Sam is falling for Jess.
But it seems life will do whatever it takes to make them fall apart.
When Jess and Sam lock eyes at a party, a spark ignites. The spark. But love at first sight isn’t like the movies, especially when Sam’s ex, Victoria, is determined to make their honeymoon period a living hell.
Is love at first sight enough?
Jess sees Sam across a crowded garden and immediately feels the spark. When they begin to talk, they just click in a way that she’s never clicked with someone before.. but… he has a girlfriend. Jess is sad but she knows he is now off limits and she needs to forget about him.
When he calls a month later saying that there’s no longer a girlfriend, Jess starts to believe that there could be a future beyond the spark with this man. Is she right?
From chapter one, I immediately knew that I was going to like this book. There was something about these characters that drew me in.
Jess is a wonderful character and I warmed to her straight away. She’s kind and level-headed. I wanted her to be OK. Sam also seems like a lovely guy who does try to do the right thing. As far as the other people in this book are concerned, there were some I adored. Gladys was hilarious and there were some I took a while to warm to or didn’t like at all – Victoria. What Jules Wake manages to do well though is to show all sides to a story. Nothing is black and white, despite behaviour to the contrary.
Overall though, this novel portrays love at first sight in such a beautiful way and I loved the connection between Jess and Sam. I wanted them to make it so much. Do Sam and Jess make it? That is something I hope you will find out for yourselves.
I would love to see this on the big screen and as I read, I could see it transferring to that medium well.
As usual, I don’t want to give too much more away. In my opinion though, The Spark is a beautifully written love story. This book, a blanket, a cup of tea and a lit up Christmas tree. Sounds like bliss to me.
About Jules Wake…
Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her creative writing skills.
She writes best-selling warm-hearted romantic contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year 2019 with Notting Hill in the Snow.
Under her pen name Julie Caplin, she also writes the warm and witty Romantic Escapes series.
Between them, the two Js have written sixteen novels, The Spark being the latest.
The Spark was released by One More Chapter on 11th December 2020. Click to view on Amazon UK.
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