Blog Tour~~Thrive by Aly Martinez
When I was nineteen years old, I was faced with a choice that changed my life.
Keep the safety of what I already knew or risk losing everything with the young, hotheaded soldier who stole my heart.
I chose the wrong man, and for seventeen years, I paid in tears, blood, and shattered dreams for that decision.
Now, there’s a man in my house, holding a gun to my head on the order of my ex-husband—given from his prison cell.
That hotheaded soldier I was too afraid to choose? He’s now a six-foot-three wall of muscle who works at the country’s most premier bodyguard agency. I’ve always wanted him, but now, I’ve never needed him more.
It’s the call I’m terrified to make.
I’m sure he still hates me… Even though I’ve never stopped loving him.
Christina’s 3.75 Blush Review
The first 80% of the book was, in my opinion, fantastic. I LOVED Jeremy. He is the quintessential book hero that stars in all my book fantasies. He’s a super sexy, protective alpha who loves his woman something FIERCE and does everything he can to protect her. He is NOT sweet and swoony all the time. Sometimes, he’s an asshole. But this is what I love. It’s what I crave because when he does make me swoon…it’s over the top. I didn’t have any major issues with the heroine which for me, is saying a lot. I loved their chemistry together and the banter between them. I loved how they went from friends to lovers, to enemies, to hating each other and back to lovers. They had their ups and downs and boy could they fight. As the reader, I was definitely swept up in a lot of their drama and angst and for me, that’s a sign of some great writing.
Tera’s 3.5 Blush Review
“Jeremy Lark’s hugs had been life altering. They were like this warm blanket that enveloped me and shielded me from the elements. They didn’t fix anything. The world still existed outside his arms, but whether they last seconds or minutes, those hugs were the one thing that made the rest of my life manageable.”
“Baby, I withered for you. I burned at the stake day after day, knowing he didn’t love you. Knowing you’d chosen him. Knowing there was not one goddamn thing I could do to make you change your mind. Hating you was the only way I survived.”
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.