The Spark – Vi Keeland

Genre: Romance
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 300
Release Date: July 12, 2021

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?


The Spark was a fun and light hearted romance that had me swooning in no time.

It’s been a few days since I finished reading The Spark and forgot to write my review, so I’ll keep this short. The Spark follows Autumn and Donovan as they accidentally switch luggage at the airport. After spending an incredible weekend together, Autumn leaves abruptly leaving Donovan with no way to reach her.

Their meet cute was funny and filled with immediate sexual tension, however their weekend is notability absent from the novel. I feel like this was a missed opportunity to show readers Autumn and Donovan’s connection since it’s constantly referred to throughout the novel.

I was reading through some reviews and was surprised to see Autumn receive a lot of dislike for her actions throughout the novel. Autumn ghosts Donovan a few times under the guise of need space to sort out her thoughts and feelings. Despite this annoying me to no end, I understood where was coming from based on what was revealed about her past.

Overall, The Spark is another solid read from Keeland in a long line of novels that are sure to please any reader. The Spark features a swoon worthy love interest, incredible sexual chemistry, and enough light hearted moments to even out the darker themes. 


Have you read The Spark? What did you think?

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