Embrace the Fire

Embrace the Fire

by Felice Stevens

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BN ID: 2940158583902
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Publication date: 06/24/2017
Series: Through Hell and Back , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 390
Sales rank: 198,857
File size: 451 KB

About the Author

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Embrace the Fire 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
amatate More than 1 year ago
Embracing the Fire is the third and final book in Miss Stevens’s Through Hell and Back series. Though they can be read as standalones and each features a different couple, the long-running story of the three foster brothers and the man interconnected characters mean this is one that’s best read in order. Like the others, Embracing the Fire is a hurt/comfort romance that’s fairly heavy on the angst. While I found Brandon and Tash’s story as compelling as the previous couples, I wasn’t pulled into the story until further along in the book and thought the relationship lacked as palpable an emotional and physical connection as the other couples. The slower build made sense given Brandon and Tash’s personalities, but in this case it made it harder to connect. I also found some of the angsty conflicts a bit overblown in Embracing the Fire, more so than in the previous stories. That said, I liked the characters overall. I also really enjoyed the brothers’ reunion. Since the first book, I’ve been looking forward to those moments and, for the most part, they were all that I imagined they would be. I appreciated that there were some surprises as the book wrapped and the epilogue was chock full of all the moments fans of the series will look forward to reading. The Through Hell and Back series would be a good choice for readers who enjoy hurt/comfort romances and don’t mind a considerable amount of angst for the characters to wade through while chasing their happily-ever-after. I certainly think Embracing the Fire was a solid end to the series and was really happy the author tidied up any loose ends with the couples and secondary characters and plotlines. *Reviewed audiobook for Alpha Book Club*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. This entire series is a must read..
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
The last one, the last brother. Sad. I wasn’t sure how this was going to play out, we’ve done everything from murdered partners to drug dependency. But the twist on why Randy/Brandon ran in the first place was unexpected. Well played! And the fact that every time I read one of her books I learn something, is another for the bonus column. For the first couple of chapters I wasn’t sure how I was going to like Brandon, (still not a fan of Drew) his shy immaturity was starting to grate. But then you get more of the story, as he settles down with Tash and he grows on you. The more he helps the kids, the more he and Tash intermix with all the crew and then finally when he discovers he’s brothers. Just makes everything right in my world. Then Tash, the way he doesn’t want to hurt but knows his demons will come back and knows that Brandon has his own. So finds it’s best to stay away. Then the trip home, alone. The ending was perfect, all questions answered, all dreams fulfilled, all HEA. I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many reviews
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
Not having read the previous books in the Through Hell and Back series I wasn't prepared for the emotional impact this book started off with. But boy, what a heartbreaking start to a story that's ultimately satisfying and immensely happy. The journey to get to that HEA though was a tough one through these three books but definitely worthwhile. Brandon and his two foster brothers have been put through the emotional wringer, lost without one another, after circumstances cruelly tore them apart. With a past that's kept him in hiding it's now time to come into the light as the brothers are finally reunited. Brandon's also reunited with the doctor who treated him through his darkest period and their connection is instantaneous. Neither a 12-year age difference nor the emotional wall Tash has built after losing his lover will keep Brandon from claiming him. The wall Tash has built is indeed heavy as he doesn't want to open his heart to pain again and has convinced himself that he doesn't need anyone. It sounds predictable but in Ms. Stevens hands it all worked for me. All this could've made for a perfect romance but we're more often told rather than shown their burgeoning relationship. Though their chemistry was electric we didn't get to experience that fully. Too often the emotional reunion between the brothers, and all the issues surrounding it, overshadowed the romance and put it on the back burner. There were so many twists, turns, and emotions to deal with that left little time for Brandon and Tash to shine. That's not to say that I was unhappy though as the brothers and their newly created families were a heartwarming sight. With this book all the storylines came full circle and were tied up with a big bow. The epilogue was pure perfection, leaving a smile on reader's faces, and is richly rewarding to those who've been with these brothers since book one. 3.5 STARS!
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
So we find ourselves with the last brother's story, and what a story it is.  I don't know if I'm ready to say goodbye to this family and yes it is a family.  Not just because of the brothers but because of the heart of each character but also because of the heart and soul the author put in to each page.  These characters truly do go through hell and back but Felice does it in such a way that you not only want to take the ride with them but you need to see it through right along side each and every step.  She does it so well that not only as a reader do you want to make that trip but if any of these characters were your friends, family, or neighbors you know you'd take that journey with them too.  That takes talent in my book and Miss Stevens is definitely an author you want to keep your eye on.  If M/M Romance isn't your typical genre of choice, this saga is still worth checking out from the sheer beauty of the storytelling and if you are a M/M fan but haven't read this author before, well Through Hell & Back series is a great place to start.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
The overall story of Ash and his brothers reuniting is touching, and for those that read the first two books, satisfying. I personally did not feel the connection between Brandon and Tash, which made it really hard to get into the romance portion of the book and it made the dialogue seem very cheesy. Having said that, the love scenes between Brandon and Tash are well done. The epilogue was great as it gives you a glimpse into everyone's future.  3.5 stars ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
FourStars Felice Stevens spins another tale of survival and success against the odds. Both heart-warming and angst-filled, Embrace the Fire carries on the story of an ever-growing group of professionals trying to help disadvantaged children in New York City. This is the story of the youngest foster brother, Brandon, and Tash, the psychiatrist who treated Jordan in the second book. While I enjoyed the book, I felt that a little of the brilliant character development that made me fall in love with Ash and Drew was missing in this third book. Embrace the Fire follows the same format, almost the same formula as the first two books - which works, but at times it felt like the story lacked originality. Embrace the Fire allows fans to watch Jordan and Luke, Ash and Drew as their relationships progress. Loose ends from all three books are tied up neatly in a satisfying finish to a great series. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. ~Sarah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, waiting on the next book.