Author: Melanie Moreland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 25th 2013
For longer than he can remember, reclusive writer, Joshua Bennett has been trapped in a prison of his ownmaking by the memories of his past. Traumatized and isolated, he's spent his days living a quiet, lonely existence, his only companion his dog, Bear.
Pain and Solitude are all he knows, what he's accepted to be his life, until one dark night, one huge storm, and one ice patch change his course forever.
When he finds an unconscious woman at his doorstep, Joshua Bennet has no choice but to bring the woman into his home and away from the dangerous elements that threaten to claim her life.
A stranger to herself and the man watching her, the woman has no memory, no identification, and no idea
how she got there.
Trapped by the storm and isolated from the outside world, they both learn what it means to trust and love,
slowly letting each other in and breaking down barriers.
Can they heal each other completely before the outside world threatens to shatter the fragile peace of their
newly discovered love, and tears them apart?
Thoughts on Into The Storm
I've been having a hard time starting this review because I'm not really sure how to articulate everything I thought and felt while I was reading Into The Storm. After a horrific tragedy Joshua Bennett isolates himself away from everyone and everything until Elizabeth James crashes into his life.
Except she doesn't know she's Elizabeth James. Bruised and broken, she has no memories of who she is or how ended up on Joshua's road. The relationship Joshua and his "Rabbit" form saves them both and gives them the courage to overcome their individual demons.
Into The Storm may not seem like it but it is a story packed full of romance, heartbreak, betrayal, strength and action. It flows from one emotion to the next and sweeps you along with it. There are twists, action sequences and suspense but at the heart is the growing relationship of Joshua and Rabbit. Her name maybe Elizabeth but Joshua referred to her so much as Rabbit that it's pretty much how I think of her as just so you know. The romance isn't crazy hot and instant but a steady growing affection between two people who literally give the other the strength they need.
I think I have a soft spot for Joshua now. It damn near broke him completely when he sent Rabbit back to her "life" deep down knowing that she belonged with him. I've never had another man's emotions get to me like Joshua's did. I was worried at times that Rabbit would bow to all the pressures she was under but I was happily surprised at how strong she became.
Overall Into The Storm is a long, happy read but Melanie Moreland makes a wonderful debut. I look forward to reading her future stories very much.
about the author
Known as the quiet one with the big laugh, Melanie works for the sporting teams of a local university. Her (box) office job, while demanding, is rewarding as she cheers on her team to victory.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and somewhat challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties and socialize, and also enjoys travelling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie delights in writing a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative storylines to her even more inspired tales, for all to enjoy.