This is a sweet story by the author Aly Martinez. It looks at the characters Ramsey and Thea. Ramsey and Thea started off as friends, then lovers until a tragedy takes place which places Ramsey in prison for most of his twenties and Thea waiting for him to come out. But nothing is as easy as it seems and the life Thea thought they could have together is not so easily sought, especially when truths come out that turn Thea's life on its head.
This is certainly a second chance romance, told by the main characters different points of views which I felt really added to the story as we really got into their psyche of feelings and got both sides of the story on what led up to the fateful night when everything changed for both of them. This was an emotional roller-coaster of a ride with an amazingly instant and hot connection between both Thea and Ramsey. Other secondary characters such as Ramsey's sister and Thea's dad also add to the story and you'll be amazed by the secrets that come out and how sometimes the system doesn't work for everyone.
A really good, page turning, emotional book which will keep you on the edge of your seat and with tears in your eyes at points.
I have only read two of this author's books so far but this author is AMAZING!!! Her writing is so on point and the emotions just captivate your senses! I went into this book thinking it would go one way, but I was not expecting what I got, it was 100 times better than I could ever dream of. I was captivated right from the tree in the field right at the start.
The characters are so special and I loved finding out their layers as the story went on. How incredible each and every one of them is, how strong. This book had twists that blew my mind. My heart hurt for each of them in this book. But the connection between the two main characters was undeniable. You could feel it through every single page. I loved how much love the hero had for those in his life. I may or may not have teared up a few times because of his heart. He is a beautiful man.
I was so sad when the book came to an end, I wanted to keep reading. I just absolutely love this author's writing and I can not wait to read more from her. I have so many to catch up on! I highly recommend this book, It is definitely one of my favorite reads this year alone!
The blurb hooked me with this and before i even began and I just had a feeling I would love it.
The story begins with Ramsey being released from prison 12 years after being convicted of murdering the boy who assaulted his girlfriend Thea when he was 17. He is cold and distant and wants nothing to do with Thea and is reluctant to the idea that she still wants to be in his life. He character was heart breaking and stubborn most of the time but he was also vulnerable and cared so deeply about the people he kept in his life.
Thea was such a smart, sassy, broken yet strong character who loved fiercely and unconditionally. I loved how we got to see lot of their relationship from the beginning as two young children and watch it grow and really understand how much they meant to each other.
I can't even express how much I truly loved this story and I know this one will stick with me for a while.
I loved Release! This was an awesome second chance romance which starts as a friends to lovers.
The characters are sassy and headstrong and I loved all of them. Ramsey melted my heart and had me swooning like crazy. I loved how Thea acts after Ramsey comes home. Oh my did she have me laughing out loud with her sassiness.
Thea and her father have such large hearts and help Ramsey’s sister Nora when it becomes clear her home life isn’t everything they imagined.
Heart wrenching, amazing read. I couldn’t put it down. Thea is so fierce and deserves so much. Ramsey is so protective and loving and definitely deserves more than he gets but thankfully he also gets Thea, who never gives up on him even after 13 years in jail. So many endearing characters, so much tragedy but a heartfelt love story where they finally get their HEA. I would have liked a bit more about Nora at the end.
RELEASE is an emotionally packed second chance love story which had me glued from the very first page. I loved the flashbacks to Thea and Ramsey’s childhood, and I loved how their prickly friendship blossomed into this soul connecting love. Their story was heartbreaking, swoony and amazing!
Holy moly what a ride! As usual with Aly Martinez, I knew I was in for a fantastic read and this one didn’t disappoint, loved the twists and turns, the emotion and angst. Could not put it down at all. 5 stars!
This book broke my heart in the best possible way. I feel so many things, too many things after reading this. I cried and smiled through the whole thing, devouring it within 2 hours. It'll take me a week and a few bottles of wine to recover from the emotional rollercoaster this gave me.