Review – Love’s Spark – L. A. Cotton

Summary:

Twenty-four year old Sharn Macer has spent the last six years looking for love….for that spark. She’s failing miserably. After a life changing break up forces her back to her broken home, and into a string of dating disasters, Sharn decides it’s time to hang up her heels and take a break from guys.

She didn’t expect to find the spark… with the quiet guy from her past.

Keefer Smith likes to keep to himself, always has and probably always will. He doesn’t have time to date, not when he’s constantly worrying about what state he’ll find his father in. Lucky for him, he does have one thing going for him; baseball.

He didn’t expect to want more… with the girl he once watched from afar.

Back in high school, Sharn would never have looked twice at someone like him, and Keefer would’ve never stood a chance with someone like her. But six years is a long time, and when they find themselves placed in charge of seventeen ninth graders they soon realize they might not be as different as they think. The chemistry is right, even if the timing is all wrong.

Sparks will fly, but will they spark love? 

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Review:

I’d read and enjoyed the first book in this series, so jumped at the chance to receive an ARC of Love’s Spark.

although it is the second in a series, it is fully capable of standing alone on it’s own merit. While the characters link to the first book, and some of the story crosses over a bit, this is an entirely new story.

We first meet Sharn at high school, where she is that girl. The one that falls for the bad boys, over and over allowing herself to get hurt. I just assumed she was just a bit of a goer.

It isn’t until Love’s Spark that we realise why she is the way she is. Her relationship with her mother is strained while her dad is trying to keep things together.  Working as the English teacher at her old High School isn’t somewhere she expected to find herself, but she loves it. She has the respect of the other staff and the kids she teaches.

When I read Fate’s Love, I wasn’t overly keen on Sharn as a character. She came across as quite self centred  and that she thought more of herself than she should, but Love’s Spark really changed my opinion of her.

Bringing Keefer into the mix really brings Sharn’s personality out. Because he is so different from her, yet she’s still drawn to him, she adapts how she reacts to situations and people. It’s not a sudden thing, but gradual, which I think is a big sign of her maturing.

Cotton can certainly weave a tale that leaves you wanting more, yet answers all questions. I will certainly be reading more from this author.

 

 

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