Thrive (Guardian Protection #2) by Aly Martinez

Thrive – Aly Martinez




by Aly Martinez


(Guardian Protection Series)

Expected publication: January 18th 2018


Thrive – Aly Martinez


Thrive – Aly Martinez


The one thing out of many that Aly Martinez excels at is emotional and explosive storytelling. THRIVE, a second chance novel, had that hands down covered. It was a different emotional rollercoaster from her last duet, but nevertheless it was packed with more than one powerful punch because of the couples history and their explosive attraction.

17 years ago, Jeremy and Mira were young, inexperienced, impulsively and hotheaded. Their rash decisions still hounded them years later. I ached for them, but I also thought they deserved some of the heart-ache. It was such an emotional mess. They were a MESS.

And unfortunately I can’t really say they weren’t still a mess 17 years later.

But what I can say is that it was quite entertaining to watch Jermey and Mira reunite. There was really no shortcomings in regards to explosive fireworks and emotional and heart-breaking confessions. Their connection was bone deep, but also fiery, and passionate. Jeremy was the match to Mira’s fuse – unstoppable combustion whenever they shared the same air.

It didn’t help that Jermey was uber protective of her and she had an independent streak a mile wide. They clicked, but they also fought like cat and dog. Like I said, it made for explosive reading times.

The author wrote two characters that were as distinctively memorable as they were giving me a headache. The back and forth was brilliantly written, the dialogues funny, witty, and diabolically entertaining. The plot was compelling, and action pact. I truly didn’t know when it was safe to take a breath. And the author’s signature twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat.

I did have some difficulty keeping all the members of the Guardian Protection Agency straight. As well as remembering what happened in book one – which I read last February – I know not that long ago, but what can I say – I’m getting old. But all in all THRIVE was highly entertaining, and it had a cast that’s just waiting to be written about



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.

Thrive – Aly Martinez


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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.

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Thrive – Aly Martinez

Thrive – Aly Martinez

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8 thoughts on “Thrive (Guardian Protection #2) by Aly Martinez

  1. The Cover is so wonderful,and the colors are amazing!
    I have a few of Aly Martinez books,looking forward to read Thrive!
    Thank you for the lovely review 🙂

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