Releasing Kate (Acceptance #2) by D. Kelly
Released: November 23, 2014
Genre: Erotic romance
Publisher: Dee Kelly
Reviewed by Sarah
On the Flap
Kate has been through more than her share of tragedies in her life. After suffering the loss of her mother, daughter, and the love of her life, she’s finally found the strength to open herself up to love again. For once, everything is finally as it should be. Kate should’ve known that things were too good to be true; her life doesn’t work that smoothly.
It’s been four years since Michael left Kate, but he’s back now, and determined to win Kate’s heart once again. After discovering that Daniel and Michael are best friends, the situation spirals out of control quickly. Instead of dealing with her broken heart, Kate ignores it. When Kate’s actions drive her to do the unthinkable, she knows she’s crossed the line. Unfortunately, she doesn’t realize it until it’s too little, too late. Her actions have consequences and now she’s trying to fix the unfixable. Can the men in Kate’s life grant her the forgiveness she can’t even find within herself?
First, you will need to read Breaking Kate before reading this one. Catching Kate isn’t necessary to understand this one but will does add to the experience.
At the end of Breaking Kate, the showdown was set up. Will Kate choose to be with her new found soulmate, Daniel, or her childhood love, Michael? To me and my left brained super logical self, the choice is clear and easy. Team Daniel. I mean why anyone would go back to a man who so venomously spewed accusations without trying to obtain any kind of proof. I haven’t much cared for Michael throughout the series but he does make for an interesting antagonist in this scenario.
This book alone takes us on a whole other ride. Instead of there being a decisive choice for Kate, she enters into a type of love triangle simply because she doesn’t want to hurt anyone. I have always enjoyed Kate but through much of the middle of this I didn’t. Her tentativeness to fix the situation made her come off weak and a bit winey. While I can empathize with her reasoning, I just got to the point where I hoped Daniel would take off running.
The most impressive part of this tale is while reading I had no clue which way the plot would turn. In my mind I had an idea of how I’d like it to go since reading Breaking Kate but that doesn’t mean it’s the way the author wants it to go. I was surprised by many of the occurrences in this installment like who is the father of Vanessa’s baby, who will Kate choose/not choose, will everyone be able to have a happy ending. Some of my ideals came to fruition while others did not. Sadly and understandably, there are still more questions than answers at the end of this installment. We know who her choice is even if she fully doesn’t. Now we must wait until spring to see how this trilogy wraps up in what I’m sure will be another emotional rollercoaster.
Rating: 4 Stars
Amazon | B&N | Goodreads | Author
I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.