Review & Excerpt ❤︎ Releasing Kate (The Acceptance Series) by D. Kelly


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Cindy’s Review

#Team Daniel

Releasing Kate is the next installment in the Acceptance Series. You will need to read Breaking Kate first and if you want to hear Mike’s POV read Catching Kate.
After the sudden appearance of Mike at Jake & April’s engagement party, Kate & Daniel’s HEA is rocked to the core. Releasing Kate takes you on an emotional journey that will make your feel so many different emotions. You will cry, you will get angry, and you will want to shake Kate and say snap out of it 🙂 D. Kelly writes a story that shows you how life events can make a person go out of their norm and do things they normally would never do. No matter if you are #TeamDaniel or #TeamMichael you will cry and feel for both men. But this reader is sill and always will be #TeamDaniel :)Kate and Mike have history together. If not for the tragic death of Mike’s dad and events that spiraled out of control, along with a message that was never delivered, they would have had their own HEA. Kate has survived the loss of her mother, Mike and her baby girl. When she meets Daniel and allows herself to fall in love again, it is totally fast, hot, heavy and explosive. They too are on their way to what they think will be their HEA. When Kate finds out that Mike & Daniel are best friends she makes the decision that she will not be the person to tear their close friendship apart. She decides that the three of them can only be friends. Kate also has to tell Mike about the baby girl he never knew he had.After making the decision to just be friends with Mike & Daniel, Kate starts to spiral out of control and after a lifetime of being the good girl she decides to explore her wild side. One fateful night Kate makes a huge mistake. One she can’t ever get back. One that she will have to pay the consequence for. One man will forgive her for her mistake the other will not.

Also Vanessa is pregnant. Who will be the baby’s daddy, Mike or Daniel????? Oh the drama in this book is major!!!!!

In the end who will Kate choose. Her first love Mike or her true love Daniel. And will the one that she chooses be the one that can forgive her for her one night of carelessness.


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Jacqueline’s Review

#Team Michael

If you have read the other books in the Acceptance Series Breaking Kate and Catching Kate you have probably already chosen your team, #TeamDaniel or #TeamMike. I have from the beginning been #TeamMichael (I prefer his name from the first book). People think I’m nuts but once you have read this book you may agree with me. This book was an emotional roller coaster for all the characters and brings the reader along for the ride. I cried tears of happiness and sadness throughout the book. Both Daniel and Michael want Kate back in their lives but know that only Kate can overcome the challenges of loving both of them. Michael’s past will always come back to haunt him and the mistakes he made with Kate. He can’t change them but can try and make up for them. He knows what he has done and what he has to do to get through it and become the person everyone needs him to be. Kate is worth it to him. But is it enough for Kate? The ending was exactly how I would have wanted. Perfect. I cried the hardest here and still tear up as I write this. I can’t wait to see what else Dee Kelly has in store for us!
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Kate has been through more than her share of tragedies in her life. After suffering the loss of her mother, daughter, and the love of her life, she’s finally found the strength to open herself up to love again. For once, everything is finally as it should be. Kate should’ve known that things were too good to be true; her life doesn’t work that smoothly.
It’s been four years since Michael left Kate, but he’s back now, and determined to win Kate’s heart once again. After discovering that Daniel and Michael are best friends, the situation spirals out of control quickly. Instead of dealing with her broken heart, Kate ignores it.
When Kate’s actions drive her to do the unthinkable, she knows she’s crossed the line. Unfortunately, she doesn’t realize it until it’s too little, too late. Her actions have consequences and now she’s trying to fix the unfixable. Can the men in Kate’s life grant her the forgiveness she can’t even find within herself?


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“Now, here’s the most honest thing I could ever tell you; are you ready to hear it?” She nods and I tilt her chin up to face me. “No, I need to hear you say it because I need to know you hear the words that are going to come out of my mouth next.”
“Yes, I’m ready,” she says with a shaky voice.
“Kate, I’m sexually open to new experiences and new ideas; that’s obviously a given with my history. Never in my life has a woman turned me on more than you do. Not ever. Never has someone made my heart skip a beat. Never before has a girl wrapped me around her finger so tightly without me trying to get away. Instead, I’m hanging on for dear life. Not in my entire life has a girl made me feel passion from the top of my head to the tips of my toes, not ever. I’ve never been with a girl that made me feel the electricity between us with a simple touch. I’ve never made love, fucked, or had sexual relations with anyone where my body felt connected with theirs from the inside out…until you.”
A surprised gasp escapes her lips and I lean closer, placing feather light kisses on her earlobe as she shivers in pleasure.
“I’ve never met a girl who trembles for me the way you do, who comes for me the way you do, or who calls my name out when they come the way you do. More importantly, Kate, I’ve never wanted to lay claim to anyone the way I need to lay claim to you. I need you to be mine, baby, as much as I need the air to breathe, water to drink, and food to nourish my soul. None of those things will help me if you’re not in my life making me thrive.”
Tentatively, I begin kissing my way across her jaw and hover just a whisper away from her lips and then pause. “All of that stuff was erotic and hot, but it was also before you. Anything before I was with you pales in comparison; they were just shadows but you are my light. I know we’ve got a long way to go, but trust me, baby, I’m in this for the long haul. We have the once in a lifetime love people look for their entire lives right at our fingertips. It’s within our grasp, and when we finally reach out and take it, our lives are going to be better than they’ve ever been. I can’t wait for the day I get my ring back on your finger, but I hope that when you finally do put it back on you’re ready to marry me, Kate, because I don’t ever want to go through this again.”  
Her lips are parted, her breathing escalates, and I’m done talking. Before my lips are fully on hers, she opens her mouth to me and I take what’s mine, relentlessly. At first it’s a dueling of tongues, biting of lips, and grasping on to each other with all we have. Then I slow it down, making love to her senses by caressing her gently as my tongue slowly and tentatively meets hers. As much as I want her to feel the passion we share, I want her to know the love even more.
Taking control, she straddles my lap, places a hand on each of my cheeks, and pulls me in for a passionate kiss. My hands immediately move to her hips as she moves up and down against my painfully hard cock. A pained sounding moan escapes her but I’m not offended. I know that sound; it’s the sound of wanting something you can’t have and it’s exactly how I feel right now.
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Play List For Releasing Kate

Hilson – Energy
Swift – Shake it Off
Bareilles – Gravity
Rossdale – Love Remains the Same
Shelton – Mine Would be You
Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Azalea & Rita Ora – Black Widow
Brown – New Flame
Derulo – The Other Side
Swift – Blank Space
– Whatever It Takes
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The Acceptance Series

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 Blog Page Break 2About the Author

I’m a wife, a mom and a dog lover. I’m also a taxi, problem fixer, extreme multi-tasker and my kids biggest fan in anything that they do. I love to write, so when my career suddenly derailed I turned back to my love of writing. I married my high school sweetheart… how cool is that? Margaritas and sarcasm make me happy. Chocolate makes that happiness grow exponentially. People who make me laugh are my favorite kind of people. I believe Karma is a bitch who slaps back hard and that mean people suck. I’m California born and raised, I love the beach but hate the sand. The Acceptance Series is my first series with more books to come soon.

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