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When your past controls your future, how do you move forward?
Velaney Wills knows about that all too well.
Weak, powerless, and fearing the one person who has hurt her the most…can she overcome the barriers to move forward?
Being saved by a muscled Godsend was never on her agenda, but when firefighter, Eric Reilley comes into her life unexpectedly, everything changes.

Velaney has never felt loved or cared for, and her past prevents her from letting anyone in. Eric manages to break down her walls—despite the repercussions that come for them afterwards.

They have an undeniable spark—something she has never felt before, but will it be enough? Can love overcome all obstacles? Can they save each other to protect their love or will her past shatter everything she never knew she needed…?

**Spark is for mature audiences only – strong language, explicit sexual content, and sexual abuse are apparent

REVIEW by Monique

What starts
as a spark, can cause some serious heat…real fire…a dangerous blaze…SMOKIN’
hotness…wildfire….inferno…and
sometimes real fireworks!

Spark is a Velaney Rose Willis and Carissa
Wright, her best friend, are roommates in an apartment after graduating from
college. Velaney and Carissa have been best friends since they were two years
old, so Carissa knows the demons Velaney harbors from her childhood and provide
the security in which Velaney’s parents never could provide. Due to the years
of torment, Velaney struggles with dating and relationships finding her to
damage for anyone to try to fix.

Then the
spark begins….BFD firefighter, Eric Reilley, enters her apartment to find
Velaney asleep in her bed. Velaney feels as she is floating, then realize
someone is carrying her then smoke in the air thickens and Velaney coughs, so
Eric places the oxygen mask on her while carrying her out to safety.

“My eyes wandered up to his abs,
triceps, and pecks. His shirt looked painted on, it was so tight against him.
The V-neck was a perfect touch, giving a small view of hair and tattoos on his chest.
His jeans are ripped, of-freaking-course, and his shoes—no boots, cowboy boots
are sticking out the bottom. He stands so tall and anly—I squint to make sure
he is for real.”

– Velaney

 

Eric is hot southern Texan with piercing
diamond emerald green eyes, dark eye lashes, dark hair, square jawline, high
cheekbones, tattoos and a piercing. Velaney not only finds herself physically
attracted to Eric, but also feels a spark of something she cannot explain in
which makes her consider letting her walls guarding her heart.

“The way he made my whole body quiver
took every ounce of pain out of me. The way his lips bruised my skin as he
suckled on my neck washed away every pained memory I ever had. It is as if he
was just what I needed…the spark to help me live again.” –
Velaney

Eric has a
mutual attraction for Velaney and he is unable to stay away from her, so much
that they constantly runs into her and feels a need to protect her. He
relentless to persuade her to give into her feelings he knows that she has for
him, because he also knows she feels the same spark he feels for her.

Unfortunately,
Velaney past comes back to haunt her and new challenges arise. Will Velaney
allow herself to love another? Will Eric help Velaney overcome her past? Will
Velaney past put out the spark before she can ever ignite it?

Spark is a sparkling hot love story
that will capture your attention immediately and will be unable to put the book
down. While reading, you will find yourself on an INTENSE emotional roller
coaster experiencing many emotions. Brooke Cumberland’s romance novel, Spark, is her first novel in the Spark series
and with much relief does not end with huge cliffhanger. Brooke will not have
us to waiting too long to find out more about the lives of all the characters
in the second novel in the Spark series, Burn,
because it will soon be available and Brooke provides a prologue for the
sequel.

I rate Brooke
Cumberland’s romance novel in the Spark series, Spark – 5 HOT STARS!

 

 
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EXCERPT

Good morning,
sweetheart,” Eric welcomes in his beautiful sweet tone.

“Why is it
so bright out?” I ask, crashing my arms on the breakfast bar, laying my
head down.

“That
typically happens when it’s morning my dear.”

“What are
you making?” I ask, seeing a counter-filled of grocery bags.

“Waffles,
eggs, French toast, and hash browns.”

“You
remember this isn’t a frat house, right?” I smile, teasing the fact that
he thinks girls eat all this in the morning. I barely ate a granola bar in the
mornings. I need time to wake up.

“You girls
need your strength after working all night. Plus, I like my girls with an
appetite.”

Huh?

“That’s not
what I’ve noticed,” I spat out a little too quickly.

He turns and
glares at me. I feel the blush rising to my cheeks, immediately regretting that
last statement.

“And what
does that mean exactly?” He crosses his arms across his wide, broad chest.

Fine, let’s play
this game.

“I’ve seen
you with a couple girls. They are all skinny minis. I doubt they have an
appetite.” I laugh, hoping to lighten the mood.

Before he can
answer, Carissa wags her butt in the kitchen in only a t-shirt and panties.
“Yes, waffles!”

She bends down
to grab one off the plate and starts going to town. Eric and I stay silent,
watching her.

“What?”
she asks with a mouthful.

“Velaney
thinks I’m a man whore.”

“What? I
never said that!” I gasp, standing up. “I never said anything even
remotely close to that!”

“Lane,
chill,” Carissa says, pulling my hand to sit back down. “Dude, what
did you do to my girl?” she asks Eric, now scowling at him.

He doesn’t
respond, but instead he just keeps cooking. After a long ten minutes of
silence, he places the rest of the food in front of us, and then smiles.

“Well
ladies, enjoy your breakfast and your day.” He grabs his jacket and walks
to the door. I hop off the stool and try to reach for him before he leaves.

“Eric,
wait!” I call out, reaching for his arm. He turns abruptly, staring at me
thru his beautiful eyes. “I’m sorry.”

“It’s fine,
Velaney.” He’s standing closer to me now, studying my face.

“I don’t
want you to leave mad,” I say quietly, unsure of what he is thinking.

“I told you
before. I could never be mad at someone as beautiful as you.” His upper lip
curls up in a slight smile, making the tingles reappear.

“Why do you
say stuff like that, Eric?”

“Because
you are beautiful. Do you not like me saying it?” he asks, stepping closer
once again, if there was even any space left between us.

“I love
it.” His eyes are intense, and before I can protest, he crashes his lips
to mine. My hands immediately flock to his head, squeezing his hair between my
fingers. His arms wrap around my waist, clenching me tight against his chest.
It feels amazing to be in his built, strong arms. He squeezes lightly against
my back, urging me to stand on my toes.

 

 
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Brooke is a midwestern gal, from the cheese state of Wisconsin! Go Packers! She’s a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children (one daughter & two stepsons) and a black fury dog. She’s studied psychology in college, and counseling and education in graduate school where she found her love for writing. Most days you can find her reading or writing, or just hanging out with her family! She loves movies, cooking, and shopping! She’s addicted to Starbucks, Coach purses, and wearing yoga pants.
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