Dear Fellow Reader,
I have decided that it should be Spring. I’m sure the weather will cooperate, right? One can hope…
Last September I reviewed a book entitled When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting. (https://cecooney.com/2021/09/21/when-sparks-fly-by-helena-hunting/) When I started reading Starry Eyed Love, I was confused. It sounded so much like a book I had read but not exactly like it. It took me a minute to connect that this book was a sequel to When Sparks Fly. In the first book, we learned about Avery Spark and her love life. In the new book (to be published on May 10, 2022) London Spark, the middle sister is the center of attention.
London Spark has just ended a relationship that she didn’t feel was going to go anywhere. She and her sisters are in a bar talking when a handsome stranger makes a pass at London. She is not interested and shoots down the guy telling him that she just broke up with someone and is not interested.
Months pass. London gets a call from a large corporation asking for a meeting. It seems that the corporation would like to connect small firms with other firms interested in doing business in an ecologically sound manner. London is the business administrator of Spark House, the small inn that she and her two sisters run, and sees this as a big opportunity. She goes to the meeting and while she is talking to some of the corporate representatives, the CEO of the company, Jackson Holt, walks into the meeting and starts asking her a lot of questions. The guy looks familiar, but she can’t place him.
Of course, he ends up being the guy who hit up on her in the bar a few months before. There is a definite attraction there but since they are going to work together on a project, he knows he can’t act on the attraction. Thus begins a series of misunderstandings between the two of them.
While London loves working with her sisters, she is not exactly comfortable with her role as business administrator for the Inn. She has an Etsy company where she makes and sells floral arrangements and that is much more her love. How long can she continue to give up what she loves to work with her sisters?
I liked this book more than I liked the first book. If you are looking for a light read, this could be your book. There are plenty of conflicts both romantic and with her work life to keep it moving along. I also (which will come as a shock to those who know my feelings on reading books in order) don’t think you need to have read the first book to know what is going on in this book. (I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.) (Phew! I almost forgot the disclaimer.)
Thanks for reading!