Spark by Brigid KemmererSpark by Brigid Kemmerer

Spark

byBrigid Kemmerer

Paperback | August 28, 2012

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Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he's not doing it.

And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can't let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that's right at his heels. But there are some risks he can't help taking.

The fuse is lit. . .

Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series

"Five hot guys, one tough heroine, plenty of romance and non-stop action. . . Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The Marked

"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity
Brigid Kemmerer finds time to write between her family and her day job, but sometimes she ends up mothering her coworkers and managing her family. You can follow her blog at www.brigidkemmerer.com.
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Title:SparkFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.54 × 1.04 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.54 × 1.04 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:KensingtonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0758272820

ISBN - 13:9780758272829

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this series! Brigid Kemmerer, what are you doing to me? First you make me fall in love with Chris in Storm and now Gabriel in Spark. Two brothers! I'm a cliche love triangle. And I don't care! Keep 'em coming, I'll happily be in love with all of them. Spark was so quick and easy to read but no in a way that made it seem too young. Instead it was because the book is hard to put down. I love that this series, while still having romance, really focuses on the brothers as a family too. Maybe it's because I only have sisters but reading about brotherly relationship is always interesting for me. When fires start being set and no one, including his brothers, seem to think Gabriel is innocent, it hurt. After all they'd been through together, it was like a punch to the stomach. There were parts in this book where I actually found myself forgetting to breathe. There were times in Storm where I felt that Chris was giving off bad boy rebel vibes but Gabriel definitely kicked it up a few notches. He was dealing with so much and even though talking his brothers could have gone a long way in helping him deal, I found it completely realistic that he would bottle things up instead and have no idea how to talk to one of them. Layne was so sweet and I liked her immediately. Her story really touched me and I really wanted for her to be happy by the end of the book. She and Gabriel were so different yet so similar and they fit together so well. There's more books with more stories to tell after this one but I really hope they(and Chris and Becca from Storm and whatever other pairings Brigid Kemmerer makes me fall in love with) all get their happy endings.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good golly this was good. Holy baby jesus. I can’t believe I got my hands on an ARC of this bad boy. I think my knees may have given way when I realized that I had it. I may have snapped out of it and started doing the cancan for good measure then raced over to the lounger and clicked on the power to my beautiful KOBO. For any one out there that has a KOBO and downloaded a book in PDF format onto it they understand my pain when I say usually it prevents you from reading the book until you can find it in some other source. Well, obviously I was desperate because I thought, “screw this business” and read it anyway. Hardships and all. The first book was about Chris and Becca, and now we get Gabriel and Layne. And they are a whole other bowl of coco puff trouble. In the first book Gabriel was a jerk, but defended people when he got to know them. Well…he still is a major jerk in this novel. But you learn everything that’s behind his anger. I mean can you blame him for being angry and guilt ridden after everything that has happened with his parents and Nick? Oh Gabriel. I cried for you. I also lusted for you and your firey hot skin. And every time you opened your mouth and the inevitable garbage came spewing out I thought, “Why Gabriel. Why? I know you’re one of those big teddy bears you win at the fair. Come on. I know it.” But, can you blame him? His element is fire. Its not exactly easy to control fire, not to mention he would have to be around it all the time in large amount to learn how to control it and it’s not like he can run around setting things on fire in large quatities. And we realize that his element actually scares him. You finally get your hands on a completely different Gabriel, the one that he hides under all his angst, anger, and loneliness. But I guess that is where Layne comes in. They push each other and it made me freakin’ smile like a jackal. And then there is everything that happens with Michael and him. And well you would think they were brothers. There was some Kodak moments there. Good: Gabriel: HHAAWWWTT. Obviously. So are his brothers. But there is a hero in their just wanting to be in his element and rise up. This is the guy who beats up his fellow teammates seconds after learning they did something bad to a girl. I do have to question how he can leave so many bloody faces and not get arrested…well for assault I should say. Layne: She’s cool! We finally get a nerd in the bunch! AND who would have thought that the butt ogling Mr. Jock of the brothers would be the one to take notice. Fist pump to all the nerdy girls who love to read and have glasses. Simon: He is one cool guy. I have mad respect for not letting this get in his way of enjoying life. Michael: I just want to kiss you out of sheer happiness. You rock in this book. Glad you took the ass-hat cap off and put on the big brother cap instead. Bad: I miss Chris. Oh, Chris. You will always been the first Merrick brother I loved. Let face it the first book Hunter got in the way of Chris and Becca, and I was hoping that we would get some Chris and Becca in this book. We did…a little, but not enough. I demand another book…with Chris and Becca. Ou! A fourth book in the series? Yes please! And another, maybe with Nicky? I can see all the people out there closing their eyes and being tight lipped while nodding their heads in complete agreement. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall I love Brigid’s writing. I love her characters that are so full of depth. I absolutely love how I thought Gabriel was going to make one choice that was completely Gabriel and then surprised to find that he choose something else. I cried, I felt the pain in my heart when I realized how lonely Gabriel was. No other one has the difficulties like he does with his elemental. All other elements are not naturally dangerous. My Brigid Kemmerer brings across the pain and guilt and every other emotion that is wrapped up inside Gabriel Merrick with what seems like ease. The book surrounds you with emotion and you can picture everything perfectly. I never once thought I had read something wrong or couldn’t understand were the character was coming from. Brigid Kemmerer has created people in her stories that you could believe actually existed. That is how freaky good she is. View more of my review and others at my blog: www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com
Date published: 2012-06-06

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series

"Five hot guys, one tough heroine, plenty of romance and non-stop action.  .  . Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The Marked

"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity