Title: Among the Echoes
Author: Aly Martinez
Publication Date: July 31, 2014
Genre: Erotic Suspense
My name was Dr. Erica Hill. I was a victim, then a witness, and then I ceased to exist altogether.
I may still be breathing, but stripped of my identity, I have long since stopped living. I am invisible, and my life depends on my ability to stay in the shadows.
But he sees me.
Slate Andrews is the embodiment of everything I have been taught to avoid. He’s rich and famous, and one image of him with a woman would earn millions for any paparazzi lucky enough to snap it. He has vowed to protect me with his life, yet he exposes me with his every breath. I should be stronger and walk away. I should disappear. But I’m terrified he would come after me.
I’m on the run, determined not to take him down with me but absolutely unable to let him go.
My name is Riley Peterson…at least for today.
*Among The Echoes is a stand alone novel which contains material that may be offensive to some readers. Including sexual abuse, graphic language, and adult situations. Intended for readers 18+.*
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After reading the synopsis, I couldn’t wait to read this book, but wasn’t sure what to expect. After reading this book I totally fell in love with the characters and the story. Simply Amazing!
The beginning of the book is very dark and definitely not for the light hearted. After Erica is brutally raped by 8 men, she is saved by Leo, an undercover cop that she seem to feel the safest with. Even though he stood guard while all this happened.
Fast forward 3 years and Erica (aka Riley) and Leo (aka David) are still on the run from the past. Erica is only a fragment of the woman she used to be and she hates it. She jumps at a knock on the door and she can’t ever be alone. She is always depending on Leo to keep her safe and always be with her. One day though while trying to get into their new place, she runs into a mouthwatering mountain of a man that scares her to death. She doesn’t care that he’s the hottest man she’s ever seen, she’s too afraid to see he as anything other than a threat to their safety.
Slate Anderson is a very successful boxer who is at the top of his game. However, he isn’t interested in all the limelight and the fame. He would rather finish a fight and then be left alone until it’s time to start training again. But when he goes to his getaway place, he runs into a jumpy average looking woman who for some reason does anything she can to get away from him.
Little did either of them know that what happens later that night only brings them closer than either ever expected to be. Slate states to see glimpses of the woman Erica is under all of the fear, but he just has to try to make her see that she is stronger than she thinks she is. Once Slate is able to break down some of Erica’s walls the pages are on FIRE!
Throughout the story your heart just breaks for Erica, she’s gone through so much and hasn’t ever really had a chance to escape the demons that are constantly chasing her. When she finds Slate, he somehow is able to make her feel like the strong woman desperately wants to be, not just the victim she feels that she is, and she is deeply grateful for everything he does for her. But Erica’s past is still hunting her down and she constantly has to be on alert. Slate is constantly reassuring Erica that he will keep her safe, he will make everything right for her, but will he be enough to free her from her past?
Will the people hunting down Erica finally catch up to her and accomplish their goal in killing her? Will Erica ever get the chance to fully give everything thing she is to Slate, the good and the bad?
I absolutely LOVED this book and I can’t wait to see what Aly Martinez comes up with next! Slate has battled his way to my top 5 book boyfriend list, so you know that this is one bad boy you don’t want to miss out on 😉
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 Chicago, 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.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.
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Don’t forget to check out Aly’s Wrecked and Ruined series