#WhenSparksFly by @kristen_zimmer

The room is dark, except for the streetlights coming through the blinds. I can barely see her, but I feel her. She pushes me up against the wall and we kiss harder than we ever have before. I’ve been waiting so long for it to happen, and finally, it’s going to. Then the bedroom door flies open, and someone screams her name…

Britton Walsh has never had a home. After a lifetime in the care system, she doesn’t expect she’ll ever find one. But beginning her senior year with new foster parents in a new city, means starting over yet again. Tom and Cate Cahill seem okay. The hitch? Their daughter, Avery.

Beautiful, popular and cool, Avery is everything Britton is not. She’s all Britton could ever ask for in a sister, or even a friend––but having survived without either for so long, Britton knows the way her heart races whenever Avery enters the room can only mean one thing…

But Avery has a secret. Something that is eating away at her and stopping her letting anyone in, least of all Britton. Will Avery’s insistence on punishing herself for a mistake in her past make Britton’s last year of high school, and finding a place to call home, impossible? Can two such different people ever find common ground, friendship, or maybe even something more?


Beverly High School, day one – school number seven for me.



(@Bookouture, 28 April 2021, 288 pages, ebook, #ARC from the publisher via #NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed, #BlogTour 30 April)




This is a new author for me. I really loved When Sparks Fly and will check out other books by the author. I don’t often read LGBT fiction or love stories which may seem strange as I’m gay myself but I have read this genre in the past and found books to be very poorly written and cheesy. I should read some recent LGBT fiction. This is more of a YA / New Adult book as Britton and Avery are senior’s in high school but the book is very accessible for older readers. I loved it. I wanted Britton to finally find a place to settle down and be happy before she went off to college. I wanted Britton and Avery to have a brilliant love story. This book gave me all the feels. I laughed, cried and loved every word. This is a great book.

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