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Destructive Release is the third and final book in A Destructive Novel Series and picks up where Destructive Choices left off.A single grain of sand produces a beautiful pearl. How can something so precious come from something so painful?Grief-stricken, Lacey realizes reality has caught up to her.Her silence has kept her trapped as if she was a frightened little girl. WhenDestructive Release is the third and final book in A Destructive Novel Series and picks up where Destructive Choices left off.A single grain of sand produces a beautiful pearl. How can something so precious come from something so painful?Grief-stricken, Lacey realizes reality has caught up to her.Her silence has kept her trapped as if she was a frightened little girl. When Lacey finally speaks up, what she unburies will forever haunt her.The choices she makes only seem to hurt those she loves. When Lacey tries to stand up for herself, she faces a choice. A choice she will be forced to live with for the rest of her life.If life hands you more grief than happiness, and the guilt of letting someone down consumes you, what will it take to move on?When sorrow threatens to drown her, will Lacey triumph over her inner demons to discover her own pearl?*Warning* Not appropriate for audiences 17 years of age and under....

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ISBN : 20324185
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Number of Pages : 270 Pages
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Destructive Release Reviews

  • Heather
    2019-06-01 22:56

    I have been waiting for this book, let me tell you! L.U. Ann left us with the HUGE cliffhanger at the end of Destructive Choices that had me stalking her FB page and my own email box (for newsletters) because I really wanted the date that Destructive Release would be out.And here it is!First, this might possibly be the hardest review I have to write because there is so much in this book that is not in the blurb and I hate spoilers. Hate them.Let’s start this off with saying that this does pick up where Destructive Choices left off. We know Devon has been in a plane crash, we know that Caine is still around, we know that Lacey has been through so very much already, and we know she has Becca to rely on. What we don’t know is when is this girl going to get a break?Destructive Release takes so many twists and turns and had my heart saying no no no, and oh thank God, and why????One thing I can say is I love how L.U. Ann approaches mental illness in the book, how she is able to advocate for those who deal with these things. That she is helping to say we cannot help what we were born with anymore than you can help being born with whatever eye color you were born with. There shouldn’t be a stigma attached to it. I myself have major depressive disorder along with anxiety and have dealt with it since I was 14. For a long time I didn’t want anyone to know what I struggled with but as I got older and understood myself better I have been more outspoken and open about living with depression for a couple of decades. It’s not something to be embarrassed about, it’s just how my brain is wired. I take a pill every morning, see my therapist once a week to work through stuff, and live my life as a wife and mother just as so many other women do. There are times when we have to readjust or change my medicine and live goes on. Not everyone’s journey through mental health is as “easy” as mine is. (I put that in quotes because at times it is really hard, but there are people that deal with so much more than I do.) (I don’t mean to tell my life story and I have left a lot out, but I had to explain why this means something to me.)That is just one thing I love about this series. L.U. Ann is such a great advocate.One thing I love about Lacey is we know at times she has survived and not thrived, but she hasn’t given up, she takes what life throws at her, and it may knock her down for a bit, but she gets right back up and keeps on through this journey that is her life.She has a great support network behind her now and I really like how the book ended.That is all I feel comfortable saying about the book because like I said, I don’t want to give anything away.I really enjoyed it and thank you so much for my copy of Destructive Release.

  • Vanessa
    2019-06-06 00:44

    There is a reason I stay away from non-fiction...and even though this is a work of fiction (technically), I had a really hard time reading it. So...review to come with my tour date of 7/31. It's going to be a hard one to articulate, I have too much and not enough to say; both about the story and to the author. **FULL REVIEW**“How can a heart be so heavy and full of sadness when there is so much to be grateful for? When God has been so gracious in his blessings? I wish I could forget so much of the pain and just be happy. It is just so difficult to move forward, knowing all that has transpired.”This quote sums up the series perfectly. It is a sad, depressing story…furthermore, this is based on someone’s actual life. My heart literally aches for “Lacey” in all that she has endured. I honestly didn’t know if I should roll my eyes in order to remain detached from the story or if I should cry over the fact that despite hardship after hardship, she prevails. One breath, one step, one minute, one day at a time. This book is probably one of the best things she could’ve done with her story…no matter how painful it was to write.“Understanding a number of the choices I have made over the last couple of years have not been wise, but a few were some of the best decisions I have ever made. My poor judgment began a long time ago, perhaps as far back as when I was eight years old. I would like to think I am learning from my mistakes.”I can’t say I relate to every part of this story, but I did relate to some of it (either through personal experience myself or from watching my own mother). I like to think I have learned from her mistakes, and I know that in reading this book I have learned quite a bit that I never really wanted to think about before. So, thank you. Thank you for forcing issues to light that so many people keep locked behind closed doors, or swept under rugs…we all have a story to tell, skeletons in our closets, LU is just one of the brave ones; for that, I am thankful.My favorites quote in this book, which I have heard before and hope I am reminded often:“I am thankful for the difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I don’t want to be.”—Unknown “You can determine how confident people are by listening to what they don’t say about themselves.”—Brian G. Jett“The greatest prayer is patience.” –Buddha**4 Released from Destruction Stars**

  • Andrea
    2019-06-15 05:49

    First a disclaimer, do NOT read this book if you have not first read Destructive Silence and Desctructive Choices.This book picks right up where Book 2 left off and I even went back and re-read the last few chapters just to refresh the story. I received this as an ARC copy from the author. In this book she finshes the based on real-life event story; and just like the others, it is not a very easy to read. Yet, I doubt you will be disappointed. In the course of the book (and series for that matter), despite tackling very serious and heart-wrenching issues, she can manage to bring humor and a sense of love and peace. Lacey’s has had a rough life – she was sexually abused by an uncle, met and fell in love with a man who abused her on every possible level, had a mom that suffered with a debilitating injury that left her depressed. She found herself pregnant and found the strength to do what is best for herself and her baby. Although she felt unworthy of love and afraid to let anyone get closer to her for fear of getting hurt, she managed to let Devon in. He slowly but surely made his way into her life and showed her that she was worthy, loveable, beautiful and special. He showed his love not only to Lacey but also to her son, Evan. At the end of Destructive Choices, we were left wondering if the love of her life was alive or dead. Oh the angst. This is the perfect ending to a great series. Thank you, LU Ann,you truly are an inspiration.

  • AjsBook Reviews
    2019-06-14 22:53

    This is book 3 in the Destructive series. If you have not read the other books, I suggest you do. Destructive Silence is book one and Destructive Choices is book two. This book... ah man. Within the first page, I was tearing up. Just remembering how book 2 ended and then reading this one, it was crazy for me! I love this series hardcore. This one is not like the other books, but very necessary. Reading this you could see struggles and other things overcome. The strength in the book is amazing. For everyone. You have no idea how bad I want to even tell you just a snippet of the book, but I cant. It will ruin it. I highly recommend you read this so you can read all about the rest of Lacey's story. Its phenomenal! The author has once again did an amazing job. I praise her so hard for not only living thru all of this, but sharing her story and life with the world!! Amazing! 5 out of 5 stars.~Jessika

  • L.U. Ann
    2019-06-14 03:00

    Can Lacey have a happily ever after? Great question. I'd like to think she can and will. Writing A Destructive Novel Series has been a very emotional journey. One I thought was going to heal so many wounds, yet only brought them to the surface for me to relive. I pray I’ll never have to think about these again. Remember those tears you may have shed? Yeah, I did too. The look my ex-husband gave me just before I knew he was going to hurt me, the state I found my mom in at the hospital or finding out my daughter had been moved to the NICU after birth. While writing, these are things that went through my head over and over as I tried to make each scene correct for you. I’ll be honest, many times it was pure hell.I have survived the hand of a man who thought controlling me was how relationships work. It’s not. I was very young and my confidence and self-esteem died a little each day. That is why I stayed as long as I did. That is why many women don’t leave. I can’t explain in any other words than, we are scared to leave and they somehow create this vision for us that there is no where else to go. Staying is our only option. I’m thankful every day for the support of my mom and sister for what they did to help me finally leave and let him go. I’m not only grateful for how it changed my life, but for my son too. If I had stayed, I cannot imagine the child I would have raised. Yes I would have done everything in my power to counter what he witnessed, but would it have been enough? Would he have found his Sperm Donor’s behavior tolerable or acceptable? Possibly. History could have repeated itself. For that, I am eternally blessed. He’s not that guy! For anyone found in a destructive relationship, please find a way out. There are organizations out there that can and will help. Never feel as though you are alone! You’re not. Leave before it’s too late. I have provided many resources in the previous books and will include them in this one as well.I’d like to say I survived child abuse, but to be honest it affects me to this day. Yes, I don’t think about it every single moment, but it has taken it’s tole on my relationship with my husband. This is something I don’t think I can ever change because trust me! I have tried. It’s something that changes a person and I ask anyone who has experience anything close to what I did, to please seek professional help. There are things therapy helped me get past.Bipolar can be a curse and a blessing in disguise. Why? Because I have been given a gift to recognize particular behaviors or as some would say red flags where others will think it’s no big deal. Remember I told you my sister and I had to admit our mom several times? Yeah, that’s a fact. One of the hardest things I did as a young teen. Now that my son has been diagnosed with the same label, I have needed many of these instincts I learned to help him. And I have. If you or anyone you know has suicidal thoughts or behaviors that alarm you, please do not make the same mistake I did and ignore them. Do I continue fifteen years later blaming myself for my moms death? Yes. Is it valid? Yes. And until you have walked in my shoes, please do not try to tell me differently. That’s all I ask.For families dealing with a child, adult or friend with a disability, please be accepting. That is the best present you can give anyone living with it every day. My daughter is medically diagnosed as Mentally Retarded, but please do not ever call her retarded. That is one of the biggest insults you can say. There is no need to use the word.Ever.You know why? It’s simple. My twelve year old daughter has taught me more than I will ever teach her in a lifetime. She has opened our eyes, our hearts and our life to many opportunities I would have missed out on. The simple life is much better. A smile on her face after she accomplishes the simplest of tasks is a hundred time more powerful than buying a new vehicle or being the tenth caller to win concert tickets to your favorite band. Trust me. It’s bliss in its purest form. Don’t believe me? Volunteer or become a Unified Partner with Special Olympics or become a Buddy for Challengers. I guarantee your life will change. Your outlook, your priorities and your tolerance of ignorance will in fact change.Thank you for taking the time to read A Destructive Novel Series. You'll never know how much it means to me.I may have dealt with many challenges on my journey to get where I am today, but I’d like to think it’s made me a better person. My wish is that so many of you can be as fortunate as me. Find your peace and happiness. Because I sure did.~LU AnnLacey EdwardsP.S. Beware of those mini vans and injured wildlife.

  • Renee
    2019-06-12 00:55

    Such a tough girl! Lacey should be a saint as for Becca, well we need more Becca. The best message DON'T GIVE UPDestructive Release is the third and final book in A Destructive Novel Series and picks up where Destructive Choices left off. Keep in mind it is based on a true story. So therefore, the plot and actions/reactions ARE real and genuine.In continuation of this story, Lacey is trying to deal with the loss of Devon. The last book left things off in a bad way. A plane, a crash, no bodies WTF How did I deal with waiting this long to find out? I dont know it wasn't easy I filled myself with reading other books until this came out. So Do I say it or not? OK I will he was not dead. There would be hell to pay if he was! The book takes a different approach from the moment Devon is discovered. The entire issue with Lacey and her past comes and manifest itself in her conscious mind. She goes overly cautious, which is to be expected. I love the wasy the author tells the mental illness tale. I hate using the word illness, cause it isn't really an illness or is it? I think she attempts wholeheartedly to dissuade the stigma. What is wrong with people thinking that OCD, Anxiety, Depression and Bi-Polar disorder are bad? Do you know how many people take medication to sleep? To get over anxiety and panic disorders? One in every 4 or about 121 million Americans. So that is in case anyone needs a number. Lacey and Devon have together dealt with a lot and the next few battles in this book center around more than one serious mental health issue. It is enlightening and hard to read at times, because for anyone knowing a loved one affected, it is all too real. The choices Lacey makes for herself and sometimes her family have a greater effect than she knows. This is a great book and I am thrilled to have been able to enjoy the first two. A definite must read! *Warning* Not appropriate for audiences 17 years of age and under.

  • Alysha
    2019-05-28 00:52

    L.U. Ann has made me cry harder then ever in book 3 than her first two in the Destructive Series. I know it was mentioned that these are based on her life, but actually having her remind you if the fact in the beginning of Destructive Release just rips your heart out. She truly opens up her whole life to you in these books. She is such and amazing and strong woman to handle everything she's been through and you can tell she's also an amazing mom. She. Rings to life her struggles and the lives she is surrounded by. You definitely need to read the first two books first, but as amazing as these books are make sure you carry plenty of tissues. Lacey is still in mourning thinking her husband may have died in a plane crash, but there's no time to mourn too long. She still needs to continue on with her plan to get her son back from her ex husband, Caine, who had kidnapped him. While making sure Caine thinks she's staying with him he takes advantage of the situation, he tries to make her his once again; sexually. Thank goodness Becca, her best friend is there the keep her going on the plan. Finally returning home Lacey is hit with the hard truth Devon won't be returning home. She doesn't know how she is going to survive this life. First her mom then the love of life. Lacey is so lost and now she will have to face the world again with another baby, Devon's baby. Devon was able to survive the crash which help heal Lacey in some ways, she may be able to get her happy ending. Until she's faced with bipolar disorder along with her son, her daughter also has some challenging issues as well. Lacey shows so much strength and making sure she stays healthy enough to gets her children healthy. She also shows that without Devon she would have a very difficult time. He has proven to Lacey just how much of a wonderful father and husband he really is.

  • Sassy Savvy Fabulous
    2019-06-01 23:56

    What is happily ever after? In real life does that it even exist? If you are searching for hearts and rainbows and all that is perfect, it is time to look elsewhere. What you will find however is a book that will change your life. One that will open your eyes to the real world and all that is beautiful and all that is destructive. Your heart will break! You will cry! The journey you will take with these character will change the way you view the world. This is the story of one women’s journey through the unthinkable. A remarkable woman who lived through abuse and torment and finally found peace and love. The journey I embarked on while reading this book was cathartic. It was tragic, It was heart wrenching, and then it was inspirational! This is NOT fiction! This is real life.LU weaves a gut-wrenching story. Showing us how fragile we all are. This was one of the most powerful books I read all year. The series as a whole shattered me. This book will teach you to find the beauty in the little details, and to not take life’s blessings for granted. Although difficult at times, in its completion this story became beautiful and inspirational. Thank you L.U. for giving us this insight into your life, thank you for sharing this piece of yourself. I will forever be changed, I will forever cherish this gift.

  • Leslie
    2019-05-27 21:59

    I have waited and waited for this book. LU Ann left us with a doozy cliffhanger at the end of Destructive Choices. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. I will say that I wasn’t disappointed with this book. I think it tied up all the loose ends and Lacey is a stronger person at the end because of everything she went through. Destructive Release is the third book in the Destructive series. Now where to begin without giving away any spoilers for this book. In true Lacey fashion life isn’t easy. We start off where Destructive Choices left off, with Lacey dealing with Evan being kidnapped, the possible death of her husband, and grieving the death of her mom. Things are an uphill battle for Lacey and her family. With the support of her family and friends she somehow finds a way through all of it. I really wish I could tell you more, but if I do it would spoil the whole book. The Destructive series is not a light hearted, easy read. It deals with abuse, depression, medical diagnoses, death, and love. For many of us we deal one or more of those on a daily basis. I applaud LU Ann for putting this out there. This story isn’t one of fiction but it’s her life. It’s what she has dealt with day in and day out.

  • Macie Henkhaus
    2019-06-10 02:48

    Wow, where do I even begin? (I dont do spoilers)....Destructive Release is the third & final book in the Destructive Series. This series is really interesting, to me. It started off telling the story of Lacey Edwards & her life. The things she likes to do, friends she hangs out with. Simple enough, to begin the series. But, as the series goes on, you learn SO much more about her family, SO much more about her life in general - things she had been thru in the past, things her parents & family had been thru in their younger years. Things most readers wouldnt be able to wrap their mind around - if not for the storytelling excellence that is LUAnn. LUAnn takes us along for the ride - and what a ride it is! I dont like to give away anything about the story line in reviews, as I feel it spoils the twists and turns of the actual book. But, I can say this - its definitely worth the read! I was so excited for Destructive Release to be released (lol) - and when LUAnn asked her followers who wanted an ARC, I jumped all over it!! And I am so happy I did - it was one of the best books Ive read in a long time. I found out recently LUAnn has a companion novel to this series coming out - Im going to be driving her insane waiting for it to be released! Cant get enough!

  • All Booked Out
    2019-06-08 04:04

    I tell you what i don't know how Lacey is still standing with all that happens to her and her family...... Oh my goodness. But oh what a family. Loving, strong, loved the last 20% with baby lane and her schooling issues this was the strongest part of the book for me...it was so interesting to read how frustrating it must have been, if i don't stop now i will spoil and I do not spoil.I would have adored more of this part of the story, as the fight was so evident. No one messes with a momma and her cubs! Great chemistry between Devon and Lacey, and Grandma pain.... She is one of my favourite characters doing what is right even against her own. Sometimes not an easy choice to make. The middle of the book did quieten down in pace a little for me, but it did pick up and go stomping through to the end. Every issue in this book is dealt with sensitively. A great ending to the series, well written and I look forward to more from LU Ann.

  • Arlene Mullen
    2019-05-23 22:01

    So I did not read the first 2 and man do I regret it!. This book was so intense. It starts with Lacey believing that her husband is dead. Now she is trying to work on getting her son back from her horrible ex and grieving. Not to mention that she is pregnant with Devon's baby. Even after Devon comes back, things do not get any easier. He is able to be there for her where she needs him but new problems arise. She has to deal with new issues with her children and her past.This story is very hard to read. While this is true it is written SO well. She deals with all these issues so beautifully. The issues that are confronted are issues that many people do not know much about. I can not say enough without giving to much away. Definitely read the first 2 books! I will be reading them so I do not feel so lost. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Evette
    2019-06-13 22:50

    3.5 StarsThis is the final book in what has been a very intense series. Knowing that it is based on true events makes it even more so. Yet, this book was difficult for me to connect with, the format and story structure being different from prior stories. This book was much more an internal monologue, the anguish was paralyzing. Having gone through so much she had yet to deal with any of it.The last 1/4 of the book saved it for me.  The struggles they went through to ensure that Baby Lane was safe and able to get the education she deserved were brilliant. Their team like approach-loved it.The romance was still one for the history books.  The family and friends as well.  And maybe the fact that the story ends with a whisper instead of a roar is appropriate. This series will stick with me.  Beautifully written, poignant and raw.

  • Peggy
    2019-05-25 22:40

    *ARC FOR HONEST REVIEW*This is part of a series and really should be read in order to fully understand the authors talent. When I first started this book, I was already captured by the reality of it. The emotions continued in this story, but the strength is so powerful! Lacy's journey is remarkable and you really don't want to miss out on her story and what she struggles with!

  • Mary
    2019-06-01 01:01

    If you haven't read this. ...get on it! Wow!

  • Liz
    2019-05-23 06:03

    I loved this series it was hard to put down. The second book actually had me crying, all i can say is thank god for Devon!! Can't wait to read more of your books!!