New Release, Review, + Giveaway: The Spark Ignites by Kathleen Kelly

Title: The Spark Ignites
Series: MacKenny Brothers Series #1
Author: Kathleen Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 15, 2018
Eric made the choice to live in a small town. A loner, he has few friends and a secret.

Cherie is a waitress with big dreams and little prospects.

Fate throws Eric and Cherie together when her Grandfather suffers a severe heart attack, and Eric agrees to help the old man and his feisty Granddaughter.

Until now, Eric has successfully kept himself closed off from everyone. For three years, he has been caged-up like a fugitive in the boring, deadbeat town to keep those he loves safe.

As the attraction between Eric and Cherie grows, Eric must decide whether to succumb to the undeniable spark between them and risk it all or walk away.

Can he protect his secret and his family without destroying the small-town girl he’s come to love?
The Spark Ignites is a standalone and the first in the MacKenny Brothers Series.

FOUR 🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Britt!

Jaw dropping suspense hits you right from the start with this one gripping you almost the second you start reading before adding in a very sweet romance into the mix that makes this book so hard to put down. I loved how expertly Kathleen Kelly combined such a sweet swoony romance with suspense that keeps you on edge without watering down either one of them. With characters that are easy to love and leave you excited to read more from them you can’t go wrong here.

Maddock/Eric is a man you’ll fall fast and hard for. Living in witness protection he’s kept himself very much isolated from everyone but his generous heart is still buried under his gruff exterior. That kind heart leads him right to a woman he can’t resist. Cherie doesn’t have much faith in men, with a dad who was never there and a string of broken hearts the only man who’s her constant is her granddaddy. When she finds Eric working on her granddaddy’s farm while her granddaddy recovers from a heart attack the sparks fly instantly!

The chemistry between these two is fast and the sparks burn hot, but the relationship that builds is loaded with lots of swoony sweetness. It doesn’t take long though for Eric’s past to catch up and they’re both thrust into some intense action that had me biting my nails. Overall I had a lot of fun reading The Spark Ignites. Maddock/Eric and Cherie are absolutely fantastic along with the entire MacKenney clan and I’m really looking forward to the next in the series.

Kathleen Kelly was born in Penrith, NSW, Australia. When she was four her family moved to Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Although born in NSW she considers herself a QUEENSLANDER!!

She married her childhood sweetheart and they live in Toowoomba with their two furry kids. A British Short Hair named Grace and a Burmese named Jack. 

Kathleen enjoys writing contemporary, romance novels with a little bit of erotica. She draws her inspiration from family, friends and the people around her. She can often be found in cafes writing and observing the locals. 

If you have any questions about her novels or would like to ask Kathleen a question she can be contacted via e-mail: or she can be found on Facebook. She loves to be contacted by those that love her books.

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