Thursday, May 23, 2019

#NewRelease #Reviews #5stars WRITTEN WITH YOU by Aly Martinez @jennw23 @AlyMartinezAuth

“Aly Martinez is one of the best in the business. You have to read her books.” --Meghan March, New York Times Bestselling Author

Written With You, the emotional and highly anticipated conclusion to The Regret Duet from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez, is available now! 


When I was fifteen, a single bullet changed my life. I spent the next decade trying to outrun the devastation of my past, building an empire that would shield me from whatever life could throw at me.

But all the money in the world couldn’t help me when I found a screaming newborn abandoned on my doorstep.

I’d never wanted to be a father. Passing the sludge that ran through my veins down to an innocent child seemed like a tragedy. But there she was—pink cheeks, red hair, and mine.

Somehow, against all logic, that little girl became the best thing that ever happened to me. It was impossible to stay lost in the past when I was the only one who could protect her future.

Which is exactly why, when her mother came back four years later, I was ready for battle.

If only I could stop myself from falling in love with her during the war.


This is the conclusion to the duet and book one must be read first.

Aly is a master at story building, she ramps up the tension and expectations and never disappoints the reader. I had guessed one of the twists however the buildup to the reveal was flawless. When I thought nothing could surprise me BOOM Aly threw a grenade into the story. 

Everything I loved in book one was here but amped up to the max. The reader feels the tension, I felt it building. My love for Caven, Hadley and Rosie increased so much. They go through so much together I just wanted to wrap them in a protective bubble so no harm could come to them. I thought my heart would stop near the end I literally held my breath through the whole chapter. The epilogue was absolute perfection. 

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I feel like a broken record when I say this because I'm pretty sure I've said this in every review I've ever written for this author but DAMN!!!!!! 

Aly Martinez books are like driving a car down the interstate at 75 MPH. You are happily entertained by your radio/audiobook/kids chatter until you see someone driving erratically 2 lanes over. You stiffen up, you get hyper vigilant and you start praying. You are still watching the road in front of you but now you keep sparing extra glances for that shifty dude 2 lanes over. Just as you start to relax because Speed Racer with the inability to maintain his lane decides to exit the highway at the upcoming ramp, your vehicle gets sides swiped by a drunk driver crossing the median and you go rolling off the hill. Welcome to Aly Martinez's story telling hour, please check your preconceived notions at the door and throw a way all sense of ease. You will only be able to piece together small bits of the out of focus puzzle. And that will cost you...

Written with You is emotional (duh, didn't I already tell you it's an Aly Martinez book!?! πŸ˜’). It is intense and it is a whirlwind of chaotic doubts, lies, and guilt. Be careful when it's over you're going to feel guilty for what you didn't catch. You may even experience a deep seated desire to start therapy or read another Aly Martinez book. If either is the case, please proceed with caution. The rabbit hole can be a mighty scary place. πŸ˜†

I have no shame in my emotional connections to characters, books, and situations I've never experienced. So I cried. My heart broke. My faith in humanity splintered but my happily ever after glee is fully intact. I am smiling. I freely admit this duet just solidifies my painfully obvious crush on the inner workings of Aly Martinez's brain. Also now I need get another set paperbacks to grace my shelves!

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Every little girl dreams of the fairytale. The one where the white knight rushes in to save her from the clutches of evil. They fall in love, have babies, and live happily ever after.

By that definition, my life should have been a fairytale too.

When I was eight years old, Caven Hunt saved me from the worst kind of evil to walk the Earth. It didn’t matter that I was a kid. I fell in love with him all the same.

But that was where my fairytale ended.

Years later, a one-night stand during the darkest time imaginable gave us a little girl. It was nothing compared to the pitch black that consumed me when I was forced to leave her with Caven for good.

At the end of every fairytale, the happily-ever-after is the one thing that remains consistent. It wasn’t going to be mine, but there hadn’t been a night that passed where I hadn’t prayed that it would be hers.

I owed Caven my life.

However, I owed that innocent child more.

And that included ripping the heart from my chest and facing her father again.


About Aly

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. 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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