Bibliophile Chloe

Book Blogger, Mom, Wife….Jack of all trades, master of none!

See my review below! 





THRIVE by Aly Martinez
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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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Author Bio

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.










My Review!


Book 2 of the Guardian Protection Series

Whew, what a story! I love a good second chance romance, and this had all the elements needed in SPADES!

This is the first book I have read from Aly but it will not be my last!

This is the story of Mira and Jeremy.  Their back story was moving and even though most people wouldn’t agree to how they were together back then, I think it was needed to bring the story forward.  Something Jeremy says in the beginning really hit me…”I give you the first sip because, when I started doing it, I wanted you more than I’ve wanted anything in my life.  And that one damn sip was the only way I could taste you….” Gah! That right there made me melt and fall in love with Jeremy myself!  I really loved Mira’s hard fought independence and how she was able to pick herself up and dust herself off after everything, that makes for a strong heroine!

Their reunion was amazing! It was hard, it hurt and it was beautiful.  They had to get through their own demons to find each other again and it was so well written, you could feel the anguish and the happiness too.

The secondary characters were so funny and so everything! I wish I could quote some of the best sayings from these characters, but I don’t want to spoil it for you!

I am definitely going to read the first book in this series and will hopefully be able to read the next….I am crossing my fingers that I know who the next one will be about, but I will keep that close to my chest too!  Thank you for your words Aly!

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