Mutual Release – Liz Crowe

Can two dark souls ever make a light?

As president of her own distribution company, Julie Dawson has all she ever wanted – money, power, and respect. But her carefully crafted facade conceals a torment of abuse and helplessness. After years of remaining emotionally aloof, she is finally independent, but alone. Because she refuses to rely on anyone but herself ever again.

Evan Adams is no stranger to success, or personal demands. The horrific trauma that destroyed his twin sister, and tore his family apart, forced him to craft a new life from the ashes of the old. He’s content enough, focusing ahead not dwelling on his murky past. But something important is missing. He knows what that thing is but refuses to acknowledge it. When a chance encounter brings these two strong willed but damaged people together, what seems like a long, erotic journey through hell could lead them to a match made in heaven.

The first part of this book is from Evans point of view, form which you learn about his life and why he has a broken soul. I found it to be good but slow going, its a good read but not instantly gripping, your nearly half way through the book before you meet Julie, that for me was kind of strange.
There are parts that are so emotional, Evan with his sister and her last dance, god tears were dripping off my face. The last half of the book gripped me more but it seemed to take an age to get to that point. Mutual Release is full of BDSM scenes and shows how people use BDSM as a way of coping, filling a need for them, if you like book’s with a bit of psychology thrown in this is has it. Towards the end you will be gripped to the fullest. I haven’t read any other book’s from Liz Crowe, but iv’e since learned there are others in this series, but you can read this book as a stand alone with no problems, you don’t feel like you missed out on anything behind the story or characters from previous book’s.

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