Posted September 16, 2016 by MeliMel in Book Love, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Meli Mel Review, Our Reviews, Release Blitz / 0 Comments



The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez is a two part series releasing September 2016. 

RETRIEVAL releases on September 13th and will bring readers the first part of this emotional second chance romance.   

TRANSFER (Part Two) will release on September 27th! 


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Blurb v2

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.

Review Meli Mel v2

♥ ♥ ♥ 5 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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‘I’d never been able to resist that woman. Despite that we’d fallen apart, it hadn’t changed. The hum for her was still in my veins. It never went away…’

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Oh. My. God. This book was everything! This emotional story was utterly brilliant and so beautifully well written. It was completely captivating, suspenseful, and heartbreaking. I loved every single moment of this book. Aly Martinez just blew me away with this book.

This book is just like the blurb says, “One story. Two couples.”. I was very curious how this story was going to unfold with two couples involved, but Aly Martinez made it work so perfectly. Roman and Elisabeth is the main couple in this story. At the start of the book, you see these two at the end of their marriage. A lot of things took a toll on their relationship, causing Elisabeth to leave Roman. One of the big causes was their struggle with infertility, something that shattered their hearts time and time again. They feel helpless to their situation however, Elisabeth remains hopeful while Roman becomes withdrawn.

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‘I needed more. Not the kind of more his body could offer. I wanted the kind of more that spoke to my soul that only Roman had to offer.’

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The story takes place in the present with some flashbacks of the past that gives you some insight on how Roman and Elisabeth fell in love. As well as the events that broke my heart for them when they experienced a loss of a child to ultimately the end of their marriage. It has now been two years since things ended between them and now fate has reunited them again. Roman is getting a second chance with Elisabeth and he refuses to let it go to waste.

I really don’t want to give much of the story away because this was a reading experience unlike anything else, and it is one you should definitely experience for yourself. All I will say is that you will be consumed by this book. It had a good balance of romance and suspense. There were some great twists and turns that totally surprised me. There was some good steam in this book as well, so it all wasn’t too intense. There were definitely some emotional parts that had me full of fury and tears. This book had it all.

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“My life was with her. It always had been. It always would be.”

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I absolutely loved Roman and Elisabeth. These two characters were so broken but together they were whole. I loved seeing Roman relentlessly work his way back into Elisabeth’s life. He cared and loved Elisabeth so deeply even with their separation it never ended for him. He won my heart completely as a result. When you read this book you will understand just how much he made me swoon.

Overall, this book was a real winner for me and I can’t stress enough how much I loved it. This did end with a bit of a cliffhanger ending so I am can’t wait to read the next part. I highly recommend this book. I have a feeling that this duet will be one of my favorite series.

Reading Order v2


About Author v2

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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