Mini-Review: Embracing Irina by Michelle Mars 

A Love Wars Prequel Holiday Novella.

Cover Design: Jacqueline Sweet Design


Her world is in chaos.

Irina Rivkin loves baking, family, bear-shifting, and Jewish holidays but this Rosh Hashanah might be her last on Earth. Aliens have arrived. They claim that they are here to save humans from a “dying” Earth by relocating everyone to a new planet. They had pamphlets and everything. Irina is busy writing Irina’s Bear-y Good Jewish Recipes Cookbook, her first, and running her bakery. She doesn’t have time to worry about things she can’t change.

She comes in peace.

Kesh is a Staraban warrior and a communications and cultural expert for the Alien Relocation Cooperative. After quelling most of the surprising early resistance to relocation, Kesh now enjoys exploring everything the creative species known as human has to offer. What she was not prepared for was Irina. The first day she saw the baker, she fell for her—hard.

Are they a sweet recipe in time for a new year?

After months of pining for each other, Kesh and Irina take a leap to be together. Will Irina be relocated while Kesh stays on Earth? Will Kesh survive a Rosh Hashanah celebration amongst Irina’s bear-shifting family? Let the honey and apples take you on a sweet (hot) ride.

Warning: Lots of food so bring snacks or meals to this reading. Also, some light BDSM.

CW: Explicit Sexual Content, For Mature Audiences Only4

My thoughts

I love this romance!

Michelle Mars gives us recipes, love, and some really hot “fun” moments between Irina and Kesh. There is humor, action, and food. Mars creates a solid foundation between Irina and Kesh through flashback conversations. While in the present we get romance and steamy moments.

I want to spend every Rosh Hashanah with Irina and Kesh. Mars gives us a great way to celebrate the holiday.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Further Details:

Publisher: 15 September 2020

Early edit: Tera Cuskaden; Proofread: Cheryl Roberts

Series: Love Wars Prequel; Settings: 2025 Redwithy City, CA, U.S.

Pages: 102


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