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#1, The Retrieval Duet

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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.

Customer Reviews

A standalone story about two couples connected in an unconventional way

“This is the story of how I took back what had always been mine. The retrieval of my wife and our family” excerpt from Retrieval by Aly Martinez. Roman wanted to reclaim the life he built with Elisabeth before they were greedy with wanting to build a family.

The story included two couples in one story. Both couples connected in an unexpected way causing a curveball to the story.
The love and physical attraction was strong. There was no disputing that connection. I felt they needed to work on the friendship and the partnership part of the marriage.
I felt the foundation they built was unstable.

I struggled with Elisabeth's character. She seemed hard to please and not very grateful for everything Roman tried to provide for her.
Elisabeth and Roman were an unconventional couple who enjoyed arguing and bickering. To them it was fun and entertaining. I did not enjoy their disagreements.
I loved the concept of this fertility story but I struggled with its delivery. Elisabeth's character was like a spoiled child who wanted to be doted on and lavished with attention. For an independent strong headed woman she sure was fickle.

Elisabeth's character was stubborn and feisty. She needed to learn to pick her battles and stop arguing over the names Roman called her and stop blaming him for everything. She was an independent strong willed woman who argued about nonsensical things.
Roman's character was a workaholic. He was very focused on a prototype that would earn him a good chunk of money. Roman loved Elisabeth but he loved his project just as much. Roman was a provider who wanted to protect and take care of Elisabeth.

Semantics come to mind when reading about Elisabeth arguing with Roman. The physical attraction was strong and the love was forever. They struggled to find a peaceful balance when trying to build a family.


I loved the story very very much, it had action, Love, caring, suspense as to what was going to happen and it was thrilling,
BUT WHAT I COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT WAS THE Language!!! The Cursing was too much!!! Especially the F word!! It was used unnecessarily in a lot of places and inappropriately for a lot of things!! I know that word is Popular now, but it is over used and you WAY OVER USED it in this book!!! I will not buy your other book, because of the LANGUAGE!!!
You had a very good story, but the CURSING, especially the F word, ruined it!!! It could have been so good!!!! I won’t read any more of your books because of the F word!!!


Action packed till the bitter end. Romantic but not a fairy tale.

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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Sep 13, 2016
  • Publisher: Aly Martinez
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 258 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #1, The Retrieval Duet
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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