Strength in Release by Lisa N. Paul…ARC Review

Strength in Release is out TODAY!


She’s seen it all. Faced it all. Survived it all.

Lyla Dalton lives among laughter, happiness, love… yet she’s locked in the darkness of her past.

With the demons of her past shoved in boxes in her basement, she can’t open her life let alone her heart.

He’s had it all. Lost it all. Gave his all.

Sebastian Gage learned the hard way that people aren’t always who they seem. Neither are their apologies.

For more than fifteen years, he has focused on his business and kept his sex life no strings attached. Then he saw her, the woman who stole his attention one sassy smirk at a time. The woman who would teach him once again that people aren’t always what they seem—sometimes, they’re better.

Danny’s on Main is a neighborhood bar where strangers become friends, friends become family, and some family becomes… salvation. A place where you learn in order to grab hold of the future, you’ve got to let go of the past. It may take courage to move forward but you’ll find…

Strength in Release.


My Review:

Strength in Release is the last book in the Charistown Series by author Lisa N. Paul, and while unfortunately this is the first book in the series I have read, I really enjoyed it.

I loved loved loved the two main characters in this book.  I loved their equally damaged pasts and where that has lead them to today.  How it has shaped the people they are.  I loved that they were each the perfect person to break down each others walls and melt their defenses.  I loved the push and pull and the struggle they have to get to their ending.  I also loved the sexual tension that was evident from the very first page.  Sebastian Gage is damn sexy with his brooding, alpha personality.  He’s a man of few words but when he uses those words I was a goner.  He totally lands on my list of book boyfriends I adore.  I also loved Lyla and her fierce loyalty to a group of friend who have all become the only family she’s ever known and been able to trust and hold close.  Together these two are off that charts hot and off the charts emotional.  With ups and downs and a ton of heat, I loved every page of this book.  I will certainly be going back and starting the series form the very beginning after reading this story!

Thank you, Lisa, for an amazing read!

Four Loves


Book Links:

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About the author:

I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a reader, a writer, and a self proclaimed comedian. (Just not always in that order.)

I have loved reading ever since I was a little girl, in fact one of the first series I remember falling in love with was the Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal. Those books started my obsession with series/related books.

Writing has always been a passion of mine and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to put on paper the stories I’ve dreamed up in my head.

I can’t wait for you to meet my “friends” in the Charistown series as well as in my other books. I have fallen in love with each and everyone of them and I think you will too.

Some fun facts about me….If I could only have one food for the rest of my life – it would be french fries! I love them! I also love Godiva Raspberry Truffles. Ok, enough about me.

I hope to hear from you soon,

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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review Jillian,put on my amazon and gr lists!! ,shared on all my socials!!

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