Transfer (Retrieval Duo #2) by Aly Martinez


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Synopsis:

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:

Please note: Transfer is the second part of a continuous storyline. You should have read Retrieval prior to starting this book.

Transfer was the exciting conclusion to the Retrieval duo. Oh man, I loved Retrieval and Transfer was just as great! While the first book focused on Roman and Elisabeth, this book was all about Clare and Tessa. Oh Clare. She has not had it easy. She is so strong, so incredible, even if she doesn't always see it. She was pretty broken when things start, not really caring so much what happens to her as long as Tessa is safe. Only she has so many people on her side helping trying to keep them both safe. This was a tricky situation and Roman and Elisabeth as so kind and sweet and wonderful with it all. I don't know that everyone would be as graceful if they were in this situation. I loved it. I loved these characters and seeing them try to get their happily ever after. If anyone deserves it it is Clare.

Clare has never really had much. She thought way bad when a handsome guy paid her attention in the diner she worked at she was so lucky. Only it turned into a nightmare and worse that I could imagine. Like I don't know what I would have done in her situation. Luckily she really does get saved just in time and is able to try and start over. With her husband still out there she still is waiting for him to retaliate, but she also starts to move on. If I had one thing that I didn't like as much it was probably how fast and easily Clare moves on. I just figured it would take longer to be able to trust someone again, but the guy she chooses is pretty great. So maybe it would have worked out.

The guy Clare ends up with was lovely. He only wants what is best for Clare and Tessa. He fell in love with them both and is willing to walk away if that is what they want. He was perfect for her. Always there for them, always letting Clare know she can do it whenever she is ready. He never hurried her along or thought she should be different than she was. He was really wonderful. No wonder she fell in love with him. Who wouldn't when you find a guy like that?

You still get to see Elisbeth and Roman and oh I still loved them. There are all tied up in the situation together and it was intense at times. Clares husband is not a good person, not by a long shot, but Roman and all will do whatever they can to keep everyone safe. This was a really great story. A lot of fun to read. The ending was so sweet and yeah. For all the bad times these people went through it was almost worth it for them to get to where they ended up.

*Note:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Prior books in the series:
Retrieval available on
Amazon.com * Amazon.de * Goodreads

About the Author:

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay­at­home 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 ever­growing 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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