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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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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
  • Carmarthen, Wales
  • 17-04-17

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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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.

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  • Misty
  • 21-01-17

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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  • Irene Kristal
  • 07-04-17

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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  • RUTH C. SEARLES
  • 20-06-17

Loved It!!!

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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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  • Katina
  • 03-01-17

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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  • Love2reaD
  • 30-04-18

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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  • Jennifer
  • 24-02-18

Raw & Emotional

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

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  • Gourdbeader1
  • 16-02-18

What a story!!

Very engrossing story with much suspense. Listened in one sitting. Going right away to second book!

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  • Davina15
  • 15-02-18

Loved the story, hated the male narrator.

If you could sum up Retrieval in three words, what would they be?

This is sad.

What did you like best about this story?

The love that Roman has for his (ex)wife.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The female narrators were awesome. I always like to hear Maxine Mitchell. However, the male narrator sounded like a computer. When he spoke , it felt so dull with no emotion. Reminds me of an automated operator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really.

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  • TeresaM
  • 13-11-17

Great Book!!!

This was a great book. I had this in my library for a while. Decided it was time to read a new book by an author I had not read before. I did not regret it. I loved the story and the suspense. The narration was excellent!!!!

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  • Michele
  • 08-08-17

Fast paced, emotional, intriguing!

What did you love best about Retrieval?

This story grabbed my attention from the very beginning. I loved each of the main characters and I was invested in their well-being.

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