He's a loner with a big secret.
She's a small town waitress who's desperate to leave, but family obligations hold her back.
For three years, Eric MacKenny has successfully kept himself closed off from everyone. That is, until Cherie, a big-dreaming, feisty waitress barrels into his life and ignites his protective streak.
As the attraction between them grows, Eric must decide if he can protect his secret and family, without destroying Cherie, or whether he needs to walk away from the small-town girl he's coming to love.
The Spark Ignites is a standalone and the first in the MacKenny Brothers Series.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These MacKenny Brothers are going to be a force to be reckoned with not to mention sexy males that walk the walk and talk the talk. Oh don’t get me wrong, they have their personal issues but as a whole, these 5 brothers got it going on. In trule Kathleen Kelly fashion this is a wonderful storyline with lots of Pop and Sizzle. The twists and turns will keep you on your toes and the romantic parts will curl those toes. This is Maddock’s story and he’s got quite a story to tell. He’s living in witness protection, separated from everything he knows and loves and trying to keep a low profile. But when he meets the spunky and sassy Cherie, all bets are off. He’s drawn to her like a moth to a flame. But Cherie has been hurt before and tired of men that lie to her. So what happens if she finds out Eric, the guy she’s falling for, is really Maddock MacKenny? Can Maddock tell her the truth without the past catching up to him or will his past catch up to him before he tells her? Amazing start to the series and I know the brother’s stories are going to be great as well. 2 Thumbs up for a great 5 star read, that this reader Highly Recommends.
Wow! What an exciting start to this new book by this author. I have to admit I have been waiting patiently for her next release and it has certainly been worth the wait! Eric, although not a big fan of small towns, finds himself living a quiet life in a just such a place without the need to socialise. That is until he meets Cherie, the granddaughter of an older man who owns an old car Eric has been working on. She has an inner strength, determination and independence that defines who she really is but at the same time is vulnerable too. I enjoyed the crossover link between The Grinders CD and this author's other books, a very neat tie in. The chemistry between the lead characters is quite intense and very racy! Their passionate scenes are red hot! Talk about sparks burning into a full on burning fire! The characters are great and Eric could put his boots under my bed any day of the week! Mind you his brothers aren't shabby either! The thing about them is that they felt 'real', they got angry, horny, amused and scared just like everyone does...well okay maybe they might have higher sex drives than the average Joe..who knows? Cherie tells it like it is and the fact that she stands her ground is fantastic, especially when surrounded by so many males! When the action starts you feel yourself sitting up on the edge of your seat waiting with baited breathe to see what would happen. As each emotion plays out you go through it with the characters as if you are in the story as well, you become that invested in the story. This is a fast paced story and super easy to read. However I will warn you you will most likely become addicted to the MacKenny brothers just like I have and now I'm wondering about my patience in regards to the next book? Please don't leave it too long Ms. Kelly these brothers are so intriguing and hot!
Jaw dropping suspense hits you right from the start with this one gripping you almost the second you start reading before adding in a very sweet romance into the mix that makes this book so hard to put down. I loved how expertly Kathleen Kelly combined such a sweet swoony romance with suspense that keeps you on edge without watering down either one of them. With characters that are easy to love and leave you excited to read more from them you can’t go wrong here. Maddock/Eric is a man you’ll fall fast and hard for. Living in witness protection he’s kept himself very much isolated from everyone but his generous heart is still buried under his gruff exterior. That kind heart leads him right to a woman he can’t resist. Cherie doesn’t have much faith in men, with a dad who was never there and a string of broken hearts the only man who’s her constant is her granddaddy. When she finds Eric working on her granddaddy’s farm while her granddaddy recovers from a heart attack the sparks fly instantly! The chemistry between these two is fast and the sparks burn hot, but the relationship that builds is loaded with lots of swoony sweetness. It doesn’t take long though for Eric’s past to catch up and they’re both thrust into some intense action that had me biting my nails. Overall I had a lot of fun reading The Spark Ignites. Maddock/Eric and Cherie are absolutely fantastic along with the entire MacKenney clan and I’m really looking forward to the next in the series.