Monday, August 12, 2013
**BLOG TOUR STOP** Spark by Brooke Cumberland
Let me just start off by saying WOW. We are HUGE fans of Brooke Cumberland. We received the privilege of reviewing an ARC copy of Kitchen Affairs, beta for Kitchen Scandals and beta for Spark. If you have not read Brooke Cumberland, we are demanding you put ALL three of these books on your must read list.
Ok, so now back to Spark.
“When you feel that SPARK, anything is possible, Brooke Cumberland hit this one dead on. Absolutely brilliant, more than just pages of a story … a true work of art”
This is a story of a girl who has so much emotional baggage and lived through so much physical trauma, I’m surprised she is actually functioning. On the outside, Velany is just your every day girl living in the world. It’s what lurks underneath that gives her so much depth. One night, after a fire in her apartment building, she is rescued by the handsome and loveable, Eric, the uber sexy firefighter.
This book is filled with will they, won’t they, will they again. We can’t help but LOVE the angst in this book. Everything in us kept screaming, JUST DO IT AREADY about so many things. These two chicks, fell in LOVE with this book within the first few pages. I mean, really, is there anything sexier than a hot firefighter rescuing a damsel in distress? Ummm, no. No there is not
The sexual tension in this book. OH HELL!!! It’s crazy. She wants
him, he wants her. Now we’re back to the will they or won’t they?
With all the baggage that Velany is carrying around, will she be able to let Eric in. Will Eric be able to crack down the walls that have been built up so high for so long?
After a crazy altercation with a blast from Velany’s past, will Eric be the support she needs and love her regardless of her past?
Will they be able to capture that SPARK?
After being saved by a firefighter, Velaney Wills meets Eric Reilley, who recently moved from Texas to Boston to work on the Boston Fire Department. Ironically, Eric lives below Velaney and with his devilish charm, and sweet accent, Velaney is finding him hard to resist. Velaney grew up in what should've been the perfect childhood. Her father owns his own dental practice, and her mother a Pastor. She wasn't allowed to swear and never got into any trouble, however, her troubled and complicated past makes her build walls that she doesn't let down easily. Eric is fascinated with the fact that Velaney can't swear. She uses filler words to express herself that he often finds hilarious. Velaney runs as her outlet - releasing the rage and anger she has built up inside her from a deep secret she's never told anyone except her lifelong best friend, and roommate, Carissa. Eric and Velaney become running partners - only securing their obvious sexual tension between them. No matter how much Velaney pushes Eric away, he will always be there to save her. Brooke is a midwestern gal, from the cheese state of Wisconsin! Go Packers! She's a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children (one daughter & two stepsons) and a black fury dog. She's studied psychology in college, and counseling and education in graduate school where she found her love for writing. Most days you can find her reading or writing, or just hanging out with her family! She loves movies, cooking, and shopping! She's addicted to Starbucks, Coach purses, and wearing yoga pants.