When Sparks Fly is a friends-to-lovers romance that has its share of humor, heat, and emotion.
Avery and Declan have been best friends since their first year of university. I liked the dynamic of their relationship. They were buddies first. True buddies and roommates. With their competitive natures, their love of sports, and their comfort level and camaraderie, they were just a good match.
When Avery is seriously injured in an automobile accident, Declan can’t help but feel responsible. While he wasn’t the cause of the accident, he broke a promise to Avery, which resulted in her driving in poor weather conditions when she was too nervous to be behind the wheel. Declan takes it upon himself to care for Avery during her long road to recovery. All of this time together and close, constant contact made them see each other in a different light.
I enjoyed watching their friendship evolve. They were used to being together, but this newfound proximity and intimacy made their feelings grow that much deeper. They were both very aware that they could ruin their friendship if things didn’t work out, but the temptation and intensifying feelings made them want to throw caution to the wind. Their foray into this new territory wasn’t without its issues.
The evolution of their friendship, the maneuvering around each other, and the will they/won’t they aspect was probably my favorite part of the novel. While I did enjoy it overall, I just didn’t fall in love with it. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it was that made me feel disconnected to it, but for some reason I just didn’t feel as much as I had hoped. I’m sure that many readers will be completely smitten with this friends-to-lovers story.