FREE + Review of RISE by Dylan Allen and an Updated Look for her SYMBOLS OF LOVE series

First love, second chances, happily ever after.
🔅The Symbols of Love Series 🔅 from Dylan Allen has a brand-new look! To celebrate, Rise, the first standalone in this emotional and romantic series, is FREE for a limited time and the entire series is available in Kindle Unlimited!

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I don’t dream - I work.
I don’t fall in love - I focus.
I never let anything, or anyone distract me.
Until I meet Simon.
The gorgeous, brilliant young architect snares me with his dark eyes.
He sets me aflame with his dirty, filthy mouth.
Suddenly, I find myself, breaking all my rules.
He breaks down my defenses one sweet, sexy smile at a time.

I forget that only fools fall in love.
All is do is dream... of his hands, his lips, his body.
I don’t remember that dreams are just lies we tell ourselves.

Of a heart good enough...and a love strong enough
Or will we find the courage to rise to the challenge
to make me believe in happily ever after.
When our pasts rear their ugly heads and our secrets start to be revealed,
and fight for our love?
we buckle under the weight of them.
Will we let them break us?

4 stars I have enjoyed every ever written by this author and Rise is no different.  The prologue sucked me right in.  Addie has a big secret and she worries that if revealed, her career, relationships and essentially all aspects of her life would be ruined. She is a likable character who is independent and showed great perseverance and resilience after what happened to her as a preteen.  At first I wasn’t sure about Addie because she resents how (she perceived) her mom handled what happened in the past and it turned into her going off on her mom which made me want to tell her to calm down put herself in her shoes, but it was necessary to show how she evolves as a character throughout the book.  Simon also didn’t have an easy childhood and you can see how that affects his approach to romantic  relationships.  He is sweet and loving with a protective streak when it comes to his family.  You cannot help, but love him even though he does pull a few bone-headed things.  The first meeting between Addie and Simon is hilarious - especially Addie’s reaction!  There is insta-lust between the two of them which isn’t really my thing, but I did like the two of them as a couple.  While this book is a standalone, there is a loose end that I am hoping will be addressed in the next book, which is about Addie’s sister. Rise is an entertaining contemporary romance with a good plot, likable characters, hot chemistry, secrets, and a bit of drama.  I received this book for free and I voluntarily leave this review.

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Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust. A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings. When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure. 

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