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Saturday, May 23, 2015

To Buy or Not to Buy: Sparks in Scotland (Flirt) by A. Destiny and Rhonda Helms

Sparks in Scotland (Flirt) by A Destiny and Rhonda Helms

Book Description (From Amazon):
First crush, first love, first kiss—Ava learns about more than her heritage while vacationing in Scotland in this addition to the sweet and clean Flirt series!

Ava is going on vacation to Scotland, where she’s supposed to learn more about her Scottish heritage. She’s excited to see the castles, abbeys, and coastal hills—and maybe even catch a glimpse of Nessie herself—but Ava doesn’t expect to meet Graham.

He’s cute, sweet, and has the perfect Scottish accent…but does he like her as much as she likes him?

And if there is something of a mutual attraction there, Ava wonders, is it worth pursuing a crush when she’ll be on the other side of the Atlantic in just two weeks?

My First Impression:
I know this is a nitpicking stupid little thing, but Ava is described in the book as have a blond bob haircut. The model on the cover has long flowing hair. That alone would not have dissuaded me as the story takes place in Scotland during a family vacation.

The truth is I didn’t find the writing to be all that captivating from the sample and the family barely got out of the hotel room before the sample ended. As much as I love stories of foreign travel and especially Scotland, I don’t hold out high hopes for this one or any of the series.


Not to buy, which is disappointing.


  1. Hate when the cover model doesn't match the characters description! The worst was when the brunette MC was portrayed as a blonde on a cover. D'oh! Think you made the right call with skipping this one.

    1. The cover issue really bugged me, but it also seemed to be sort of sophomoric. Not going to win any literary awards. I know now that I need to keep away from the Flirt series. But Scotland!!! I so wanted to love it.