Striking Sparks (The Walker Boys, #1)

Striking Sparks (The Walker Boys, #1) The Stakes Are High And The Heat Is On.Beau Walker, Owner Of The Barbecue Shack, Needs The Help Of Jake Parnell, His One Time Rival And Secret Crush, In A Televised Barbecue Competition Beau Is A Proud Man, But The Stakes Are High, And Smart, Sexy Jake Is His Only Hope, Even If Being Around Jake Reawakens The Attraction He S Fought For Years.Jake Left His Hometown, Determined To Build A Life Somewhere His Sexuality Wouldn T Hurt His Family S Restaurant Business And Far Away From Hunky, Obstinate Beau Walker Then His Twin, Josh, Is Killed, And Jake Returns To Support His Brother S Wife And Children Despite His Reservations, He Agrees To Go Head To Head Against Beau On National Television Between Stress And Grief, As Well As Pride And Determination, Only One Thing Is Certain The Heat Between Beau And Jake Extends Well Beyond The Kitchen. Another winner in the Dreamspun Desires series Jake Parnell has returned to his hometown of Buffalo Lick, TX, after being gone since he went off to college He basically left to escape being suffocated by the small town homophobia, and to not hurt his family s restaurant business, knowing that his twin Josh would be much better suited to run the place He
This is the 24th Installment in the Dreamspun Desires Collection by Dreamspinner Press all of these stories are category romances, very tropey, and all have happy endings So this story, Striking Sparks, by Ari McKay is built around the Enemies to Lovers Trope and it s got some instalove, along with heavy foreshadowing So much foreshadowing that I knew how the story would end before I was past the 30% mark. so I was rolling my eyes a bit This story takes place in Buffalo Lick Texas and fo This is the 24th Installment in the Dreamspun Desires Collection by Dreamspinner Press all of these stories are category romances, very tropey, and all have happy endings So this story, Striking Sparks, by Ari McKay is built around the Enemies to Lovers Trope and it s got some instalove, along with heavy foreshadowing So much foreshadowing that I knew how the story would end before I was past the 30% mark. so I was rollin
The small town of Buffalo Lick I just love that name is too small to contain the egos of two of the top restaurant owners who live there Beau runs Walker s Barbecue Shack and has remained local, while Jake took over family restaurant Parnell s Pantry when his twin brother, Josh, died in a car accident They have been rivals since high school, Josh s return has made it clear the worst is far from over because there are lots of unresolved emotions between them, and if it s true that teasing is The small town of Buffalo Lick I just love that name is too small to contain the egos of two of the top restaurant owners who live there Beau runs Walker s Barbecue Shack and has remained local, while Jake took over family restaurant Parnell s Pantry when his twin brother, Josh, died in a car accident They have been rivals since high school, Josh s return has made it clear the wo
3.75 stars rounded upThis is definitely my favorite from all of the Dreamspinner Dreamspun line that I ve read so far no, I didn t read ALL of them, only those that caught my eyes While it s not entitled to my full 4 stars read, and even if the sparks between Jake and Beau is not exactly what I call striking as the title suggest but the story fits to my preference better than the rest I think what I loved the most from this book was how Jake and Beau worked out the tension between them 3.75 stars rounded upThis is definitely my favorite from all of the Dreamspinner Dreamspun line that I ve read so far no, I didn t read ALL of them, only those that caught my eyes While it s not entitled to my full 4 stars read, and even if the sparks between Jake and Beau is not exactly what I call striking as the title suggest but the story fits to my preference better than the rest I think what I loved the most from this book was how Jake and Beau worked out the tension between them Yes, they both carried out a decade of resentment towards the other based on solely wrong assumption
4 HeartsOkay, now this is so the kind of story that makes me happy Enemies to friends to lovers with unrequited love just warms my heart and that is what Striking Sparks has to offer You don t have to be friends to feel sparksJake Parnell is one hell of a good guy He has come back to Buffalo Lick, Texas after leaving 10 years ago to pursue an education and a life in Southern California He s done well finding a teaching job at a private school he loves while going for his doctorate W 4 HeartsOkay, now this is so the kind of story that makes me happy Enemies to friends to lovers with unrequited love just warms my heart and that is what Striking Sparks has to offer You don t have to be friends to feel sparksJake Parnell is one hell of a good guy He has come back to Buffalo Lick, Texas after leaving 10 years ago to pursue an education and a life in Southern California He s done well finding a teaching job at a private school he loves while going for his doctorate When the unthinkable happens, when his twin Josh who stayed in their home town to run the family busines
I liked the idea way better then the execution of the story I guess I spent most of my time trying to figure out why they were enemies They weren t really enemies, in fact they spent their time disliking each other for the same exact feelings I didn t really warm up to Jake until the end, I really dislike when someone assumes things about people, and he spent most of his time assuming the worst about Beau The bully word came up to much for me in response to Beau, but he did not one bully thi I liked the idea way better then the execution of the story I guess I spent most of my time trying to figure out why they were enemies They weren t really enemies, in fact they spent their time disliking each other for the same exact feelings I didn t really warm up to Jake until the end, I really dislike when someone assumes things about people, and he spent most of his time assuming the worst about Beau The bully word came up to much for me in response to Beau, but he did not one bully thing in this book I get the authors tried to pave the way by not having a prologue of some sorts, but I can t take the word of Jake on Beau being a bully The little flashback instance wasn t enough, because I didn t feel he was a bully Honestly, I just like they were talking to each other and how 17 years old are D
I liked the idea of two former enemies reunited and falling in love.But this one was not really for me I guess Too much telling and cooking details bored me easily.I admit I did some skimming, especially the cooking, if you l
Striking Sparks is based on the enemies to lovers trope with a backdrop of a cooking competition in the barbecue loving state of Texas.After a tragic accident which took his twin brother s life, Jake Parnell is forced to abandon his life in California to come back home and take over the reins of his family restaurant He now has huge responsibility to support and care for his pregnant sister in law and his brother s two kids When his teenage
Striking Sparks is the 24th installment of Dreamspinner s Dreamspun Desires line, and lives up to the previous entries This tale, by the writing team of Arionrhod and McKay is a sweet, slow burn and an emotional ride.I normally don t care for the enemies to lovers trope, but this was handled well by the authors I felt for Josh and his situation, and for Beau, too The confusion and misunderstanding between the two men didn t feel contrived, either, in spite of the long animosity and then insta Striking Sparks is the 24th installment of Dreamspinner s Dreamspun Desires line, and lives up to the previous entries This tale, by the writing team of Arionrhod and McKay is a sweet, slow burn and an emotional ride.I normally don t care for the enemies to lovers trope, but this was handled well by the authors I felt for Josh and his situation, and for Beau, too The confusion and misunderstanding between the two men didn t feel contrived, either, in spite of the long animosity and then ins
I always love a romance where the players seemed to be enemies or at odds with one another Then you add that this is a long term hate and it adds to the fun as the facts begin to unravel and truths get revealed Their very history kept them apart but it was really much of what they had in common But in many ways I think that if they had hooked up earlier it wouldn t have worked Jake needed his time away to realize what he really valued and what he really wanted out of his life Beau also hi I always love a romance where the players seemed to be enemies or at odds with one another Then you add that this is a long term hate and it adds to the fun as t

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  • Striking Sparks (The Walker Boys, #1)
  • Ari McKay
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  • 15 December 2017
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