Posted October 3, 2016 by MeliMel in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Meli Mel Review, Our Reviews / 0 Comments



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


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Blurb v2

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.

Review Meli Mel v2

♥ ♥ ♥ 4.5 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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“There is nothing in this world that I will not do to protect you two. And, if you think for one second that I can’t do it, you are highly underestimating the depths of my selfishness when it comes to you and your girl.”

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I can’t tell you how much I needed this book after the way in which Retrieval ended. I just couldn’t wait to dive right into this one.

Transfer begins exactly where the last book left off. Clare has been in a horribly abusive relationship with the infamous Walt Noir, who is also her husband, for many years. The idea of even trying to leave is a scary thought for Clare as Walt is wealthy by his illegal dealings and has connections everywhere. There is only one thing Clare fights to survive for and that is their daughter Tessa.

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“What do you need, Clare?” he mumbled against my chest.

I smiled victoriously. “You.”

His eyes lifted, an inferno brewing within as he finally gave me the only permission I would ever need. “Then take it…I’m yours, Clare. Take it all.”

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I absolutely loved Clare. She was so broken in so many ways, but still had this silent strength to her. She never lost her determination to protect Tessa, no matter how hopeless her situation felt like. Even when she was left battered and bruised, Tessa was the only thing she thought about keeping safe. She is completely in shock when Roman and Luke come to their rescue. Despite no longer being in Walt’s clutches, she can’t help but feel paranoid that he will come back for them. She knows he won’t stop at anything until they’re together again. And now she also has new fears about the future of Elisabeth and her daughter Tessa. Clare is struggling to not go over the edge, but luckily she has Luke to keep her sane. Although it takes her a while, as she comes to terms with Luke’s real identity.

I have got to say that I LOVED Luke, a.k.a. Heath. He was such an amazing guy. Heath was a total alpha and über protective when it came to Clare and Tessa. I loved how he gently pushed Clare out of her shell and taught her to see herself for the amazing person she was. Heath was so wonderful and so freaking sexy. I couldn’t have come up with a better Hero for Clare, they were so great together. Don’t even get me started on the way Heath treated Tessa, my heart melted.

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“Listen to me. That burden is not yours anymore. Internalize it. Accept it. Then let it fucking go and trust me to take care of it. Of you. Of your girl. Of everything. I’ve got you, Clare. From here on out, it’s you and me.”

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I don’t want to give much of the plot away because, like the first, this is one you will definitely want to experience on your own. All I will say is that I enjoyed the fast pace in which the story was told. It was intense, suspenseful, steamy, and sweet. I loved that Roman and Elisabeth were still very present in this book and that we also got both of their P.O.V.’s. Tessa totally stole my heart with her innocence and her sweet loving nature, despite experiencing things no little girl should ever witness. I just loved the two couples so much. Aly Martinez did an excellent job blending these two couples into one story.

Overall, this series was absolutely fantastic. This is by far my favourite series by Aly Martinez. It really hit me in the feels and had me on the edge of my seat. I loved each couples’ romantic storyline. The suspense was a nail-biter with some great twists and turns. If you have not read this unputdownable duet, you need to get on it A.S.A.P. I don’t lie, seriously give this a read because it will not disappoint you.

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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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