Spark By Erin Noelle
Young love never normally plays fair but with Hudson Shavelle, she is definitely giving her a fair crack of the whip because this all round good girl is handed the ultimate fantasy when Crew Elliot and his family rock up at her families resort in Colorado.
Far from the normal family, Hudson is one of 6 kids and parents that while they love their children unconditionally are far from conventional. Because along with Hudson’s Gran they run and operate the Fire on the Mountain Resort – where they are more than happy to indulge and to encourage their guests to partake in alternative therapies.
Hudson is the green fingered guru of the family and her speciality is marijuana, legally allowed in the state and available to those with a medical prescription she spends much of her tome in her greenhouse growing the plants needed to keep the family store supplied. Now while I was in no was surprised that the whole scenario was thorough researched by Erin, I was surprised that the main cultivator was a youngster. But then again maybe it was a positive approach to a subject that has so many critics.
Crew Elliott, his mother and his younger brother Caleb have moved from Texas to Colorado in search of help to treat Caleb’s medical situation and it appears that they have made the move wisely because as bad as his situation is and as hopeless as the doctors in Texas have painted his future, Caleb has a chance at improving the quality of his life in Colorado.
But Crew never expected to improve his – and when he clapped eyes on Hudson the prospects of a happy move went through the roof, because this beautiful, quirky girl has his heart beating faster from the first time he sees her.
I liked the whole axis that Spark spun around, it was beautifully romantic, very sensual and socially powerful. It opened the door to a lifestyle that most of us would never contemplate. The connection between Hudson and Crew was one that was followed its own dynamic and was as contemplative as it was consuming.
They were intensely and overwhelmingly bonded to each other and I have to say as quickly as they seemed to find their place in the world, it was all left shattering round them. Could they survive the unthinkable? Would they ever be the same again? These were the questions that I felt my heart screaming for the answers.
I was rooting for them and yet I felt the pain that they were experiencing and I understood the hurt that they both vented but it is how you recover from the downs in life that determines the type of person you really are and Hudson and Crew were made of sterner stuff than kids their age are usually because they gave as good as they got and showed capacity for feelings that were way beyond their years. Forgiveness is a gift, it is learnt through experiences and with age, we are selfish by nature no matter what we would like to think and it takes experiencing the bad in life to show you the positive to be gained by embracing the good when it is offered to you.
Pain had taken their positivity but the way they fought to both forgive each other and salvage a future was all credit to the author because it gave light to the positive that forgiveness is earned but not beyond reach if you really want it.