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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 Allison Martinez (P)2016 Allison Martinez

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  • Misty
  • Washington
  • 01-21-17

Woah

I really didn't know what to expect as I didn't read the blurb but someone told me, "I think it's about a couple that had a miscarriage". Imagine my surprise when it was not only so flatly about a couple who had lost a baby, but it was soooo much more.

The love between Elisabeth and Roman was PALPABLE. The alpha manly way that Roman takes his life and his woman back was hot AF. The. There is sooo much more with the side story with Clare. I just had no idea that I would be this sucked into this audio and so incredibly invested in the story. I didn't even want to pause for a review.

Do I even need to mention Jason, Maxine and Andi? We all know they are amazing, we all know they fail at nothing and all they do is win.

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Loved this book

I love how captivating this book is! It's interesting to hear both perspectives of thoughts and feelings from Elizabeth and Roman...the past and the present! Can't wait to read book two!!

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Loved It!!!

Any additional comments?

This was such an awesome story of second chances. Aly Martinez is such a great author and I love her books. Once Roman set his mind to something he goes full speed ahead. Was not expecting the twist this book took on. Can't wait to read the second book.

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hooked

I have had this book for a while and just read it. All I can say is I am hooked on Roman.

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  • millmm
  • San Jose, CA
  • 08-11-18

Kept me listening to the whole the in one day

Good story. You can connect with the characters easily. Emotional with the abuse and the infertility storyline. I recommend. -Dink

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  • Em
  • 07-13-18

So good!

This book was fantastic. Aly Martinez did a really good job of bringing us into the story. I felt everything to hilarity, actual laughing out loud to some really heartbreaking, crying in my cereal, kind of sadness.

Narrators were mostly really good:

It was an interesting way to narrate, though, I would have preferred Andi Arndt read all the female parts for this one. I have a hard time listening to Maxine MItchell


Jason Carpenter - 5stars
Andi Arndt -5 stars
Maxine Mitchell -3 stars -she's pretty whiny and she hitches a lot, it's difficult to listen. Luckily she didn't read enough to distract from the story

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Duet #1

Roman and Elisabeth’s story is so heart wrenching. All the misunderstandings that lead to the worst. I was hooked from the 1st page. And then to have Claire’s ordeal thrown in the mix, makes you want to climb into the book and do some damage to the thug yourself.

I enjoyed this so much. Read the two books as one. Duet #1 was really good, great narration, great storyline. Gripping, loving, all out a good read.

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A Fantastic Second Chance with Suspense

Wow!! Intense and Passionate.
This is a story like nothing you’ve read before. It’s two stories in one but the stories connect. It’s absolutely easy to follow along and understand and each narrator did a fantastic job expressing their characters emotions and personality.
Aly Martinez really gives you an original.
After losing their child and their marriage, Roman and Elisabeth find out their embryo was switched in the fertility lab.
This will not be an easy case. The family who has their child is ran by one of the richest baddest men in the country and no one comes near his wife and daughter.
This book was edge of your seat exciting and emotional. Loved every minute of it.
Absolutely loved Roman!!!
Highly recommend!!

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Amazing!

Wow! I don't know if I can find the right words to convey just how much I loved this book. It was heartbreaking which is something I've come to expect from Aly but at the same time it was beautiful and hopeful. It ends in a cliffhanger and luckily the follow up is already out. Narration was 5+ stars, all three narrators make you feel like you are right in the middle of the story.

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Raw & Emotional

Raw. Emotional. Powerful. Unique. Refreshing. This is an incredible story and totally worth the read!

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  • Kindling Micky
  • 11-27-17

Exciting and unique

This was an unexpected read in terms of subject matter. I didn’t read the blurb afresh and truly that’s the best way. So many things took me by surprise and I loved the context. Married couple stories are a tick for me and this twist on that idea rocked. There was angst, over-alpha-isms at times, chemistry and the baddest of bad guys. It made for a good mix. The twisty end was superb.

Great triple POV narration.

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  • L Hayes
  • 04-17-17

WOW!!! Breathtaking!!

Amazing! This has got to be the most captivating book I have listened to. Brilliantly written and I am eager to download Volume 2. Brilliantly narrated. I can't credit this book enough. I'd give it ten stars if I could and I would definitely urge, more than recommend, this book to everyone who wants to listen to an action packed, thrill a minute, 'real life' story. Awesome!

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  • NinaPasz
  • 12-29-16

Good story, narration varied performance

The story is capturing and deals with modern dilemmas.

Male narration was great. I believe there are two female voices; one for Elizabeth and one for Claire. Unfortunately narration for Claire was very poor and it spoilt the book for me. I would have given top stars if it wasn't for Claire's narration.

Why there are no credits for both narrators? I would like to know Claire's to ensure I avoid in the future.