by Aly Martinez
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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Favorite
One story. Two couples.
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.
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
“My past, my present, and future were walking out of my life and I stood immobile as every fiber in my being screamed for me to drop to my knees and beg her to stay.”
God, this book ripped out my heart. An absolute roller coaster of emotions that I didn’t think would stop. This story grabbed on to my heart and didn’t want to let it go until I turned the final page. I finished this book but it continues to linger in my psyche and I’m not even sure how to pick up another book after this.
Roman and Elisabeth are soulmates. After one date, Roman was already proposing, knowing that what he finds with Elisabeth is something special and real. But after years of heartbreak, trying to conceive a child, multiple tries and miscarriages, and a final attempt at in vitro fertilization, the pain has taken it’s toll on their marriage and they go their separate ways.
“I’ve always been amazed by how much punishment a heart could take. I was broken, battered, and destroyed. And yet, much to my dismay, as I watched the front door close behind her, my heart kept beating.”
Two years have passed and neither one has been able to move on. These are two very broken people, suffering over the loss of their child and of each other. In a twist I did not see coming, they are forced to come together again and relive the pain and maybe have a chance to mend what is so torn.
“Roman Leblanc was mine.
All of him.
Even when he wasn’t.”
This is as much as I am going to say about this book because it is so amazingly good, I can not spoil it. I’m just going to say that this is an absolute must read. Aly Martinez absolutely blew me away with this book and I did not think I could be more of a fan of hers before reading this and I am so wrong. I can not wait to get my hands on Transfer. I need this book right now. As it is, Retrieval is now one of my favorite 2016 reads.