Release Me by Iyana Jenna

release-me-1Title: Release Me

Author: Iyana Jenna

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short (33pgs)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (28th June 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Taking a break from dealing with his wealthy father, Nicholas Haynes goes out to the sea on his yacht—only to find a man floating in the water. The man was still alive, much to Nicholas’ relief.

Gregory Phillip was a private investigator and his last job almost turned him into fish food—if not for Nicholas. Little did he know that the main suspect in his case was one of Nicholas’ father’s clients. Even after Nicholas takes care of Gregory after the incident that almost killed him, can he really trust him enough with his life?

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Review: Nicholas is enjoying a day at sea on his yacht when he comes across a floating man, dragging him on board he discovers he is injured. Gregory is a private investigator who is injured and left in the sea to die when he gets close to proving who killed his client’s son, but he isn’t sure he can trust his rescuer when he discovers the connection between his attackers and his rescuer. Nicholas won’t let Gregory down though as there is something about the PI that calls to him, lending a helping hand in the investigation he proves that he can be trusted, but someone wants them both silenced.

This quick read has some danger, investigation and a quick romance. Nicholas and Gregory make a fine couple who are brought together during a murder investigation. Nicholas falls for Gregory as he lies in a hospital bed; there is something that makes him want Gregory safe so he calls in favors to complete Gregory’s investigation so the people who hurt him are made to pay. Gregory is wary of Nicholas at first because of his family’s connection to his attackers, but he quickly realizes that Nicholas is genuine with his affection and protection.

Although this story has a very interesting storyline and had huge potential, it came across a bit lackluster. We only really saw what was happening with Nicholas and Gregory with the investigation in the background, we didn’t see all the information or the connections so we are left a little disappointed. The relationship between Nicholas and Gregory is missing a spark, they seem good together but because the relationship and the investigation is squashed into a very short story it was lacking in detail and we only got Nicholas’ side. It was also very rushed, progressing too quickly with no overpowering emotions to make us understand how they went from meeting to married in such a short period.

I will recommend this to those that love private investigators, finding love in difficult situations, interesting investigations and a very happy ending.