When Sparks Fly (Rendezvous Falls Book 5) by Jo McNally
Between her business, her recent divorce and her teenage daughter who needs her right now, Zoey Hartford has her hands full. Thank goodness she has her best friend, Mike McKinnon, to keep her laughing. Zoey and Mike have gone through everything together—from chemistry class to heartbreak. They would never risk their friendship…until one unexpected but sizzling night changes everything.
Mike is torn. Funny, down-to-earth Zoey in her flannel shirts and messy ponytail always seems so in control…until she melts into his arms. But he won’t come between Zoey and her daughter. They’ll just keep it casual. No drama. No feelings. No messiness. What could go wrong?
But the meddling, matchmaking book club won’t be denied. They may not have set them up, but they recognize a perfect match when they see one. And they’re determined to help Zoey see what’s been right in front of her for so long…
In Lost in Love, single mom Andrea will do anything to make the fall festival a success…even ask the town bad boy for his help.
Book 1: Slow Dancing at Sunrise
Book 2: Stealing Kisses in the Snow
Book 3: Barefoot on a Starlit Night
Book 4: Love Blooms
Book 5: When Sparks Fly
Publication Date 9/8/2022
A friends to lovers story set in the town of Rendezvous Falls.
Zoey is a busy woman. Running a business, surviving a divorce and taking care of her daughter, so Zoey doesn’t have time for anything else! Thank goodness her best friend is there to keep her sane! She honestly wouldn’t be able to cope without Mike.
Mike lost his wife (she died) so he immersed himself in his job, but always had time for Zoey and her daughter.
Best friends since children, they’ve helped one another through thick and thin. But what happens to a friendship when a one night stand threatens all they hold dear?
They decide to try a friends with benefits relationship. Can that really work? Can they keep emotions out of the equation? Will this strengthen or ruin their friendship? Both think they can handle the emotions that this new side of their friendship brings, but when doubts
There are quiet a few funny moments, I loved the book club they did make me smile. Zoey’s daughter was a great character, bringing to this book insights that only a teenager can bring.
I really liked both Mike and Zoey, they’ve been friends for such a long time, could they cross that line and become more? The texts they send to one another did have me smiling and chuckling. His twin sister Mary is a great character, she had a sense of humour that would make us friends in the real world.
There is also a side story (maybe should have been a novella?) it was cute, but it did distract me from the main story a little (just my opinion.)
So if you like your romance small town full of great moments, then this is definitely the book for you. No need to read the previous books as this story stands on its own. I’d read book 3 in this series and really enjoyed it.
There is a bonus story that was a nice surprise at the end of the book (Andrea and Zayne which is also a quick but fun read.)
*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe
About the Author
Jo McNally lives in upstate New York with 100 pounds of dog and 200 pounds of husband – her slice of the bed is very small. When she’s not writing or reading romance novels (or clinging to the edge of the bed…), she can often be found on the back porch sipping wine with friends, listening to an eclectic playlist. If the weather is perfect, she might join her husband on the golf course, where she always feels far more competitive than her actual skill-level would suggest.