Friday, September 30, 2016

Release Blitz: Transfer by Aly Martinez



The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez is a two part series.


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 broke.

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.

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Review by Jen Hagen

While I enjoyed the first installment of this tale of two couples, I didn’t feel as if I bonded with this secondary set of characters as well as I did with Roman and Elisabeth, who were the focus of the first book.  Roman and Elisabeth definitely play a part of this story, and the plot line continues to involve their characters, but there is no further in-depth characterization of them.  
The story picks up immediately where the first ended, and it has our heads spinning as we try to work out the pieces.
“How are you here?” she whispered on a shaky breath.  She was about to crash.  Emotionally.  Mentally.  Physically.  
There is more suspense added to the story along with a revelation that I didn’t anticipate.  Sometimes evil turns into a goodness we just have to embrace and forget where the root lies.
“This changes nothing,” she vowed.  She was wrong; it changed everything.  But different could be good.
I admired the adversity the characters were given along with their discovery of how much they relied upon each other to get through it all.  Lives are intertwined by goodness and evil.
“Don’t shut me out,” I told the door.  “You need time alone, that’s fine, but you gotta let me know you’re okay.”
I heard her humorless laugh.
“I’m not sure I’ll ever be okay,” she said.

I continued to be wowed by Elisabeth’s strength, determination, and compassion.  I honestly don’t think I could have made such a heartfelt gesture without at the same time ripping out pieces of my heart.  Elisabeth continues to show her grace, while Roman’s protection and fierce love proved how much he loved Elisabeth.  (I just had to slip them into the review once again because I adore them as a couple!)

I have always appreciated the details that Ms. Martinez places in her stories, and once again she doesn’t leave out anything.  As an entirety, this duo is a great read, but I just felt more of a connection with the characters from the first book.  

RETRIEVAL is available and brings readers the first part of this emotional second chance romance.   
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Retrieval (Part One):

Meet Aly Martinez
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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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