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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. 

©2018 Aly Martinez (P)2017 Aly Martinez

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Guardian can protect me

4.5 stars for - Thrive - book two in the Guardian Protection series by Aly Martinez. This book can be read as a stand-alone, but book one - Singe - is one of my most favorite books of all time so you know I absolutely recommend reading it too! Fans of this author are in for a treat as we get to see many characters we know and love make an appearance in this book. Honestly, I wasn't really looking forward to a second chance romance since this has never been my favorite romance trope, but the way Aly brings these characters to life in her stories - I can't help falling in love.
Mira York has spent almost twenty years wondering what her life would have been like if she chose a different man all those years ago. The man she married betrayed her and left her practically destitute when he went away to prison. Now that she can finally see light at the end of the tunnel her ex-husband has placed her in danger once again. The only person she can turn to is also the last person in the world that will ever want to speak to her again, but Jeremy is her only hope of getting out of this situation unscathed.
Jeremy Lark is the oldest member of Guardian, but don't you dare tell him he can't keep up. He dresses and acts the part of a gentleman, but if you threaten someone he cares about he will come after you with fists swinging. His job and twin daughters are his entire world so when a phone call comes into Guardian from the very last person he ever thought he would hear from again he is shocked and angry in equal measure. The one woman who shattered his heart is in a world of trouble and needs his help...
Another epic romantic suspense that kept me glued to my kindle from start to finish. I love everything about this series from the broody, bad boys with issues to the people they ultimately end up falling hard and fast for. Can't wait to read Braydon's story next!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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LOVED EVERY SINGLE MINUTE

I loved this one. Had a little bit of a mystery some cute kids hot guy and hotter sex! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. Narration was stellar

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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4.5 Strong stars.

This second change rimance was a slow burn drawing you in a little at a time then wham you can't put it down.

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Worth the credit

Personally, I think a book is worth the credit when I want to listen to it more than once. This definitely fit the bill. Great story, though the female character made me wish I could smack her from time to time, it was a good listen.

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Brilliant

With each book of Aly Martinez’s that I partake in, I am in total awe of this woman and her writing. She not only gives us brilliant storylines with excellent characters, she gives us a sense of wonderment of the emotional journey that her stories take us on.

Thrive is the second book in the Guardian Protection series and just like the first book in this series; the story is innovative and memorizing. With some twist and turns that you don’t see coming, it is a thoroughly enjoyable story.

The characters, Jeremy and Lark, are complex with a background story that will have you wondering about the outcome of their most recent encounter.

I enjoyed this book in audio version and Andi Arndt and Jason Carpenter did a fantastic job in bringing Jeremy and Lark to life.

I don’t have the words to express how much I loved this story, the narration and the overall feeling of satisfaction I had when it was over. I do know that I do and will continue to recommend Ms. Martinez books to any and everyone.

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An emotional roller coasteer

I love this story and the characters. The narrators do a wonderful job bringing the characters to life.

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Thrive

I was pleasantly surprised to find my old friends from Singe in this wonderful story. If I had known it was connected and yet a stand-alone I would have gotten it sooner! Ioved it from start to finish. Then did it one more time! I hope we get another spin-off (Maybe Dimple’s story with Whitney) my fingers are crossed! Thank you

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  • Fay
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • 01-20-18

Dramatic

I enjoyed this book so much. Mira took me most of the book to get a liking to her. I loved Lark though.
Can't wait for the next one... Johnson?????

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  • Sara
  • Vermont
  • 01-17-18

Fan-friggin-tastic!

For the first 1/3rd of the story I struggled with liking Mira. I know it was because she made bad choices but she really didn’t deserve most of my dislike. She deserved some, because, she really made some bad choices… paying more attention to the name on her material things than who was with her. She seriously lived and learned the hard way!

For such a heat-pulling story this book sure had quite a few parts that made me hoot out with laughter. Aly Martinez sure has this fun, quick-wit that I just love! I mean, a snit-fit and Mr. Hyde… how can you make it through that? Finally, that epilogue though, sigh, what a wonderfully perfect epilogue. It ended the story nicely and just wrapped everything up. It also made me start thinking about the next Guardian book in the series.

I’m gonna wrap this up by saying Aly Martinez sure has a way of writing. Her characters are so complex and fun. I felt like I really got to know everyone. It seemed deeper than most books go and it’s pretty much the same length so I know it’s all on Martinez’s writing. So I listened to the early released audio book. Andi Arndt and Jason Carpenter were perfection… complete perfection! I was super impressed with Arndt, she could alter her voice for every feeling Mira experienced. You could tell by her voice when it was getting hot in the book. I loved it! Both of them also made me laugh out loud with their banter. It was great! I’d actually rate it higher than 5 stars if I could!

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I almost passed on this one because I don't usually like this story line and I hate cheating in books but I loved this author and she's never let me down so I took a chance. I'm so glad I did because I loved it. I started out hating the heroine but of course she made me change my mind as the story went on. I love hero too, he's just enough alpha to satisfy my needs.

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