on September 13, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Crime, Romance, Second Chance Romance, Suspense
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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.
“A love like ours wasn’t measured in years, distance, or time apart. It was never-ending”.
Aly Martinez never ceases to amaze me with her wonderful, beautiful writing. Last year, she wrote one of my favorite books, The Fall Up, and this year, she has outdone herself with the Retrieval duet. This books is simply amazing. Once I started reading it, I simply could not put it down. Everything about the book blew me away, the writing, the story, the characters, the suspense…this book is a beautifully written roller coaster ride.
I have such a hangover, I don’t even know what to do with myself! So, about Retrieval. This is definitely one of those books where if you say too much, you might spoil this amazing reading experience for someone else, and I definitely don’t want that, so I will give you some details but I’ll be as vague as possible. The book is very cleverly written, like the book says, this is one story, two couples, so there are multiple POVs. Book 1 does focus on one of the 2 main couples, while the other is very present, and Book 2 will be focused on the other couple, while the couple from book 1 will also be very present.
The blurb is pretty self-explanatory as far as the featured couple and the other all theme of the story, this couple went through a very difficult time that pretty much destroyed them both and their relationship. So this is a second chance romance of some sorts, and well, you know how much I love those. This one has everything, tons of romance but also tons of feels. Anyway, something happens in the present that gives them the chance to reconnect, and reconnect they do!
I loved both Elisabeth and Roman. Elisabeth, with an s, is an amazing, strong and resilient woman.
“Oh. My. God. My throat closed, and that love flooding my system turned into an all-out wildfire. Roman Leblanc was mine. All of him. Even when he wasn’t.”
And Roman, well there aren’t enough words to describe Roman; he is definitely one of the most amazing, caring and hot alpha men I’ve ever read. He is everything!!!
But I’d never, not once, seen Elisabeth with just my eyes. My heart was just as much a part of the way I viewed her as my retinas.
The love between them is so swoony and so palpable, I was head over heels while reading.
Besides this, I don’t want to say anything else because I would hate to spoil anyone’s experience, this book is so much more than I expected. The story takes some amazing, unexpected turns and it will keep you on the edge of your seat, the entire time. Once you start, you will not want to put this down. This is definitely, 100% a must read. The story ends on a cliffhanger, but do not worry, the second book in the duet, Transfer, will be releasing in two weeks, and let me tell you, I just finished it, and it’s as amazing as Retrieval. So, I absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend this book!
“Something had broken between us. But, in the process, something had also been repaired.”
*An ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*