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(Symbols of Love #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  447 ratings  ·  194 reviews
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 o
Published February 26th 2018
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Lucy Score
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: floved
If you liked Dylan's book Thicker Than Water, you will want to make out with Release. I snagged an early copy of this book and proceeded to have my mind blown. It was beautiful, poignant, painful, and so uplifting and happy. It was like Dylan distilled life and put it between the covers of a book. I can't recommend this book enough when it comes out, my friends. The story spans continents and includes a reluctant-to-fall heroine with the scars of her past. But it's not heavy. There is humor—shar ...more
Ashley Sledge( UnderCoversBookBlog)
So i have got to start off by saying that Dylan has done it again i would rate this a million stars if i could! My mind has been BLOWN!!!
oh yeah and im claiming Harry!

I have been waiting for Lilly's story since i read Rise, and oh man this was totally worth the wait!!

Lilly has been through so much stuff, more than anybody should ever go through but she made it! She is so strong, resilient, amazing and absolutley BEAUTIFUL. She is just great.

Harry is outspoken and very truthful even if it hurts y
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
I don't think I could've come up with a better way to end the Symbols of Love series. Even though each of these three amazing books can be read as a stand alone you don't get the full effect of this amazing family until you've read all three.

Lily is the typical middle child: independent, social, peace maker, generous, flexible, secretive, etc... but like any human she still feels pain. Though she is strong and independent Lily finds herself needing her family more then ever but they don't see t
Chelé-----4 The Love of Books
There were a plethora of feelings surging through me as I read Release. Hope, anger, elation, shock, dismay, peace and happiness just to name a few but the emotion that presented itself the most was pride. I am wholeheartedly and fiercely proud of Dylan Allen. For her fortitude and strength. She has poured out her soul in order to bring us Lilly's story and you can feel every ounce of it in these pages. I know this wasn't an easy story to write, it couldn't have been.

Lilly is the middle Hassan s
Natalie Casey
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If their were 10 stars available to give, that still wouldn't be enough for this book! I'm in love with this story. I have read the entire series, and this book is my absolute favorite!!! Dylan Allen has a way with words that will resonate in your soul, make you FEEL, she is so awe inspiring with her words. They are poetic perfection, so raw, so emotional. This book, no words can do it justice, just #FEELS !
The pain, heartache, loss, and finally LOVE and self worth that Lilly goes through, will
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This has been one of those weeks where the books that I have been reviewing have been mind blowing, so I was already close to being on my knees when I picked up Release. Well, Dylan Allen took me all the way down with her newest release that's for sure, and whatever was left of my mind has been completely shattered. See, I'm was already a huge fan girl of hers, already LOVED everything that I've read as she's already earned my opinion of her brilliant writing style, but seriously?! She's totally ...more
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
*****4.5 STARS*****

Three sisters. Three stories. Three broken hearts. That’s what Symbols of Love is all about. Release gives us Lilly’s story.

I have been interested in Lilly’s story from the moment I read about her in Rise. There was something mysterious about her that had me intrigued. Let me tell y’all – Lilly’s story is heart-breaking and gut-wrenching. I cried! I’m not a crier but I had tears flowing down my cheeks during this story.

That prologue. . .oh my sweet soul. I almost died. I wasn’
Ilsa Madden-Mills
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dylan, thank you for sharing this phenomenal read with me! FIVE STARS!

Dylan, your words grabbed me by the heart on page one. Release is sexy, evocative, and unputdownable!

I can't wait to see what comes from you next!!!!!

Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


4.5 stars

"I want to know what put that sadness there. I want to tell her the source of my own pain."

Release is the third and final book in the Symbols of Love series by the awesome Dylan Allen. I have read every book this author has released and been a fan from the start. I had been looking forward to Lilly and Harry's story, after being introduced to them in the previous books. First I want to mention that the prologue was very intense and raw,
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Release is the third book in the Symbols of Love series and features Lilly and Harry. This story was fabulous thanks to Lilly and Harry. Lilly is a remarkable woman who has carried a secret for five years. This secret has changed her life irrevocably and now she hides herself behind anger and control. Not letting anyone close cause she’s afraid and ashamed. Harry sees right through her facade and never gives up. He pushes and pulls at Lilly’s walls which results in her finally letting him close ...more
Dylan Allen
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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This is the third book from Dylan’s Symbols of Love Series.This is a series of stand-alones so you can read Release without reading the other 2 but if you ask me I’ll tell you to read them in order. That will make the ride much sweeter. You will laugh and cry in this story like you have no idea. It will be a rollercoaster of emotionslike you haven’t experience before. For me this is Dylan’s most intense book. It’s a story about survival, endurance, self love, empowerment, p
book bruin
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Release grabs your heart from the very first sentence and doesn't let go.


This book is raw, honest, emotional, and uplifting. There are situations that will hurt your heart and rock you to your core, but there are others that will have you laughing out loud (so loud in fact, that you will wake your sleeping spouse!) and smiling like a lovesick fool. Release is book 3 in the Symbols of love series, but can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend reading the previous books though because
K.K. Allen
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful, well-woven love story that gives you just about every emotion to work through. As a reader, I love that! Dylan Allen writes with so much passion, and with every story she has a better understanding of her own magic with words. I was hypnotized at times, tearful at times, but my big ole' heart just about exploded at the end.
Dawn Strickland
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This Love is the Truth!
Dylan Allen weaves a love story that will put your heart through a marathon of a workout. While reading Release I was immersed in all the feels. I experienced horror, laughter, sorrow, hope, passion, heartbreak, joy, and love! This story deals with difficult/complex issues and emotions in a thoughtful and genuine manner. Even though these issues are an integral part of the book, at its core it is a story of an empowering and enduring love.

Lilly is a mystery to those that "
Marieke ~ Marieke's Books
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: double-pov, romance, arc
Is it possible to hide the truth from you loved ones? From the moment I read about Lilly in Rise and Remember I wanted to know more about her. I had the feeling she didn’t stay away by choice, that something had happened to her. With Release, I finally know her story. The book made me feel a lot, but I love it.
“His hand cups my face, my eyes close, and all of the breath leaves my lungs. His touch feels like…relief. And I am rocked with a feeling of happiness, so surprising and acute that it s
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have never been as touched and moved by a book before than I have after finished Release. Ms Allen has put her heart and soul into this amazing roller coaster read that I felt in every part of my body. I felt every emotion and word in this book and wanted to scream out with Lilly. I could even smell Camilles breath ( gagging ). My heart pounded, the tears flowed. This IS the book that MUST be on your ereaders, book shelves, in your heart. It is in mine forever! Xoxo
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If there is a story an author “has to write” this is it.
Release blew me away. The prologue grabs you right away, you feel like you understand Lilly’s pain. However, Lilly is such a complex character. She will continue to surprise you.

Harry is a very straightforward man. He’s masculine and take charge without being over the top.

This couple isn’t what you are used to seeing in a romance book. They transcend stereotypes. Lilly and Harry were meant for each other and fate will have its way.

Lylian Aguiar
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story. Strong message, strong characters... I’m in awe. My heart almost couldn’t handle it all and was about to burst, I fell in love with Lilly and Harry right along with them. One of those unique experiences that only an amazing book can bring. I highly recommend this hot, full of emotion romance!
Vanessa (nessreads)
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

5 "Mind Blown" Stars!!!!!

I took my time. Once I start a book, I usually finish it in a day or two. But this time, I took my time. Don't get me wrong, I wanted more than anything to devour this book in one sitting. But I just knew that this book meant to be savored. From the very first page I knew in my heart that this story was going to make me feel and break me. I knew that Dylan was going to take me on one of those rides that I wouldn't wan
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
This is what happens when souls that are meant for each other collide. They create something new. Something that no one has ever had before. It’s unpredictable, with a will of its own. It refuses to be mastered or tamed.

This whole series has slayed me! Release is the final book and this is Lilly's story. I hurt for Lilly so much. I felt her pain to my core but even more than that I understood why she made certain decisions. On the outside if you don't know her story you may question
Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
When I get a new book from an author that I am friendly with, I have that fear that I won't be able to say that it is great. Knowing how much time, blood, sweat and tears go into the story, I go in with fingers crossed. I am more than pleased to say that at 10% in with Release I was able to uncross my fingers and fall in love with this story.

Lilly, the middle of the Hassan sisters, is considered to be the backbone and binding of the family. The one who always listens and steps in when needed. Un
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Release is the third book in the Symbols of Love series. Each one is a standalone and tells the story of the individual Hassan sisters. This is Lilly's story.
And, what an amazing story it is with such a strong message.
I ran the gamut of emotions as I furiously read every page. I laughed out loud, I felt my heart deflate with sadness and filled again with happiness...only to have the process repeat itself.
The first scene of Harry and Lilly on the beach brought me to tears as Lilly lost herself..
Esther Haddie's Haven
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Holy crow. I think this is Dylan Allen's best work yet! And I know she's NOT through with writing, but I mean this in the utmost respect and admiration. Lilly's story was so emotionally heartbreaking. I literally don't know what to do with myself. And Harry! My goodness! Gimme a man like, I'll be a happy camper.
This is the second book in the last month to leave me so disoriented. And in a good way. RELE
Stephanie Rose
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Release is an emotional, sexy and beautifully written story about a strong woman and her journey to get back to herself. Dylan Allen is fearless in her writing, gutting you with the prologue giving you every bit of Lilly's story with a raw and flawless prose so you feel like you're right there with her: the pain, the shame and the joy of self-rediscovery. Harry goes down as one of my favorite book boyfriends ever. He loves her without apology or question and it's beautiful, and when they are tog ...more
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Grab your tissues now! You are going to need them!

Release was one of the best and soul-filling book that I have ever read. At this point, I’ve read it 4 times. Dylan Allen has touched a place in my heart with Lilly’s story. As it is, I’ve been writing my review for nearly 3 months now and every time I start, I write a few sentences just to stop again. No matter what I write here... there is no way for me to eloquently write what Allen’s words have done to my heart, to my soul, and the way I thin
Reading with 2 book lovers
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
this is a first read for me by this author and I devoured this read.
this was such an amazingly beautiful written story.
Lilly and Harry really made an amazing pair on this book.
I volunteered to read a copy of this book
Emotional mess after this.

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God where do I start. I thought the first and second books in this series were emotional but they are nothing compared to this book. Don't get me wrong the first 2 books are amazing but this book was brilliant. I alway thought Lilly was the more quiet sister but this book explains everything that this poor girl/woman has been through. My heart broke so much for Lilly in this book from the start to the end I just wanted to hug her. She is so strong and doesn't reali
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dylan Allen knows how to write a sexy scene. And she can do heartbreak and angst with the best of them. But the thing that sets Ms. Allen apart from so many of her contemporaries is her subject matter. While other authors touch on second chances, or friends and enemies who become lovers, or even create lovers from opposite walks of life, Dylan Allen focuses on issues that are controversial. That are neglected. That are critical. And it's one thing for an author to write a book about a bad boy wh ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dylan Allen - I send you ALL THE STARS!

"Growth is painful, but the aches are worth the beauty that awaits."

Most beautifully poignant and accurate words ever. I almost never use quotes in my reviews because spoilers make me hostile. This one doesn't give anything away the blurb doesn't. I am sharing because it touched me deeply. I feel it applies to life and our individual journey day in and day out. Gives me hope when times are tough or painful.

Release is absolutely incredible! If you're in d
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