Thursday, March 2, 2017

Catch and Release by BA Tortuga

Title: Catch and Release
Series: The Release series, 3
Author: BA Tortuga
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 223
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Dakota Landry just got out of prison after twelve years. If anyone can understand how that feels, it’s his new friend, Sage, who is determined to help him get used to life on the outside—and believes Dakota didn’t commit the crime he was in for.

Jayden Wilson is a former prosecutor who agrees to look into the case at the request of Sage’s lover, Adam. He sets out to prove Dakota is just another “innocent” ex-con, but once they meet, Jayden is more and more convinced Dakota just didn’t do what everyone thinks he did.

Trouble follows Dakota, and nothing is easy as he struggles to figure out how to live, now that he has choices. And Jayden isn’t sure how Dakota, or any lover for that matter, fits into his life. Their path from friendship to romance is a slow one, but Dakota begins to believe he deserves a chance at life, and Jayden falls a little more for Dakota every day. Now they just need to tell each other how they feel.

Catch and Release is the third book in The Release series by author BA Tortuga. I have not read the previous books. I was not lost the main story is about the two love interest. There are some back stories though I felt lost about. So I suggest reading the books in order. This will allow you the full experience in reading this series.
Dakota he is just released from prison when we meet him. He was convicted of a brutal crime he did not commit. He was sentenced and is now paroled after 12 years. He was just 19 when he was convicted. He knows to tow the line. But adjusting after prison is very hard for him. I really felt for this character. He has been through the ringer and back. He still retains his inner goodness, and loving nature. He tries very hard to do the right thing but things keep pushing him down.
Jayden used to be a criminal lawyer. Now he is a real estate one. He missed his old job, but he knew he was not going to be DA any time soon so it was time to start over again. When his friend asks him to look into Dakota's crime and the trial he had, well Jayden sees that Dakota might not be guilty at all.
I like Jayden. He is sweet, sassy, and just has a good heart. He has money but he likes to spend it on the people he loves. He is not snobby and he is just an all around good person.
Over all I really liked this story. I would like to go back and read what I might have missed in the previous stories. I also would love to read more in this series in the future. Very good pace to this story, well rounded characters, and enough mystery to keep me turning the pages. Highly recommend reading this one. 

                              Five Shooting Stars 

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