Book Review – Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet, #1) by Aly Martinez

32332554Synopsis

One story. Two couples.

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.

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Review

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Oh. My. GOSH! Retrieval was so freaking amazing and I’m kicking myself that I waited this long to read it! Retrieval was my first novel from Aly Martinez, and it definitely won’t be the last. The storyline and characters were out of this world phenomenal, and I loved Aly Martinez’s writing style. Retrieval was an incredibly unique, epic, sexy, and riveting start to The Retrieval Duet, and I can’t wait to continue this amazing story in Transfer!

   The storyline was unlike anything I’ve read before, and I loved it so much. I was hooked from beginning to end, and loved that the author kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. There were so many surprising and unexpected plot twists and turns, and I absolutely loved them all. Retrieval was sexy, sweet, and emotional, yet thrilling and suspenseful, and I honestly couldn’t get enough. I don’t often read romantic suspense, but this book definitely changed my mind, and I can’t wait to devour more from Aly Martinez!

   The characters were fantastic. I fell head over heels in love with Roman, Elisabeth, and a few others. I loved their personalities and red-hot chemistry together, and how their relationship progressed throughout. I loved reading the book from multiple points of view, and all of Roman and Elisabeth’s banter and interactions with each other. Roman and Elisabeth’s unforgettable story had everything I could possibly want and so much more, and I’m dying to dive in to the finale, Transfer!

   Retrieval was an absolutely unique, epic, and extremely entertaining and addicting start to The Retrieval Duet, and I would HIGHLY recommend it! Aly Martinez completely blew my mind with the first part of Roman and Elisabeth’s story, and I’m so freaking excited to devour Transfer!

5 STARS

About Aly Martinez

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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