Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite
Divine Intervention by Ica Iova is, on the surface, a very normal romance between two people with tragedy in their past. Emma was made pregnant by Marcus, a man who declares he is not ready to settle down and leaves Emma to bring up their daughter, Skyler, alone. Luke, a doctor, blames himself for the death of his wife, Sarah; he feels that he should have spotted she was ill, and guilt leaves him suicidal. A chance meeting results in an instant and very powerful attraction between them that both are determined to resist. An angel appears, intent on getting Emma and Luke together. Will there be a happy ending, or will Emma dig in her heels? Will Luke find a place in the close mother and daughter family unit, or be forced back into dangerous depression?
Emma is a very real mother, doing her best to bring up Skyler alone whilst keeping them both by writing novels, but it is Luke who takes centre stage. His drinking, his guilt, how close he comes to jumping to his death, and the strength of his calling and his compassion when Skyler is bitten by a rattlesnake, and a week later is admitted to hospital yet again with concussion. Two meetings between two people tied to the past had me totally captivated. I was rooting for the angel almost as much as for Emma and Luke, and at one point I could have cheerfully murdered Luke’s best mate. Divine Intervention by Ica Iova is a gripping, steamily passionate, paranormal romance very deserving of 5 stars.