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Thrive (Guardian Protection #2) by Aly Martinez

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Guardian Protection Series #2
Aly Martinez
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
January 18th 2018

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.

Jenny’s Review

What I love most about reading Aly Martinez is how emotionally invested I get by her books. Thrive is no different than the others.

This is a second chance read and let me say this, what a second chance it was. Literally a second chance that takes place 17 years later. Circumstances and timing were way off years ago, or maybe it was just simply stupidity of certain characters making the wrong decisions(just saying). This story is gripping and it grabs your heart from the start. But damn the bitter emotions it brought out of me as well. Majority of this story is told in the present with a few flashbacks towards the beginning which helps with telling the past story of Mira & Jeremy Lark.

Without giving any of the plot away, I will say, I throughly did enjoy this story and I can not wait to read the next one in this awesome series. This can be read as a stand alone too.
If you love a bit of suspense, some action, a few twists, a lot of hot alpha men, overloads of love, this one is for you. And if you really enjoy a stellar Epilogue, you’ll really like this one, its quite sweet. This book ended with me feeling all sappy and happy, and I’ll be patiently waiting for the next book.

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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