Sparks Fly

Sparks Fly

by Daisy Jerico

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Sparks Fly by Daisy Jerico

Carlisle’s dream of attending culinary school goes up in flames when she accidentally burns down her landlord’s shed while cooking ribs for a contest. Winning the cook-off would have provided enough money for tuition. Now she needs to win to replace the damaged building. Carlisle resigns herself to putting her future on hold while dealing with the problems of the present.

The hot fire chief who puts out the fire makes it clear she’s used up precious resources with her carelessness. He’s furious that she’s wasted his time when he needs every second to track down an arsonist who is escalating dangerously.

The far more serious problem is that Carlisle’s small fire draws the attention of the arsonist who doesn't like anyone stealing the limelight. He comes after her with a frightening single-minded focus. Can Carlisle save herself and their budding romance from the flames of a maniac?

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BN ID: 2940046037043
Publisher: Prism Book Group
Publication date: 07/09/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 241 KB

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Sparks Fly 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Danele More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. It was full of suspense, and it was also full of fun. I laughed my way through parts of it, and other parts had me on the edge of my seat. This is a book that I'm going to read more than once, in fact, it's getting grouped with my favorite titles. In my opinion, it was terrific.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite Carlisle has big dreams of being a world famous chef, but to do that she needs to win the local barbecue contest so she can pay for culinary school. Unfortunately, a mishap with ribs and barbecue sauce burns down the shed belonging to her landlord so, instead of winning tuition money, Carlisle is determined to win money for the shed. In Sparks Fly by Daisy Jerico, we follow Carlisle as she puts her dreams on hold to deal with her current responsibilities. But that’s just background. Daisy Jerico creates a bit of a mystery, which we find out when hunky fire chief Chet wonders if clumsy Carlisle is the arsonist keeping firefighters on their toes. The arsonist seems to have a personal grudge against Chet, but turns his ire on Carlisle when her little shed fire steals his thunder. There is a lot to like about Sparks Fly. There is a really fun meeting between Chet and Carlisle and his gruff attitude adds just enough of an obstacle to keep us guessing about how the relationship will progress. However, it is a short story so the character development is short and leaves us wanting more. I did enjoy the way both Carlisle and Chet tried to deny their attraction and growing feelings, because it’s so much more fun to watch them fall after all of that fighting. Daisy Jerico did a good job of packing a full story into just a few pages. My only wish would have been that there was some indication of the arsonist’s presence before the big reveal, but it was still quite enjoyable.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Interesting setting in this novella, with an arsonist burning down buildings in the small town, seeming to direct his malice towards the fire chief and those close to him. The suspense starts to run high, when it comes clear, the arsonist is someone close to them all. Carlisle and Chet, don't seem to get along on the surface, even though they both admit to themselves the attraction is there. At the same time Kelly and Mike have no problem to flirt. Despite the suspense of the arsonist, several life and death situations, the story is light and humorous, drizzled with clean and fun romance, perfect read at the end of a long day, I will give it three big spoons with a teaspoon on the side.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tomorrow Stormykit and Speckledkit will become apprentices. I will also be returning to the warriors. I am very protective of my kits so please choose them good mentors. They both want to be warriors.
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VPCaine More than 1 year ago
I had a smile on my lips the entire time I read this story. While the novella deals with a very serious subject, the tension between the two main characters and the subject of arson is handled so well that it doesn’t override the charming love story.  When the story begins, Carlisle, who is an aspiring chef and planning on winning the next cooking contest to fund her cooking school expenses, starts the shed on fire with her pit barbeque. A couple of hunky firemen show up and Kelly, Carlisle’s best friend, is smitten. Carlisle would be, too, but she and Fire Chief Chet just don’t see eye to eye. With fires popping up all over town and Chet busy trying to find the culprit, he has little time for Carlisle who he thinks is ornery and annoying. But when he realizes the arsonist is not only after him but his friends and family and Carlisle is only trying to help, he does everything in his power to save her. The well rounded characters and wonderful ending make this a great summer read.