Just One Spark

· The Kingston Family Book 4 · Sold by CP Publishing
36 reviews

About this ebook

He’s a playboy rock star who needs a fake girlfriend.

Except the only one available already stole his heart.

Dash Kingston is living the rock ‘n’ roll dream. Fame, money, groupies, rolling up to red-carpet events in his baby, a Ferrari V12. Until a very real baby scare threatens to bring it all crashing down. Talk about a wake-up call. 

Dash knows things need to change. But to clean up his playboy image, he’s going to need help from the second biggest mistake he ever made—a California blonde who blew his mind and left him with a scary case of the feels that sent him running. Now he needs a fake girlfriend and she’s the perfect woman for the job. Not to mention time together will give him a chance to win her over. 

A few months ago, Dash offered a shoulder for Cassidy Forrester to cry on. Somehow they wound up spending the night together. A night she thought meant something—until she woke up alone. She’s now serving as the band’s temporary personal assistant. But acting as Dash’s fake girlfriend is definitely not part of the job description.

For the band’s sake, she agrees to play the role. But only a fool would make the same mistake twice, and Cassidy refuses to let their spark burn her a second time.

Ratings and reviews

36 reviews
Eileen Aberman-Wells
January 18, 2022
Dash and Cassidy’s second chance at love story in Just One Spark, book four in the Kingston Family series by Carly Phillips, is a sizzling, emotional, and amazing tale. Super rockstar Dare Kingston's personal life is a mess. With one scandal too many, his PR guru suggests a fake girlfriend to show the world he's settled down and serious about his music. The only problem is that the perfect girl for the job is not only the band's personal assistant but also his band-mate's sister; someone he needs to do a lot of groveling to in order to get back into her good graces. Cassidy Forrester agrees to help out Dare and the band, but she’s determined to keep her heart out of the equation and not give Dare a second chance. The chemistry and magnetic attraction between them is too intense for them to ignore; causing lines to be crossed and re-igniting the flames and sizzle. There is so much more to bad boy rocker Dash than meets the eye. Now Dash has to figure out how to convince Cassidy that he has really changed and prove to her that he is worth taking another chance. Spending time together, working for the band, the fake relationship was soon looking more and more real. Ms. Phillips wrote a wonderful, sizzling, smexy, emotional, and heartwarming story that is not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with sizzling chemistry, amusing banter, and charming secondary characters giving Dash and Cassidy a chance for happiness, love and a future together. I highly recommend Just One Spark to other readers and look forward to the next book in the series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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Sandy S.
January 19, 2022
JUST ONE SPARK is the fourth instalment in Carly Phillips’ contemporary, adult KINGSTON FAMILY erotic, romance series focusing on the Kingston siblings: Linc, Xander, Dash, Chloe and Aurora. This is the lead singer for the rock band Original Kings Dash Kingston, and PA Cassidy Forrester’s story line. JUST ONE SPARK can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Dash and Cassidy) JUST ONE SPARK follows the building romance and relationship between rock star Dash Kingston, and PA Cassidy Forrester. Several months earlier Dash had a one night stand with his brother’s fiancee’s best friend and PA Cassidy, and ghosted her the next morning. Fast forward to present day wherein Cassidy Forrester has been hired to be the personal assistant to the Original Kings but a scandal was about to rock Dash Kingston’s world, and our heroine would be caught in the middle of the fall-out. As Dash and Cassidy work together to clean up our hero’s personal image, a fake-fiancee relationship between our leading couple is what their publicist has in mind. What ensues is the rebuilding relationship and romance between Dash and Cassidy, and the potential fall-out as Dash’s past reveals a secret the Kingston family has kept close to their heart. Cassidy Forrester is both a personal assistant and a creative director, and as such is over qualified to babysit the members of the Original Kings but Cassidy continues to be pulled in to the aura that is Dash Kingston, an aura with a palpable sexual attraction between our leading couple. Having loved and lost, betrayal is front and foremost on Cassidy’s mind, especially when Dash’s reputation on tour precedes his introduction to our story line heroine. Dash Kingston knows he has to stop his womanizing ways, and a close call is the exact trigger to stop our hero in his track but Dash has never stopped thinking about Cassidy Forrester, the one woman from whom he should have never walked away. Cassidy and Dash’s rekindling relationship is fraught with issues of trust from our story line heroine but once Dash reveals the truth about his past, Cassidy is both guardian and protector of our hero’s heart. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. Once again, there is a large ensemble cast of colorful and energetic secondary and supporting characters including the members of the Original Kings: lead guitarist Jagger, Mac the bassist, and Cassidy’s brother and the band’s new drummer Axel Forrester : Xander and Sasha (Just One Chance), Linc and Jordan (Just One Night), Aurora Kingston, and their mother Melly; publicist Naomi, and band manager Dean. Aurora’s story line is next in JUST ONE DARE. JUST ONE SPARK is a story of family and forgiveness, relationships and second chances, friends and love. The premise is engaging and entertaining; the romance is provocative and erotic; the characters are energetic and captivating.
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Sue Galuska
January 18, 2022
Just One Spark is the fourth book in the The Kingston Family series. Dash Kingston may be a successful rock star and the lead singer of the Original Kings but his life is going to hell. After a near scare of an unwanted pregnancy, Dash knows that he needs to clean up his act. He's tired of the whole groupie scene and just wants to find the perfect woman to settle down with. Of course Dash had his chance with the perfect woman, Cassidy Forrester, but he blew it and ran when his emotions got too real. The bands PR person thinks that Dash needs a fake girlfriend for awhile until the whole pregnancy drama blows over. Who steps up....Cassidy! Since her brother is the band's new drummer she could easily fit in, plus she could use the money. Of course the chemistry Dash and Cassidy have doesn't need to be faked. ;) Cassidy is out to do her job and get paid and fall for Dash's lines again. Dash on the other hand is ready to prove to Cassidy that he is serious and wants something real with her. When it looks like things are headed Dash's way, an opportunity comes for Cassidy and everything comes crashing down. Dash finally realizes what he needs to do, with a little help from Alex, and makes a big, grand gesture to win Cassidy back so they can finally get their happy ending. I just adored this steamy rock star book and it is my favorite in the series so far! Dash and Cassidy's chemistry was off the charts. It was fun watching this man go from a playboy to a one-woman man. I really enjoyed both of the characters as well as all the family members jumping in and out of the story. I also loved the sneak peak into Aurora's story and can't wait to see where that story goes!
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About the author

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

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