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Written with Regret

The Regret Duet, Book 1
Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Christian Fox
Series: The Regret Duet Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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Every little girl dreams of the fairy tale. The one where the white knight rushes in to save her from the clutches of evil. They fall in love, have babies, and live happily ever after.

By that definition, my life should have been a fairy tale, too.

When I was eight years old, Caven Hunt saved me from the worst kind of evil to walk the Earth. It didn’t matter that I was a kid. I fell in love with him all the same.

But that was where my fairy tale ended.

Years later, a one-night stand during the darkest time imaginable gave us a little girl. It was nothing compared to the pitch black that consumed me when I was forced to leave her with Caven for good.

At the end of every fairy tale, the happily ever after is the one thing that remains consistent. It wasn’t going to be mine, but there hadn’t been a night that passed where I hadn’t prayed that it would be hers.

I owed Caven my life.

However, I owed that innocent child more.

And that included ripping the heart from my chest and facing her father again.

©2019 Aly Martinez (P)2019 Aly Martinez

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Beautifully written and narrated ♥♥♥♥♥

I have ZERO Regrets about my current listen.♥🎧♥ Aly Martinez has written an amazing heartfelt story about a single dad, a little girl and a mother who had to make choices. The performances of Andi Arndt, Narrator, and Christian 💋💋 Fox are beyond Sensational. 💥 If Book 1 is this Fabulous, I can't wait for Book 2. Thank you.

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Fantastic!

You know how some book just grab you from the get go, this is just that kind of book. From the prologue, you can tell it will be an amzing rid, it is roller coaster out of control, , the angst, the giggles, the swooning, and all the expectations of what might come next. This book was really good! Caven and Hadley, and Willow, and Rosalee. I really was not expecting to be that good so I immediately jumped to read the next book. I hope it will be as good as this one.

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Incredible Story with Jaw Drop Cliffhanger

Wow I can’t love Caven anymore than I do. From the beginning this book is amazing and emotional, gut wrenching yet filled with hope and second chances. Rosie definitely steals the scenes she’s in. Hadley seems so stricken by the past but obviously loves Rosie so much! I can’t wait to see how this comes together! The narration is incredible!!!

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To be continued

Holy crap! I really hate to be continued books! Thank goodness I have both now!

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ALL SMILES & ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS HERE

As with all of your past books Aly, you grabbed me right from the start.. with an emotional tug so strong I had absolutely no hope of pausing or stopping this heartbreaking yet heartwarming first look into Caven, little Rosie and Hadley’s bitter-sweet touching story. Told in the present as tentative courageous steps of reconciliation, forgiveness, trust and second chances blossomed.. but also with flashbacks of a shared horrific event that left mental and physical scars on them both. Which made this such a unique unstoppable journey of hope.. but, as the first light of dawn started to seep through my bedroom window, as I’d just begun to ease my troubled heart, as the hours had bled out into mere minutes.. it was then that you threw in a bloodied wrench that twisted all I’d come to believe in. You wickedly wonderful woman - I have nothing but the highest praise for your talents.. however, if I’d had to wait for an hour, a day, a week or even longer for the second book in this breathtaking duet, sorry but I’d also be colorfully cursing you too.

And the impressive narration by Andi and Christian made the characters come alive, made the tension, the heartbreak, the first sights, the first touches and all the first ooze with such strong emotional feels.. solidifying the fact that they were the perfect choice to breathe life into this epic dual POV story.

Worth a credit? I’d originally been a bit miffed because the endless trend nowadays to split a story into Duets or Trilogies for the sound of more ‘ka-ching ka-ching’ is so bloody annoying.. but, if 2 credits gets me one of YOUR riveting touching rollercoaster Duets, then no regrets here - I’ll gladly pay the price to get lost in the emotional whirlwind of your words.

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Really Good Book with an Awesome turn of events

I honestly don't know how I feel about the ending. However, I cannot wait to read the second part. If or when Caven finds out the true all hell is going to break lose. Everyone's lives will be forever changed.

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  • Emma Roseman
  • 08-14-19

No Regrets

I was hooked on this story from the very beginning. Aly Martinez kept the story moving with new pieces being slowly introduced. My only disappointed was that it is a too bee continued. So I have to get the next book. Fortunately it is already released.

Excellent job on the narration by Andi Arndt and Christian Fox.

Recommend the book, but have some tissues ready from the start

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  • Mandy Smith @AudiobookObsessionReviewGroup
  • 08-01-19

Wow great audiobook!!!

Now I know why I keep seeing this book raved about. It’s because it is freaking awesome. So well written and well narrated! It’s one of those stories that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go! It has all the feels! So so good!!! I loved it!!! ❤️🔥❤️🔥

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 07-31-19

I was rapt throughout!

Written With Regret (The Regret Duet #1) is brilliant. It’s filled with heartbreak, tragedy, friendship and love. The storyline had me rapt from the start with fantastic characters, twists , turns, and the laugh out loud funny and cute exchanges between Caven and his daughter. It’s perfection! I can’t wait to start book 2.

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  • Svetlana Naydenova
  • 07-26-19

This was unputdownable! And such a great audio!

Wow! This was unputdownable. Such a roller-coaster of emotions, action and so many small and big twist and turns along the way. I swallowed this story in no time. It literally grabbed me from page 1 or should I say minute 1 since I listened to the audio version. And that was such a great book in terms of narration. Andi Arndt and Christian Fox did an exceptional job transferring the emotions of this book. And there were plenty. Such a poignant story with so many unexpected surprises inside that I absolutely didn’t see coming.

The plot captivated me, the characters were intriguing and I quickly fell in love with them all.

Holy mother of all things alpha – Caven Hunt. That man was a top BBF material. So confident, cocky and a bit gloomy, but with such a huge loving heart that completely melted mine. I was hesitant about my feelings towards Hadley at first, but she quickly redeemed herself and I really felt for her. I was in awe with the brave decisions she took to protect the ones she loved and her patience given the whole situation.

This story was enemies-to-lovers, a bit of a second chance romance and a very slow-burning one at that. But there were plenty of steamy scenes and the sexual tension was there. They were both one explosive couple with so much passion and love leading their actions.

There were some more relaxed, calmer parts at one point and the story got a bit sappy and cheesy, but I loved the overall fast-pacing, and holy wow – that ending. I so didn’t see this coming. Thank God, I waited till both books were released cause that was one hell of a cliffy there. So excited and impatient to start the next one.

So all in all, great performance in terms of audio and a very intriguing, complicated, complex plot that will leave you wanting more of this couple.

Besides, there were so many good quotes that made me stop for a while and just think:
“Because life isn’t lived as a whole. You aren’t given a hundred years all at once. Time is doled out one very manageable second at a time. Stop looking at the big picture and find happiness in the seconds.”

That one just about sums the whole story up and wraps it with a bow. A powerful message to live by. And I so can’t wait to continue this journey with WRITTEN WITH YOU.

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  • Olympia
  • 08-13-19

My heart is breaking

A beautiful, tragic story. Love the characters, especially Rosie posy. Every well written and a great performance form the narrators

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-19

Aly - you have done it again!

Really loved this book!!
I love that you smile, have tears and laugh out loud during. There are twists and turns and an ending that you don’t see coming.
The narrators are fantastic.