Release Date: February 6, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her.
I hadn’t been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.
Heroes aren’t always saints. Sometimes, we’re nothing more than jaded sinners driven by sleepless nights and hearts full of darkness.
And then I met her. She was a dreamer who managed to soothe my scars and heal my wounds.
But, as the flames closed in around us, I feared I wasn’t the right man to save her. That is until I realized she was the one woman I’d burn the world down to protect.
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Review by Becky Rendon
These aren't tears, I got smoke in my eyes. What smoke hurts, hence crying. Not tears. Just something in my eye...
Okay, so let me start with the comment that the blurb itself is hot in the absolute protective vibe it exudes. I got giddy with anticipated alpha hotness just reading the blurb. So let me tell you my post-read reaction: Smokin'. Jude is a smokin' hot, broody alpha. The man's heart is wrapped in a cloak of darkness and terror. One night changed his world and his nightmares constantly remind him of his flaws. His failure.
But the saying is: one man's failure is another's hero, right? No, well it should be. But heroes are for fairytales right, real life doesn't happen that way...
If you ask Rhion, real life is stranger than fiction. But she finds fiction far more entertaining because her life is a sad tale. Rhion lives in an unconventional way. She would tell you her life started and stopped that night. She would tell you that Jude is Jude. She would mean every word of her story too. Does that make it true?
One side blames, one side honors. Which side of the story is true?
I have to say that Aly Martinez throws a wicked fast curveball. And she throws it while you're facing a different direction. I was caught off guard and unaware. I knew shady stuff was probably going down, but wow was that out of left field. Singe just made me love her more. I may have started stalking the author once I read Retrieval. (Harmless Facebook stalking. I haven't upgraded/escalated yet. No police involvement. Guardian has not yet been hired.) So I may not be the best judge of character, but writing that I can judge. This woman has talent in spades. Her characters and story line suck you in faster that a car accident on the highway (don't even pretend you don't watch the clean up whether in horror or sympathy). Just like that car wreck, you are helpless to stop and nothing you do will change the outcome but you are still praying for a happy ending. So my twisted metaphor aside, this is a book to read. Just watch your back, Apollo is lurking there somewhere.
reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Review by Anne Milne
Aly, Aly, Aly, what have you done to me? I feel like you've shook me up and turned me around. The blurb literally gave me the chills I wanted to read it soooo bad.
The prologue had me on the edge of my seat as if I was watching behind my fingers. Our first meeting with Jude is devastating it's intense scary and heartbreaking I found myself going back to that prologue several times, because I was screaming inside noooooo and from that moment on I was Jude's I don't care what he did or said in the future I was his.
When we meet Rhion I'm not going to lie, I wasn't sure if she was crazy, eccentric or neurotic or a mix of all three. She was a seriously confusing character and just when I'm getting a handle on her we flip to a room full of male hotness. The way the author describes them tells you everything you need to know about these alpha men who take protective to a whole new level.
Both parts of the story, past and present, are woven so well into the story it's seemless, it's raw ,and it's emotional and it hurt my poor little romantic heart. You think you know how the story is going to end, but then the author throws a bomb into the story and it takes a plot twist that you will never see coming but it still stays true to the story. Would I recommend this book? Absolutely I will. You need to add this to your reading list asap.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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SINGE is the first book in an ALL NEW smokin-hot standalone series by Aly Martinez!
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About the Author
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five- including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.