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Chasing Fire #2

Release Me

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The second in the Chasing Fire series, about a pain too deep to forgive and a passion too hot to forget…

Alessandra Sinclair knows that Hudson Chase is the last man she should want. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks has grown into a man who would do anything to get ahead, even if it means breaking Allie’s heart. But whenever she’s near him, the attraction between them is undeniable. And now that they’re working together, keeping her distance from Hudson is almost as impossible as keeping her feelings in check…

Hudson already lost Allie once and he refuses to lose her again. He’s determined to use their new business partnership to rekindle the spark he knows is still there. Only the closer he gets to winning her over, the clearer it becomes there are still secrets that could tear them apart for good…

256 pages, Kindle Edition

First published July 21, 2015

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Ann Marie Walker

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Ann Marie Walker is the author of nine novels, ranging from romantic suspense to romantic comedy. She's a fan of fancy cocktails, anything chocolate, and '80s rom-coms. Her superpower is connecting any situation to an episode of Friends, and she thinks all coffee cups should be the size of a bowl. You can find her at AnnMarieWalker.com, where she would be happy to talk to you about alpha males, lemon drop martinis, or Chewbacca, the Morkie who is kind enough to let her sit on his couch. Ann Marie attended the University of Notre Dame and currently lives in Chicago.

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Profile Image for Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾.
2,020 reviews12k followers
July 22, 2015
4 Stars

She knew the man, not the corporate myth. He was the one she'd fallen for. He was the one who'd broken her heart.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm not really a trilogy girl. I have never really read a trilogy where the main couple consumed me in such a way that I was itching for more of them, and yet somehow these two authors have managed that feat. Not only did I enjoy Release Me, I loved it even more than the first. Yeah. I'll give you a moment to absorb that.

Release Me takes off immediately where Remind Me left off; Ally reeling from Hudson's lie and betrayal. But there's something much more sinister lurking around the corner than just the shadow of their love. This book starts with a bang that will grab the reader's attention from the very first page and guarantee to keep you glued to the pages until the end. (Damn you to hell cliffhanger!)
You have to let me go, Hudson. Release me."

If second chance romance is your thing, this trilogy will deliver it in spades. I gobbled it right up like the starved addict that I am and it was absolutely delicious. The angst, the secrets, and of course the absolutely scorching hot sex all combined guaranteed for a page turner.

Hudson Chase is just as magnetic as ever. The allude to the secrets he's hiding is one hell of a tease and the authors are absolute sadists for giving you just one crumb at a time. If you're looking for a grovel, it's not quite what you'll get here. The man doesn't do anything in half measure and when he sets his mind to get Allie back, nothing will stand in his way; including her. And he certainly doesn't make it easy on her when he goes after what he wants with a singleminded intent.
Since the day you walked into my office, I've wanted you here, spread out on my desk while I fucked you senseless over Chicago."

There was not one wasted page in the story. While I felt like the first book was a bit overwhelming on the sex, this one had the absolutely perfect formula. It was just enough to add to the story without taking anything away.

I'm grateful for you every day," he murmured.
And just like that she fell even deeper.

Chasing Fire is a sinfully sexy trilogy that I'm absolutely addicted to with an alpha that I will never be able to quit. Not one dull moment in the book, which surprised me since more often than not I find the middle book to be more of a stretched out filler. I never once felt that way here. I was glued to the pages with bated breath to see what will happen next. And while I mostly saw that ending coming since there was plenty of set up for it, it still got me. How I'm supposed to be patient until the next book is beyond me. But if the story continues to build like it has, I already know that book three will blow me away and I cannot freaking wait.

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1,804 reviews458 followers
September 19, 2016
Hudson Chase and Alessandra Sinclair’s tumultuous story continues in this book about pain, lust and love full of erotic imagery and decadently sexiness.

Alessandra has decided to take control of her life, no longer feeling obligated to her family. But a horrible tragedy has forced her to work jointly with the only man she’s ever loved. The same man that shattered her heart and broke her trust. The boy with whom she connected with a decade ago and has grown to into an undeniably attractive man who’s impossible to ignore. Especially when he’s determined to get her back. Can Allie find a way to forgive him?
“I hate you,” she whispered…
“You wish you did,” he rasped in her earthen tugged the lobe between his teeth…
“Bastard,” she breathed.
“I know, baby, I know.” His mouth slanted over hers.

For Hudson Chase, losing Allie once was bad enough, losing her twice is unbearable torture. But sad circumstances will give him the opportunity to start anew and ignite the love and passion he’s certain they both share. How much is he willing to open up to Allie before his past threatens to forever keep them apart?
“He felt like he was leaving his godd@mn f*cking heart with her. She was the only woman that gave it another function other than beating behind his rib cabe.”

Release Me starts right where Remind Me ended. Although Allie has found the courage go against her parents’ wishes ending her engagement with Julian, she’s also feeling extremely hurt by Hudson’s actions that seem he was using her to expand his empire. Add insult to injury, her world has tilted on its axis. While longing to have Hudson’s strong arms support her, sadly she con only count on her BFF, Harper.

But Hudson is equally upset if not more so by Allie’s absence. Without her in his bed his nightmares have return. His only comforts being having his brother successfully out of rehab and being able to interact, even if by force, with Allie. Giving him the opportunity to get her back and keeping her for good.
“I’ll never let you go … Never.”

It took time and Harper’s tough love for Allie to let her defenses down enough to hear Hudson out and understand he is in much in love with her as she is with him. But once she did, there was not stopping the almost visible that existed between them to explode. And with their deep connection and newfound freedom to be open, it was even more powerful and definitely more fun than before. They couldn’t get enough of each other and didn’t hesitate to get their sexy time anytime and anywhere.
“In front of her, the finale began. One explosion after the other filling the night sky with a kaleidoscope of color. She leaned her head against Hudson’s shoulder, surrendering to the rhythm of his unrelenting fingers.”

I loved all the romance and passion, but I also enjoyed all the domestic and even goofy time Hudson and Allie had together and with Nick and Harper. I adored their resolution to go forward, start fresh and make new memories together. And I enjoyed their teasing banter as well as their dirty talk, well, mostly Hudson’s dirty mouth. But there was also so much sweetness to them for us to enjoy.
“I knew you wanted the chocolate mousse cake.”
“I’d rather have you.”
“Are you sure I wouldn’t be a close second? I know how much you feel about chocolate, Alessandra.”
“A tie, perhaps. So how about a compromise – you, covered in chocolate mousse?”

Even when he did open up a bit to Allie, I wish we could have gotten more of Hudson’s mysterious and dark past. I felt Hudson’s inner turmoil, guilt and suffering and wished Allie could find a way to heal him fully from his demons.
“As he stared at her he saw hope flicker in their depths, igniting her to move forward and create new memories. Memories with him in it. Just like that, Allie had located the crack in the foundation of his hardened heart, the tiny fissure that allowed her to squeeze her way past his dark memories that were the antithesis of a Normal Rockwell painting.”

As much as they try to cocoon themselves in a perfect bubble of their own making, the world keeps going round and there are still unresolved issues surrounding them and plotting against them. And with so many secrets still between them, and new ones foolishly in my opinion created by Allie, the book ends with an angsty cliffhanger.

I anxiously await for the third and final installment of this series hoping that Allie and Hudson can swiftly and productively find a way to communicate and not jump to silly conclusions so we can enjoy more of their incredible love.

Release Me is book #2 in the Chasing Fire trilogy by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers. It’s written from both points of view. The story has a cliffhanger.

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993 reviews806 followers
August 13, 2015
⭐️⭐️⭐️3 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️
(This review contains mild spoilers.)

It’s been quite while since my last mogul romance and there has been some great reviews for this new trilogy by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers so I thought I would give it a go.

I was in the mood for an alpha hero and the set up here just strung a chord in me. Second chance at love, once dirt poor hero becomes a powerful business man… Hmmm, yes!
Although trilogies are not something I’m going for anymore, I still felt like this one could fulfill my need and mood and so I went for it.

I read Remind Me and Release Me back to back and I must admit it did deliver on what I was primarily looking for.
Powerful and commanding alpha hero? ✔︎Check.
Second chance at love? ✔︎Check.
Sexy as hell sex scenes? ✔︎Check!!!

What I got was satisfying in the end and maybe a little disappointing as a whole. Some pet peeves of mine triggered my no non-sense barrier and from the get go I must admit I had apprehensions…

So how to review a book when you all but love one character only? A difficult task but here are my honest thoughts. Or rambling. (Don’t mind the little rant at the end… lol!)

Obviously something kept me up reading and this something or rather someone, was Hudson Chase.

I loved his tenacity and frame of mind. He was the relentless and focused man that won’t take no for an answer, in the office and in the bedroom. I must tip my hat off to the authors, his character alone made that book for me. I was intrigued by his motivations in book one and also wanted to read more about his brother Nick. He didn’t disappoint in Release Me, focused to help Alessandra without pushing her too hard. The authors did a fantastic job with his persona, excruciatingly un-layering secrets and morsels about the man behind the business man. I really was captivated by Hudson Chase from the beginning.

Ten years ago, Hudson Chase, white trash but driven young man, fell for the heiress to a media empire, Alessandra Sinclair.

Back in present time, Alessandra Sinclair is to marry Julian Laurent, Frenchman and soon to be CEO of her father’s empire. Alessandra obviously got trapped into a wedding she doesn’t want but she’s so used to be controlled by her parents and to accomplish their every wishes that she can’t get herself to renege on the evident deal her father wants for her, but most importantly for his company.

Everything is about to change upon her fortunate reunion with Hudson Chase… Passion ignites and taking advantage of Julian’s overseas business travel, Alessandra spends a few weeks rekindling with her old flame.
Not that she had any choice in that matter as well. Hudson had his mind set and Alessandra just followed through like the good girl she’s grown up to be.

To the question “Is there cheating in this book?”, the answer is yes.

This really didn’t set well with me. Yes her fiancé appeared to be a real douche, it’s actually pretty obvious he is the villain in this story, but any form of cheating is difficult to swallow for me, even more so that I never really warmed up to Alessandra. Her reasons were her own but she didn’t seem to take Hudson’s feeling in this equation.

I think I could have accepted this a little better if Alessandra had pulled her head out of her tight and mighty ass sooner! lol! (The cheating pretty much goes on until the very end of book one. o.O ) The fact that she waited that long to come clear really annoyed me, but most of all it made my heart hurt for Hudson, still having to hide from everyone to please little Miss Sinclair. As for her relationship with Julian, the french asshat, it was obvious it was all for show and that no feelings were involved. The man was described as a real jerk and there is no way any reader would believe their story was going somewhere.

I found it a little too easy that the authors chose to get rid of him the way they did, one day the golden fiancé, the world’s biggest scum the other. The worst part was to observe Alessandra being clueless during the whole book, only to realize way too late how bad and disgusting her future husband was.

I wasn’t impressed by the twist at the end of book one, and a little voice in the back of my head was shouting : “You run right into this one, Alessandra!” (I said already I didn’t like her, didn’t I?)
What really failed to impress and to please me was the female lead herself. She revealed to be with no backbone at all, only good at taking cock and backlash high and proper.

I liked that she would act differently with Hudson, but didn’t like her actions and indecisiveness at all when faced with her parents or fiancé. To me it was manipulative and inconsiderate.

Miss Sinclair cleaned her act a little in Release Me, but her attitude in book one was still too fresh of a memory for me to accept her still. Book two starts right back where we’ve been left in book one, and as much as it pains me to say, I felt like book 2 was mostly uneventful. Off course we are left with another huge cliffhanger but even this doesn’t really motivate me to start the upcoming book three…

This book most certainly delivered steam and sex scenes were frequent, graphic and of a good quality, but for the reasons given above, I couldn’t understand the attraction toward the heroine. So as much as the tension was palpable between Hudson and Allie, I couldn’t enjoy their passionate encounters to the fullest. I couldn’t involve myself in another way but enjoy the smut and I missed the romance and second chance at love part.

What I did enjoy was Hudson controlling vibes in these scenes, alluring and seductive, you have no choice but to be enthralled and captivated by this man. Extra bonus for those of you who enjoy a dirty talker, Mister Chase certainly masters the art of sweet talking. ;)

Something really bothered me in book one and I had hoped I wouldn’t read it again in Release Me. The authors took the party to describe Hudson luxury possessions as the proof of his wealth and power .

Like describing his Jaeger-Lecoultre watch, his Tom Ford suit, his Montblanc pen, the Jura coffee maker… It really annoyed me and I felt like I was browsing a giant advertising magazine for luxury brands. There’s no need to tell me which brand of toothpaste my hero uses and there are other ways to convey power and prestige than detailing each label he wears. (And I’m not impressed by either Jaeger Lecoultre or Montblanc, I got a couple of these and I’m definitely not a millionaire, Hudson could be as poor as me for all I know! )

Another of my pet peeves that didn’t help me appreciate this book more than I did… The French.

It must be my absolute and strongest pet peeves of all in romance books (Yes, I’m very picky). Bad translation. Google Translate is not accurate. To translate a single word? Yes. To translate a sentence? NO.

“Arrêter cette incessante de frapper”
♦︎This means NOTHING at all. But I guess Julian wanted to say : “Arrêtez de frapper de façon incessante!

“Enfer de Putain”
♦︎ Obviously the authors meant to convey the much appreciated “Fucking Hell” (seriously, I love cursing in English) but there is no equivalent to Fucking Hell in French, much to my dismay. Something that could be a close translation would be : “Putain de merde” which literally means “fucking shit”…

Sorry for the French lesson, but as a native French speaker this is something that I really find annoying and who knows if the Russian tidbits I read in some books are accurate of not… I know my english is not perfect, but then I’m not publishing a book out there. If I was, I would at least hire a decent translator or ask someone who actually knows French, Russian or whatever foreign language a character is speaking. This can really ruins a character for me and puts me off from the book entirely, knowing research was brushed off.

Both books end on a cliffhanger, and I must say it really pushed me to start book 2, as I really wanted to know what would happen to Hudson and Allie. She does get her acts together in book 2 but I cannot honestly say she’ll leave a memorable imprint on my mind…
Book 2 ends up with another giant cliffy, and although I want to know what will happen in the third and last book, I’m not sure the answer is worth it for me. I can predict an HEA, and this is enough for me at the moment.

All in all Remind Me and Release Me were satisfying, delivered sexy times in spades, the right amount of angst and mystery with a minus on the heroine and the French translations.

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1,548 reviews330 followers
July 30, 2015
WHOA!! RELEASE ME reminds me why I love reading contemporary romance. And of course with Mr. David Gandy as the inspiration for the character of Hudson Chase, well, that’s a home run for me (confession time: I pretty much cast David Gandy as the inspiration for almost every book I read!) And Hudson Chase literally fills every scene he is in. Such a complex character, domineering and cold in most areas of his life but warm, sexy and loving with Alessandra. I loved the duality of his nature.

RELEASE ME begins right after the first book and Allie has experienced some very, very difficult times. Circumstances have made it so that she is actually in business with Hudson Chase, the one man she wants to forget. The corporate intrigue is described with great detail and is written very realistically. Allie must pull herself together and face being in the public spotlight, all the while trying to forget her true feelings for Hudson. Hard to do when this gorgeous man is literally in her face at every turn.

And boy do the sparks fly between these two!! The sex scenes are SMOKING hot. The chemistry is perfect and with the added bonus of imagining David Gandy as Hudson Chase, well…the scenes between Allie and Hudson were just perfect. I read lots and lots of contemporary erotic romance and RELEASE ME has some of the most memorable love scenes I have ever read. I absolutely loved how Hudson pursued Allie because he just knew they were meant to be together.

I highlighted too many parts of this book to quote here! The romance level was off the charts and I loved the feeling of being swept away by the Chicago setting and the exotic locales. There is a very dramatic development that occurs late in this book and it had me holding my breath in suspense! Fair warning, this book does end in quite the cliffy, but I am confident that the authors will resolve Hudson and Allie’s story to my satisfaction!

If you like passionate, fast-paced romance with a touch of suspense, you will love this series. Can’t wait for the third book! I need it, like, now!!

(ARC provided in return for an honest review.)
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298 reviews328 followers
July 20, 2015
I really enjoyed the first book in the Chasing Fire series by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers. As debut novels go it was a real success to me as a reader. I love all kinds of book boyfriend types, and Hudson Chase is one of my favorites. He was a bad boy who turned his life around after he lost the girl he was in love with. He became uber successful in the business world through hard work and I’m sure some ruthlessness. He’s a strong character who is confident…some may say arrogant, he can also be very controlling and possessive. But, he also has a romantic softer side, and I like reading about a guy who can be both hard and soft, and who has imperfections. That’s the kind of guy who keeps me interested and wanting more!

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868 reviews120 followers
July 21, 2015
Wow! This was intense, emotional, and unbelievably hot! Loved it!

This book starts where Remind Me leaves off and I love the tension and animosity between Allie and Hudson. They are such great characters. You can feel the pull they have towards one another and I really got caught up in it. I loved the build of them coming together and moving forward, it was so fantastic! Wanting something but having to forgive, it just made for this full story that was detailed and descriptive. I was completely pulled in.

There's a lot going on throughout and I had a million questions. There is an underlying element of mystery that had me wanting more and I absorbed all the details I got. It was intense! Allie had so much to deal with during her and Hudson's reconnection. It was so sad and yet I loved her strength throughout. I pretty much inhaled all the details learned about Hudson's past. Loved all those dark details that were emerging. I couldn't not get enough! Hudson is a fascinating man. I still have a ton of questions about her parents, Hudson's brother Nick, and Julian. Which leads me too HOLY CLIFFHANGER BATMAN! I'm dying. Need the third book now.

This story took the schmexy to a whole new level. Seriously, it was unbelievable hot! I love the connection they have, it's like an insatiable need, with love and lust combined which makes them coming together off the charts hot. Besides the hot, there were also these sweet, playful moments that make Hudson and Allie so relatable and real… let's just say Mr. Chase could help me decorate cookies anytime. ;-)

Such a great story. Loved the build throughout. From Hudson and Allie coming together and all the underlying questions that emerged to really seeing the beautiful and passionate connection they share. About the time I thought I was ready for more drama and development, bam! It happened! The ending totally had me on the edge of my seat and I was left with my heart racing.

Awesome read which I thoroughly enjoyed. Couldn't put it down! That ending though, wow. I need answers!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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2,871 reviews932 followers
June 10, 2015
3.5 stars

Book 2 in the Chasing Fire series, which centres around a second-chance romance between two people that fell in love as teenagers, only to be reunited seven years after they last saw each other. This trilogy is one continuous story, so make sure you read book 1 - Remind Me first. And be aware that this review may be a little spoilery, but I’ll try to keep it vague.

This book picks the story up immediately where the last one finished. Allie and Hudson are apart, and she is incredibly hurt over what she considers his betrayal. But that’s only part of her problem as events at the beginning of the book throw her world out of control in a way she could never have imagined. The fallout from it all is that she is now at the head of a multi-billion dollar corporation, with none other than Hudson Chase as her partner.

Hudson is suffering without Allie, and even though he’s determined that it’s not over between them, he is biding his time. And with them now forced to spend time together in the professional sense, it is very clear that the chemistry between them is still insane (hot, wordless elevator sex, anybody?). They still love each other deeply, and once again we get to enjoy the chase as Hudson makes his intentions clear, and we just have to wait for Allie to realise that she can’t live without him.

The sexual tension is great, and with the deeper connection that they already share, it makes the whole thing even more intense. And, thank God, it’s not too long before Allie comes to her senses, and then it’s all on!

“I want you, Hudson. I always have.”
“You’ve got me baby … I’m not going anywhere.”

Allie and Hudson’s relationship has always been highly passionate, and nothing has changed in that regard. They literally can’t keep their hands off each other, and (just like in the first book) they are hot and heavy anywhere and everywhere, in as many ways as they can. And it’s so, so hot. But this time they are open about their feelings, about what they want together, and it adds a sense of ‘this is it, together forever’ sort of thing, which I loved! They’ve gone through a lot together, they know what life is like without the other, and they both acknowledge that they want forever.

“I’ll never let you go … Never.”

I love a story about a strong couple, and that’s exactly how they come across in this book. There is lots of time spent with them together, happy and in love, doing regular couple-y things, and doing all they can to start a good life together. And as a bonus, I really enjoyed seeing playful Hudson - I love his wicked sense of humour, and the teasing, banter and dirty talk is fantastic

But there are external influences conspiring against them, and with a mystery element to the story that remains unresolved, the book ends on a bit of a cliffy. I must admit that I did get a bit annoyed at events towards the ending - . I can only hope that that particular hurdle doesn’t get dragged out and is resolved early in the next book.

I enjoyed the involvement of Hudson’s younger brother, Nick, in the book. He’s so funny, and I love the relationship between the two brothers. I like that his story also has a bit of a direction, and I’m looking forward to seeing how that plays out.

There’s a lot still to be resolved, but I’m confident in these two, and I’m looking forward to the conclusion of their story.

I really liked it – 3.5 stars.

An Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf.
483 reviews77 followers
July 21, 2015
*flops on the floor*

Release Me puts you through an emotional wringer that will have you twisting, turning & screaming. My particular scream sounded like ‘Holy Fuck!’, but you know, that’s just me. The second in the trilogy, this book is a marathon of slick sex, hot kisses and deep emotion. The way this story is written garners the same feelings that I have for my beloved Gideon. I don’t usually compare book boyfriends….oh wait, yes I do. And here, I can easily say that Hudson Chase is as good as Gideon Cross.

The book starts out with a substantial amount of angst. There’s a tragic event that pushes Allie (well, forces her) to interact with Hudson on an almost-daily basis. She doesn’t want to be attracted to him – she doesn’t want to be near him. She’s pissed at him for the stunt he pulled at the end of Remind Me. But she’s unable to help it. Amy & Ann Marie are the masters of angst. I could feel the venom Allie was trying to spew – but I could also feel the sparks ignite between the two of them as she did.

Hudson is perfection. He’s strong, loyal to a fault, and incredibly loving. He’s not giving up Allie without a fight. *CHEERS!!!* We learn more about his background and childhood in this book & he’s much more forthcoming than I thought he would be. However, while he thinks it doesn’t affect him, we all know it does. I just wanted to wrap my arms around him and kiss away the shadows. And then kiss something else. *waggles eyebrows*

Speaking of…those sex scenes. phew! Even when things don’t go to plan, Allie & Hudson make it hot. Improvisation is their specialty. I’m pretty sure that they’re legitimately attempting to have sex every possible place imaginable, and I am fully in support of this mission. Carry on.

I was reading and reading and then somehow I found myself wrapped in a warm cocoon of love, hope, and happiness. It was glorious. I was floating on Cloud 9. Until I wasn’t. GOOD GOD. That cliffhanger. Fuck. We need to talk about the cliffhanger – you know, the one where my heart was pounding out of my chest. The one where I was literally sitting at the edge of my couch & whisper-screaming at my kindle. It’s a good cliffy. Unless you hate cliffies, then…welp, READ IT ANYWAY.

Release Me had me glued to the pages while my heart was bursting out of my chest. It’s full of passion & suspense that will leave you breathless. I LOVE THIS SERIES SO HARD. It deserves every single one of those five stars!

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
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133 reviews15 followers
June 14, 2015
Hudson and Allie are one of my favorite couples. I loved this book more than the first. I can't wait for the third book. I will just have to reread the first 2 and let Hudson's passion distract me while I wait.
My full review will post release day.
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1,339 reviews49 followers
May 22, 2015
This trilogy just gets better and better!

Ok so Allie discovers her parents dead and she is no longer with Hudson *gasp* but as the story continues Allie is now co CEO with Hudson. Although she is avoiding him as much as possible she can't seem to forget him or the the past times they spent together which was super sweet.

"The sight of him nearly took her breath away. Wearing a charcoal suit, white shirt, and silver-gray tie, he looked every bit the powerful, in-control CEO. But Allie knew the passion that burned behind those eyes, and when she looked at his dark, unruly hair, she knew he’d run his fingers through it just before stepping into the room."

Before her parents death she finds out that her father met with Hudson about him still staying on at the company but Hudson would be his boss but her father declined.

"Harper shook her head. “For someone with all the fancy degrees, you sure are dense sometimes. He did it for you, Alessandra. He was trying to fix the situation because of his feelings for you.”

She finally asks Hudson why and his answer and it was so swoon worthy! It was like the perfect speech to send her over the edge and right back into his arms.

Now this book is like the first. Lots of sex in elevators, cars, planes and trains. The chemistry between these two just continues to grow even though they are both dealing with things such as co owning a company, her parents death and nick being in rehab. Plus the holiday are coming up. Think this is one of my favorite parts of the book is when they were decorated and had Christmas together.

“Merry Christmas,” she murmured as her fingers stroked languidly down his back. And it had been. All thanks to her. Despite everything, Allie had gone to great lengths to make their first Christmas together special, not only for the two of them, but for Nick as well. The realization not only hit him hard, it made him fall in love with her all over again."

While decorating and doing Christmas cookies they continue to flirt and have a great time. I love how they are so just relaxed and carefree.

“You did not just draw boobs on a Christmas cookie.” “I most certainly did.” He gazed at her impassively for a moment before sucking a bit of frosting from his fingertip. “And they’re quite delicious.”

Now of course after they have the perfect Christmas you can tell something is going to happen and you don't have to wait long to find out. Again this story leaves you wanting more but you get the cliffhanger again. *sigh* but you can tell the next book will have more then enough answers to the questions you will be asking yourself. What is Julian's end game? What will Hudson do? What happens with nick? Harper? Will they get the forever they want or will it all come crashing down?

Needless to say I loved this book as much as the first and I am patiently dying for the next! I love the characters and how the storyline just takes off and I seriously couldn't put this book down because I needed to know what would happen next. This is a must read but you must read them in order to get the full effect.

Hear is hoping nick and Harper get there own book and have their happily ever after along side Hudson and Allie.
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1,351 reviews11 followers
July 20, 2015
5 #LeftHangingAndILikeIt Stars

I simply cannot GUSH enough about this book and this series. It has every element of what I consider a great read; part mystery, part romance, fabulous characters that are all wrapped up in a sensual second chance love story. The writing duo Ann Marie Walker and Amy K Rogers have hit that sweet spot. The story line is driven by an intriguing plot played out with well formed and dynamic characters featuring billionaire alpha man Hudson Chase and his first and only love Alessandra Sinclair. But really, Allie is the center of the story and it's through her lens that the drama (both angsty and sweet) plays out.

Release Me is book 2 in the Chasing Fire series. At the end of book one, Remind Me, we were left with the couple once again at odds and Allie experiencing life changing events that weigh heavily on her heart and mind. As with Remind Me, the story is told in both Allie’s and Hudson’s POVs which is wildly entertaining. Hudson even manages to make his moment(s) of self reproach endearing.

As the story opens Allie is in desperate straights. She need a chance to recover and to find her backbone, which she does, and with that the story comes alive. We are back in Allie and Hudson's world where daily interaction equals smart, sassy and snarky banter. Every interaction with these two is charged and with that we get some great dialogue and swoon worthy seduction. Hudson’s alpha tendencies are firmly in place as he displays his domineering nature, and Allie is a young woman who simply can’t resist the man who is the love of her life. They may well be the book “couple of the year”. They are certainly one of my favorites!

It seems counter-intuitive but I absolutely LOVED the end of Release Me. What a set up! Emotional masochist that I am, the cliffhanger actually made me giddy and I’m already anticipating the October release of Reclaim Me,the final book in the series. 5 ++ Stars and book and series recommendation!

*I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review*
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4,089 reviews314 followers
June 26, 2015
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Ann Marie Walker has me hooked with this series.

At the end of REMIND ME, Ally had suffered the ultimate betrayal (or at least what she thought was). She discovered Hudson's company was on the verge of taking over her family's media empire, leaving her feeling used and unable to trust him. So when RELEASE ME opens with an event so unexpected, I had to wonder where the author was going to take us.

RELEASE ME, to me, was all about forgiveness and letting go. Hudson, Allie and even Hudson's brother, Nick, are all haunted by things that have happened to them. For some of them, those things are from the past that have molded who they became as adults. Others are breaking free of molds others created and figuring out who they want to be. But all of them have to forgive (either themselves or someone they love) and figure out a way to let go of those past hurts to move on. Some do it better than others, but as RELEASE ME ended, you could see where other have grown into trusting those they hold dear.

Hudson and Allie are still smoking the pages of this second book. The sex between these two is incredible, while at the same time somehow serves as a conduit for them to express their feelings to each other, even when they try their hardest not to show them. But you can see how things change with them and the level of trust and love build when they start to really burn things up.

I look forward to finding out how this series is going to end. I was surprised by the villain, but I can wait to hear what the rationale is behind the actions. I have a feeling the hero and heroine are in for quite a blow when this is all over.This book was reviewed by a member of the review staff at Cocktails and Books. The name of the reviewer can be found under the post categories.
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4,089 reviews314 followers
June 26, 2015
Ann Marie Walker has me hooked with this series.

At the end of REMIND ME, Ally had suffered the ultimate betrayal (or at least what she thought was). She discovered Hudson's company was on the verge of taking over her family's media empire, leaving her feeling used and unable to trust him. So when RELEASE ME opens with an event so unexpected, I had to wonder where the author was going to take us.

RELEASE ME, to me, was all about forgiveness and letting go. Hudson, Allie and even Hudson's brother, Nick, are all haunted by things that have happened to them. For some of them, those things are from the past that have molded who they became as adults. Others are breaking free of molds others created and figuring out who they want to be. But all of them have to forgive (either themselves or someone they love) and figure out a way to let go of those past hurts to move on. Some do it better than others, but as RELEASE ME ended, you could see where other have grown into trusting those they hold dear.

Hudson and Allie are still smoking the pages of this second book. The sex between these two is incredible, while at the same time somehow serves as a conduit for them to express their feelings to each other, even when they try their hardest not to show them. But you can see how things change with them and the level of trust and love build when they start to really burn things up.

I look forward to finding out how this series is going to end. I was surprised by the villain, but I can wait to hear what the rationale is behind the actions. I have a feeling the hero and heroine are in for quite a blow when this is all over.
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November 26, 2015
So, I am such a dork. I didn't realize when I requested this book that it was book 2 in a series. I have to admit, I was a little worried once I realized that I was jumping straight into book 2. But as I started reading, I realized I was worried for nothing. I didn't really have trouble following along at all. And to me, that was a good thing!

Release Me is sexy and intriguing with a little bit of mystery and danger sprinkled in along the way. I loved the connection between Hudson and Allie. Hudson hurt and betrayed Allie, but you could tell that he loved her and would do anything to win her back. Hudson.... All I can say is wow! He was a total alpha male. He knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to go after it. I loved seeing Allie and Hudson together, they just burned up the pages.

Release Me is my first book by this author, but definitely won't be my last. I loved everything about this story, from start to finish. I definitely will be going back and read the first book, just so I can get a little more history on the characters.

Release Me was a quick and enjoyable read. I couldn't get enough of the characters. The story does end with a cliffhanger ending and I can't wait to see how everything will play out.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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1,033 reviews335 followers
July 24, 2015
This second installment in the CHASING FIRE series is even better than the first. Hudson is a wonderfully sexy, playful, and seductive hero. Hudson is determined to get what he wants from Allie and when Hudson sets his mind to seduction Allie doesn't stand a chance. Hudson is sexily persuasive with a wicked sense of humor. His dialogue is written with such clear inflection of smirkiness that I found myself smiling while reading because I could vividly imagine what that sexy snark would sound like coming from Hudson.

Allie is reeling from her loss which causes a major change for her professionally that ends up also affecting her personally. (Trying really hard to not reveal spoilers!) More information about Hudson's past is revealed. Both Allie and Hudson have to do some forgiving and releasing of the past in order to build trust and have a happy future together.

RELEASE ME is not just all sexiness it also has engaging drama that steam rolls to a crashing end that yes, ends in a cliffhanger. Thank heaven this is a trilogy so even with the ending that will leave you twitching there is the lure of closure when RECLAIM ME releases in October.

**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

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102 reviews17 followers
June 23, 2015
*This ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This was my first introduction to this series and this writing team. I was drawn into the book by the beautiful cover art and the great tagline.

The second in the “seriously sexy and sinfully steamy”* Chasing Fire series, about a pain too deep to forgive and a passion too hot to forget...

"Release Me" will be available on July 21st but you can pre-order now at Amazon for only 2.99! To help you kill time waiting for the release, why not pick up the first book "Remind Me"? I guarantee you will have a new book boyfriend in Hudson Chase. He's tortured, brooding and helplessly in love with his girl. Perfect! Now onto my review of this great book!

P.S. If you haven't read "Remind Me" but are planning to, you may want to wait to read this review. There will be some spoilers since the book picks up from the end of "Remind Me."

****4 Stars!!****

Alessandra is dealing with a tragedy that no one should ever have to face - her parents were murdered. It's even worse that it happens when she's dealing with being betrayed by the one man she thought would never hurt her. Hudson Chase had been working on a hostile takeover of Alessandra's father's company. Believing that he had used her to facilitate this, she had broken up with him. But now that her parents have passed, she holds controlling stock of Ingram Media - and Hudson owns only 1% less than she does. An emergency board meeting names them co-CEOs and proves that Hudson has not given up on Alessandra.

Hudson tries to get Alessandra to stay still long enough to listen to him but he's also dealing with his own personal problems. He has a brother Nick who is in rehab and they are both hiding a major secret. It's causing Hudson to have nightmares and lots of broody moments. He continues to purposely run into Alessandra, trying to get her to listen to reason but her ears are firmly closed. From seeing Hudson so much she begins to reminisce about their past sexual encounters and they even succumb to another one. After finally discovering Hudson has been telling the truth, she goes to him and the resulting fireworks are enough to burn down the Hancock building.

The rest of the book follows the couple as they begin to bond their lives together. Passion only goes so far - Hudson and Alessandra still have to conquer personal demons, jealous outside parties and the investigation of her parents' murder. But the time shown where the couple works on these issues is beautiful in its simplicity and pain. For two people to join there has to be some give on both sides and pain comes with adjustment. But there is also healing in it. Ann Marie and Amy capture that beauty in Hudson's emerging trust in Alessandra. The mystery aspect gets a little lost as the authors focus on the couple but it comes back with a sucker punch at the ending. No spoilers - just be prepared to lose your breath.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It wasn't sugary and sweet like some romance books and, probably because it's second in a series, I didn't get frustrated that the couple kept missing their chances to get back together. The only thing I didn't like was the amount of sex scenes. I'm not a prude and believe sex scenes can actually enhance a couple's relationship, but in this book it felt over the top. Intimacy doesn't always include nudity. Thankfully it's not a deal breaker, so readers who want lots of sex are happy and others can just skim.

I look forward to the final installment and to reading the first book as well. The authors did a great job of captioning what had happened in "Remind Me" so a new reader (like me) wouldn't be lost and someone who had read it wouldn't feel like they were re-reading the same book. Want some angsty love in your TBR list? Add this series! New book boyfriend guaranteed!
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June 16, 2015
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So this is the second book in the series, and honestly you have to read the first book before reading this one, you would just be missing out on way to much if you don’t. So while I liked the first book in the series, I have to say I think this one inched its way forward just enough for me to say I liked this one more. Be forewarned, pretty much everything I say about this book will be a spoiler if you haven’t read the first one (especially cause the first kinda ended on a bit of a cliffhanger).

So I have to say first and foremost, I was completely surprised by how this book opened. I mean I was completely unprepared for the turn of events. I warned you about spoilers, so here we go. The book opens with Allie’s parents having been murder, which of course changes the entire direction of the book and Allie’s life. I mean one minute she is going to confront her parents about her jerk faced ex-fiance Julian, and then next she is crying while talking to the police and suddenly has become the majority share holder of her families company. Needless to say life has completely changed for Allie.

I really liked Allie in this book, I liked how strong she was in the face of all the tragedy that befell her in this book. I liked that she somehow managed to keep her head on straight and keep moving, and how motivated she was at both being successful and at continuing with life. I don’t know if I would have been able to celebrate the holidays after the recent history she had had, but she did her best to find some happiness and I was just really impressed by her.

As for Hudson it was great to kind of see how he was dealing with everything. I really felt for him in this book, I mean you could tell her was really hurting because he had lost Allie. In the previous book you only really see him as this confident alpha guy, so in this book you get to see him with a heart and in a lot of ways vulnerable because he was so heartbroken. You could just tell how much her really loves Allie and how he would do just about anything to fix everything for her and for her to smile again.

Once again Julian… ugh Julian. I mean seriously, way to give the French a bad name. The only thing I can say about him in the positive is he speaks French (and the only reason why that counts for me is because its the only other language I don’t completely butcher). Harper and Nick make appearances in this book, and once again I love how good of a friend Harper is. I also really like the guy who Allie hires as her assistant, I hope to see him in the next book too.

Overall, great second book in the series. Once again ends on a cliffhanger, and now I have to wait until October to find out what happens (I am seriously marking this on my calendar). So you have time to catch up before the third book comes out, and I suggest you get on it asap.
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229 reviews29 followers
July 6, 2015
This is the second book in the Chasing Fire series and it’s just as great as the first book! I commended the authors when I reviewed the first book for their choice of basing the character Hudson on the gorgeous model David Gandy. I had a good laugh when I read the dedication page and their message to him. You really can’t go wrong when you use such a beautiful man as the template for a character as complex as Hudson.
In the last book Alessandra’s life changed irrevocably. She discovered some very difficult realities about her fiancé, her parents and her feelings. This book picks up with the devastating deaths of her parents. Now Alessandra is on her own and suddenly thrust into the starring role at Ingram Media. However, the silent majority stakeholder is none other than Hudson. The man she keeps coming back to and now wants nothing to do with him.
Hudson is such a great character. He reminds me of a character that Judith McNaught would create. Complex, emotional, driven and passionate. He cares for his brother and doesn’t take his successes for granted. The one thing he wants more than anything is Allie. Losing her again is not an option. That is what makes the writing so exciting – how is he going to win her back?
Allie spends a good chunk of time struggling in this book. She is figuring out who she is and what she wants in life. Her reality forces this of her and while she actively avoids Hudson, she can’t deny how he makes her feel.
I loved how this story unfolded. The boardroom struggles were just as interesting as the sparks flying between Allie and Hudson. Clearly they don’t spend the whole book apart, and once they are together, it was SO rewarding. They wrap themselves in each other and create a quiet world where only they exist. Of course the sex is so smoking hot between these two that it makes you wonder how Allie could have ever imagined being away from him. Lush, descriptive scenes make it easy to fall in love with the characters and their passion.
One of the best parts of this book was the awesome trip that Hudson plans for Allie. After a first Christmas together, he whisks her away to the Orient Express train. I don’t know how the authors conceived this idea, but it works really well. The luxury, the class and the complications of travelling by train are both exciting and amusing.
Wrapped in their private world, Allie and Hudson are able to ignore the world for a while. But Allie’s former creepy fiancé Julian rears his ugly head at the end of the book. It is going to cause a big complication for the couple, so I can’t wait to see what happens and the lengths Allie and Hudson will go to protect each other.
Another great book by this amazing team. They manage to bring characters to life that are real and exciting to spend time with. I can’t wait for the next book to come out!
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2,358 reviews179 followers
July 24, 2015

2.5 Getting better but still not loving it Stars

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Intermix | Penguin Group
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Intermix | Penguin Group

I gotta admit I wasn't a huge fan of Remind Me but when I got the chance to review this one I said yes because the end cliffhanger did make me want to find out what happened. However, once I started to read this I took a blank on what happened in the first book which confirms why I didn't love it to start with.

Now reading this book Alessandra is still not winning me over but Hudson slowly is.

He'd begged her to let him explain, but what explanation could have possibly justified his lies and betrayal? (Yeah, why listen to his explanation that would just be plain stupid . *eye roll*)

"If we've learned anything from our past, Alessandra, it is not to make assumptions."

"And yet history keeps repeating itself, doesn't it?"
(Yes it does because she won't LISTEN ONLY ASSUMES *grrrr*)

And yet there she was, less than a week since their appointment, cleaning herself up after a walk of shame back to her office. What the hell had she been thinking?" (Well Alessandra if you actually TALKED & LISTENED to Hudson you would have made up and there would have been no shame but nope, you are a stubborn one who doesn't learn her lessons)

As in past tense. Had her efforts to push him away been successful? Had she finally proved more trouble than she was worth? (Oh! for fuck sakes)

I don't want to drag Hudson into this. (Ugh! Of Course why communicate? Why???)

Ugh! These two when are they going to learn??? More secrets and assumptions. Argh!! I hate assumptions and miscommunications. Hate them. The story itself is okay while I find Hudson and Allie just meh. Finally we think these two are going to get their shit together than BAM, nope. I do have to admit that these damn cliffhangers are keeping me engaged enough that I need to find out what happens, even though I have a feeling I know what is to come, but I still will be reading the last book so I can put the suspense to rest and as well as thankfully Hudson and Alessandra as well.

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377 reviews36 followers
July 20, 2015
I am pretty much gushing about this series to anyone who will listen! I've emailed, texted, Facebooked, Tweeted and raved to anyone who seems even remotely interested. The Chasing Fire Series is absolutely FANTASTIC! Release Me sort-of starts where Remind Me left off, but with a twist! Allie had plans to regain control of her life at the end of Book #1, but those plans are quickly blown apart in a terrible discovery that rocks her world. With this shocking turn of events, Allie finds herself face to face with Hudson once again. And, though she tries desperately to stay away, the overwhelming pull to him is just too much.

Allie continues to struggle in this book, but you can understand her stress and frustrations with all she has been/is going through. There are portions of the book where Allie shows fantastic flashes of resilience and gritty determination. I think she's going to need these in the final book. (Plus, resilience is one of my favorite traits for a heroine!) Hudson is just as swoony as ever! <3 He is absolutely consumed by Allie, while at the same time, managing multiple companies and looking after his younger brother. Hudson is going through so much in his present life while still dealing with some slowly uncovered issues in his past that you can't help but love him. I don't remember the last time I wished so hard for a book couple to find their Happily Ever After.

BUT, if Hudson Chase can't find his HEA with Allie Sinclair, could he please take a chance with me? #HudsonChaser

I LOVE this story. It reminds me so much of the feels I had reading Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James. The Chasing Fire series is full of romance, steam, a great hero and heroine, bad guys, suspense, great characters and a wonderful storyline. I sped through this book in record time. The suspense builds with each chapter until the end left me with sweaty palms and a racing heart. I have a feeling that pasts and present are about to collide in a massive explosion. The question is who will make it out alive and what price will they pay to survive? The thought of waiting until October 20 to finish this story makes me anxious: the calendar is already marked!

This book received a 5-Rating on the BFF Book Blog.

BFF Book Blog also utilizes a series of icon ratings. This book received icon ratings for: Character Development, Romance, Steamy, Supporting Characters, Suspense, Hero, Heroine and a Cliffhanger warning.
An ARC of this book was received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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3,834 reviews117 followers
November 11, 2015

Release Me
Chasing Fire, Book #2
By Ann Marie Walker and Amy Roger
ISBN: 9780698194779
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una


The second in the “seriously sexy and sinfully steamy”* Chasing Fire series, about a pain too deep to forgive and a passion too hot to forget…

Alessandra Sinclair knows that Hudson Chase is the last man she should want. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks has grown into a man who would do anything to get ahead, even if it means breaking Allie’s heart. But whenever she’s near him, the attraction between them is undeniable. And now that they’re working together, keeping her distance from Hudson is almost as impossible as keeping her feelings in check…

Hudson already lost Allie once and he refuses to lose her again. He’s determined to use their new business partnership to rekindle the spark he knows is still there. Only the closer he gets to winning her over, the clearer it becomes there are still secrets that could tear them apart for good…


I enjoyed this story until the end. The end disappointed me in that when the reader is on a high and enjoying the flow of the story, it just ends with no closure for the reader. Up until the end the story was exciting and the suspense was building. I wanted more but instead went to the last page expecting an answer and all I was left with was a sense of letdown. I realize there will be another book to answer the questions but I can’t see how this one can stand alone with the reader frustrated by the ending.

Alessandra and Hudson find out they will be working together and the chemistry and attraction to each other makes it impossible to keep their feelings under control. Hudson wants Allie back but their secrets and mistrust always come back to foil their happiness. The sex is hot and steamy and the story is fast moving.

When Allie fails to trust Hudson enough with a secret that could entail real danger to her life; Hudson may lose her forever.

At this point the story ends. I do hope that the next story will have a better ending for the reader.

January 1, 2016
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This book pick off right where the book nr 1 Remind Me ended. I was a bit pissed off that our happy couple didn’t get their happy ending in the last book but there had to be something to read about in this book right? :)

In this book our characters, Hudson and Alessandra, are on the opposite but still on the same side, she just needed a little time to realize it. Hudson is chasing after her begging for a chance to explain his actions that he lied about and Alessandra is running as far as she can and trying so hard to hate poor Hudson and failing at it miserably.

We still feel the love and passion these two have for each other even in this cat and mouse race they are having. I love how they find their way back to each other once again and shows us that true love really conquers all! Love topped with amazing mind blowing sex included :)

We even get to know Nick, who is Hudson’s brother and Alessandra’s BFF, Harper better which does good for the story line so it doesn’t gets boring just reading about our love birds.

And once again just when I thought this is it….happy ending for those two is just around the corner. Well guess my surprise when I realized that ANOTHER BOOOOM was coming my way instead of the expected happy ending!!! I was at last 2-3 chapters and KNEW something was going down, but I didn’t see it coming at the very last page!! I was….wait scratch that…..I STILL AM blown away with that cliffhanger that almost gave me 10 heart attacks at once. I couldn’t believe what my eyes were reading.

My thoughts went all crazy and had me thinking NO WAY a book can end this way…No way in hell. But thank God there is a book 3 coming this fall so my heart attacks can wait a while :)

5 stars for this book as well….. 1.5 stars goes to the twist at the end itself!!!!!
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May 27, 2015
Review by Trinette Dungee

Based on the synopsis of this book I thought I would really like it or possibly love it (I really did want to love it). Unfortunately it didn’t hit “the spot” for me. In all fairness this is book 2 of a series and I didn’t read book one. I think to fully enjoy Release Me you should read Remind Me. There are just too many unanswered questions about Hudson and Alessandra’s relationship.

The book starts off as a mysterious “who done it” when Alessandra comes to her parents’ home to find they’ve been murder. With both of her parents now deceased Alessandra becomes the majority shareholder in her family’s business. The margin between her and the next person is only 1% and of course that person is Hudson Chase. Apparently Hudson and Chase have only been broken up for a few weeks so there are still some unresolved issues/feelings there. Allie and Hudson are then forced to work together as “Co-CEO’s” if you will, where they both realize that they are still in love with each other. At this point the book turns into a romance/love story, but by the end we are back to the mystery with Allie being sorta kinda kidnapped by her ex-fiancé.

Yep this book is full of mystery and secrets. There’s the secret of the state of the company that Alessandra’s dad kept quiet, the secret of Allie’s ex-fiancé attacking her, the secret of him then blackmailing Allie. Then there are secrets that Hudson is holding himself…like the secret of his childhood and this murder that seems to involve him and his brother Nick.

There’s a lot going on in this book, a lot of good stuff but to appreciate it I think the series should be read in order. I did like the chemistry between Allie and Hudson, I loved Allie’s friend Harper and I even liked Nick. There’s so much I did like about this book but I wanted to love it and I can’t love it without the backstory. So for now I’m going to have to say 3 stars with the possibility of 3 ½ or 4 stars after I’ve read Remind Me.
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730 reviews35 followers
November 1, 2015
The second book from the Chasing Fire series, this book started with bang. Like, close to a literal bang. That was something that I did not see coming at all. What happened at the very start of this book will eventually define the rest of this book.

There is no getting enough of Hudson Chase! Welcome to the club of Christians, Jesses, Ryans, etc, Mr Chase. At one point or another, I had thought: Please not another sexy scene. I couldn't take one more. But Hudson and Allie just kept at it and more. Good Lord. Hahaha! I was crazy for wanting it to stop. These two are like fireworks when together...or not even when.

I think a lot of the most important parts in the trilogy has unraveled in this book. Although it was written in a way that no surprises could be sprung on the reader, one would still be left with the whos, hows, and whys.

My most favorite part in this book was the Christmas Eve scene, especially with how Hudson was with his brother, Nick. This alpha billionaire can be putty when put in his younger brother's mercy. Despite the story being more of the love story between Hudson and Allie, it cannot be denied that Hudson and Nick's relationship was one of the major points in the entire story. There relationship was just enviable.

Oh, hey, bring on the third book! *rubs hands in anticipation*
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3,544 reviews37 followers
July 20, 2015
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads

Having read the first in the series, I was delighted when this arrived on my Kindle, but also nervous, as it is the middle book in the trilogy, so there is inevitably more angst to come ... so I did spend a while wondering when and how - it was brilliantly done, and I need the finale asap (please note Ms Walker & Ms Rodgers !)

After the dramatic ending of the first book, we are plummeted straight into the nightmare that Allie's life has become, and get snippets of Hudson's. However there is a period of calm and joy, which gives both the couple and the reader some hope ... oh, and lots and lots of hot, hot and steamy moments. I liked that things were even fun for a while.

Now just waiting on the finale ... (did I mention that before? )

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14 reviews2 followers
July 7, 2015
**Michelle's Review**
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Release Me. And let me just say, I will be reading this one again!
Hudson and Allie are back and they are bringing the heat, and not just in the bedroom. Not only has Hudson Chase joined the ranks of Christian Grey and Gideon Cross, but the supporting characters have evolved and are favorites as well.

Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers are quickly establishing themselves as must read authors! As much as I loved Remind Me, Release Me is even better.
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211 reviews3 followers
June 13, 2015
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Release Me. And let me just say, I will be reading this one again!
Hudson and Allie are back and they are bringing the heat, and not just in the bedroom. Not only has Hudson Chase joined the ranks of Christian Grey and Gideon Cross, but the supporting characters have evolved and are favorites as well.

Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers are quickly establishing themselves as must read authors! As much as I loved Remind Me, Release Me is even better.
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124 reviews4 followers
October 2, 2015
I didn't want it to end!

Great second installment to this trilogy. Allie & Hudson's lives have changed drastically since the first book. They are now trying to wade through a new relationship while running a company together & grieving for loved ones. The book ends in a bit of a cliffhanger. Can't wait for Reclaim Me!
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