Spark: Web of Desire #1

· Romig Works LLC
47 reviews

About this ebook

“From a little spark may burst a flame.” ~ Dante Alighieri


Life’s lessons taught me well.

Dreams and happy endings are simply illusions our mind creates to soften life’s blows. I am no longer a little girl who believes in fairy tales or the existence of knights on white horses.

While I never intended to return to Chicago or to see him again, the decision was out of my control. Now I am here, and I can’t or won’t allow the spark in his piercing blue eyes to reignite my heart the way his predatory gaze sets fire to my body.

Patrick Kelly is my past—a childish attraction.

We are no longer children.


I may have started as nothing, but that is history.

Today I’m part of the royalty—a duke, a lord, or perhaps a knight—anointed by and within the upper echelon of the Sparrow dynasty. The wide-eyed tourists entering Chicago have no idea of what lies beneath the surface as they stare at the shimmering lake and shiny buildings. 

Nothing is as it seems.

Sparrows control everything—no one enters our realm without our knowledge or catches us unaware.

No one until her.

Now that she’s here, there is too much at stake to give in to the spark that seeing her rekindles within me. Surely if it were allowed to burn, the flames will consume both of our worlds, leaving only ashes.

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance, Spark. It's time to get caught up in this new and intriguing saga, Web of Desire.   

SPARK is book one of the WEB OF DESIRE trilogy that continues in FLAME and concludes in ASHES.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Ratings and reviews

47 reviews
AJ Marks
January 14, 2020
Spark is Patrick Kelly’s story; we first met him back in Secrets, The Web of Sin Series. Patrick was the deliciously handsome driver who picked up Araneae McCrie and delivered her to his boss, Sterling Sparrow. It is all coming back to you? I pray that it does, after all, Secrets came out in 2018, seems like forever when Sterling Sparrow made his presence known. Patrick Kelly is Sterling’s right-hand man; he lives in the Sparrow ( bat) cave next to Sterling’s the Left-Hand man, Reid, the wizard behind the curtain. All three men met around the age of eighteen, enlisted and served together along with Mason, who found his way back to the pride. The four men have supported each other and made Chicago’s underground a little safer for children and homeless people. When Sterling Sparrow took over the organization, he needed people whom he could trust, and his most trusted allies are; Patrick, Reid, and Mason. These men trained together, serve their country together, and remained true to each other, by building a bond based on shared experiences. They took what happened to them before their training and put it behind, only moving forward. So, yes, each one of them has past lives, somethings in their past remain there and some show up out of the blue. As I finished this amazing story, the Song, Try by Pink came into my head, listen to the lyrics. Where there is desire There is gonna be a flame Where is flame someone’s bound to get burn Just because your burn doesn’t mean you’re gonna die You gotta get up and try Have you been Aleatha’d?
5 people found this review helpful
P. Patra
January 14, 2020
Aleatha Roming could not have given Web of Desire series a better title. Spark, the first book of this epic trilogy has indeed caught my heart and soul in the web of suspense, sensuality and emotional storm. Set in the dark, rich and powerful underworld scene of Chicago, this enthralling story weaves a captivating tale of love, chaos and deception. My heart is flying high from the adrenaline rush of an intricate storyline, explosive feelings and twisted characters. A masterpiece every way. Patrick and Madeline connected while they were young, poor and homeless in the dangerous and dirty streets of Chicago. Now years later, Patrick is one of the rulers of this city along with his friends. He is one of the top men of The Sparrows, the most feared and respected underworld outfit. He has power. He has money. And yet nothing matters when his path clashes with Madeline again. She is in Chicago to take part in a high rolling poker tournament in Club Regal as she has established herself as a lethal player. But there are secrets buried behind her seductive smile, gorgoeus dresses and alluring confidence. Danger is chasing her and her only way to beat it is to win the jackpot. As the story unfolds, every twist makes it more complicated. The rivalrly between Sparrows and it's old enemies. Patrick and Madeline's insane chemistry even when they have so many unresolved issues. A mess of blood, money and power. I seriously was afraid of even blinking as I did not want to miss a single detail. Madeline is an amazing character. She is the epitome of beauty and brains. I am so in love with her multilayer personality. She is this cold, calculating, smart, cunning and devious poker player one moment. And in the next moment I get a glimpse of her vulnerability and pain. She is playing a dangerous game and it may cost her everything. And Patrick is the factor she did not count. The sweet, caring and gentle boy has hardened with time's trial and transformed into this intimidating man. His power, his undeniable charisma and the edge of cruelty makes him a fascinating character. And what makes him even more intriguing is the same good man caring for Madeline beneath his rough dark exterior. Having said all these, for me the hero of the story was the plot and the chemistry. Aleatha Romig delivers punches after puches. The break neck speed of the story kept me glued to the pages yet it did not lessen the impact of romance at all. Patrick and Madeline's connection is something out of this world. They have so much heartache and suffering and longing between them. Their paths collided and they may end up hurting each other even more. My heart was breaking for their starcrossed love story. And that cliffhanger ending literally made me hit my head. Repeatedly. Spark by Aleatha Romig was a brilliant beginning to what I feel would be an incredible series. This story balanced the angst, the mystery, the mind games, the power plays and the tragically beautiful love perfectly. 5 SPARKLING STARS! Received ARC for Honest review
8 people found this review helpful
Rochelle Hickman
May 29, 2020
I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. I found myself bored with the sort of suspense thriller/murder mystery stuff. The romance was few and far between, and I just felt like I was waiting for it to get really good, but it never did. I'm surprised at the ratings, but maybe it's just not my thing. I really liked the ending, in fact it was my favorite part, and as crazy as this sounds, that cliffhanger is most likely why I'm going to get the next book. Go figure.
1 person found this review helpful

About the author

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. 

Aleatha went to the "lighter side" in the summer of 2017 with her lighter ONES. PLUS ONE, ANOTHER ONE, and ONE NIGHT, stand-alone romantic comedies. She returned to her dark romance roots with the Sparrow Webs, WEB of SIN, TANGLED WEB, WEB of DESIRE, and DANGEROUS WEB.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America, a member of PEN America, and represented by Kevan Lyons, Marshal Lyons Literary Agency. 

Books by Aleatha: 

Consequences Series (Anthony Rawlings / Tony Rawlings and Claire Nichols) : Consequences, Truth, Convicted, Revealed, Beyond the Consequences , and Ripples.

The Infidelity series (Lennox Demetri/ Nox Demetri and Alexandria Collins / Charli Collins) Betrayal, Cunning, Deception, Entrapment, Fidelity.

The Price of Honor- A Mafia novel - Oren Demetri and Angelina Demetri

The Web of Sin trilogy - dark romance - SECRETS, LIES, PROMISES - Sterling Sparrow and Araneae McCrie (Sparrow Webs)

Light Duet: Into the Light and Away From the Dark

Standalone sexy thriller: Insidious 

Stand-alone sexy romance: Unconventional, Unexpected, and Unforgettable

Plus One, One Night, and Another One

Tangled Web - dark romance - TWISTED, OBSESSED, and BOUND - Kader/ Mason Pierce and Laurel Carlson (Sparrow Webs)

Web of Desire - dark romance - SPARK, FLAME, and ASHES - Patrick Kelly and Madeline Tate (Sparrow Webs)

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