Retrieval - Aly Martinez


By Aly Martinez

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 67 Ratings


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.


  • Retrieval

    By san1015
    Action packed till the bitter end. Romantic but not a fairy tale.
  • Bad

    By Great super duper book!!!
    Not worth the time. Too many characters that weren’t built up throughout the story. The book kept jumping back to different characters which was a waste of time. The book was too long to follow the multiple stories. Really bad overall. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anybody!
  • Wow

    By EmilyJoy03
    Not what I expected reading the first few pages. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a quick read and anyone who likes suspense and drama. It exceeded my expectations!
  • A standalone story about two couples connected in an unconventional way

    By Annmric8
    “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.
  • Loved it!

    By Klsilve
    I love this book. I love how it kept me focused and trying to get to the next character while holding out hope. Would love to see what happened to Walt.
  • Great read!

    By Spencersgal7
    This book had me hooked page 1 of the prologue! Can't wait for the second installment!
  • Full of Emotions

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    My heart broke for Elisabeth and Roman at parts, and I luxuriated inside their love with them during other scenes. For them life instantly fell into place as soon as they met. After terrible rounds of miscarriages, infertility, IVF and the death of a child, their systems were just unable to reboot back to that happiness. Retrieval is the story of Elisabeth and Roman past and present. This series contains two couples whose relationships couldn’t possibly be more different. It isn’t a super lengthy book, but a whole lot is packed inside: parental love, romantic love, hate, romantic wooing, heartbreak, fear, desire, selfishness, sacrifice, abuse, adoration, suspense, action and more. Clare actually wrecked me the most. I can’t wait to start the continuation of this duet. I’m completely invested.