Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review of Spark by Jennifer Ryder!!

Title: Spark
Author: Jennifer Ryder
Genre: Erotic Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: February 28, 2014

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.

There was only one thing that bothered me about this book... the amount of drinking that went on a lot of the time.  I understand she was turning twenty-one, but she didn't have to drink that much.  Because of that, it got her into a lot of situations she really didn't need to be in.

Other then that, I really enjoyed this book.  Eevie is finally out of her parents home and living on her own.  She has a little bit of guilt, since her mother and brothers came to depend on her, but she knows it's time for her to move on.  When her best friend Jon sends her a dozen roses for a house warming gift, she's worried they mean more then they should.  He's been her best friend for years, and she's terrified he's going to want more from her then she's willing to give.

When he puts her in a situation she can't say no, she decides to try and date him.  She doesn't want to lose him, but there really is no spark with him.  He's like a brother.  Plus, he has issues of his own she had no idea about.

Then she meets Aaiden and her world is turned upside down.  The timing is all wrong, because he's got a girlfriend and she's got Jon, but the attraction is there.  When she finally makes the decision to ends things with Jon, she's not expecting his reaction.  What happens is exactly what she feared, and in the end he isn't the friend she thought he would be.

As I said earlier, because of the alcohol involved, it causes Eevie to make some really stupid decisions. Because of this, there is a guy from her past who makes it known of his interest in her.  Eevie is a virgin, and this guy makes it known he wants to be the one to take it from her.  Too bad she catches him in a very compromising position before she does anything she will regret.

When she's reunited with Aiden, the sparks are still there between them.  The difference?  They are both single this time.  She's determined to have him, and he's still interested in her.

I really loved this book.  I felt sorry for Eevie at times, as she was going through a lot of things that normal twenty year olds shouldn't have to go through.  It gives her strength though, and makes her into the woman she is.

A sexy imagination, a life-long love of books and a sucker for romance, Jennifer Ryder couldn't stifle her creativity any longer.

Writing steamy adult romance has become her new focus. Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country.

Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don't see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting.

  1. Favourite cuisine would have to be Japanese, although I’ll eat anything besides broad beans.
  2. I was a champion ‘speller’ in primary school. Yes. I’m a nerd.
  3. I have skydived, and loved it, but now having kids I would never do it again.
  4. I married my first love, and have been together 16 years.
  5. Favourite drink? BIG toss up between coffee and vodka, but seeings I have to be coherent most of the time, coffee it is.
  6. I only ever eat cheeseburgers when I am hungover.
  7. I believe coke and cheeseburgers are the best hangover cure.
  8. I once worked as a Security Guard.
  9. I once fell asleep with my eyes open, working as a Security guard. True Story.
  10. I know how to use the jaws of life, being trained in motor vehicle accident rescue as a previous member of the State Emergency Services.
  11. I am addicted to romance novels. Without question.
  12. I have a thing for tall, dark and handsome.
  13. I have a thing for boys on bikes.
  14. I love chocolate, but my addiction can be satisfied with just a square (this drives my girlfriend’s nuts).
  15. I can ride a dirt bike (seriously).
  16. I failed my first driving exam BIG time, and it was enough to keep me away for two years before trying again.
  17. I never liked Barbies. Still don’t.
  18. I got married in a little white chapel on top of a hill on Hamilton Island, Australia.
  19. I do have too many book boyfriends to count.
  20. I always have to have my toenails painted, otherwise they just look wrong!

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