Thrive by Aly Martinez → Review

Posted January 23, 2018 by FMA in 3 Star - It left me craving for more!

Thrive by Aly Martinez → ReviewThrive by Aly Martinez
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Series: The Guardian Protection Series #2
Also in this series: Singe
Published by Self-Published
on January 18th 2018
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Review Copy Provided By: Aly Martinez

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Technically, you aren’t supposed to fall in love with your best friend’s girl.

But if we’re talking technicalities, he wasn’t supposed to be cheating on her every other weekend, either.

The day I met Mira York, I knew she was off-limits. But after months of stealing side-glances while he ruined the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen, I realized there wasn’t a rule in the world I wouldn’t break to make her mine.

She chose him anyway.

I wasn’t sure how I’d ever move on, but bitterness turned into fuel for my fire.

Without Mira, I thrived.

Until seventeen years later, when she showed back up, begging for protection from the very same man she’d left me for all those years earlier.

Now, it was my turn to choose.

And she wasn’t going to like my answer.

THRIVE takes place seventeen years AFTER a love triangle.

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.

❝I fell in love with Mira York in the back of that truck, one stolen kiss at a time.❞

A mixture of immaturity and misunderstanding cause two soulmates to be separated for 17 years. Even though both married someone else, Mira and Lark only loved each other. The “what ifs” and the “missing time” are the hardest to take. Remembering how good together they used to be, brings only pain as they realize all the goodness they’ve missed out on.

17 years ago, Mira was in love with Lark but dating his best friend. When Mira doesn’t choose Lark when it counted, he leaves and they go their separate ways. Her life was filled with hurt, anger, and disappointment, his life may not have been that of his dreams, but once he let go of Mira he freed himself to be with someone else. And from that relationship, he got his twin girls, the light of his life! When trouble finds Mira once more, she needs help. The question is, will the man she pushed away 17 years ago, push her away now?

I read my first Martinez book in May of 2014. Since that time, Aly Martinez has become one of my all-time favorite authors. Her stories are original, often filled with twists. She is crazy talented at making me laugh, gasp and swoon all in the same paragraph. And while Thrive had some of those things, it “read” differently to me and it didn’t produce the same “feels” I’d become accustomed to. This is reflected in my rating, 3.5.

Not every book written is going to ring true with every reader. While Thrive was an okay read for me, many people loved it.

Aly will always be one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait to read her next release!

‘Thrive’ is a second chance romance which proves true loves are worth fighting for.




About Aly Martinez

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.

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