Blog Tour With Review: Thrive by Aly Martinez

January 22, 2018

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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.

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What if you fell for the one person who was off limits? That instant connection you have, that racing heart you get every time they're around you, or the suffocating sexual tension that’s so explosive, it's only a matter of time before you both give in, is irrelevant. What if falling for the right person was the best and worst thing that could possibly happen? 

Mira York and Jeremy Lark know all about pain and hurting the people you love. Seventeen years ago they were young, in love, and were high off their future together. But there was just one little problem with their imaginary plans: Mira was already in a relationship with someone else and let’s just say that complicated, wasn’t even the half of it. 

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With two broken hearts and Seventeen years between them, Mira and Jeremy reunites in a shocking way. There was a lot of hurt and wreckage that they both caused back then and seeing each other after all those years, brought out a lot of unspoken anger and sorrow for what could’ve been. How can these two move forward in the present when their past keeps coming back to haunt them in a deadly way? Will Jeremy be able to protect the one woman who still holds his heart, or will he lose her all over again? 

“Seventeen years…… Seventeen fucking years I could have been loving you. Holding you. Making a life with you.” 

I really loved how the author managed to capture the rawness and vulnerability between Mira and Jeremy. Their relationship reminded me of an old wound that was never healed properly and having them come together now despite the years apart, felt like it was finally making the RIGHT way. I loved everything about Jeremy and he was just one of those guys that you knew you were going to fall for. Loving a man like him felt effortless but all consuming at the same time. His strength and protectiveness was one to be admired but when he gave you his Love? Now that was indescribable. 

This was a sexy, crazy, emotional ride that left me exhausted at times but I loved It! Don’t get me wrong, I HATED the reason why Jeremy and Mira separated in the first place and quite frankly, I wasn’t a fan of Mira. I understood all of her reasonings and I did feel for her, but I just couldn’t get on bored without me smacking her at least once. Aside from that, I really did enjoy this one and I can’t wait for the next book! 

If you’re an angst loved like me, then this one is most definitely for you. 


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.


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