Review of Sparks Like Ours by Melissa Brayden

I’m taking a semi-break this summer from hosting guest posts, giveaways, and interviews to recharge my batteries and to enjoy the surprisingly nice weather in London. I’m not completely on a break since I’m still putting the weekly new release newsletters together.

However, I don’t want to leave all of you hanging, so Rachael from Les Rêveur has stepped in to help out and has given me permission to repost her reviews here. I’m super excited to share Rachael’s reviews with all of you.

Here’s her review of SPARKS LIKE OURS.

Another fantastic novel from the pen of the formidable, Melissa Brayden.

Gia Malone has worked for years to climb the surfing championship ladder and she’s finally one win away from being number one in the world. The only person standing in her way is the current number one, Elle Britton.

When Elle and Gia are thrown together in a new marketing campaign they begin to let their competitive guards down, ultimately seeing each other in a way they never could before. But when surfing has always been number one in your life, where does love fit on the scale?

What a fantastic series, one that I am so glad isn’t ending with this book. The Seven Shores series is one of my favourites to date.

I must admit that in the last two books Gia wasn’t my favourite of the main four friends (Autumn and Hadley were), however after this book that all changed. I definitely have the major hots for Gia but I also think she’s an incredibly amazing friend and person who has an infectious and endearing personality.

Elle on the other hand I wanted to be BFF’s with. She’s happy go lucky and a genuinely good person. Gia and Elle together are a match made in heaven. They have very different traits which compliment each other perfectly. However, when it comes to the love they are incredibly similar as they’d do anything for their friends and the ones they love dearly. They also have the most amazing chemistry that is all encompassing and passionate, which I hadn’t expected to be as potent as what it was.

You have to get on the Seven Shores train but be aware you’re not going to want to get off again!

Another indisputable 5 star novel from Melissa Brayden!



by Melissa Brayden


Gia Malone wants one thing and one thing only: to be the best surfer in the world. Her biggest obstacle is the annoyingly perky Elle Britton. Not only is Elle number one in the rankings, she’s also a fan favorite. But there’s a lot about Elle that Gia never noticed, like her surprising sense of humor and picture-perfect mouth.

Elle Britton is tired. After tournaments, fan meet-ups, and nonstop media requests, all she wants in the world is a little peace and quiet. But with Gia Malone closing in on her ranking, she has to surf her best. When the media picks up the story of their neck and neck status, Elle finds herself forced further into the spotlight, this time alongside Gia, the knockout with the killer shred and sexy smile.

It’s not long before there’s no denying the chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win…


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About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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