I’m here for pleasure.
And in paradise, I don’t have a past. I don’t have pain, my secrets don't haunt me and I can be anyone I want
He’s here for business.
Harry's intoxicatingly handsome, rich, and also the biggest jerk I've ever met. So, it's inconvenient that sparks fly every time our eyes meet.
Indulging in an affair wasn't on my agenda.
But fate isn't a mistress to our intentions; And what starts as strike of lightening on a moonlit beach ignites a fire between us that will span continents.
Meeting again in the unlikeliest of circumstances feels written in the heavens.
And I'll need the courage of the gods to tell him the truth.
They say the truth will set you free... but what if it destroys you first?
3.5 Star Review by Ashley
I have been hearing nothing but great things about Dylan Allen's writing from a good handful of my book friends so I knew I wanted to give her a shot. I'm not sure that Release was the best choice. Don't get me wrong, the writing is good; realistic, honest, raw. But it is a heavy book with a lot of pain. That's not to say I always need something light and happy; I actually enjoy a good ugly cry and a fair share of angst but I think this was too much on top of everything else.
That being said, I really. liked Harry. He was a little pompous, a little sweet, a little harsh and a whole lot of sexy. He had been through his share of heartache and pain so when he looked at Lilly, she saw it. He knew from their first, hilarious and slightly scandalous meeting that there was more to her than met the eye. Oh Lilly, my heart just broke for her. More than once as the story of her pain and anguish came to light. I liked that she recognized something in Harry that she could trust. That she finally shared her burden with someone. And that that someone didn't fault her for what happened but embraced her and loved her more because of it.
Dylan Allen threw a lot at these characters. Things for Lilly and Harry wavered back and forth between drama, some ok-ness and tears. These two had been through a lot. They were survivors and fighters. And I was so glad when they decided to fight for a them. I'm so glad it wasn't all soul crushing suffering. There were a few moments of lightness and humor sprinkled throughout the pages of Release. I was holding my breath waiting for that ending. Thank goodness Harry and Lilly's saga wrapped up the way it did because anything else wouldn't have been them.
About the Author
Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.
A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.
When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.