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After a mix-up at the fertility clinic, two couples are forever changed when their lives suddenly collide. 

Retrieval

That was all it took for me to know Elisabeth was my soul mate. Five years, countless infertility treatments, and the loss of our only son. That was what it took for me to lose her. One phone call, a mix-up at the lab, and a little girl neither of us knew existed. That was the hell it took to bring her back to me. And this time, I wasn’t letting go.This is the story of how I took back what had always been mine. The retrieval of my wife and my family.

Transfer

I married a monster. What started out as romance ended in hell. My sole job in life was to protect our daughter. Until a police officer informed me of a mix-up at the lab. My little girl was the only thing keeping me alive. And I didn’t even know if she was mine. This is the story of how I escaped the man who thought he owned me.The transfer of my life and my family.

©2019 Aly Martinez (P)2019 Aly Martinez

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  • Gillek2
  • 16-03-2019

Suspenseful Emotional Rollercoaster!

Roman and Elisabeth recognized they were soulmates almost from the moment they met each other and they thought nothing could come between them. When tragedy strikes, they were unable to handle the stress it put on their marriage, but it was a never that they didn’t love one another. Two years later life throws them a curveball and this time Roman is not going to let anything or anyone come between them.

Clare has endured so much to protect those she loves and has finally escaped. She has found true love but the threats from her past will put everyone in danger and it will take all the strength she has to survive.

This is a suspense emotional rollercoaster of a story about two couple who are united in their selflessness to protect one little girl. The story draws you in and leaves you on edge wondering what twists are around the corner and it is a story you don’t want to miss. I listed to the audio version of the story and the narrators did an incredible job at making you feel like you were experiencing the same emotions as the characters.

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  • Lisa
  • 10-02-2019

The Complete Retrieval

The complete retrieval was an amazing Audiobook/book I couldn’t make myself put down or shut off! I was memorized and heartbroken. Roman loved Elisabeth with so much passion it broke my heart. So many twists and turns. If you were married to a monster What would you do to protect your child? Crime, murder and intrigue.

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  • Lavonya
  • 17-07-2020

Best book ever!!!

I love love love this book and could listen to it over and over again. The author is one of my favorites if not my favorite author. Her books are like watching a movie. It’s just so good!!! The narrators really brought the book to life and they did an excellent job.

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  • AnaKa
  • 17-09-2019

Very emotional

So much feels!! There were moments when I cried and smiled like an idiot. They were so many heartfelt moments. I felt that the characters’ stories were all completed. I do feel that Elizabeth and Roman’s story was cut a bit short but I was satisfied with how their story continued in the Transfer book. Highly recommended!!

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  • M. Schaub
  • 04-04-2019

I really loved this story!

This story was twisted, intense and had me hooked right away! The storyline was unique and had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next.

These characters were amazing; their patience, understanding and compassion made them easy love but their love and strength made them so much more!

I can not recommend these books enough !!

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  • Kandi N.
  • 29-05-2021

Not worth the time or credit

I was extremely disappointed with this story's development. A definite missed opportunity. Characters in book 2 were unappealing, and cold and I could not finish it. Story continuation could have taken a much better turn than the one the author chose. Save the credit, I'll be returning this one.

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  • shabbyarora
  • 18-05-2021

Leanable alohas

Oh.My.Gawwwd...what a FANTABULOUS story. I'm floored..I'm enamored..I'm in awe of Aly and her story telling prowess. Roman Leblanc I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!! He's the PERFECT HUSBAND. Just how I like my man. He's authoritative, decisive, relentless in his pursuit of estranged wife Elisabeth. Their love story is the BEST EVER He proposed on the FIRST DATE She ACCEPTED on the SECOND I love it...I love it...i love it!! But that's not all. Aly embellished it with so many emotions, shiny, glittery like crystals all throughout. Audio book is the BEST EVER. 5 stars...5 stars..5 stars Omg, I'm so so so in love with Heath right now!!🥰🥰 Roman just stole my heart in Retrieval and now I find enough space in my heart for Heath too..(Alth, Roman still is number 1..shhh) The story now focuses on Claire, the survivor and Heath/Luke her saviour I think it's one of THE BEST DUET I've read..EVER!! So much stuff happens, fast paced, action oriented but still takes time to stop and let romance flourish in the violent climate. I wish the climax scene had been a little more elaborate in details, like I needed to *grinds teeth* finish the villain myself, torture a bit more, crush his bones, ribbon his flesh...*pant**pant*🥵🤬 But all well that ends well The narrators are awesome!!! The only peeve to audio books is i cant highlight lines and paste them here, but I save time and the throaty voices of male narrators gets me moist😜😂😂 5 stars for Leanable alphas

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  • Kailua Girl
  • 18-05-2021

too far fetched

evil drug lord and damsel in distress. interesting characters but story a bit much. not sure why the drug lord wants to keep his infertile which he doesn't care about.

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  • Admirer of great books; critic of bad books.
  • 09-05-2020

NOT A FAN OF PART 2

I was seriously disappointed with the book to. A definite missed opportunity. Characters in book 2 were unappealing, and cold. Story continuation could have taken a much better turn than the one the author chose.

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  • ♥️🎧♥️***M.R.S.***♥️🎧♥️
  • 23-08-2019

Beautiful book with All the feels! 4.25 ⭐️

This was a fantastic duet by Aly and I enjoyed the narration by Andi and Jason so much. This one pulls on the heart strings and gives you all the feels!

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  • Claire Annovazzi
  • 15-06-2021

Heart status: dead, gone

Heart status: dead, gone. Expect an happily ever after, but the journey to that perfect ending is soul crushing.

The first part of the duet follows a couple that has fallen apart years before. Roman and Elisabeth reconnect when they learn some truth about the IVF procedure they went through. With several flashbacks, conversations and some revelations, we discover how they met, and how they broke apart. And because they’re facing a new challenge together, we also witness how they mend their relationship.

A third character appears from time to time. Clare is linked to them, though we don’t really know how yet. Her story, with her abusive husband and Heath, the man who saves her, is the focus of the second part–with appearances of Roman and Elisabeth.

Though they are connected, both stories have a very different mood. Retrieval is angsty and personal, while Transfer has more action and violence. They also explore different themes, but at the center is the subject of parenthood and what it brings to–or take from–a couple.

Three narrators–two female and one male–are enough for the various points of view. I’m familiar with both female narrators, and they are exceptional. The male narrator was new to me, and though I liked his voice, he lacked the same energy as his female counterparts. It was still a very good audiobook, where all the deep emotions were present.

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  • Gluten Free Cooking Novice
  • 15-02-2021

Just Amazing

So sensitively written for such a difficult storyline. It was full of all the emotions. I couldn’t stop listening to it and was so glad that this was the complete story. I don’t think I could have waited if I had been left hanging.

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  • Julia S
  • 14-01-2021

Intense, emotional, romantic suspense. loved it!

I loved this duet, it was so much more than I expected from the blurb.  I expected some emotion and a potential second chance love story, which I got in spades, but there was so much more. 

Heartbreak, healing, passion, suspense, intrigue, danger and a connection between two couples that none of them could have predicted at the start.  Two heartbroken soulmates who should never have been separated, but sometimes situations are too hard and dealing with and the loss of their child broke both Roman and Elisabeth.  I loved their re-connection even under such awful circumstances.  They had incredible chemistry even amongst their pain and anger.  Roman seemed so closed off at the start but it soon became clear all his decisions, even the misguided ones had all been for Elisabeth's happiness.  Two wonderful characters.  Then there was Claire, she had such strength but so much vulnerability and was trapped in an almost impossible situation.  Protecting her daughter was her reason for living, my heart broke for her particularly.

This book was so well written with depth and feeling.  I listened to the audio version and it was told from three persons pov and all three narrators were excellent.

There were twists, turns, unexpected revelations and a caring, protective, sexy, hot DEA agent determined to save the ones he loves.  It had dark moments and possible triggers for some, it was not an easy ride for either couple as more and more was revealed about the devastating after affects from the ivf clinic, but I devoured it!

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  • windy888
  • 30-07-2019

wow did not want this to finish. a diverse range

didn't want this one to finish. diverse range of emotion s ran thru me not least as I had been physically abused but her writing is superb. highly recommended

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  • Lori Sarat
  • 16-03-2019

Survival is the key

Words fail me in expressing the way I feel about this audiobook. It has everything, it is everything. My heart beat double time in listening to this amazingly heart wrenching book. No one and nothing is as you expect it to be. Strong alpha males and even stronger willful females carry this book into my heart where it shall stay. The love for each of these couples in awe inspiring.
Everything about this audiobook is impeccable, the writing the narration the beginning the end. Sheer perfection from the words this is audible to the words thank you for listening.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 06-03-2019

Captivated into the story

When I loaded this book, I thought since it's going to be a long one! But to my surprise, I was so taken in, the time flew by, and I couldn't get enough. This story starts with Elisabeth and Roman with their journey to parenthood with infertility. Even divorced, this couple has intrinsic chemistry and with the revelation that their eggs may have been mixed up with someone else's, they go to track down their possible child. Claire is married to a monster, but she survives every day to keep her daughter, Tessa, safe. With Heath by her side, she is protected, but will it be enough? Martinez has woven the lives of these two couples together, uncovering the hardest of truths, and sacrificing as only a parent's love can. It's full of emotion, fear, devastation and love. The secrets and lies that are unveiled are heart wrenching, but the outcome is beautiful. Once you start this, you will not put it down, it is that good.

With the several points of view, Martinez masterfully put together an incredible team to narrate Claire and Elisabeth's story. Andi Arndt and Maxine Mitchell are seasoned narrators and easily pull you into the world of the characters. I love the way their voices can pull me in and keep me on the edge of my seat to find out what is happening next. Jason Carpenter gives voice to the men, and gave us the protectiveness and love needed to get through the emotional story. This team brought the story into my heart and left it there!

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