Audiobook Review: Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey

Holiday Sparks is a contemporary romance novella written by Shannon Stacey. The audiobook version is read by Savannah Richards. Chloe Burke thought house-sitting for her parents was a good idea. Then she tired to microwave some coffee and the microwave blew up and the lights went out. Thankfully her parents had the number for their electrician handy. Scott Quinn is that electrician, and he has wanted to get his hands on the Burkes' wiring for almost as long as he's wanted to get his hands on their daughter. Before long Chloe has hired Scott to rewire the house as a Christmas surprise for her parents, but Chloe and Scott have their own surprise to face. They enjoy each others company, in and out of bed, and enjoy what is supposed to be a holiday fling. However, their is an extra spark between them that neither expected.

Holiday Sparks is a fun, quick holiday read. The sparks between Chloe and Scott are definitely flying, and hot. I liked both characters and found the situation and most of their reactions reasonably realistic. The dialogue was close to perfect, with humor and romance well balanced through the story. I like stories in which the couple actually talks to each other, rather than ignoring their issues, and this fit the bill. As with any audiobook the narrator makes a huge difference, and I enjoyed the changes in tone for different characters and the inflections during the funny moments. All in all, Holiday Sparks was just what I wanted to hear (or read) on a cold day as I was getting my own Christmas stuff in order.

I would recommend Holiday Sparks to fans of Shannon Stacey, and those that want a quick read with some definite sparks. If you enjoy contemporary romance, particularly category romance involving past crushes coming together, then this will certainly fit the bill.

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