Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Transfer (The Retrieval Duet #2) by Aly Martinez: Release Blitz Review & Giveaway


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.

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About the Author:

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 Chicago, 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. 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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Review by Michelle:

Thank goodness the world did not have to wait long in between the release of the first book in the Retrieval Duet and that of the this second book, Transfer. After the killer cliffhanger at the end of Retireval, I don't know if my poor nerves could take it! Even more heart-warming, action-packed, and anxiety-ridden than the first book, Transfer is everything you could hope for in the conclusion to this thrilling and emotional series.

This time around it's Clare's story and I love seeing how far she has come over just the few months between the first book and the end of this one. Watching the confidence that has been lying dormant for so many years in Clare return is a welcome and wonderful thing. Clare went from an understandably quiet, submissive, fearful shadow of a woman to a sassy, outspoken, confident woman who could not only take care of, but also protect, herself and her child. She is now a woman who doesn't need a man to protect her, to make her feel safe, or to make her feel whole, but is strong enough and brave enough to want a man by her side, to trust him, and to let him in unconditionally.

With a head-long dive right back into the action of the cliffhanger of the first book and fast-paced ending of this one that ping-pongs back and forth between POVs ramping up the tension and excitement to near unbearable levels, not to mention the gasp inducing twist, you will be anxious, breathless, and clinging to the edge of your seat the whole way through with a small reprieve in between by way of a sweet, tender, and seriously protective hero, a love born of compassion, admiration, dedication, and revival and a passionate connection, you have an utterly intoxicating story and a superb conclusion to the duet.

While I was delighted to follow Clare and her ever so dreamy man on this journey, I have to say, I would have loved just a bit more Elisabeth and Roman as well. They were there, either on the periphery or in the background of many scenes but there wasn't a whole lot of story that revolved around them and their new family. While I totally understand that Clare needed to find her way and her place, I was hoping for a bit more of Clare's relationship with Elisabeth, more interaction between Tessa and the Leblancs, and well, more Roman really.

Transfer had me totally and completely mesmerized. I love these characters, I love this story, and I love this series! If you love your romance with a healthy dose of emotion and a side of action and suspense, Transfer and the Retrieval Duet is a must read!
*complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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