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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sparks Fly! by Heather Rainier



Sparks Fly! by Heather Rainier
A Divine Creek July 4th Family Reunion
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (175 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, M/F/M/M, Menage
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Plumeria




Sheltered Jayne Sheridan, the town librarian, is ready to live the fantasies she writes now that she’s free from the shadows of her past. The art buff she meets in the library sets all her creative juices flowing.

Well-traveled Seth Carter, Divine’s new tattoo artist, believes life experience and globe-trotting are overrated. He encounters Jayne in the library and thinks she’s too good to be true.

Matchmaker Grace Warner has enigmatic Seth and her cousin Jayne in her crosshairs. All she needs is an excuse to bring them together. Add in a Fourth of July celebration and a reunion with the Divine Creek Ranch family and what happens? Sparks fly!

Sparks Fly! is a sexy little romp that intimately reacquaints readers with all the beloved characters in the entire series and introduces Seth and Jayne, the main characters in the upcoming twelfth Divine Creek Ranch novel entitled His Tattooed Virgin.


Who doesn’t like fireworks on the Fourth of July?

Ms. Rainier aptly named her newest addition to the Divine Creek Series. The sparks fly not only in the sky but on the pages of this fun novel.

The book starts off with the series matriarch, Grace Warner and her equally sassy sister Charity, as they try to strong arm their cousin Jayne into joining the Independence Day activities. She is blissfully unaware of her cousins' match making scheme, and decides to join in on the fun. While working, she bumps into, literally, the other victim in Cupid’s game, Seth. Sparks fly (see what I did there?) when these two collide and without any extra help.

The rest of the book touches base with all of the couples from the series. The author did a really great job of staying true to each couple or group as I saw where they are in their relationship after the foundations of each relationship that readers were originally introduced to have grown since their respective tales. I saw how married life is faring for most, the balance and compromise of having multiple partners, a big announcement for some, dealing with emotional issues for others, but two things stood true for everyone. One was the love that was expressed:  overwhelming and sweet, yet perfect. At times I worried that the love was going to ooze off the page and smother me, but Ms. Rainier has a wonderful ability of keep balance on the page. Which brings me to number two, sex. Lots and lots of wonderful, naughty, emotional, bonding, dirty sex. My personal favorite, and I am sure other fans as well, was the scene with Charity and her husband Justin. Two words: Viking marauder.

Again, the author did an excellent job of teasing us with the next pairing for the series and whetting our insatiable appetites for more of our favorites. I am eagerly anticipating Jayne and Seth’s story.

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