Review: When Sparks Fly

Title: When Sparks Fly 

Author: Ines Bautista-Yao
Genre: Romance fiction 

Publisher: Chamber Shell Publishing 

Pages: 166

ISBN: 9786219555302

Copyright: 2016


Twenty-four-year-old photographer’s apprentice Regina has always felt like the plain, dull orange next to the shiny red apple that is her best friend Lana. But then she meets Ben-the first guy to get break Lana’s heart, and the first guy to ever make Regina feel that he only has eyes for her. As Regina finds herself falling hard for Ben, she also finds herself breaking all the rules of best friendship. Will she give up the love of her life for Lana, or will she finally realize that she deserves her share of the spotlight too?

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


 This book is full of fun and dramas; full of lessons about friendship, love and self-knowledge.  

 The characters are well developed, I did enjoy everyone’s personality specially Reg and Ben. And Lana whom I hated for being such a brat lol. I just can’t describe how beautiful the story was. Everything is just perfect and relatable, very realistic… 

The whole story happened in the Philippines, and I can assure you that you’ll definitely enjoy all the places they have gone. Stacy’s place is definitely my favorite! (Sorry I won’t tell you who is she, better read the book. And of course I don’t want to crack spoilers here since the book is newly released:)) 

The ending is very satisfying! Well this is a short read but I felt like I’ve read it for long. Ben and Reg’s sweetness still lingers. I really love those two goofy candies. 

I highly recommend this book to you guys. Prepare to fall in love with Ben’s cute features. Learn how to love and forgive. Fight for happiness and enjoy life. There are lot of things that I can relate and surely you will too! The author’s style in writing is such addicting which made me finish the book quickly.. 

About the author:

Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of One Crazy Summer, What’s in your Heart, and Only A Kiss. She has also written several short stories. Among them are “Plain Vanilla,” “Flashbacks and Echoes,” which is a part of a compilation called All This Wanting, “A Captured Dream,” one of the four short stories in Sola Musical: Love Notes from a Festival, and “Things I’ll Never Say,” part of the Summit Books anthology Coming of Age.

She is the former edito-in-chief of Candy and K-Zone magazines and a former high school and college English and Literature teacher. She is also a wife and mom and blogs about the many challenges and joys of motherhood at The Author Project is section in her blog devoted to the stories in her head.
She lives in the Philippines with her husband and two little girls. She post on Instagram and tweets @inesbyao and her author page is Her books are available digitally on Amazon and
One’s Books:

One Crazy Summer 

What’s In Your Heart 

Only A Kiss

Short Stories:

Plain Vanilla 

Someday With You


Sola Musical

Coming Of Age

All This Wanting

Friends Zones



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