Book : The Spark
Author : Jules Wake
Genre : Contemporary
Personal Rating : 3.85/5 ⭐
Publisher : One More Chapter
Publication Date : 11th of December, 2020
Hello everyone! Hope all of you’re doing good. Today’s blog post is all about The Spark by Jules Wake, and it’s my tour stop on the book’s blog tour too. The tour is being hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources. 💕
Jess is falling for Sam.
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?
The Spark by Jules Wake was a very thoughtfully written novel! The plot had the perfect amount of family tension and drama (my favorite things in books lol) I’ve always enjoyed reading romance novels which don’t only revolve around the couple involved, which was the case for The Spark too. 💜
Jess and Sam were such a swoon-worthy pair! Just like the title of the book suggests, I saw sparks flying between them from the very first chapter. I loved seeing them connect through their similar interests, goals and outlook towards life. As individual characters, Jess and Sam were written with multiple layers too, instead of having one-dimensional natures/attitudes. I think that made them very real to me, and I felt as if I was reading about people who I know in real life. Sam and Jess both had histories which were pivotal to the plot of The Spark – it was interesting to see how their past affected their relationship at the present. I loved how honest they were with each other, how they handled different issues that they stumbled upon with an appreciable amount of maturity, and didn’t sugar-coat different situations just to make the other person happy. Sam and Jess (at this point I just want to call them JAM haha) were very cheesy too, which kind of balanced out the struggles they faced to be together. 💕
I also loved how The Spark’s plot showed how a story always has two sides, and how it’s never too late to know people who are a part of your family. The author also vividly explained the lives of abused/oppressed women through Jess’ job, which I think was a very bold step on the author’s part to approach in a romance novel. Sam’s job as a teacher of autistic children also added a very realistic touch to The Spark’s storyline.
The Spark would have been a solid 5 star novel, but the length of the book took that away for me. L I felt as if the story was dragged and repetitive in parts where Victoria was involved. I think I’d have enjoyed the book a lot more if it was wrapped up sooner. The ending was unsatisfying too, I wanted to see how Jess and Sam’s life turned out with the life-changing events that both of them faced in the last few chapters. Nevertheless, it was a very enjoyable read, and a must read for all romance lovers! ❤
Author Bio –
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.
Social Media Links – @Juleswake Twitter
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