Monday, July 12, 2021

Review Tour: The Spark by Vi Keeland

Title: The Spark
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 12, 2021


Before I even met Donovan Decker, I knew his shoe size.
You see, I’d gone away for a few days, and in my haste to get out of the airport, I’d grabbed the wrong suitcase.
After checking out the expensive footwear and tailored clothes, I dialed the number on the luggage tag hoping maybe Mister Big Spender might have my bag.
A deep, velvety voice answered, and as luck would have it, he had my suitcase, too.
Donovan and I met at a coffee shop to do the exchange.
Turned out, it wasn’t just his voice that was sexy. The man holding my luggage was absolutely gorgeous, and we had an immediate spark.
He got me to admit that I’d snooped in his bag and then convinced me to make it up to him by letting him buy me coffee.
Coffee led to dinner, dinner led to dessert, and dessert led to spending an entire weekend together. Donovan wasn’t just handsome with a panty-dropping voice. He was also funny, smart, and surprisingly down to earth for a man who wore seven-hundred-dollar shoes.
Did I mention he also did my laundry while I slept?
Definitely too good to be true.
So what did I do to repay him for his kindness?
I waited until he was in the shower, then ghosted him.
My life was too complicated for such a great guy.
In the months that passed, I thought about Donovan often. But New York City had eight-million people, so what were the chances I’d run into him?
Then again, what were the chances I’d run into him a year later…when I’d just started dating his boss?

4.5 Stars

Review by Lisa Kane

Autumn has just gotten back from a fun but exhausting bachelorette party in Vegas. Back to reality and laundry. But wait, these aren't her clothes, this enormous pair of shoes must certainly isn't hers. Gulps...she must have grabbed the wrong suitcase at the airport. She tracks down the owner and agrees to meet him at a coffee shop. He sounded kinda witty on the phone and she's a little intrigued. But curiosity isn't going to kill this cat-the sight of Mr. Drop Dead gorgeous just might. Sparks fly (thus the title of the story!) and the two spend a weekend together, a celibate weekend. Then to Donovan Decker's (yes this Adonis has a name!) horror, Autumn ghosted him. He has no contact info, nada. 

Almost a year later and Donovan is still thinking about "the one". She never contacted him again, but every woman he dates never comes up to the standard set by his mystery woman. He puts them through these mental tests and they come up short. But he has work to keep him uber busy-he's hoping to make partner at the law firm where he works and work has to be his priority anyway.

When he's assigned a pro bono case, little did he dream that getting a juvenile cleared of charges would put him in the path of the feisty social worker handling the kid-Storm's case. That's right, she's landed in his orbit and he isn't about to let this opportunity slip by. 

Now we have the ultimate cat and mouse game. The thing that makes this story stand out is Donovan's character. He's not a player, he's not out to get revenge for being dumped-this guy is head over heels gaga for Autumn and he's not afraid to show it. He's worked damn hard for his success, he was never handed anything in his life and he's willing to work just as hard to get Autumn. 

Now Autumn has her own demons and they have held her back and encased her heart in ice for a very long time. She doesn't want Donovan chiseling away at the stone surrounding that organ containing her feelings. She's not about to go down in this war of wills. 

The Spark is witty and poignant and down right interesting. It has enough story to hold the reader's attention and the characters are truly likeable. Don't let the hint of a love triangle hold you back-there's no angsty cheating going on. Don't lose out on a great story fearing a plot line that is non existent. 

The Spark is a great summer read!




Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.





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