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Release (Iris #1)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  1,030 Ratings  ·  85 Reviews
alternate cover edition for ASIN: B00EXFFVHA

Release, the standalone debut novel by Rebecca Lynn, is Book 1 of the new Iris Series and the perfect blend of steamy erotica and sweet romance.

Two and half years after the death of her husband, twenty seven year old Ryann Thornton is finally ready to embrace life again. Goal oriented, driven, and beautiful, she has a new career
384 pages
Published (first published September 1st 2013)
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Josie Gardner
I liked the description and really wanted to delve into this story....but this was a tough read. the writing style seemed very child like a very young adult novel for 13- 17 yr olds with the way it was worded. It was hard to identify with the charachters in some areas too ..I just really didn't like the way this was written. that being said the actual story was good and I can see the potential for this author.I get the growth from innocent sexually inexperienced widow to ...more
Oct 11, 2013 Vixster rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fanning myself throughout this book :-)
This is one hot and steamy read. The chemistry between Ryann and Jeremy was off the richter!!!
I would have liked the plot to have had a little more umph but overall a great read.
I'm hoping the next book will be Michaels story, OMG, he was delish
Kate Phoenix
So I finished this book about two days ago and wasn't sure on how to rate and review it, so I gave myself some time to think on it. Release is a debut novel by two authors Rebecca Lynn for a debut novel I give them 3 Iris's. This book was a freebie.

The book starts off with the following

although Shakespeare implies that Romeo has feelings for Rosaline, it's soon becomes obvious to the reader that Juliet surpasses Rosaline in his heart and becomes Romeo's one true love. What is missing in the rela
Oct 13, 2013 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I love when a romance story is merged with some mystery, suspense & surprises & this book had that all. It also includes developing story lines for other characters & background on various main characters that give you a richer story & better visual of the characters, surroundings etc. which gets you very excited on what's to come & felt like I was watching a very engaging movie as I read this book. I loved the twists, the way the various characters ...more
May 28, 2014 Janice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I knew I was going to love this story - who could resist - an alpha all the way, but with a heart, and Ryann, she is smart beautiful and not winey at all - knew what she wanted and went for it - I will read the next book in the series because the writing was great, smooth, didn`t bore me, kept me wanting more - and that`s how it should be! ...more
Liz Lawson
This was a steamy erotic and sensually hot read. Jeremy blew me away with his erotic innuendos. I hate books where the characters are into sexual liaisons after the first few pages. This book had you sweating and stewing - will they or won't they!!, Ryann is not a "yes" woman and stands up to Jeremy.
Jul 29, 2015 Ann rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. Cute story, easy read. May even be tempted to try bk 2.
Oct 22, 2013 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shit is it so bad to not want to have finished the book.
Mar 02, 2015 .chel. rated it liked it
Not a big fan of the 'insta love' troupe but overall a decent read with a predictable storyline.
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whit@Shooting Stars Reviews

Release begins with Ryann, and Jeremy first seeing each other when Ryann has car trouble in the rain on her way an art show. Her whole world is fixing to change by just glancing at Jeremy through a window.. Once she finally arrives at the art gallery she sees Jeremy again. This time though the attraction is undeniable, and Jeremy is bound and determined to have her. These two continue to dance around it because Ryann is scared, but Jeremy is very relentless
When she lost her husband, she thought she had lost the love of her life. Ryann Thornton could have lost herself being a young widow, but instead she fought through the pain and loneliness and made a new beginning for herself. Now ready to leave her past behind and begin a new journey as an intern for art institute where she could possibly find a job as a teacher, leaving her life as a English teacher in the past.

Her journey is not quite as smooth as she thought when she meets Jeremy McAllister
Oct 09, 2014 100sweet rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 50%
This book started good but became boring. The h has an oversexed, slutty BF which I absolutely HATE. Does the h really need to share all the intimate details of her life with her BF? They sounded so immature. I really didn't like that the h constantly compared the H with her late husband and found the husband wasn't that great in bed or excitement. Her insecurities were also annoying. She would cycle btw being insecure and then flirty and bold. Plus, as soon as she starts her new job h
Aug 18, 2015 Denise rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-goal
'Release' was one of those books that pulls you in and doesn't let go. The storyline was awesome. 'Release' is the perfect title for this book. The release of living fully with the tragedy Ryann dealt with, the release of her inhibitions and the release of holding back from loving again. Ryann is such an amazing lead. She truly has a heart of gold. She's completely selfless and has a huge heart. The characters were great. Her best friend Ayanna was a trip. You can't help but love her. Jeremy is ...more
Sep 18, 2013 Indy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute book. Reminded me at times of the Inside Out trilogy given the professions of the two main characters and their dynamic with one another. Sexy alpha possessive male and sassy independent heroine. Essentially two major plot developments with workplace conflict of interest to overcome and then a subsequent stolen art piece, but otherwise pretty smooth sailing which made it a tad bit predictable. I was somewhat dissatisfied too with how quickly they came together, book is over ...more
Frances P. Foster
Better than 50 shades

I couldn't put this book down it was incredible. Ryann and Jeremy are the spectacular. I laughed my head off at these two. Ryann is a strong woman who won't take Jeremy's crap and it is driving him crazy. The sex in the book is passionate, strong, and you actually feel like you are Ryann. I'm so glad I got this book. it is a stand alone you don't have to read the others but I'm going to find out what happens with her best 2 friends. enjoy this book you won't be disappointed
Jun 16, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-on-kobo
Loved all the characters in this book! Really liked it from the very beginning, love how Jeremy finally found love after thinking he would never marry!
Cant wait to read the 2nd and 3rd books!! I hope Tiffany and that dr are going to be in one? :D Loved this book, especially since it had suspense as well and erotica/suspense are my favorite genre.
Very good book Rebecca Lynn :)
Sep 03, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book, could not put it down!! Can't wait for the next one.
Oct 30, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
GENRE: Romance
THEME: Contemporary, Mature

Many mature contemporary books these days are compared to 50 Shades of Grey and I’m always iffy about them, especially when it’s a rich guy and an innocent girl. What I liked about Release is even though it has the rich powerful guy, the female lead had a happy life and love, and she is successful in her own right. I feel the readers will easily connect to Ryann the lead and sympathize and ador
Feb 01, 2014 DCT rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book as a free download, and the beautiful cover initially caught my attention. Ryann is a young widow, who after 2 1/2 years of healing from her terrible loss, wants to move forward with her life and her future. She is pursuing a career in the arts, hoping to become a successful artist, while pursuing a higher degree in the field. She is making a big move to New York, leaving the home she made with her late husband, and the first order of business is to attend an art show of one of ...more
Feb 03, 2014 Tanya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free
Ryann is a young widow, a teacher moving from teaching English in a private school to teaching art at an art institute. She meets Jeremy, a wealthy art dealer, at an art show, not knowing at the time his connections to the art institute she will be teaching at. Thus begins their relationship. Ryann is hesitant given the connections to her new teaching position, but Jeremy is determined to win her.

Jeremy is definitely an alpha male in this novel, but I liked that Ryann might have been hesitant a
Ever since reading Woman On The Run by Lisa Marie Rice about twelve or so years ago I have a soft spot for deliciously naughty and sexy vanilla romances. Of all the romances I've recently been trying out with my KU subscription, this is definitely the best of the lot. I was going with a five-star rating just because the sex scenes were so yummi and naughty and don't let me start on the dirty talk! Jeremy, the hero, is a keeper for his dirty mouth alone. The heroine has some weaker moments in the ...more
Jun 14, 2015 Reba rated it really liked it
What a great read at a great price. Loved Ryann and Jeremy they were both very like able characters. Both have lost someone they loved (her husband his dad), and are scared to love truly but together WOW they are one hot couple!! Great secondary characters, LOL moments with Ayanna, her BFF, hot and I mean hot sex scenes, dang talk dirty to me Jeremy!!! To sum it up, if you love a good romance, good story, hot mind blowing sex, dirty talk, best friends, evil witch MG ( love that nickname for ...more
Katie Edmonds
Oct 10, 2013 Katie Edmonds rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and was thrilled to have discovered it as a freebie on Amazon. It is a HEA book so don't let the series part throw you as it is a series of companion novels about different characters.

I liked the back story, the characters, the emotions and the steamy sex scenes. The only negative thing that stood out to me was the overly obvious pairing off of all of the single secondary characters. I'm okay with being introduced to all of the characters but three additional potential
Joanne Garcia
Nov 10, 2014 Joanne Garcia rated it it was amazing
ok give me a minute to cool down then I will write a review....

this book was a pleasant refreshing surprise. Usually an other that try's to put a couples story in one book they most of the time give a book full of sex and not story or a story with no connections. Rebecca Lynn gave me a story full of heat, passion, love , lust, sex and most of all a strong deep connection between Jeremy and Ryann. One book gave me their first meet, the insecurities and drama with a complete story. She also gave m
Mary McGuire
May 28, 2014 Mary McGuire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great story!

Really great character development. I like the female lead to be strong and independent. I'm not real fond of the marshmallow types. I like the strong alpha male. This book had both. The story was very good and believable and moved along at a good pace. If you like lots of hot descriptive sex scenes than this is the book for you. The author has a very descriptive vocabulary, maybe overkill. I kept wanting to skip thru the descriptions. All in all a good read.ok: p
Lisa Atherton
Mar 03, 2015 Lisa Atherton rated it liked it
This had all the elements of being a great read: a woman who has lost her husband gets a second chance at love with a hot, handsome, rich man, with a scorned woman wanting to break them up. It slightly disappointed in as much as it was mostly about Ryann's insecurities rather than a journey of falling in love again. I also expected the scorned woman to play a bigger part and be more of a problem than she was, which would have helped drive the story along. I did enjoy it: it was a cute read with ...more
Dec 09, 2013 Kat rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not fond of this book at all! Jeremy was just about the only redeeming character in the entire thing. Yet, he still wasn't enough. I am just glad that I am done with it. I won't be following along with the stories in the series.

In my opinion it wasn't well written at all and what was with the "pause" why did the story need that. It made the story sound very juvenile. Maybe I just didn't like it at all and I'm nit picking but wow, I am astounded I made it through the entire thing. Wait I didn't,
Patsy Fox
May 31, 2014 Patsy Fox rated it really liked it
This was an interesting story. I liked the characters. They were very mature. Sometimes characters are too childish and immature. There was a lot of sex in this story. Sometimes I felt too much. Yes I said that. I just felt like we didn't need so many sex scenes and a little more of a story line. But over all a good book. The writer could make you feel like you were right there up close and personal. And to me that is good writing.
Oct 10, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I think the love making scenes were the best I've ever read but maybe too many...if that can be criticism, but really?? I loved the mystery and even though we knew who did it I didn't see how it would resolve as it did. it wasn't the strongest plot twist but the hero characterization more than made up for any small plot point weakness. The other characters were well written and without taking away from the main ppl. I can see additional novels from them!!
Ryann Thornton is a teacher at the prestigious West Side Academy in Manhattan she's also a widow and hasn't considered the possibility of opening herself up to romance again since the death of her husband a year and a half ago. This changes when she meets the incredibly handsome Jeremy and she begins to feel things she thought she'd never feel again.
This book is a nice quick easy romance, the characters are pleasant enough and it's free so well worth ago.

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Rebecca Lynn is the pen name of two friends who have known each other since their college days. Well read in the romance and erotica genres, they decided to put their heads together and enter the world of writing. Rebecca and Lynn collaborate on plot and characterization, but it is Rebecca who focuses on penning the novels while Lynn works on production and marketing of their books.

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“Passion and love are always worth the risk, Ry.  There are times it may not work out because that’s life.  But when you feel that excitement and life?  When it works out?  When it does, luv,” her mom looked off into space with a smile on her face and breathed, “what a glorious thing it is…” 1 likes
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