This is book two in the series. Breaking Kate and Catching Kate should be read prior to reading Releasing Kate.
*Mature Content Warning* This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to - explicit sexual encounters, graphic language and alcohol use that some readers may find objectionable.*
Kate has been through more than her fair 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?
✯✯5 Accepting Stars!!✯✯
OMG!! I can not believe what I just read. Seriously! D.Kelly has outdone herself again!! This Kate, Daniel & Mike love triangle is unlike anything you'll read. Then, to make it even crazier add Marc into it!! It made it where I could not and did not want to put down. Then, when I finished I was crying and mad finished it.
In the first book Breaking Kate we meet Katherine who goes by Kate. 4yrs ago she was graduating high school and about to get engaged to her love Michael. Then, after a tragedy in Michael's family it all changed. He blamed Katherine and left and didn't look back. Kate lives in her books trying to do her best. After the urging of her friend she agrees to go to a party and meet a guy.
The minute she meets Daniel everything changed. It was an instant love connection. Until the night of their best friend wedding. Kate gets introduced to the guys friend Mike that she's heard so much about. Except their friend Mike is Kate's Michael. Then, add in Vanessa. She's Daniels ex who is pregnant. Except she's not sure if it's Mike or Daniel's baby!
In Catching Kate it's all in Mike's POV. After seeing Katherine again and her not wanting to do with either guy he goes home. We learn the history that is Katherine & Michael from when they met. From when Mike met Daniel, Conor and everyone else. I went from hating Mike to feeling really bad for him. I couldn't wait to see what was next for these 3.
Now, Releasing Kate was an insane roller coaster of a book! Kate is doing her best to keep it together. And, she's failing miserably! Kate doesn't know what to do now that Michael is back. She had finally moved on from him. She loved Daniel more then anything. Now, Mike's back and he was her 1st love the guy she saw her life with. Add in a pregnant ex-girlfriend that the guys hate.
Kate has put Vanessa in her second house next door to hers until the baby is born. Then, they'll do a DNA test to see who the father is. Kate says she's not choosing until the baby is here. Daniel & Mike can't wait that long. They come up with a plan. They can both casually date Kate. But, it's really Mike & Kate getting to know each other all over again and grieve their daughter. Daniel & Kate also still have to get to know each other as well. They haven't been dating all that long.
They get into a good routine. Between Daniel and Mike still working together. They switch off going to Vanessa's to help while being on bed rest. And, hanging out with Kate.
Kate is still completely confused. She doesn't know who she wants to be with. Kate knows they look at each other like brothers. She doesn't want to get in between family. Kate really likes Vanessa and they've become friends. Marc is turning it up this trip. He's not afraid to let Kate know he's in love with her.
Everybody is holding on by a tread. In one way it seems like Kate is waiting to find out who the dad is to make her decision. The other way I felt like she didn't want to make a choice. Kate never wants to hurt anybody. Let alone one of her 2 loves. But, in the end Kate does make a choice. And, she made a choice for herself. Kate still ends up hurting people. Vanessa has her baby. Everyone is so confused and not sure where to go from there. I'm hoping the person she chooses will accept her even after all the decisions she made for herself.
The author wrote this book beautifully. You felt for everyone in it. There isn't a time when you're not bouncing from Team Daniel to Team Mike. I switched teams a few times myself! I also put myself in Kate's position as well. And, I don't know how I'd choose if I could at all. My heart broke for both Daniel & Mike. You can't help feeling bad for them all while reading this. Only D.Kelly could give you this love triangle and give it all the justice it deserves. And, then some! I'm looking for the conclusion of their story.