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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Love's Fierce Embrace by Julia Rush revolves around the romance of Stephen Alexander Warfield, whom London society calls ‘an immutable bachelor,’ and Melina Pouliot, a young beauty who is dumped at his place when his injured horse leaves him stranded on the isle of Dunnburgh Castle. He is drawn to Melina’s angelic beauty and her unconscious movements have a strange effect on him, making him wonder to whom she belongs. Melina is equally attracted to Stephen’s charm, but finds him annoying because he turns protective and does not allow her to leave his side. Stephen takes the stubborn Melina into his world, tries to find out what events left her there, and tries to protect her, despite her unwillingness to cooperate with him. Will Stephen be able to work his way into Melina’s heart? Will Melina be able to wipe away Stephen’s years of loneliness?
The author has blended romance and passion into the plot, making it an entertaining novel. The main characters, Stephen and Melina, and their romance have been portrayed well and their attraction and love for each other, despite their individual natures, is tangible and readers will be able to connect well with it. The supporting characters have also been sketched well, making them memorable. The story has been narrated in detail, giving vivid descriptions of the scenes and characters, and making it come alive for readers. The story has passion, intensity, and the love between Stephen and Melina is a good blend of gentleness, hostility, and fierceness, making it an engaging read.