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I was given an ARC for an honest review.
I'm so conflicted over this book. I loved to hate it. But oh so loved it.
Eevie loved to read about her book boyfriends. She had the fairy tale image in her head. But let's face it, they are imaginary men, fictional characters that are there to dream about.
Okay yes we all have book boyfriends. And yes we all live in the real world and get that the fairy tale is all it may not be, but honestly if she has kept her virtue for so long. Then a little longer can't kill.
John pushed my buttons so much. He put Eevie in the most awkward position. To be placed in a situation like that with your best friend must be horrible. She never looked at him that way. Yes she loves him in her own way, but when she is imagining herself with her book boyfriends and fantasising. Well let's be honest John was never in her dreams.
He had been her one constant through so much. He was the person she ran to when she was at her lowest. Until he gave her no other options.
I know Eeive was hurt and her birthday was fast approaching. But I couldn't get my head around why Eevie was so willing to allow a nobody to deflower her. She had saved herself for so long. Why try and give it away on a drunken night out.
Aaarrrgggghhh. I so wanted to scream at her.
I loved that no matter what was happening, Eevie's friends were always there. They knew when she was up and down. And supported her.
Oh and Aidan ( swoon ), was sweet and adorable. He reminds me of the boy next door.
Once there eyes met you could see the chemistry. It just took them a little longer to get to where they needed to be. The only problem was.Read more ›
Sound familiar to anyone? Yep, me too...
So poor Eevie is only experiencing the joy of romance through her book boyfriends. For the past few years she's had to step up to take care of her family during her mum's sickness. Now, she's finally fled the nest and she's determined to make up for lost time and start living a real life. She's hoping to find that elusive guy with a 'spark':
The perfect guy and girl always find each other in my books. When will it be my turn?
Eevie experiences a whole array of typical boyfriends in this story - as an aficionado of romantic fiction, she knows what she's dealing with and she recognizes their character traits from her favorite books. This for me was what set this story apart from the hundreds of other romances out there. Her wry observations made this feel so fresh and original.
So everyone from the male best friend (who's secretly in love with her), to the experienced player (who treats her mean to keep her keen) and the unavailable (but cute) friend of a friend crosses her path in this and as we all know from the books we read, any of them could be that one with the spark, no matter how unlikely it may seem at first.
There's a healthy dose of reality in this book - one of her boyfriends suffers from premature ejaculation. Gasp! Well that's a new one for me in adult romantic fiction:
A virgin, and a chronic premature ejaculator. You wouldn't read about it.
Well...I have now!Read more ›
Well I wasn't sure at all at what to expect going into reading this debut novel but in all honesty I have to say I really enjoyed my ride with Eevie, following all her ups and downs. This had me laughing out loud in a couple of places, it's not humorous all the way through but there was a couple of places I just couldn't not laugh at what was said or going on.
This is not a book where girl meets boy and fall into insta love, it's girl meets several boys and the pitfulls of dating guys. My first burst of laughter was with Jon and Eevie and when she found out what she did about him and what she's thinking about after he has fallen asleep. That whole scene was delivered extremely well and I don't know if I'm happy about this but it's also going to stay with me! ☺
Then what happens next is another chapter of Eevie's getting a boyfriend time and again what happens keeps you reading on.
Interspersed with all of this is Eevie's family problems and the story too-s and fro-s a bit from her and her boyfriend dilemma to her Mum and what's happening in the family home. Sometimes when Eevie's deliberating over what's going on around her I lose the connection to the story a bit, not a lot but just a bit and then something kicks off again that held me right back with it again.
This is not all about love and sex although it does contain hot scenes so falls into the New Adult genre but it's also soft and revolves around Eevie and her journey and what she's going through as she wets her feet in the dating field.
When Aiden comes into the picture the story becomes a little steamier and I wondered at how this was going to pan out, I got to the end to find out that there will be another book about them so I was a little saddened that this didn't get wrapped up in book 1 but I will read Spike to find out what happens next.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really loved Eevie she's funny, insecure, loyal and vulnerable and she loves her BBF's as if they are real. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Anne Milne
Got this one free. Totally loved the book. It took Eevie and Aiden a little while to get it together, but when they did the sarks flew. Read morePublished 20 months ago by cortland22
Loved this, characters were lovely sexy and sometimes funny, good storyline and now to read book 2. Nice work Jennifer.Published on 28 May 2014 by Kazzab
Hmmmmm ok how to start off with this review ? This book was good although it takes half the book before it starts to get really good. Read morePublished on 20 May 2014 by lynz sabin
This is the debut novel of author Jennifer Ryder and what an amazing debut it is.
The story follows through Eevie’s coming of age, leading up to her twenty first... Read more
Reviewer: Bex (A personal read)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Spark is a novel that I inhaled quickly. It's such an intense, sweet and fabulous hot read. Read more
This was a good read. I would say great for young adults, Eevie is really living life to the full now she is away from home and deals with the kind of situations we have probably... Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2014 by Petra Ford