brad (Crystal’s sister and her boy friend), Rob, Peter (a friend of Rob’s), Dean (a friend of Eevie  and Jon’s from college), and Aiden she sees there is more to him that meets the eye.


Aiden steps in when Dean, who was toasted, starts groping on her and not taking the hint to fuck off. But it doesn’t stop there. He walks her home, even though its just up the street. With it just being him and her he is a little different. Sweeter, more attentive. After that night the thoughts and feelings running through Eevie are all but consuming and consist of thoughts both naughty and nice of Aiden. She doesn’t see him again until a birthday party for Rob. Its a black, white and red themed party so she gets as sexy as she can. The new Eevie isn’t shy and she has been working her ass off to get herself back into good shape. That night the looks she gets and gives to Aiden spark something in them both. A strong presence surrounded them and the night started off a chain of emotions that made their minds play over and over for the feelings swirling around them both. As time passes the bond between them. Their relationship grows stronger.


It was as if Eevie and Aiden had finally found their soul mate. The days that they spent apart were hard but they made it work. Both promising to never go more than 10 days apart. Between her work and school schedule and his work and racing schedule and traveling they were desperate for each others touch as soon as they see each other. But its not like you can blame them. As they clung to their happy abyss their souls are almost as one. It had been a few days since They had seen each other, it was also the night of Eevie’s birthday party. As she looked around, greeting people, talking to everyone in her path she really was hoping Aiden would be able to make it. It was a busy weekend for him but a girl can hope right? Yes, and her wish is granted when he surprises her. She had her prince charming and he had his princess. Time apart was still an obstacle for them but they made it work. The time apart was good for them both, it only made their time together that much better.


The night of Crystal’s birthday get together changed things for a lot of people but especially for Eevie.  A girls night out. Eevie, Crystal and a few of the girls Crystal worked for all went out for dinner, drinks and a little fun. After dinner they went to a bar and just let go, having a couple of drinks and good conversation. Eevie was just killing time until Aiden arrived to whisk her away to his place for the weekend. Their ‘girls night’ was interrupted though when Dean a friend of Eevie’s from College and Crystal’s boyfriend showed up. It was odd, he was not a girl but he insisted on buying them drinks. they agreed and it was a bit odd to have him there, staring at Eevie. After finishing off her third drink Dean set out to get them another and Eevie was feeling hot and dizzy. She needed air.


She excused herself, telling Crystal she was going outside. The next thing she knows she is waking up, groggily to beeps and hearing Aiden say her name. She was in the hospital. Seems she was ‘attacked’ when she left the bar. Thankfully Aiden and Crystal had found her.. but she was unconscious on the ground and a man had been standing over her. they were testing to see if she had been raped but right now with what she could remember and what they knew of after it seemed Dean had attacked her. of course this turned Eevie’s world upside down, inside out and then tossed her into the fire. But thanks to Aiden she is able to stay strong and as they heal together from this event their love and need grows between them. its just a road bump they were able to get over it.


Since that time they had rotated between her apartment and his apartment. they just couldn’t get enough of their life together. The love they share is strong, unyielding and will only get stronger. They have a live that we all want. And some of us are lucky enough to have.

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