About the Book
Book: A Single Spark
Series: The Spark Brothers, #1
Author: Liwen Y. Ho
Release Date: November 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
He’s a pop singer running from his past. She’s a deejay who’s given up on men. Little do they know divine intervention has a plan for them.
Former boy band hottie, Aiden Spark, distanced himself from everything he valued—faith, family, and fame—when he lost his girlfriend. A decade later, he’s still hiding behind his grief until he accidentally texts a woman who’s all too curious about his identity.
Burned by the men in her life, deejay Abby Dearan has chosen to focus on her newfound faith in God and use her radio presence for good. Her plans are thwarted though when a text message—and the irritating man who sent it—won’t leave her in peace.
Aiden can’t forget the woman who reminds him so much of his first love; Abby can’t remember the last time a man made her feel so beautiful. To make matters worse, it’s impossible to avoid one another when their siblings and friends—not to mention, divine intervention—keep pushing them together. Will the sparks igniting between them end up in flames or romance?
I’ve seen a lot of mention on various SM platforms of Liwen Y. Ho’s novels, but have not read any of her books until now. I’m sorry I waited so long to get to one of her stories! After reading A Single Spark, I definitely plan to read the rest of this series as soon as possible. A Single Spark is a really fun, really sweet Contemporary Romance. I had a ton of fun with this book and loved the escape it afforded me. I found the plot to be highly engaging and super fast-paced. The characters are great. I love Aiden’s and Abby’s bickering-to-friendship-to-romance relationship. The progression is fun and realistic. Nothing moved too fast or too slow in their romance. I quite enjoyed how Abby’s feisty personality awakens Aiden from his decade-long, self-imposed emotional stupor. My favorite aspect of this story, however, is the discussion on coincidences. First, there is no such thing as coincidences, there’s only God; and, boy, does He work hard to grab our attention! In this story, there are A LOT of coincidences. At first, they kind of took me out of the story, and I thought to myself,” How can ALL of this be possible?” But, I got over myself and realized that this is the vehicle Ho is using to make her point: God is the Boss, He orchestrates our lives no matter how much we fight Him or deny Him, and He is looking out for our best interests even when it doesn’t feel like it. This message was a seriously great reminder for me. All in all, I loved A Single Spark, I cannot wait to read book 2, and I highly recommend this super sweet story to anyone interested in reading a well-written, lovely Contemporary Romance with a great message.
I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on July 5, 2019, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.