BACK TO THE START is a collection of previously released novels by USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez. Each of the five full-length novels is a perfect starting point to dive into one of her sexy, emotional, and twisty worlds.
FIGHTING SILENCE: Sports Romance, Friends to lovers.
Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it’s the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?
I’ve always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn’t a single night that I didn’t hear her voice.
You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one.
They both happened anyway.
Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting for my career.
Fighting the impending silence.
Fighting for her.
Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.
I think that’s the sound I’ll miss the most.
RETRIEVAL: Romantic Suspense, Second chance.
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.
THE FALL UP: Contemporary Romance, Celebrity opposites attract.
I wanted to jump.
He made me fall.
As a celebrity, I lived in the public eye, but somewhere along the way, I’d lost myself in the spotlight.
Until he found me.
Sam Rivers was a gorgeous, tattooed stranger who saved my life with nothing more than a simple conversation.
But we were both standing on that bridge for a reason the night we met. The secrets of our pasts brought us together—and then tore us apart.
Could we find a reason to hold on as life constantly pulled us down?
Or maybe there’s only one direction to go when two people fall in love at rock bottom—up.
CHANGING COURSE: Contemporary Romance, Broken hero.
I met Sarah Kate Erickson when I was twenty-one years old. I was lucky enough to keep her for seven years before a tragic accident stole her from me. She didn’t die, but sometimes I think it would have been easier if she had.
I lived in a haze for those four years after the accident. Catering to her every need, even though she hated the very sight of my face. I tried to hold on to her and the future that we were supposed to build together. But you can’t hold on to someone who doesn’t exist anymore.
It wasn’t until I met Jesse Addison, a barista at the local coffee shop, that I realized I didn’t just lose Sarah that tragic night, I lost myself as well. Jesse taught me how to let go of the past and learn to love again. But what happens when your past haunts your present, and the woman you used to love refuses to accept the woman you can’t live without?
SINGE: Romantic Suspense, Alpha bodyguard.
She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her.
I hadn’t been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.
Heroes aren’t always saints. Sometimes, we’re nothing more than jaded sinners driven by sleepless nights and hearts full of darkness.
And then I met her. She was a dreamer who managed to soothe my scars and heal my wounds.
But, as the flames closed in around us, I feared I wasn’t the right man to save her. That is until I realized she was the one woman I’d burn the world down to protect.
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WHAT.DID.I.JUST.READ?!?! …… the most beautiful love story in like….FOR.E.VER. … that’s what I read!! …. I need more words!!!!! *cries*
I got an email approximately 6 hours ago that this book had been sent to my kindle. I promptly left work and here I am …..
OMG THIS WAS AMAZING!!
As you know, this is part one of a duet. However, the word duet means something complete different than what it normally does. You see normally, this would mean the story that began in book one would continue to book two for a happy ending. Well, surprise LOL because what duet
means is we have two separate stories connected by a very small degrees. But those degrees are EVERYTHING!
Retrieval is very much the story of Roman and Elisabeth getting their life back, but it is also the beginning of Clare’s story, intertwined and laced with their journey, which will continue in Transfer .. #phenomenal
This world with these characters I just read is ALL THE THINGS!!
This book is ridiculously captivating. It warmed my heart as much as it broke my heart. It’s amazingly suspenseful but yet not mysterious. The Aly Martinez touch with characterization and voice sings true with every word. And the ending, or as some would say cliffhanger …
WELL FUCKING PLAYED!! You got me!
I will be holding my breath until I can get my hands on part two! #TRUST
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What an incredible start to a new series! I Love every single one of these men and cannot wait to read ALL their stories!
I’m not gonna lie, I was taken completely by surprise by this book. Not because of the suspense portion, more for how Aly Martinez managed to draw out a very suspenseful read laced with a ton of heart. It was as if I was reading a light story, but I really wasn’t. Not in the least. I was quite captivated and impressed. She presented an incredibly raw and emotional story not engulfed in gut-wrenching angst #win
Rhion and Jude have history. History of epic proportions. Some of you might jump to this story being an insta-love, but I don’t think it was. My own first instinct was to say it was until I really delved into the story. Because of their past, they will forever be tied. Even if they had never met in present day, their epic past would have them tied to one another. That isn’t insta anything, that’s kismet 🙂
Anywho, the story …. Incredible, ridiculously well written AND thought out. In true Aly Martinez form, many players to keep you on your toes and many ah ha! moments to keep you guessing as well. And HOLY DELICIOUS MEN! #TRUTH
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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.
Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.
She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.