When Sparks Fly: An absolutely addictive lesbian romance novel

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The room is dark, except for the streetlights coming through the blinds. I can barely see her, but I feel her. She pushes me up against the wall and we kiss harder than we ever have before. I’ve been waiting so long for it to happen, and finally, it’s going to. Then the bedroom door flies open, and someone screams her name…


Britton Walsh has never had a home. After a lifetime in the care system, she doesn't expect she’ll ever find one. But beginning her senior year with new foster parents in a new city, means starting over yet again. Tom and Cate Cahill seem okay. The hitch? Their daughter, Avery.


Beautiful, popular and cool, Avery is everything Britton is not. She’s all Britton could ever ask for in a sister, or even a friend––but having survived without either for so long, Britton knows the way her heart races whenever Avery enters the room can only mean one thing…


But Avery has a secret. Something that is eating away at her and stopping her letting anyone in, least of all Britton. Will Avery’s insistence on punishing herself for a mistake in her past make Britton's last year of high school, and finding a place to call home, impossible? Can two such different people ever find common ground, friendship, or maybe even something more?


An unforgettable new adult lesbian romance for fans of Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters, Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen, or Nancy Garden’s classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind.


New Adult novel: recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.


Readers adore When Sparks Fly:

WOW!!... totally blew my mind and left me speechless.’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Omg, I absolutely love, love, loved this book!!!... amazingaddictive page-turner that really captivated my heart… Absolutely addictive, sexy, stunning romance that is filled with love and friendship.’ Bookworm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This book was so good I had to stay up late to finish it!... so cute and it had me feeling all the feelsfantastic definitely a quick and easy to read!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I couldn’t put it downevery time I thought about taking a break, I wanted more. A beautifully written lesbian romance that had me hooked from beginning to end.’ Jessica Belmont, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Everyone loves Kristen Zimmer:

BEST. BOOK. EVER. I swear… DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO FIND AN LGBT BOOK TO RELATE TO??? I DO!... have recommended it to literally all my friends. Read it. It's amazing!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wow!! What an amazing story!very hard to put the book down… I couldn’t wait to get back to where I’d left it. A book has never made me feel like that.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Breathtaking. I was on the edge of my seatRead this in like one sitting - could not put it down… A beautiful love story & a definite must-read!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Amazing… got me hooked from page one… really fresh and edgy… a definite must-read! It has all you could ever want in a bookI guarantee you won't be able to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


OMG OMG OMGREAD IT!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

35 reviews
Haise Sasaki
June 4, 2023
It was rather heartwarming even though it's incomparably different from The Gravity Between Us. The writer Kristen Zimmer has a eye-catching writing style and I'd like to read more of her novels in the near future.
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May 1, 2021
Zimmer fans will be very excited to learn she has released a new book this spring. Her first book The Gravity Between Us was an overwhelming success. Since its release nearly 8 years ago, it has become one of the most loved lesfic books around. It has amassed over 1,200 global ratings and earned an average of 4.5 stars on Amazon alone. To say I was happy to get my hands on an ARC of her new YA book When Sparks Fly would be a gross understatement; I was flipping thrilled!! I was captivated by the main character Britton immediately. She is an old and gentle soul. Her past is heartbreaking, but yet she makes one feel optimistic. She is a survivor, and it’s something readers appreciate about her. She tucks the beauty of each moment she experiences next to her heart where it can’t be taken from her. She knows how precious and fleeting goodness can be, and how swiftly things can turn unpleasant. Yet, she always chooses hope over despair. Because When Sparks Fly is such a positive tale of survival and love, it remains buoyant and resilient throughout. It focuses on finding oneself and feeling at home and loved there. This book is sweetly and humbly told from Britton’s first person point of view, giving readers a bird’s eye view of not only her world, but her heart. Zimmer’s choice to guide the storytelling from this vantage point serves the story perfectly; Zimmer does an exceptional job with it. The tone and tenor give it substance and perspective, making this tale passionate while retaining a very lovely and endearing charm. Zimmer’s writing style is spot-on. She knows how to command her audience with well scripted words. She has a firm grasp and understanding of this age group and she conveys that through wonderfully crafted dialogue. It is realistic, believable and relevant. Her writing style fits the story splendidly and holds readers page after page. She employs well placed and thoughtfully used symbolism to highlight pivotal moments quiet beautifully. These scenes are exquisitely touching and squeeze the reader’s heart. This story isn’t one you will soon forget. Final remarks… When Sparks Fly is a lovely and heartfelt journey into first-time love and young romance. It carries the themes of family, friendship, loss and love so beautifully and elegantly. It is so tender and gentle; it simply gets under your skin. Britton and Avery’s love is hopeful, wondrous and striking, and it’s everything we need right now. I would absolutely recommend this book. Strengths… Heartfelt Tender Well-written Original and well-plotted story Likable, well-developed characters
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Kirsty Whitlock
April 28, 2021
Omg absolutely love love loved this book!!! It was beautifully written and perfect for the age group of not only the protagonist but also of the age groups who are likely to be reading this book. I love that we get to see Britons thoughts throughout the book as it really gives an in depth view of how she's feeling. It was so easy to read and the descriptions vivid putting you in the storyline. The cover suited the storyline perfectly and loved the twist with the blurb. This book really took me straight back to my school days with all the cliques, the atmosphere, the friendship, just everything, Kristen had the settings down to a T. I absolutely loved when they are in Salem and it really made me want to visit it myself in person, this was definitely the closest I felt to being there or in the settings a book is describing for a while. The storyline is filled with love, friendship, loss, romance and with some mystery and a bit of a twist thrown in. Although it took me a while to work
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