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When I was nineteen years old, I was faced with a choice that changed my life.Keep the safety of what I already knew or risk losing everything with the young, hotheaded soldier who stole my heart.
I chose the wrong man, and for seventeen years, I paid in tears, blood, and shattered dreams for that decision.
Now, there’s a man in my house, holding a gun to my head on the order of my ex-husband—given from his prison cell.
That hotheaded soldier I was too afraid to choose? He’s now a six-foot-three wall of muscle who works at the country’s most premier bodyguard agency. I’ve always wanted him, but now, I’ve never needed him more.
It’s the call I’m terrified to make. I’m sure he still hates me… Even though I’ve never stopped loving him.
“Seventeen years and the strings that had bound us together still held strong, no matter how hard I’d tried to break them.”
If Aly Martinez writes it, I guarantee you I will read it. The woman is one of my favorites and can basically write anything. Thrive was definitely an action packed, full of feels and quick read. These two characters have a lot of history between them and a lot to work out. They haven’t seen each other in years and when they reconnect their chemistry is undeniable.
“Baby, I withered for you. I burned at the stake day after day, knowing he didn’t love you. Knowing you’d chosen him. Knowing there was not one goddamn thing I could do to make you change your mind. Hating you was the only way I survived.”
Jeremy (Lark) was so freaking swoony! All broken and alpha, and so sweet at the same time. My heart bled for him. Mira is not my favorite Aly heroine, but she was likeable nonetheless, even if I don’t agree with some of her decisions.
“I kissed her long and hard. Deep and wet. Hungry and carnal. I kissed her freely, like we were kids again and the bruises didn’t exist inside either one of us. And, when I finally tore my mouth away, my heart racing, my breathing ragged, my head spinning, my limbs boneless, I realized that every kiss I’d ever given or received after her had been a fraud.”
I loved all the twists and turns and the mystery surrounding some parts of the story. That is definitely a forte in Aly’s writing. Overall, I liked this book, it’s not my favorite by Aly but it’s definitely a solid story that will keep you hooked the entire time. Absolutely recommend!
**An ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**