Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction

With Christmas fast approaching, I am delighted to be sharing my review for a book that should definitely be on your Christmas list – The Spark by Jules Wake

I have previously read and loved books by Jules Wake and jumped at the chance to squeeze this one in as one of my last reviews of 2020 and what a book to wind up the year with!

My Review

What a corker of a read, I always love a book by Jules Wake and this was exactly the type of read I needed right now. Once I had picked up this book I quickly grew to love Jess and her pessimistic character when it comes to love. She is an independent woman who is content with her friends and spending time with her aunt and uncle until she bumps into Sam at a family BBQ.

A story to take you on a roller coaster of emotions that will make you laugh and cry as you read. Jess hasn’t had an easy childhood and as we get to know her better and learn more about her past traumas the more we get to understand her outlook on life and why she sometimes holds back from those around her.

The Spark is one of those books that you are desperate to keep reading, I found myself reading even when I knew I should be doing other jobs. I just had to find out how the initial spark between Jess & Sam works out and needed to know if it will be the disaster that Jess is expecting or will she get the happily ever after her Mum is so set against.

Book Blurb

Jess is falling for Sam.

Sam is falling for Jess.

But it seems life will do whatever it takes to make them fall apart.

When Jess and Sam lock eyes at a party, a spark ignites. The spark. But love at first sight isn’t like the movies, especially when Sam’s ex, Victoria, is determined to make their honeymoon period a living hell.

Is love at first sight enough?

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her creative writing skills.

She writes best-selling warm-hearted romantic contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year 2019 with Notting Hill in the Snow.

Under her pen name Julie Caplin, she also writes the warm and witty Romantic Escapes series. 

Between them, the two Js have written sixteen novels, The Spark being the latest.

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Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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