First Thoughts: The first book, Storm, was action-packed and an enjoyable read, so I’ll see what the next Merrick brother’s up to.
The blurb sounded average, and it was clear it would be an opposites-attract romance between Layne and Gabriel. As I started to read though, I realised that I’d been judgemental – and wrong!
I loved not knowing what was happening with the fires; I loved the subplots woven through the main story and the emotional turmoil that followed the action. The end blew me away because I didn’t figure it out.
In Book 1, Storm, the pace seemed to slow and then it would suddenly rush along like a storm, but in Spark the pace burns steadily – warming the reader to the story and characters. It crackles and flares up creating an incredible heat between Layne and Gabriel, while once in a while bursting into an uncontrolled wildfire of fists flying in the Merrick household, and then ebbing into an emotional aftertaste of burnt ashes. Whether the heat’s on high or low, the pace bubbles up and down in all the right places.
Layne and her brother a super addition to the existing cast of characters in the series, but if I push myself to be critical I have a few niggles about the setting and backstory. Still, I’m now hooked and want to get my hands on another Elemental story.
If you’ve read any of the books in the series, what did you think?
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