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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

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Starry-Eyed Love; Spark House #2 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: May 10, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance

Author: Helena Hunting

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

This is a sweetly romantic tale with a slow build.

London Spark is my new favorite Spark sister, although the little sister, Harlow, may be running a close second. Harlow’s story seems like it could be fun, but back to London, she’s quirky and full of energy, has a mind set for business and is dedicated to her family. Her passion and dedication knows no bounds, except maybe when it comes to dating. When an attractive man approaches her in a bar, literally days after her last failed relationship, she lets him down easy, or what she thought was easy, by not accepting his phone number and saying thanks, but no thanks. She never thought she’d see him again, especially when she’s presenting to a new media company and he’s the billionaire that runs it.

Jackson Holt is the head of Holt Media. He’s also the guy who was turned down by London a few months ago. Granted he looked like a homeless man at the time, but he had a very good reason for his glam-down look. He’d just been camping and had a full beard and was not in a suit, but seeing her again still had the same effect on him that he’d had back then which had pretty much knocked him off his feet. This time around is different though as they enter a working relationship and he can’t jeopardize her chance by dating him.

While these two work together, there can be no hanky panky, but the chemistry is still sizzling. Once their contract is done, the gloves come off, metaphorically speaking…however, is Jackson keeping secrets that could ruin the relationship they’ve been building?

This book is fun, low on drama, but also a slow build for heat. A perfect contemporary romance that fits in between lots of angsty reads. I loved it. (P.S. there are some really great cameos from Helena’s other books…squeeeeeee!!)

This is the second book set in the Spark House world, but can be read as a complete standalone.

Synopsis:

Charming, hilarious, and emotional…Starry-Eyed Love is Helena Hunting at her very best!

Having just broken up with her boyfriend, London Spark is not in the mood to be hit on. Especially not when she’s out celebrating her single status with her sisters. So when a very attractive man pays for their drinks and then slips her his number, she passes it right back to him with a ‘thanks, but no thanks’. As the business administrator for their family’s event hotel, the Spark House, London has more important things to worry about, like bringing in new clientele.

As luck would have it, a multi-million-dollar company calls a few months later asking for a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, and London is eager to prove to her sisters, and herself, that she can land this deal. Just when she thinks she has nailed her presentation, the company’s CEO, Jackson Holt, walks in and inserts himself into the meeting. Not only that, but he also happens to be the same guy she turned down at the bar a few months ago.

As they begin to spend more time together, their working relationship blossoms into something more. It isn’t until their professional entanglements are finally over, that London and Jackson are finally ready to take the next step in their relationship. But between Jackson’s secretive past and London’s struggle with her sisters, London must question where she really stands – not just with Jackson, but with the Spark House, too.

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