One story. Two couples.
I fell in love with a man who didn’t exist.
What started out as romance ended in hell.
His words turned to razor blades.
His kisses converted to fists.
His embrace became my cage.
His body transformed into a weapon, stealing parts of me until ultimately….
I hated him.
My sole job in life became to protect our daughter.
I wasn’t sure I’d ever escape the prison he’d skillfully crafted from my fears.
Until the day our savior arrived.
This is the story of how I escaped the man who thought he owned me.
The transfer of my life and my family.
ONE STORY. TWO COUPLES.
The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez is a two part series.
TRANSFER (Part 2) is NOW AVAILABLE!
**May contain spoiler for Retrieval, book one in the Retrieval Duet**
Transfer picks up the second Retrieval left off, it really hits the ground running. I highly suggest you read the books back-to-back to get the full effect of the situation the characters are in. I read them a couple of days (and books) apart, but I wish I had the opportunity to read them non-stop.
Where Retrieval was devastating, heartbreaking, Transfer while still having moments of sadness, was far scarier, more action packed, and held a lot more healing. After the action packed first minutes of Transfer, there is a long road to recovery for each of the characters. That road is definitely not without its drastic twists turns, and is riddled with potholes, big and small.
There were times I was sure that Clare’s road was going to be derailed, but she had a strength in this book I didn’t know she possessed in Retrieval. It was a marvel to witness Clare shed the façade she wore during her relationship with Walt and become the real Clare. It was more marvelous to see the relationships she was able to develop with Ramon, Elisabeth, and everyone else. The love they each fostered for a girl they were all a part of helped to bring such meaningful ties between each and every one of them.
Aly Martinez knocked it out of the ballpark with this Duet. She was able to hit on so many hard, painful topics without ever making the story feel forced or completely disconnected with reality. I am in awe of this story and of the love she was able to capture in the pages of these books. She will continue to be an author I return to.
I proposed on our first date.
She laughed and told me I was insane. Less than a day later, she said yes.
It was a whirlwind, but we were happy…
Until we got greedy and wanted a family.
It was a life I couldn’t give her, not for lack of trying. Fertility just wasn’t on our side. We sought out doctors and treatments. Spent money we didn’t have. Lied to our families. Smiled for our friends. Put on a brave face for a world that didn’t understand.
Finally, we were successful…
Until we were forced to bury our son.
We were left broken, battered, and destroyed.
They say love is in the details, but it was the details that ruined us.
This is the story of how I took back what had always been mine.
The retrieval of my wife and our family.
RETRIEVAL is available and brings readers the first part of this emotional second chance romance.
Retrieval (Part One):
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.
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