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DNF at 52%This book had my complete attention in the beginning but by the time I got to the halfway mark, the story was going nowhere and the characters became annoying I just didn t have enough motivation to want to finish My biggest problem with the book is that the story lacks depth and everything is very on the surface Perhaps if the book were longer the author would haveroom to expand on certain plot events I had some questions while reading and though I do want answers, if almost DNF at 52%This book had my complete attention in the beginning but by the time I got to the halfway mark, the story was going nowhere and the characters became annoying I just didn t have enough motivation to want to finish My biggest problem with the book is that the story lacks depth and everything is very on the surface Perhaps if the book were longer the author would haveroom to expand on certain plot events I had some questions while reading and though I do want answers, if almost none of my questions are answered by the 50% mark, it hints at one of the two A Probably might not get answers at allB Will get vague answers that are all crammed into the second half with little to no development Erica is a victim and witness, but witness to what exactlyWhy was she chosen What did she see What s Leo s background Who does he work for Why was he even present when Erica was captured And view spoiler WHY did he give up his entire life just to follow her into hiding hide spoiler I am assuming those questions are answered in the second half of the book if not, I m glad I stopped reading since it would ve been a waste of my time As for the romance aspect, I had zero interest in Slate or Erica I think when the author introduced Leo the guy who saves Erica and temporarily portrayed him as the hero, my mind latched onto him as the guy who knows the real Erica and since view spoiler he s been on the move with her for THREE YEARS, I thought there was a romantic connection Guess not hide spoiler Thus, I never warmed up to Slate he was bossy and judgmental While I sympathize for Erica, her hot and cold behavior was ridiculous and out of character for someone who went through a traumatic event that forced her to be on the run for years And the fact that they re instantly smitten with each other in one week made meAll in all, this book had a very interesting premise but fell flat because the story lacked depth If the book got better later on, my loss I would never discourage anyone to read this book there are many positive reviews This book just wasn t for me 4 I ll Keep You Safe Stars One day she was Erica, the next she was Riley Forced to hide To pretend Constantly afraid Always wondering if she ll be found Never opening herself up to anyone Protecting herself and everyone elseI told you once that I never thought you would be okay again, but that doesn t mean I ve ever stopped hoping you wouldNext stop Ohio Riley meets Adam Slate Adam sees a girl who is scared Who s hiding He wants to protect her He wants to help her 4 I ll Keep You Safe Stars One day she was Erica, the next she was Riley Forced to hide To pretend Constantly afraid Always wondering if she ll be found Never opening herself up to anyone Protecting herself and everyone elseI told you once that I never thought you would be okay again, but that doesn t mean I ve ever stopped hoping you wouldNext stop Ohio Riley meets Adam Slate Adam sees a girl who is scared Who s hiding He wants to protect her He wants to help her He s drawn to her Riley tries to keep Adam at a distance Getting too close could be dangerous for him Riley can never give him all of her He can t know who she is and what happened to herI want you All of you Not these little bits I hear echoing around the room I just want you, RileyFor the first time in the last three years, Riley is happy She starts to live again, even if it is only a little bit When Adams true identity is revealed, as Slate, it changes everything for Riley The one thing that makes her feel the safest, could bring her the most danger Adam fights for Riley He fights for her to trust him To open up to him about her past To reveal her secrets To let go To live To let Slate love herI can see you, but I can t hear you There are too many lies and secrets echoing around us, distorting the real woman I don t know who you truly are, Riley, but tiny flashes of that woman whisper around the room between us I will find the real you among the echoes and I will make her mineNot willing to let Slate go, Riley finally opens up about who she is and what happened to her Slate vows to always protect her and keep her safe Riley longs to one day not have to live in hiding To be normal To live a normal life To not be afraidOne of these days, I m going to make the inside of those walls better than the outside We ll have a home where the real life inside will be your sanctuary instead of your prisonI really enjoyed this one I can t say it was a completely original storyline But I pretty much read it in one sitting It was suspenseful, the MCs were both good It had some steam and a few LOL moments An overall solid read 4.25 StarsI will find the real you among the echoes and I will make her mineimage error I was a bit hesitant jumping into this book 2.5 because it stars new characters then the previous two books My fears were immediately put to rest after that intense prologue I was on the run with Riley Erica and David Leo and felt their pain and fear from that horrific night that has them both in the witness protection program When the hot and quiet prize fighter Slate returns to his apartment 4.25 StarsI will find the real you among the echoes and I will make her mineimage error I was a bit hesitant jumping into this book 2.5 because it stars new characters then the previous two books My fears were immediately put to rest after that intense prologue I was on the run with Riley Erica and David Leo and felt their pain and fear from that horrific night that has them both in the witness protection program When the hot and quiet prize fighter Slate returns to his apartment and runs into Riley their attraction is strong while their secrets were manyFuck your fairytale I just want you I ll make my own God damn happily ever after But you re the one who is mistaken You ll be at the end of that story, beautiful You either come willingly or you force me into the dark after youThis story was well done, well paced and I enjoyed the heart pounding danger element along with the friendship between Leo and Erica I truly loved how Slate gives Erica back her confidence and these two reveal all of their scars from the pastThis is My life, I finish for him It sucks, but there is no escaping it I live every day looking over my shoulder, waiting for them to find us again But in the process of running, I found youOverall this is a really good read and addition to the series The ending has me eager to finally get to Sara s storyThe echoes are gone, beautiful And the woman left behind is evenincredible than the one I fell in love with FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED 4.5 STARS This was a sexy and suspenseful romance about a woman in witness protection who fell in love with a celebrity boxer If you like protective, Alpha heroes, you ll love Slate Andrews The story is about two people from opposite worlds brought together by chance and kept together by love Slate Andrews was at a professional boxer at the top of his game but he didn t like the celebrity life so after all of his games, he d retreat to the apartment that he FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED 4.5 STARS This was a sexy and suspenseful romance about a woman in witness protection who fell in love with a celebrity boxer If you like protective, Alpha heroes, you ll love Slate Andrews The story is about two people from opposite worlds brought together by chance and kept together by love Slate Andrews was at a professional boxer at the top of his game but he didn t like the celebrity life so after all of his games, he d retreat to the apartment that he grew up in in a small town where nobody knew him.Erica Hill had spent the last three years in witness protection, changing her name, appearance, and location, to hide from a brutal man who d once dragged her into his world and was doing his best to hunt her down again I don t want to give details but this is all explained very clearly in the book And, her newest location happened to be the apartment down the hall from Slate s and that was how their paths crossed.When they first met, Slate could see that she was terrified and wanted to help protect her in some way but things were complicated, and she wasn t supposed to set up connections even if her heart was drawn to the giant hot guy who lived next door and was dead set on finding a way to help protect her.I don t want to give away too muchbut that s the basic story set up Things of course got muchcomplicated but I loved the way it all came together and have to say that the plot was very well thought out.I loved seeing Erica come out of her shell as she began to trust Slate The safer she felt around him, theher real personality began to shine through some of their banter was just too funnyI can t remember the last time I had food that good You didn t even taste the gnocchi either It s unbelievable Well, I was going to taste the gnocchi, but by the time I unfolded my napkin, you were already licking the bowlSlate was out of this world amazing He was this millionaire celebrity, but also a bit of a recluse who just was an all round good guy He was a natural born, intensely protective fighter and also a true hero in every sense of the word He was hot and sexy, but also deeply caring and passionate He melted my heartI never knew you before you had these scars, but that doesn t mean I won t spend my entire life trying to erase them from the inside outEverything that happened in this book made sense The plot was well structured and I loved that even though there was a lot going on, Slate and Erica s romance was the major focus of the book It was essentially a romance set in a suspenseful setting The ending did get considerableaction packed as everything began to come together but it was never over done which I really appreciated.I also loved the we can do this together attitude that Slate always had Once he was able to gain her trust and prove that he was on her side no matter what, there really was a strong sense of being in this as a team and that s something very important for me in stories The thing I want to see most is couples getting through hardships together and that was what this book was about.Oh, one thing though you should know that there are two important guys featured in this book who are important parts of Erica s life but this is not a triangle The only love interest is Slate The other guy isof a protective, brother type figure never a romantic interest who loved her like he would a sister and was in witness protection with her His name is Leo and he s absolutely amazing Just a quick warning, the opening scene is pretty brutal You see the event in her past that landed her in witness protection but just know that it s the only scene like that in the book It s necessary to see what she went through to understand what shaped her character in the present day The rest of the book though is mainly a lot of swoon and hotness, mixed in with some suspenseful action too It s a really great read Also, just to clarify something in case you see these names mentioned elsewhere There are a lot of double names used throughout the book because of trying to hide identities for various reasons So, Erica Riley are the same woman, Slate Adam are the same guy, and Leo Dave are the same too.This is the third book by Aly Martinez that I ve loved Her characters are absolutely wonderful and I love how unique each of her books are while still always delivering really touching love stories They each have a great balance between all the things I love to read about heart racing angst without any stupid drama , sexy romance written in a way that always compliments the plot , gorgeous male leads that ll melt your heart with how protective they are, and wonderful relationships that you can help but root forI m not some damsel in distress you can just swoop off her feet and save, Prince Charming Fuck your fairytale I just want you I ll make my own God damn happily ever afterWhile this book can be read as a complete standalone novel, it does have a surprise twist at the end that connects it in with this author s first 2 books Changing Course Stolen Course That twist made my heart race I was freaking out in the best way and totally LOVED it So, in an ideal world, my personal recommendation would be to read all three of them in order but you can also easily just start with this one, then read those after, or even just read this on it s own It s up to you.CHANGING COURSE COURSE line If you want a book with a sexy, heart warming romance and a great blend of steam, suspense, and action, try this out I loved it and can t wait for this author s next book Rating 4.5 stars Forof my reviews, book news and updates Main blog Aestas Book Blog Facebook Blog Page Twitter 4 Fighting StarsI m crushing hard on this author Love her deep, emotional writing style and adore the characters that she brings to life In my opinion, after two books that I have now read of hers, this is the true quality that you can expect from her writing she brings ALL of her characters to life There aren t any secondary guys hanging out in the background, who s names you won t be able to remember in a monthnope She makes them all REAL In Fighting Silence, I totally fell 4 Fighting StarsI m crushing hard on this author Love her deep, emotional writing style and adore the characters that she brings to life In my opinion, after two books that I have now read of hers, this is the true quality that you can expect from her writing she brings ALL of her characters to life There aren t any secondary guys hanging out in the background, who s names you won t be able to remember in a monthnope She makes them all REAL In Fighting Silence, I totally fell for Slate Then I heard that he had his own book Oh my Slate Andrews What a sexy devil Rwwwwarrr Talk about a hero who lives up to the title Slate is what took this book from good to unforgettable for me He s a bad ass alpha, big time pro boxer that kicks ass in the ring, but he s also this really private, quiet, funny guy with a heart of gold He stumbles upon Riley Erica at his private apartment complex where he hides out between fights and after just one encounter, he can tell that something is not right with herMy fierce need to protect the woman next to me erases all rational thinking I won t allow her to be scared againErica, wow did my heart break for this woman Without giving anything away, she s been through just about the WORST things that a woman could go through and it is really not to be taken lightly So know that, itisa slow burn because YES, she has been through some very serious shit If their joining would have been any quicker, it would have totally killed this book for me because it would not have been believable at all But, it doesn t mean that I was bored There were a few moments that I felt like I could put the book down and walk away I wasn t glued to my iPad for every single word, but that s ok That s not always a bad thing The story still kept me fully invested the whole time And while the themes here are surrounding some pretty serious stuff, there was still a lot of light hearted banter and laugh out loud momentsYou didn t even taste the gnocchi either It s unbelievable Well I was going to taste the gnocchi, but by the time I unfolded my napkin you were already licking the bowl Oh shut up I offered you a bite at least twice Yes, but something in your eye made me believe you would have literally snapped at my hand if I d tried to snag a pieceSlowly but surely, Slate very patiently works to get through Erica Riley s walls, and when he does, it was the most beautiful and swoony love story to read And OMG, HOT Did I mention that Slate is a sexy dirty talker Check I loved watching their story unfold and watching him protect her, without end I feel like there had been this mass influx of anti hero, heroes lately, and heythat s great Time and a place, and all that But it s refreshing to read about an old fashioned gentleman once in a while too, and that is exactly what Slate is Boy is going right to the tippy top of my Top Book Boyfriends list Among the Echoes is gritty, emotional, and captivating It s a story about healing, overcoming fear, and finding love It had some great suspense elements as well that come into play at the end And WOW am I interested in readingabout Leo And even though I haven t read the whole Wrecked and Ruined series yet, I KNOW who that is that he met in the end and AHHHH I can t wait to read I am so sucked in to this series I didn t love this one quite as much as Fighting Silence, but it s a totally different type of book The pacing is much slower here not a bad thing the plot line kind of demands it , and the tone is a bit darker Still really enjoyed it and would recommend this series to just about anyone Reading Changing Course the first book in this series next 4 Stars Our relationship was established on secrets and lies, but in the end it flourished through truths Slate told me years ago that we all have scars, and our relationship is no different It could have easily been ruined from the start, but he fought for me even when I couldn t fight for myself This was my first book by Aly Martines, and what gave me to push to read it Would you look at me different if I told you it was the cover What You would Well then it definitely wasn t that B 4 Stars Our relationship was established on secrets and lies, but in the end it flourished through truths Slate told me years ago that we all have scars, and our relationship is no different It could have easily been ruined from the start, but he fought for me even when I couldn t fight for myself This was my first book by Aly Martines, and what gave me to push to read it Would you look at me different if I told you it was the cover What You would Well then it definitely wasn t that But I exaggerate, it was the combination of the cover and the first few sentences of the blurb 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 Then I read the first couple of chapters and I Was Hooked The story grips you by the throat with the very first line Though the rest of the book is a bitof a slow built I was a little thrown off with the introduction of one of the characters when I realized he wasn t the hero, but by the second half of the book I understood why he couldn t have been.Erica Hill is a survivor, but surviving that night came with a price her identity She s no longer the woman she used to be, that woman is hidden behind a fearful and demure shell Slate Andrews is a celebrity in his own right The heavyweight champion of the world in boxing, he s looking to escape the flash and glamor of his daily life and just unwind as a nobody in a place where no one knows who he isincluding his neighbor She may come off as a little mouse, but behind her eyes he sees something , and as he gets to know the woman , he knows what he wants.Erica is not typically a heroine that I enjoy reading about Her experience has traumatized her, and understandably so after what she s been through She s scared of her own shadow and evenscared of falling for the sinfully sexy and protective man next door But every now and then there were bursts of her true personality and I d find myself warming up to herand.Slate waswell he was just everything Aly Martinez has written a super protective hero without having him come across as an OTT caveman She s also written a hero that is a perfect mix of sweet with a sinfully sexy side of dirty talker And I couldn t help but love every single side of him.The story is a slow build but a very engaging one The author reveals the details to you bit by small bit throughout the story, and I personally really enjoyed that While you may have plenty of questions in the beginning, I can tell you that every single one of them will be answered toward the end I particularly liked the twist that was thrown in at the end there.Aly Martinez definitely has a new fan in me after this book and I m really looking forward to view spoiler Leo s hide spoiler book next He was such an amazing side character that I just can t wait to read about himin his own bookARC courtesy of author in exchange of an honest review Forreviews visit 5 BEAUTIFUL STARSI will find the real you among the echoes and I will make her mine Ahhhhwhere to begin in this storyI loved it plain and simple And so I will make this review short and sweet Trust me, you can read a million reviews and not one will actually come close to the amazingness of this book Okay, so as usual let s start with the main characters Riley Erica Adam SlateRiley Ericaugh, poor girl The book begins with her rape and attempted murder It s a bru 5 BEAUTIFUL STARSI will find the real you among the echoes and I will make her mine Ahhhhwhere to begin in this storyI loved it plain and simple And so I will make this review short and sweet Trust me, you can read a million reviews and not one will actually come close to the amazingness of this book Okay, so as usual let s start with the main characters Riley Erica Adam SlateRiley Ericaugh, poor girl The book begins with her rape and attempted murder It s a brutal scene and it definitely starts the book off on an ominous note I feel that the details of that scene are necessary for the reader to completely understand why, even three years later, she is still so guarded and scared That is, until she meets the sexy and the current first place holder for book boyfriend of the month Slate We see a change in her from scared little girl to a strong willed woman as Slate slowly peels away her armor that has protected her for the three years since the rape Adam Slatedamn I loved him A lot When he first met Riley , he didn t know what to make of this mousy girl he ran into in the hallway She seemed to be scared of her own shadow He spends all of his efforts trying to get to know her and figure out what it is that made her the way she is His love and patience for her throughout the book was what completely made Riley and me fall for him He truly saves her, in every way possible and it s so damn beautiful Seriously, Slate deserves a slow clapso I will give him just that Definitely read this bookno jokeit s amazing 2.50 STARSErica is forced to hide, to be someone else She spent three years in witness protection running from someone who wants her death She s constantly living in fear She moves in an apartment, next to Slate Slate wants to protect her at first, but soon he wants , to help her, to heal her For the first time in three years Erica feels save Slate becomes everything for her and Erica becomes everything for Slate.Erica opens up about her past and Slate vows to protect her.I m so in min 2.50 STARSErica is forced to hide, to be someone else She spent three years in witness protection running from someone who wants her death She s constantly living in fear She moves in an apartment, next to Slate Slate wants to protect her at first, but soon he wants , to help her, to heal her For the first time in three years Erica feels save Slate becomes everything for her and Erica becomes everything for Slate.Erica opens up about her past and Slate vows to protect her.I m so in minority here I really went back and forward on how to rate this book For me this was something new First thing first, I want to say that this book had a lot of potential and the premise was really good I was intrigued by the blurb like everyone else and for some reason I expected something else, something darker I really liked how the story started, but I didn t like how the story progressed At all And the fact that the storyline wasn t original didn t help.At some point I was expecting aemotional story Instead I ve got a very rushed story, at least for me There s no insta love in this story, not even insta lust, but the hero and the heroine almost fall in love after one week It was for sure a little early for me Also, I didn t feel their connection, chemistry or whatever The characters, especially Erica felt a little flat to me I really felt for her, but half of the time I didn t understand her behavior At some point she s like she has Tourette or something, so,yeah I can t say I liked her For me both main characters were not developed enough to feel a connection with them.I also didn t understand some things One of them was why Leo sacrifice his life to live with Erica, especially since they are only friends The ending was predictable and also rushed and the writing didn t appeal to me at all.I guess I can say this book wasn t for me {FREE DOWNLOAD} Ö Among the Echoes à 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 readersMy name was Dr Erica Hill I was a victim, then a witness, and then I ceased to exist altogetherI 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 shadowsBut he sees meSlate 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 meI m on the run, determined not to take him down with me but absolutely unable to let him goMy name is Riley Peterson at least for today ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review 5 Beautiful Slate StarsI want you All of you Not these little bits I hear echoing around the room I just want you, RileyAly Martinez is now one of those authors for me that is an automatically must read and one click After reading my first book of Stolen Course, I was hooked with Aly s amazing storytelling and writing And let me tell you Among the Echoes is another amazing book Aly will suck you in how eloquent and beARC provided by author in exchange of honest review 5 Beautiful Slate StarsI want you All of you Not these little bits I hear echoing around the room I just want you, RileyAly Martinez is now one of those authors for me that is an automatically must read and one click After reading my first book of Stolen Course, I was hooked with Aly s amazing storytelling and writing And let me tell you Among the Echoes is another amazing book Aly will suck you in how eloquent and beautiful she was able to discuss a delicate subject of sexual abuse and yet weave it into a touching and moving storyline Among the Echoes is not an ordinary romantic story It isn t a fairytale and a love that doesn t always come easy It s a love that is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go And in Among the Echoes, Ms Martinez shows us a love that was consuming, moving, beautiful, sexy, raw, and pure.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 shadow One fatal night, Erica Hill s life was stolen from her Witnessing a murder, she was held hostage and raped multiple times bound to a bed leaving her shattered and broken but luckily for her, Leo James was there to save her Fast forward to three years later, Erica is still living in hell Erica had to change her name to Riley Peterson and be put under the witness protection program With her best friend, Leo by her side, Erica feels somewhat at ease and safe But ridden with guilt after what he witnessed Erica had to go through, Leo goes out of his way to make sure Erica Riley is safe from danger But for Erica, the memories of the excruciating pain she endured being raped multiple times left her haunted with fears Her anxiety have kept her from truly moving forward and living But that all changes when she meets her new next door neighbor, Slate AndrewsFuck your fairytale I just want you I ll make my own God damn happily ever after But you re the one who is mistaken You ll be at the end of that story, beautiful You either come willingly or you force me into the dark after you It doesn t matter to me, because either way, I ll find youWhen Slate meets Riley, there was something that made him want to reach out and help her He was drawn to her As he slowly befriends Riley, he knows that something tragic must have caused her to be skittish and fearful Slowly, Slate forces Riley to let him in Being the total sweetheart and protective alpha male, he tries to ease the pain and emotional baggage Riley Erica is holding onto When she finally let him in, Erica for the first time in years finally experiences happiness With Slate by her side, walls of pain and anxiety are slowly torn down When Erica finally found her safe haven in Slate, new danger lurks putting the safety of Erica at risk So how far will Slate go to protect his new love Among the Echoes is one of those books that must be read and experienced It is raw, gritty, and emotional The storyline and writing will captivate you and you will not want to put this book down Aly does remarkable job in showcasing a heroine s journey in finding her inner strength, love, happiness, and hope I absolutely love Slate and Leo And I am so excited for Broken Course and can t wait to read Leo s story 3 Among the Echoes was a great read and so I highly recommend you to go read it.Aly Martinez