The Spark

· C. Scott Publishing
138 reviews

About this ebook

A new, sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland.

Before I even met Donovan Decker, I knew his shoe size.

You see, I’d gone away for a few days, and in my haste to get out of the airport, I’d grabbed the wrong suitcase.

After checking out the expensive footwear and tailored clothes, I dialed the number on the luggage tag hoping maybe Mister Big Spender might have my bag. A deep, velvety voice answered, and as luck would have it, he had my suitcase, too.

Donovan and I met at a coffee shop to do the exchange. Turned out, it wasn’t just his voice that was sexy. The man holding my luggage was absolutely gorgeous, and we had an immediate spark. 

He got me to admit that I’d snooped in his bag and then convinced me to make it up to him by letting him buy me coffee. Coffee led to dinner, dinner led to dessert, and dessert led to spending an entire weekend together. Donovan wasn’t just handsome with a panty-dropping voice. He was also funny, smart, and surprisingly down to earth for a man who wore seven-hundred-dollar shoes. 

Did I mention he also did my laundry while I slept?

Definitely too good to be true.

So what did I do to repay him for his kindness?

I waited until he was in the shower, then ghosted him.

My life was too complicated for such a great guy.

In the months that passed, I thought about Donovan often. But New York City had eight million people, so what were the chances I’d run into him? Then again, what were the chances I’d run into him a year later…when I’d just started dating his boss?

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138 reviews
Sandy S.
July 13, 2021
THE SPARK by Vi Keeland is a stand alone, contemporary, adult, erotic, romance story line focusing on twenty-eight year old social worker Autumn Wilde, and thirty year old attorney Donovan Decker. NOTE: Due to the nature of the story line premise, there may be triggers for more sensitive readers. Told from dual first person perspectives (Donovan and Autumn) using present day and memories from the past, THE SPARK focuses in the wake of Autumn Wilde accidentally grabbing the wrong luggage from the airport, followed by a three day weekend with attorney Donovan Decker. The next morning, Autumn will ghost our story line hero, and ten months will pass before Autumn faces our hero again, when her twelve year old client needs legal help and Donovan has been assigned to the case but ten months has changed the direction of Autumn’s life, and she is no longer available or looking for love. As Donovan and Autumn work together to both protect and support their mutual client, Autumn struggles with the who and what of her current relationship, a man who controls Donovan’s future. What ensues the building romance and relationship between Autumn and Donovan, and the potential fall-out as Autumn’s past continues to affect her present, her future, and quite possibly, her relationship with our story line hero. Autumn Wilde has struggled for close to six years, a struggle that has affected all of her relationships going forward but Donovan Decker was about to break through our heroine’s facade, a facade that hid a painful past. Donovan Decker is on the fast track to make partner at the law firm for which he works but one of the partners posed a problem for our story line hero, a problem that was about to affect everything in both his personal and professional life. The relationship between Autumn and Donovan begins accidentally when Autumn picks up Donovan’s luggage by mistake but their ‘friends only’ weekend together ends when our heroine leaves without looking back, but Donovan never forgot about the one that got away. Ten months later, Autumn is ‘dating’ Donovan’s boss, but the relationship is going no where fast. Refusing to cross the proverbial line, the palpable sexual attraction continues to be heavy and hot. The $ex scenes are passionate and seductive. We are introduced to Donovan’s friends and fellow attorneys Trent and Juliette ; boss and law firm partner Blake Dickson ; twelve year old Augustus Storm; Donovan’s mentor and friend Frances ‘Bud’ Yankowski; Autumn’s father Gerald Wilde; and Autumn’s ex Braden Erlich. THE SPARK is a story of power and control, betrayal and obsession, relationships, friendships, acceptance and love. The premise is emotional and haunting; the characters are dynamic and edgy; the romance is passionate and heart warming.
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Sue Galuska
July 12, 2021
Autumn Wilde's life has not been the same since that fateful night but she keeps pushing forward. Coming back from Las Vegas for her friend's bachelorette party, Autumn accidentally takes home the wrong suit case. When Autumn calls the number on the luggage tag she finds herself talking to the sexiest voice she has ever heard. When Autumn meets up with the mysterious man, she realizes that his voice matches the rest of him! Dang! Donovan Decker is a tall, dark and handsome drink of something Autumn would like to taste! A quick meetup turns into spending the weekend together enjoying each others company and it spooks Autumn so when Donovan is in the shower, she leaves thinking she will never see him again. Of course this ticks Donovan off because he thought they a great connection. Fast forward one year. Autumn has to go down to the police station to get Storm, one of her case worker kids and who is the lawyer sent to help her by her boyfriend.....Donovan! Yep...Donovan works for her boyfriend! Donovan sees this chance meeting as a second chance and he is going to do everything in his power to win Autumn over. As Autumn and Donovan spend more time together because of Storm, she realizes that Donovan is not at all like she first thought. He is so much better. The more Donovan shows her of his life, the harder she is falling. Just when it looks like Autumn and Donovan are getting their happy ending, the past comes crashing in. It will take a lot of soul searching and confronting her past for Autumn to finally get her happy ending with Donovan. I loved the super sexy The Spark by Vi Keeland. I just adored Donovan. I loved how he turned into a wonderful person despite his past, but he was still tied to to things in his past in positive ways. He truly has a heart of gold. I really respected Autumn. I cannot imagine having to deal with all she went through, but she came out of it a stronger person. I really enjoyed watching her and Donovan fall so hard and get their perfect ending. I highly recommend this wonderful story.
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Erin Lewis
July 13, 2021
5 star Review The Spark by Vi Keeland I was riveted to the story that Vi Keeland wove from the first to the last chapter. The Spark was well written, entertaining and a book that had me smiling throughout my read. From the moment that Donovan and Autumn meet the chemistry and sparks flew and I just knew that we were in for a fabulous story. Despite their chemistry being off the charts, Autumn leaves knowing that her life is too complicated for a relationship with Donovan. Fast forward and Autumn is shocked to find out that her new boyfriend is none other than Donovan’s boss, the man she has never quite forgotten, so what’s a girl to do? The Spark was so much fun, with plenty of heart, steam and witty banter that I spent a great deal of the time laughing out loud or swooning. It was wonderful to watch their relationship develop and I found myself cheering for Donovan and Autumn. This was a book that I had a hard time putting down. I adored these characters, they were just so easy to relate too and you cannot help but become invested in their second chance at love story.
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About the author

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-six languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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