Across the Horizon

Across the Horizon

Aly Martinez / Sep 17, 2019

Across the Horizon Sometimes love happens when you least expect it That was what my husband s mistress told me the day I found out about their affair I didn t believe it until five minutes later when mouth watering cele

  • Title: Across the Horizon
  • Author: Aly Martinez
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  • Sometimes love happens when you least expect it That was what my husband s mistress told me the day I found out about their affair I didn t believe it until five minutes later when mouth watering celebrity chef Tanner Reese walked up, tossed his arm around my shoulders, and told my cheating husband to take a hike Tanner and I couldn t have been different He spen Sometimes love happens when you least expect it That was what my husband s mistress told me the day I found out about their affair I didn t believe it until five minutes later when mouth watering celebrity chef Tanner Reese walked up, tossed his arm around my shoulders, and told my cheating husband to take a hike Tanner and I couldn t have been different He spent his weekends at clubs, rubbing elbows with fellow A listers I spent mine in yoga pants with cheese boards and a glass of wine or six.Our relationship shouldn t have worked, but it did That is until Tanner proved to me that even though love happens when you least expect it So does heartbreak Get A Copy Kindle Store CAOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Or buy for Published December 6th 2018 More Details Edition Language English Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Across the Horizon, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book December 2018 Most Anticipated Romances 73 books 1,229 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 29, 2018 Christy rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 four stars 4 stars The Darkest Sunrise duet were two of my favorite books of 2017 They gave me all the feels and I loved them so much When I saw Aly Martinez newest stand alone Across the Horizon was starring two of the side characters Porter s brother and Charlotte s best friend I was ecstatic to read it Aly s books and writing are always amazing and this book was a quality read It didn t have near as many feels, but was still a great read Tanner Reese is a chef but lately he s spent of his 4 stars The Darkest Sunrise duet were two of my favorite books of 2017 They gave me all the feels and I loved them so much When I saw Aly Martinez newest stand alone Across the Horizon was starring two of the side characters Porter s brother and Charlotte s best friend I was ecstatic to read it Aly s books and writing are always amazing and this book was a quality read It didn t have near as many feels, but was still a great read Tanner Reese is a chef but lately he s spent of his time in front of a camera instead of in the kitchen Although he s extremely successful, his life isn t where he wants it He s got a crazy ex and is working towards trying to find his happy place When he meets Rita, the last thing either one of them expects is to fall in love Rita has recently filed for divorce after finding out her husband was cheating It s messy and she s not in a place to start anything new with anyone, but sometimes love happens when you least expect it She was my brain s favorite subject, my subconscious favorite obsession, and my heart s greatest torture Tanner Reese Sigh I adored him Tanner is fun, charismatic, a mama s boy, sexy, and sweet He s exactly the type of guy someone like Rita needs Rita and Tanner are the perfect pairing They don t seem like they would be at first, but they just fit I loved Rita as well She was going through a lot so I understood why she had reservations, I just wish that things would have gotten sorted a little earlier on The end of this book was fantastic, though and the epilogue was perfection We didn t get a ton of Charlotte and Porter but I liked getting to see them some If you haven t read their duet you really need to But it s not necessary to enjoy this one It can be read as a complete stand alone Aly Martinez has written some of my favorite books She writes romance so well This book has a perfect amount of laughs, angst, emotion, and it was super entertaining to read I definitely recommend it flag 100 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Dec 20, 2018 Val Shameless Steamy Reads rated it liked it 3 StarsThis was a decent enough read, and I enjoyed it well enough however, I just didn t feel that drawn to the characters or the storyline I do have overly high expectations when it comes to Aly Martinez, though, so that was probably a factor Oh well, they can t all be 5 star reads and this was a decent enough way to pass the time Just not a favorite flag 75 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Dec 02, 2018 Patty Belongs To Kellan Jesse Lautner Miller Jack Racer Rafe Liam Prince Nicholas Hayes Simon Gianluca Archer rated it really liked it Shelves arcs, favorite authors, adult contemporary, angsty read, panty melting read FOUR STARS ARC Generously Provided by Author ACROSS THE HORIZON is a spin off of the Darkest Sunrise duet The couple in this story is Porter s younger brother and Charlotte s best friend We met Tanner and Rita in the previous story and knew that they became romantically involved but never got their backstory until now Their romance starts at about the same time that Porter and Charlotte s did, but without all the crazy drama, and luckily we don t have to relive it in this book Rit FOUR STARS ARC Generously Provided by Author ACROSS THE HORIZON is a spin off of the Darkest Sunrise duet The couple in this story is Porter s younger brother and Charlotte s best friend We met Tanner and Rita in the previous story and knew that they became romantically involved but never got their backstory until now Their romance starts at about the same time that Porter and Charlotte s did, but without all the crazy drama, and luckily we don t have to relive it in this book Rita meets Tanner not long after her marriage falls apart when she finds out her husband has been having an affair All signs would point to Tanner being a rebound for Rita, but as the story unfolds it becomes clear that these two were meant to be While I thought the story was enjoyable it was nowhere near as good as the previous books There was a little bit of drama and angst, and a good dose of steam, but the story was missing that spark I come to expect from an Aly Martinez book It s still worth picking up for those who are fans of this author I did love Tanner and I think readers are going to fall for him as well Here are my overall ratings Hero 4.5Heroine 4Plot 4Angst 4Steam 4.5Chemistry Between Hero Heroine 4ACROSS THE HORIZON is currently available US UK AU CA flag 67 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 05, 2018 Astrid The Bookish Sweet Tooth rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, favorites, favorites 2018, favorite hero, favorite heroine, favorite couples, favorite authors, hilarious READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG

    When two smartasses meet it can go two ways they hate each other or they are in complete harmony and their verbal sparring is the spice in their relationship Rita and Tanner are the latter there is no doubt that they belong together from the first moment they meet They just work The problem Neither of them has business being in a relationship, both of them have an identity crisis and a lot of baggage to work through Rita personally her soon to be ex husband s READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG

    When two smartasses meet it can go two ways they hate each other or they are in complete harmony and their verbal sparring is the spice in their relationship Rita and Tanner are the latter there is no doubt that they belong together from the first moment they meet They just work The problem Neither of them has business being in a relationship, both of them have an identity crisis and a lot of baggage to work through Rita personally her soon to be ex husband s betrayal cut deep and rattled her to the core, Tanner professionally and personally he is a famous tv chef, an eligible bachelor because of his looks, fortune and charm but filming a good portion of his time has taken the joy out of cooking There is also the issue with his ex who threatens to tell lies in a tell all book that could cost him his job A dilemma he needs to solve.Rita used to be a trophy wife She gave up seven years of her life to an undeserving douchebag and lost herself along the way and she wishes nothing than to find the girl she used to be, the one with dreams and hopes and a plan There were so many signs that Rita had only buried them, signs that showed me that she was still her own person, even though her husband had done everything to make her his little wifey The strength and spine to come back from the blow she was dealt is immense and the trust issues that come along with it are understandable Did I like how she worked ultimately through them No, but only because Tanner was so freaking endearing and charming She didn t just laugh she laughed Rich and melodic, filled with honest to God amusement that couldn t be faked And in a world where everything was faked for my benefit, it was the most intoxicating sound I d ever heard Tanner Le sigh What a man He was everything a woman should look for in a man Full of humor and mischief, smart, good to the core and so incredibly gone for Rita from the get go He wanted to make her happy and his determination to make it happen made him selfless He would have walked through hell and back if it meant that Rita got what she needed What s not to love And when they were together Perfection I fell head over heels in love along with them Their relationship may be really insta but, I ve said it before, if it s well done I can totally get on board with it an boy, was it well done It was then that I realized she was beautiful than any other woman I had ever met, and not because of the way she looked which at the moment was rather ridiculous It was just That was the exact second I realized I d found her Tanner s relationship with his brother, the ribbing and good natured competition they had going was also pretty awesome Rita s ex husband, however, was a piece of work I loved to hate.I have yet to read some of Aly Martinez s books but I love that I still have catching up to do since I savor her stories ACROSS THE HORIZON is so typical Martinez style and so not It s got some of the angst I m used to but mostly it s got a lot of laugh out loud moments that make this story a lot of fun to read I got such a kick out of it and smiled pretty much most of the book While God had not given me the wherewithal to chase a good woman, he had sent me a good woman who thought this inability was funny I could work with that THE FALL UP started my love affair with Aly Martinez s books and we have been going steady for years ACROSS THE HORIZON is just another reason to carry on with it She glared I fell in love again Across The Horizon is tied to the The Darkest Sunrise Duet but can be read as a standalone flag 53 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Nov 29, 2018 KAT Kitty Kats Crazy About Books rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 arcs, 4 stars, 2018 read, hot cover 2018, romance, standalone ACROSS THE HORIZON Is a standalone romance novel by author Aly Martinez In this we meet Rita Tanner Spoken in Dual POV SThe first chapter we encounter Rita s heartbreak as the wind is knocked out of her sails as she faces a heartbreaking divorce not of her choosing as she walks away from her seven year old marriage when she catches her husband cheating He was her first love and now he s also her first heartbreak Instead of wallowing in a downward spiral of despair she has great fr ACROSS THE HORIZON Is a standalone romance novel by author Aly Martinez In this we meet Rita Tanner Spoken in Dual POV SThe first chapter we encounter Rita s heartbreak as the wind is knocked out of her sails as she faces a heartbreaking divorce not of her choosing as she walks away from her seven year old marriage when she catches her husband cheating He was her first love and now he s also her first heartbreak Instead of wallowing in a downward spiral of despair she has great friends which hold her up and give her the boost she needs to carry on with life as a single woman Tanner Reese he is Porter Reese s brother his story was told in the emotional duet, The Darkest Sunrise and The Brightest Sunset He is a celebrity chef taking the world by storm with his own cooking show on television which has many a woman tuning in as he takes off his shirt mid way through the show, he also has a few successful restaurants with his brother Porter.But his personal life has also taken a hit with his last relationship which he is still paying for How Tanner and Rita met was a unique perfect first meeting as first meetings go, it garnered all the feels and I couldn t wait to read pages, words, chapters to see how their romance progressed The author set the perfect pace for this story, the romance, the heartache, the gut wrenching moments that stole my breath away, just set the ideal backdrop to an unforgettable romance that will touch your heart and leave you breathless This was such an unputdownable read I absorbed it like a sponge I couldn t get enough of these characters, the wit, their banter, the angst had me enjoying this book fully flag 49 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Nov 27, 2018 Hulya Kara Yuksel rated it really liked it ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review Expected publication December 6th 2018 Aly Martinez is one of my favorite authors and I m sooooo excited for this book flag 48 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 16, 2018 NMmomof4 rated it really liked it Shelves 4 star, famous wealthy popular, kindle unlimited, artist mc, safe, separation without other partners, unlikely couple 4 StarsOverall Opinion This was an unexpected surprise I loved these two s witty banter and how they fell in love even though the timing was awful for both of them My only complaint is that I wanted time after their conflict was resolved before the epilogue It would ve been nice experiencing them getting through their struggles together and finding their individual happiness while leaning on each other I also was left with a few unanswered questions in the end that leave me with a litt 4 StarsOverall Opinion This was an unexpected surprise I loved these two s witty banter and how they fell in love even though the timing was awful for both of them My only complaint is that I wanted time after their conflict was resolved before the epilogue It would ve been nice experiencing them getting through their struggles together and finding their individual happiness while leaning on each other I also was left with a few unanswered questions in the end that leave me with a little bit of that nagging feeling that something was missing see below closure spoiler Overall, it was a fun read and while it does go along with the duet it is not necessary to read them to enjoy this one.Brief Summary of the Storyline This is Rita and Tanner s story Rita discovers that her husband has been cheating on her and her world is turned upside down Tanner meets her at an event that he is helping cater for his brother for her work, and he saves her from a confrontation with her soon to be ex husband He then strongly pursues the intriguing Rita even though she is not in a place to start a relationship There is some ex drama, some hot sexy times, and some laugh out loud momentsand they get a HEA.POV This alternated between Rita and Tanner s POV.Overall Pace of Story Good I never skimmed, and I thought it flowed well.Instalove Kind of They move pretty quickly in terms of deeper feelings, but it didn t feel unnatural.H rating 5 stars Tanner I loved him He was super sweet, witty, and sexy h rating 4 stars Rita I liked her I felt bad for her situations, and I greatly appreciated that she kept her dignity and sass through it all.Sadness level Low, no tissues neededPush Pull Yes view spoiler The h pushes away a good bit because of the situations they are in, and I d say that the H is the main pursuer of the relationship hide spoiler Heat level Hot They have some hot tension, chemistry, and scenes but not so much it takes away from the story.Descriptive sex YesOW OM drama Yes view spoiler The H s ex is writing a tell all book about him that causes drama for the couple see trigger section below , and the h s ex is trying to win her back and causes drama as well hide spoiler Sex scene with OW or OM NoCheating Not between mcs view spoiler Both the h and H had been cheated on in the past when they meet hide spoiler Separation Yes view spoiler They are separated for 6 weeks, but there was no mention or suggestion of other partners during this time hide spoiler Possible Triggers Yes view spoiler The h was married and cheated on by her husband off page , h had miscarriage with ex off page , the h was technically married when met H but had filed for divorce on page , and the H was dealing with ex that was writing a tell all about him and claimed to be pregnant with his baby view spoiler but it wasn t his hide spoiler hide spoiler Closure This had a great epilogue for their relationship and what I would call a HEA ending view spoiler they re married with children hide spoiler I did have a few unanswered questions in the end though view spoiler like what happened with the ex husband and the H s ex as well it wasn t critical information for me to deem it a HEA, but some mention about how that all worked out would ve been appreciated hide spoiler Safety This one should be Safe for most safety gang readers view spoiler Does Not have cheating Does Not have a descriptive sex scene with OW OM Does have the h pushing the H away Does have a separation between the h and H Does Not have abuse Does have a HEA ending hide spoiler flag 45 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jan 09, 2019 Dilek VT rated it really liked it Shelves light and fun, adorable couple Rita and Tanner are one of the sweetest couple I have read and I couldn t get enough of them, I wanted the book to go on and on and on so that I could read of their banter After a certain time, my face ached because of the constant goofy smile that remained on my face, reading them Their interaction was one of a kind, both sweet and funny, and most definitely endearing They are priceless together Rita and Tanner s one liners are one of the best banter I have ever read Tanner meets Rita Rita and Tanner are one of the sweetest couple I have read and I couldn t get enough of them, I wanted the book to go on and on and on so that I could read of their banter After a certain time, my face ached because of the constant goofy smile that remained on my face, reading them Their interaction was one of a kind, both sweet and funny, and most definitely endearing They are priceless together Rita and Tanner s one liners are one of the best banter I have ever read Tanner meets Rita at a very inconvenient time because she was in the middle of a nasty divorce and her ex was delusional, thinking they could make it work after he cheated on her for 6 months and made his mistress pregnant Meanwhile, Tanner was also dealing with a crazy and mean ex during that time, who claimed she was pregnant with his child and who wanted to write a book about him that would be full of lies Tanner is a famous chef who also has a TV show, where he cooks, sometimes showing his sexy abs Although he had lots of fans attacking him and despite some casual affairs he had so far, he was one of the good guys, definitely one of the best guys And when he met Rita, he just knew that it was her, the woman who would make the casual life stop, the woman who he should keep That s why, despite the very unfortunate timing, he insisted that they should make it work Rita was also strongly attracted to him and as soon as she saw how sweet he was instead of being a spoiled cocky bastard because of fame and money, she also couldn t let him go So their relationship begins during her divorce, before she actually got divorced Although Tanner is the main pursuer of this relationship, he sees that Rita needs it slow and casual for the time being and so he tries to do it slow albeit unsuccessfully There is only one mistake Tanner makes, he keeps the crazy ex s pregnancy story hidden from her, fearing that she would think the situation is very similar to her cheating husband s Other than that, he is perfection I also loved Rita and her sense of humor She was smart, sexy, sweet and funny Up until %70, the book was perfection for me my type of characters, my type of romance and all At %70, the writer tries to create some drama and it is so exaggerated, unnecessary and childish that I was really annoyed I got pissed at Rita, pitied Tanner and got disappointed that my 5 star book was going down Here is what happens During the last part of the book, Rita pushes Tanner away for like 2 months and her reasons are childish and she sounds like a spoiled child most of the time And the way she decided to go back to Tanner pissed me even because it was her friend who made her see how wrong she was I really wonder if she would ever go back to Tanner if her friend hadn t made her see what kind of a moron she was Of course, I was happy when I finally got to see their HEA but the last part ruined it a little.The book also leaves a bit of a loose end that still keeps me bothered but I guess we need to assume that everything was OK about that issue All in all, I am happy that I read this book because for most of the time, it made me so very happy I just wish it would continue to be a 5 star read for me but Rita s pushing him away in the last part after both of them said I love you s was annoying She should have pushed him away at the very beginning if she wanted to do some soul searching and find her real self Sometimes, while being focused on the fact that they have met at the wrong time, one may forget to be grateful that fate has chosen for them to meet at all and that s what Rita did for a while until her friend brought her to her senses If you ask me, I would still recommend the book to you just for the fun of it Go ahead and read it, enjoy their banter and try not to be too annoyed by the last bit of the book Writing Safety It is written in dual point of view and it is fun than being hot Do not expect much passion, it is rather on the funny and emotional side And it is safe with no cheating of the main characters and they do not sleep with other people after they meet If you don t mind that they begin their relationship while she was legally still married, it is totally safe Here are some QUOTES from the book For the complete fun, you should read the book, of course My nerves were thrumming like an electrical current as I walked to the front entrance Sucking in one last breath that did nothing to calm me, I pushed my sunglasses up to the top of my head, slapped on an award winning smile, and walked inside Seriously I was terrible at this crap This was why God had graced me with the abs and smile package He had known I couldn t handle the responsibility of chasing a good woman.I felt Sidney s gaze land on me Are you okay Yeah Of course Why She barked a laugh I m not going to lie Seeing a man like you freaking out over my girl is doing some really good things to my romantic side What are you doing here Not stalking you That s for sure Yes That was what came out of my mouth She laughed musically Yes That s what came out of her mouth.While God had not given me the wherewithal to chase a good woman, he had sent me a good woman who thought this inability was funny I could work with that Dinner wasn t enough Though I had a feeling it wouldn t have been enough if I d booked us a fourteen day cruise to Alaska or somewhere equally cold so she d never want to leave the room She wasn t ready for what I wanted from her But I d wait For Rita I Would Wait Greg Fucking Greg Where was a bubbling volcano in need of a human sacrifice when I needed one Her lips parted, a gasp fluttering out Dear God Who s flirting now Me Absolutely Unquestionably Me Christ, it s been three days and you re just now catching on to this As the sexual fog dissipated, the gears in my mind started turning again Specifically, the part of my brain that controlled post dry hump mortification Tomorrow he started, pausing to shift to the side Burying my face in his chest, I finished the thought for him Tomorrow, we are going to have couple s electrical shock therapy in hopes of erasing that from both of our memories forever He rested his hand in the curve of my hip and gave me a gentle squeeze I see the blood hasn t returned to your head yet I ll give you a minute to recover Because there is no fucking way I m ever letting anyone take that away from me Tomorrow, I m forking over my life savings to buy a mountain and then I m paying someone to carve every single detail of the last ten minutes into the side of it so that the sexiness of watching and feeling you come against my c ck can be passed down through the ages for all of eternity Slow, he murmured against my nipple Noooo, please no slow I m dying here His head popped up, his eyes dancing with humor I can t be certain, but I don t think anyone has ever actually died from sexual neglect I threw my head back against the pillow Oh, goodie I get to be patient zero You re wicked good in bed though, so I ll learn to deal We weren t in bed, and I didn t do anything All you know is that I can properly hold on while you sex me up on a rubber mat He chuckled Good to know I did not fuck the smartass out of you Honey, nobody s dick is that big flag 33 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jan 14, 2019 Carol rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves did not finish, read in 2019, borrowed kindle unlimited, disappointing, r contemporary romance My first DNF of the year and I am pretty surprised by it being with this author I read 52% of this book so I have no problem giving it a rating or reviewing it.I have only read one other book previously by Aly Martinez and I simply adored it The Fall Up which was a total 5 star experience so hence my surprise here.The main problems I seem to be having is with the MC s.I cannot relate to them at all.Rita stop calling him honey, you just met him also not my personal favorite word of endear My first DNF of the year and I am pretty surprised by it being with this author I read 52% of this book so I have no problem giving it a rating or reviewing it.I have only read one other book previously by Aly Martinez and I simply adored it The Fall Up which was a total 5 star experience so hence my surprise here.The main problems I seem to be having is with the MC s.I cannot relate to them at all.Rita stop calling him honey, you just met him also not my personal favorite word of endearment Tanner I hate smoking another pet peeve of mine and you are supposed to be a top chef How can you even taste your food Aside from those 2 gripes This story just didn t read right to me Rita has just found out that her husband of 7 years is cheating on her and his mistress is pregnant She has had a couple of weeks to come to terms with it when she meets Tanner but it all feels so implausible I know her marriage wasn t perfect and she was betrayed but can you really switch gears that quickly I suspect not.Even some of the humor in this book didn t really gel with me It appeared too contrived and I didn t find myself smiling or laughing I have already seen a couple of good reviews for this book by friends on this site, so maybe it is just me I could continue with this by skimming to see if it gets any better but why bother when I have so many books at present that I want to read I upped my rating to two stars as to be fair, the writing is fine and I don t think it is a terrible book I really think that the problems is I am just not enad at all by either of the MC s flag 30 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Dec 03, 2018 Corina BookTwinsReviews rated it really liked it Shelves standalone, chef, dreamy hero 4.25 starsWOW If you have read the author s The Darkest Sunrise duet or not, this book should not be missedROSS THE HORIZON was an incredibly well written romance, sweet and swoony, exactly how I like them And best of all, it can be read as a standalone Just pick it up and enjoy this fantastic novel, that left me all kinds of dreamy for my own Tanner Reese.Reading ACROSS THE HORIZON reminded me why I adored the above mentioned duet so much The author s signature wit and banter was tangi 4.25 starsWOW If you have read the author s The Darkest Sunrise duet or not, this book should not be missedROSS THE HORIZON was an incredibly well written romance, sweet and swoony, exactly how I like them And best of all, it can be read as a standalone Just pick it up and enjoy this fantastic novel, that left me all kinds of dreamy for my own Tanner Reese.Reading ACROSS THE HORIZON reminded me why I adored the above mentioned duet so much The author s signature wit and banter was tangible on every page The characters were incredibly likable, funny, smart and witty, and their chemistry as palpable as the sizzle of lightning after a storm Tanner and Rita had a spark that couldn t be extinguished.The author wrote a truly sweet and swoony story about two people falling in love that might have been polar opposites but under the surface they completed each other seamlessly.I don t want to go into detail, but let me just say that Tanner and Rita were characters that were easy to like and root for They both had complications in their lives that threatened to end their happiness, but neither was ready to give up on each other Happily Ever After is never easy, it takes work, commitment, trust and work.And that s when Tanner truly became my champion.He rallied when needed, knew that Rita was IT for him and by being patient, charming, and tenacious he was exactly what Rita needed Rita wasn t the only one thinking that he was too good to be true lol Unfortunately Rita had a long way to go The betrayal by her husband hurt in the worst way her self confidence was shattered and finding herself was her number one priority.I expected the novel to be almost like a companion novel to the duet but that was not the case It was a true standalone novel, that can be read by anyone, without worry of spoilers The author kept Porter and Charlotte s relationship as spoiler free and neutral as possibleC generously provided in exchange for an honest review If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For of my reviews My Blog Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog flag 26 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 30, 2018 Betul rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, arc, contemporary romance, 5 star favorites, 2018 favs, reviewed ARC provided in exchange for an honest review The terror and exhilaration of jumping out of a plane at fourteen thousand feet had nothing on the pure adrenaline fueled high of finally finding a woman like Rita Hartley Across the Horizon is the first contemporary romance I rated 5 stars this year It really isn t easy to make me rate a book 5 stars, without it having some kind of twist or angst It was a straight to the point romance story without all the bells and whistles, and honestly it ARC provided in exchange for an honest review The terror and exhilaration of jumping out of a plane at fourteen thousand feet had nothing on the pure adrenaline fueled high of finally finding a woman like Rita Hartley Across the Horizon is the first contemporary romance I rated 5 stars this year It really isn t easy to make me rate a book 5 stars, without it having some kind of twist or angst It was a straight to the point romance story without all the bells and whistles, and honestly it really didn t need all of that The characters really brought the story to life, and I fell completely in love with the main characters Tanner and Rita Their personalities were beautiful and a great match Tanner is fun and so sweet, but also very sexy Rita is sassy and isn t afraid to put Tanner in his place These two were hilarious and cute and I just loved it There were also a couple of emotional scenes that broke my heart, and listening to Lana Del Rey songs in the background made me feel it even She was my brain s favorite subject, my subconscious favorite obsession, and my heart s greatest torture I seriously didn t expect to love this book as much as I did I was expecting just the same old contemporary romance, that I had read a hundred times already But the way the story and characters developed was perfection I also want to thank to author for also focusing on the characters growing as an individual Giving them time and space to find themselves again Nothing felt rushed or forced and it was just beautiful I can t praise this book enough I honestly wouldn t change one thing about this book, except that it was longer because I couldn t get enough This is the 12th book I read by this author and definitely one of my favorites I highly recommend this book to any romance reader out there flag 23 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 07, 2018 The Book Bee rated it it was amazing REVIEW 5 STARS Life isn t fair It s cruel and calculating But it is real Aly Martinez never fails to amaze me Never. I m putting that out there as my disclaimer because as critical as I can try to be about her books, it will still come across as an Ode to Aly s Writing by Bee HAHAHA Just kidding It s not an ode because I m not creative enough to come up with something that cool unlike Tanner, but it ll be full of love, nevertheless Regardless, this book is an easy recommendation REVIEW 5 STARS Life isn t fair It s cruel and calculating But it is real Aly Martinez never fails to amaze me Never. I m putting that out there as my disclaimer because as critical as I can try to be about her books, it will still come across as an Ode to Aly s Writing by Bee HAHAHA Just kidding It s not an ode because I m not creative enough to come up with something that cool unlike Tanner, but it ll be full of love, nevertheless Regardless, this book is an easy recommendation for me Easy.So, a few readers have asked me if they can read this without reading The Darkest Sunrise Duet and while I can easily say YES, because she spoiled exactly NOTHING for that duet, the question begs to be asked Why wouldn t you Her writing is flawless Absolutely flawless I was so set on enjoying this book, and reading it for the story she was giving me, that I finished it in one sitting which I hate doing with hers because they end too quickly I barely even highlighted anything or made notes while I read the book which is so unlike me But what a good story to settle into Absolutely worthy.I seriously laughed so hard in the beginning of this book Like, had to put the book down, wipe my eyes crying laughing at this book However, I have decided I would like to try Cr me de la fru fru made by Tanner, because hello Chef Famous chef Like, knows his ish, famous chef Oh, and he s hot But Tanner and Rita were quite amusing nothing short of comical, actually I can assure you that you ll be smiling while reading this one I laughed throughout the entire book Their banter was on another level, and it just made the book that much for me Not many can pull off sexy with a huge helping of humor The alliteration in that sentence made my head hurt I seriously laughand die You ll see Was their story easy NO Not even a little bit, and the reasons and the pain behind their drama was so real. So true. But the fact that you have this man that is ALL sorts of man, but has a heart of pure gold, is alpha and possessive, but giving and sweet He has to be one of my favorite Heroes from Aly I don t know how much of a lie that really is because she always makes me fall in love with her Heroes He saw everything he needed to see and when I read a man that is that intuitive, it just makes me smile that much because there are really men out there like that and Aly seems to give them life in her words effortlessly. You can t be afraid of falling back down or you ll never reach the top She gives a full story.a well rounded, well thought out, storyline full of affection, and pain Full of smartassery and seriousness I love that she can tell a story that gives me everything I ever need in a story Her words flow uninhibited, her story doesn t have any holes, and her characters are genuinely likeable I cannot complain about anything she has ever written, and I don t intend to start now I just love the way she writes a love that is than fate More than required to continue on More than anything in the entire world I love her love stories.That epilogue was all sorts of smile inducing Ridiculous yet hilarious, but so worth every single smile Aly elicited from me But, their story couldn t have ended any other way There was so much meaningd it was all in the little things. I really liked how she was able to not only have her characters learn their lesson , but she also put a few things into perspective and as the reader, it made the story that much endearing It s a sigh worthy ending, and I hope you love it just as much as I did She was my brain s favorite subject, my subconscious s favorite obsession, and my heart s greatest torture BEE AA LINK HERE TO WIN AN ECOPY flag 21 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Nov 29, 2018 Sanaa Sanaas Book Blog rated it really liked it Shelves arc 4.25 stars Sometimes fate brings you to a place in life for a reason It s not up to you to figure out what that reason is, it s only up to you to decide what you re going to make of it I always love getting an Aly Martinez book in my kindle And this time it was even excitement because it was Tanner s book and I had wanted to read his story for the longest time Across the Horizon had everything I look for in a book by Aly Great banter, angst, an amazing story and phenomenal cha 4.25 stars Sometimes fate brings you to a place in life for a reason It s not up to you to figure out what that reason is, it s only up to you to decide what you re going to make of it I always love getting an Aly Martinez book in my kindle And this time it was even excitement because it was Tanner s book and I had wanted to read his story for the longest time Across the Horizon had everything I look for in a book by Aly Great banter, angst, an amazing story and phenomenal characters Life was all about the little things And, in just one night, it made me realize that Rita was one of life s big things Tanner and Rita were two of my favorite characters ever written I rooted for them till the end This is how a couple who s completely opposite complement each other in the best way I love how strong they are in their own way and how much Tanner loves his family and would do anything for them Although this is written around the same time as Porter Charlotte s story this can definitely be read as a standalone The author does an amazing job keeping the spoilers to as little as possible Overall, I highly recommend this Find me on Facebook Instagram Twitter Blog flag 19 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 27, 2018 Pavlina Read sleep less blog rated it really liked it Shelves arc, best cover 3,5 4 stars3,5 4 starsThis was a sweet story with the great amount of angst.Tanner and Rita was great together I like their flirty and funny moments together Tanner is a swoon worthy hero and Rita is a great heroine I loved most of the story I just didn t feel the same love I felt with most of Aly s characters Still it was a nice book to read flag 18 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Angela Reading Frenzy Book Blog rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 release, 4 stars, lol, romance, read in 2018 Across the Horizon is such a witty treat that I kept forgetting it was written by Aly Martinez, a.k.a the Dame of Doom, Sovereign of Suspense, and Matriarch of Mystery and Misery.Celebrity chef Tanner has major trust issues and Rita s marriage just imploded You could safely say they are each a hot mess and the timing for a new romance is imperfect at best However, they are so very good together Wicked chemistry aside, Tanner just gets her her fears and her quirks Rita, in turn, sees beyond Across the Horizon is such a witty treat that I kept forgetting it was written by Aly Martinez, a.k.a the Dame of Doom, Sovereign of Suspense, and Matriarch of Mystery and Misery.Celebrity chef Tanner has major trust issues and Rita s marriage just imploded You could safely say they are each a hot mess and the timing for a new romance is imperfect at best However, they are so very good together Wicked chemistry aside, Tanner just gets her her fears and her quirks Rita, in turn, sees beyond his pretty face, million dollar abs, and celebrity status to the generous and vulnerable man he really is I adored Rita s sarcasm and Tanner s playful spirit The continual banter between them is fantastic Tanner is a self proclaimed mama s boy, and I also enjoyed his close relationship with her She is hilarious in her own right Charlotte and Porter from the Darkest Sunset duet are in this story as supporting characters It was lovely to see them through a different lens without spoiling the plot of that exquisite and angst filled duet see the first sentence of this review.This story made my heart happy, and my cheeks hurt from smiling my way through the epilogue Recommended for fans of Witty BanterFood NetworkAmerican Ninja WarriorTuna Casserole flag 14 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 07, 2018 Bindi Boo rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 must read, worth your time reads 4.5 starsMy gosh, my heart is jumping for joy This book was perfection Rita and Tanner are the sweetest, most romantic couple and I adored their relationship from the get go Yes they met at the most inopportune time and Tanner knew nothing about going slow but by god they made it work I had a smile on my face THE.ENTIRE.TIME The banter, the sweetness and the sexy times was just something I needed Normally an author with rather heavy reads, this book was a lighter, sweeter read flag 13 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 AJ rated it really liked it Shelves arc, lol, romantic, steamy, series standalone Sometimes fate brings you to a place in life for a reason It s not up to you to figure out what that reason is It s only up to you to decide what you re going to make of it 4 starsAnother great read from Aly Martinez A romantic comedy with lots of heart, and a hilariously charming hero that you cannot help but completely fall for Tanner and Rita s love story originally played out in the background of The Darkest Sunrise Duet Tanner is Porter s brother, Rita is Charlotte s best friend To Sometimes fate brings you to a place in life for a reason It s not up to you to figure out what that reason is It s only up to you to decide what you re going to make of it 4 starsAnother great read from Aly Martinez A romantic comedy with lots of heart, and a hilariously charming hero that you cannot help but completely fall for Tanner and Rita s love story originally played out in the background of The Darkest Sunrise Duet Tanner is Porter s brother, Rita is Charlotte s best friend To be honest, when I first heard that Aly was writing a book for them, I didn t actually think their story needed to be told since we d already seen them together, but I love Tanner, and it s Aly Martinez, there s no way I was not going to read this one, and I loved what she did with this story She s written it in a way that although it connects with the duet, it can be read as a complete standalone and it doesn t give away any spoilers for the original story It s really cleverly done, so you can read this on its own, and if you have already read the duet, this will be a great bonus Tanner Reese is a celebrity chef with two restaurants that he owns with his brother, and his own TV show where he is forced to go shirtless for at least part of it so that he can show of his abs to his admiring fans He doesn t love that part of his job, but it s created his fortune and made him a household name though that also isn t always a great thing as women only seem to want him for either the notoriety or what he can buy for them He s jaded, and yearning for something real Rita has just discovered that her husband has been having an affair She s hurt and angry and in the beginning stages of what could be a messy divorce seeing as though her husband wants her back, and they work together, and his affair was with a colleague Ouch So when her husband approaches her at a work function demanding a second chance, what s a girl to do to but throw herself at the nearest available man and pretend that she s already moved on Are you married Not that I know of Her nose scrunched adorably Fiancee Girlfriend Friends with benefits My gaze fell to her plump lips You offering or asking Tanner and Rita s first meeting is one of those moments that has romance book lovers like me squeeing with delight at the fun and intensity of it all Tanner is all over playing his part as the besotted lover, but both of them are taken back by the very real spark of attraction between them And when their scene is over, Tanner has no intention of letting Rita go though the timing couldn t be worse for her I m not ready to date yet, I confessed Don t say that, he grumbled Come on, Rita There s something here I know you feel it Maybe it s nothing and it will all fizzle over the next few weeks But dammit, I want to try There s something awesome about a man who openly and eagerly pursues the woman of his dreams Tanner has never fallen for a woman like he does for Rita, it doesn t matter how fast it is, he knows his heart, and he knows that she is his His determination to be with her is sweet, heartfelt and so much fun, and every text, phone call, and moment with them together is full of fantastic flirting and banter I laughed out loud at the witty back and forth between them and I loved their playfulness Are you ever a dick I asked.His eyebrows furrowed I um, I m pretty sure it happens on occasion Why Because it s going to be really annoying if you re this great all the time I m warning you I ve been known to get a tad bitchy sometimes, and it s going to be no fun at all to take it out on you if you always say the right thing A Tanner Reese masterpiece split his mouth I will definitely keep that in mind and do everything I can to step up my dick game He paused, twisting his lips Wow, that did not come out right at all But it s Tanner s openness that I love the most, the man wears his heart on his sleeve and the way he puts himself out there for Rita is just gorgeous She s the right woman I feel it in my bones every time she looks at me But the timing It s like fate s cruel joke She s got so much to deal with over the next few months Hell, I do too But I don t want to let her go But Rita s life is so complicated She knows she s not ready for all that Tanner is offering, but she can t resist him, and who could blame her But she finds herself falling hard and fast, even though she knows she has a mountain of issues to overcome What I wouldn t have given to be free to fall in love with this man He was pretty perfect for me.But right then, I was not perfect for him Maybe one day though.And maybe, if I was really lucky, I wouldn t ruin us both trying to get there. Tanner and Rita both have soul searching to do, and it s a beautiful, functional ride as they figure it all out I thought the way they handled everything was sensible, I love how honest they are with each other throughout, and the way it all plays out brings a nice amount of emotion to the story It all leads to a beautiful ending with a fantastic epilogue, and I finished the book with a big grin on my face.This is such a gorgeous read Funny and emotional with some profound messages and a gorgeous love story, I loved it 4 stars An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. flag 12 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Beneath The Covers Blog rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 reads, arcs, sonal Full review can be found HERE ARC provided for a voluntary honest review Sonal flag 11 likesLike see review Dec 18, 2018 Zairobe25 rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read in english 3,5 Sweet, sexy and funny I Liked it flag 11 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 07, 2018 BleuBelle rated it did not like it Shelves dnf, boring, man whore, meh hero, not my style This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here DNF Chapter 8Didn t like the Heroine when she threw herself at the Hero and tried to convince her ex husband that they spend unforgettable nights together It was cheesy, unconvincing and immature Couldn t believe the ex husband fell for that Didn t like the Hero He seemed very immature He couldn t even be on time for an event that was really, really important for his brother Said brother needed a doctor to look at his sick son, because said doctor was the last hope And instead of be DNF Chapter 8Didn t like the Heroine when she threw herself at the Hero and tried to convince her ex husband that they spend unforgettable nights together It was cheesy, unconvincing and immature Couldn t believe the ex husband fell for that Didn t like the Hero He seemed very immature He couldn t even be on time for an event that was really, really important for his brother Said brother needed a doctor to look at his sick son, because said doctor was the last hope And instead of being on time and supporting his brother and his sick nephew he tells his brother as a joke that he wont be there And when he gets there he s late.This isn t funny It s not clever I found it disrespectful Lost all my interest in him.Oh and he hadn t had anything with a women in 8 weeks Wow, give him a medal I m so over it flag 11 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 07, 2018 Eliza rated it liked it Shelves dec 2018 3 3.5 STARS Rita Hartley is picking herself up after dumping her cheating scumbag of a husband In a moment of unashamed desperation she quite literally clings to stranger Tanner Reese in a wild hair moment of rubbing him in her ex s face.Tanner, a TV chef who has no shortage of women throwing themselves at his feet He s happy to play along with Rita s pretence because a she s stunning and b he can see right away her ex is a schmuck.The role play extends beyond the scene they put on her 3 3.5 STARS Rita Hartley is picking herself up after dumping her cheating scumbag of a husband In a moment of unashamed desperation she quite literally clings to stranger Tanner Reese in a wild hair moment of rubbing him in her ex s face.Tanner, a TV chef who has no shortage of women throwing themselves at his feet He s happy to play along with Rita s pretence because a she s stunning and b he can see right away her ex is a schmuck.The role play extends beyond the scene they put on her ex and there s no shortage of banter and laughter between Common sense tells her it s too soon to move on, but she can t ignore the things Tanner makes her feel I myself was swept along with their relationship and I happily told said common sense to take a hike As much as I enjoyed it, it read like a book of two halves On one hand there were times the banter and chemistry were dynamite, and others where it felt slightly cheesy Admittedly I found skimming towards the end, but I poured happily over the satisfyingly sweet epilogue flag 10 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 03, 2018 Carlene Inspired rated it really liked it Shelves ng group challenge 2018 Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.Across the Horizon is a hot contemporary romance with a bit of humor from Aly Martinez, author of several of my favorite romance novels Featuring a handsome chef and a beautiful divorcee, neither seeking a relationship by the way, Across the Horizon follows the fast paced love that blossoms between two people who aren t even looking for it Tanner Reese is famous for his abs that feature prominently on his popular cooking show, what he really want Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.Across the Horizon is a hot contemporary romance with a bit of humor from Aly Martinez, author of several of my favorite romance novels Featuring a handsome chef and a beautiful divorcee, neither seeking a relationship by the way, Across the Horizon follows the fast paced love that blossoms between two people who aren t even looking for it Tanner Reese is famous for his abs that feature prominently on his popular cooking show, what he really wants to be doing though is cooking Rita is just recognizing her ex had shaped her into a trophy wife she doesn t know what she s going to do next, but she knows she won t be standing beside her cheating husband Caught off guard by her husband s mistress, Rita grabs the first man she sees to prove she s moving on just fine The two have instant chemistry, furthered by Rita s inability to recognize him at first and Tanner s willingness to play the part of a new lover A chance for simple, no strings attached romance pulls the two together and soon love is on the table, but each has complications that could ruin their chance at simple happiness.Oh my word, this book was sweet, sexy, and surprisingly realistic Both Tanner and Rita are compassionate individuals with personal life problems that any reader can relate to The romance they strike up unassuming, much of their time spent together is spent sharing, giving each other the most honest version of themselves Of course, there d be no romance between the two if there wasn t drama and the two have plenty of it Rita s ex husband doesn t want to let her go, Tanner has an ex girlfriend desperate for recognition, and both have trust issues they don t know how to recover from The two are easy to love though and readers will find themselves rooting for the easy relationship that brings them so much happiness Tanner was the most swoon worthy hero, he fights for the girl regardless of what is thrown at them, proving the ladies man really has been holding out for the one Rita is like all of us, a scorned lover who can t escape the past, but Tanner whittles away at her armor and as the book progresses further we get to know her on a deeper level Across the Horizon does feature characters from Aly Martinez duet The Darkest Sunrise, but can easily be read as a standalone It s a classic contemporary romance with heaping spoonful of sweet love, smutty passion, and just the right amount of angsty drama It was an entertaining read that had me laughing and swooning from beginning to endC provided flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Jen KU Book Reviews rated it really liked it Aly Martinez has been a favorite author of mine for a long time now I get all giddy when she releases a new book, so when came out, I immediately one clicked After reading The Darkest Sunrise duet and getting a peek at Tanner Reese, I ve been salivating for this hot celebrity chef s story Those abs, that dimpled smile, those blue eyes, and that tousled hair dead If you haven t read the duet, don t worry this is a stand alone, spinoff with no spoilers Tanner I wanna keep him for myself H Aly Martinez has been a favorite author of mine for a long time now I get all giddy when she releases a new book, so when came out, I immediately one clicked After reading The Darkest Sunrise duet and getting a peek at Tanner Reese, I ve been salivating for this hot celebrity chef s story Those abs, that dimpled smile, those blue eyes, and that tousled hair dead If you haven t read the duet, don t worry this is a stand alone, spinoff with no spoilers Tanner I wanna keep him for myself He s sweet, caring, and beautiful inside and out Rita has been through hell and back, but she s one tough cookie Together, they begin to overcome their issues and move toward their happily ever after.Tanner Rita are perfection together There are laugh out loud moments, swoony moments, and super hot sexy times A sprinkle of angst creates a romance feast for the reader Across the Horizon is the perfect read for all hearts and flowers romance fans Sometimes fate brings you to a place in life for a reason It s not up to you to figure out what a reason is It s only up to you to decide what you re going to make of it flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Leo Queen of the Rants and the Crazy rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves wash rinse and repeat, sex without protection, ow drama, meh, manwhore hero before meeting heroin, om drama, insta lust love, hero must have std by now Sigh flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Jenny TotallybookedBlog rated it really liked it with my heart in my throat and tears streaming down my face, I walked away We absolutely love Aly Martinez s writing style and her stories always keep us reading as the romance slowly builds and we fall in love just as the characters do There s something very special about her characters that takes us back to the books we fell in love with years ago And if you too are a huge fan of old school Kristen Ashley you ll know what we mean Across the Horizon elicited those same feelings and we lov with my heart in my throat and tears streaming down my face, I walked away We absolutely love Aly Martinez s writing style and her stories always keep us reading as the romance slowly builds and we fall in love just as the characters do There s something very special about her characters that takes us back to the books we fell in love with years ago And if you too are a huge fan of old school Kristen Ashley you ll know what we mean Across the Horizon elicited those same feelings and we loved it This book is an addictive, sexy and angsty read Sometimes fate brings you to a place in life for a reason It s not up to you to figure out what that reason is It s only up to you to decide what you re going to make of it Across the Horizon is a second chance love story for Tanner and Rita who ve both been victims of deception, heartbreak and internal struggles in their lives, albeit taking different shapes Neither is where they want to be but both trying their best to find their happy and live their best life The life they really want to live together, but first they must put their own individual struggles to bed before they can join each other there.pun intended She wasn t ready for what I wanted from her But I d wait For Rita I Would Wait When we read a book there almost always comes a point in the story where the scales move to become weighted to one character For us, that was Tanner in this case which somewhat seemed at odds with the storyline which was mostly centred round Rita We remember Tanner fondly from The Darkest Sunrise and The Brightest Sunset duet which was his brother, Porter s story.Tanner is a highly acclaimed TV celebrity chef known for his cheeky smile and those chiselled abs Think naked chef We loved him and we loved how much he loved Rita He was funny, cheeky and so wonderful with that attractive vulnerability which we always fall for His voice was so strong in this story and we fell hook line and sinker If I d had seven years, you can bet your ass she would not be sitting in another man s car in my driveway She d be in my arms In my fucking hammock Laughing and smiling up at me while I frantically thought of ways to keep that smile aimed at me for another fucking seven years Fuck this guy Rita s marriage falls victim to that dreaded seven year itch when she catches her hubby having an affair Whilst she s in for a tough ride emotionally as well as facing an identity crisis, she has a silver lining which fate throws at her when she needs it most Turning to Tanner, whom she meets under stressful circumstances, eases the path but she s conscious of losing herself in the process We really liked Rita and understood her worries Having never had a safety net growing up made her grab it when offered Also, when trust is broken it s hard to relearn Together, we d rule the world Or at the very least, sit on the couch, holding hands and laughing as it burned down around us Whilst we connected with both Tanner and Rita we would ve loved detailed background in order to truly feel emotionally connected to their present and that intense love they felt for one another This also had an impact on trying up all the loose ends as the mood of the story is quite morose and chock full of that much loved angst To experience rather than just being told adds so much weight to the story and its words We have to applaud Aly Martinez for the brilliant job of not spoiling her previous duet which runs in the same timeline We laughed and swooned as we enjoyed this emotional and angsty second chance romance.Available to purchase below US UKCome visit and follow us at TotallyBookedBlog TBB on Facebook TBB on Instagram TBB on Twitter TBB on Pinterest flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 01, 2018 Shayna rated it it was amazing Shelves arc review, read in 2018, december 2018, author aly martinez, standalone, genre contemporary romance A sexy and sweet love story laced with passion, angst, and emotion In typical Aly Martinez fashion, she reels you in with excellent writing, unforgettable characters, and an addicting storyline that will stay with you long after the last page has turned With quite the memorable and steamy meet cute, Rita and Tanner will steal your heart from the very b A sexy and sweet love story laced with passion, angst, and emotion In typical Aly Martinez fashion, she reels you in with excellent writing, unforgettable characters, and an addicting storyline that will stay with you long after the last page has turned With quite the memorable and steamy meet cute, Rita and Tanner will steal your heart from the very beginning I laughed I cried I never wanted it to end and I just know that you will end up feeling the same exact way is another romance that can be added to the never ending MUST READ ROMANCES in Ms Martinez s arsenal of greatness flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Sarah Musings of the Modern Belle rated it it was amazing What isn t to love about Across the Horizon Nothing The characters, especially Tanner, stole me heart, and I adored the relationship between Rita and Tanner.Tanner is that lovable rascal, charming and sexy, and Rita is a woman down on her Luck after her husband did her dirty Her reaction, though, and her dedication to finding herself will endear readers to her character Similar to Rita, Tanner is also lost What I loved most about their story line, though, is that they don t find each themse What isn t to love about Across the Horizon Nothing The characters, especially Tanner, stole me heart, and I adored the relationship between Rita and Tanner.Tanner is that lovable rascal, charming and sexy, and Rita is a woman down on her Luck after her husband did her dirty Her reaction, though, and her dedication to finding herself will endear readers to her character Similar to Rita, Tanner is also lost What I loved most about their story line, though, is that they don t find each themselves in their romance They find themselves alone, as they recognize you can t be in a healthy relationship if you are lost, and I absolutely love this component of the story Once again, Alt Martinez gives us a must read ARC received in exchange for an honest review flag 10 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2018 Joy rated it it was amazing Shelves beautiful romance, favorites, hot alpha males i love, laugh your ass off funny, so much fun Ahhhhhhhh This was soooo fun I loved this story from the very beginning Rita and Tanner are a match made in well, desperation honestly In a moment of weakness Rita accost Tanner Reese at a fundraising event where her cheating husband s mistress drops the most horrendous of bombs on her What else is a woman to do but literally throw herself at the hottest man in the vicinity And it just gets sweeter from there So much I adored about this story The way they met The way Tanner couldn t let Ahhhhhhhh This was soooo fun I loved this story from the very beginning Rita and Tanner are a match made in well, desperation honestly In a moment of weakness Rita accost Tanner Reese at a fundraising event where her cheating husband s mistress drops the most horrendous of bombs on her What else is a woman to do but literally throw herself at the hottest man in the vicinity And it just gets sweeter from there So much I adored about this story The way they met The way Tanner couldn t let Rita get away This story is a whirlwind where one named Rita meets two named Tanner Reese and although their differences should have spelled no, their chemistry and banter definitely spelled yes As a huge Aly Martinez fan this was certainly a different feel from most of her stories that are layered with emotion and drama And I loved it It was just really feel good, root for the underdog because she totally deserved it keep a smile on your face while reading good time flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Gitte TotallyBookedBlog rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 with my heart in my throat and tears streaming down my face, I walked away We absolutely love Aly Martinez s writing style and her stories always keep us reading as the romance slowly builds and we fall in love just as the characters do There s something very special about her characters that takes us back to the books we fell in love with years ago And if you too are a huge fan of old school Kristen Ashley you ll know what we mean Across the Horizon elicited those same feelings and we lov with my heart in my throat and tears streaming down my face, I walked away We absolutely love Aly Martinez s writing style and her stories always keep us reading as the romance slowly builds and we fall in love just as the characters do There s something very special about her characters that takes us back to the books we fell in love with years ago And if you too are a huge fan of old school Kristen Ashley you ll know what we mean Across the Horizon elicited those same feelings and we loved it This book is an addictive, sexy and angsty read Sometimes fate brings you to a place in life for a reason It s not up to you to figure out what that reason is It s only up to you to decide what you re going to make of it Across the Horizon is a second chance love story for Tanner and Rita who ve both been victims of deception, heartbreak and internal struggles in their lives, albeit taking different shapes Neither is where they want to be but both trying their best to find their happy and live their best life The life they really want to live together, but first they must put their own individual struggles to bed before they can join each other there.pun intended She wasn t ready for what I wanted from her But I d wait For Rita I Would Wait When we read a book there almost always comes a point in the story where the scales move to become weighted to one character For us, that was Tanner in this case which somewhat seemed at odds with the storyline which was mostly centred round Rita We remember Tanner fondly from The Darkest Sunrise and The Brightest Sunset duet which was his brother, Porter s story.Tanner is a highly acclaimed TV celebrity chef known for his cheeky smile and those chiselled abs Think naked chef We loved him and we loved how much he loved Rita He was funny, cheeky and so wonderful with that attractive vulnerability which we always fall for His voice was so strong in this story and we fell hook line and sinker If I d had seven years, you can bet your ass she would not be sitting in another man s car in my driveway She d be in my arms In my fucking hammock Laughing and smiling up at me while I frantically thought of ways to keep that smile aimed at me for another fucking seven years Fuck this guy Rita s marriage falls victim to that dreaded seven year itch when she catches her hubby having an affair Whilst she s in for a tough ride emotionally as well as facing an identity crisis, she has a silver lining which fate throws at her when she needs it most Turning to Tanner, whom she meets under stressful circumstances, eases the path but she s conscious of losing herself in the process We really liked Rita and understood her worries Having never had a safety net growing up made her grab it when offered Also, when trust is broken it s hard to relearn Together, we d rule the world Or at the very least, sit on the couch, holding hands and laughing as it burned down around us Whilst we connected with both Tanner and Rita we would ve loved detailed background in order to truly feel emotionally connected to their present and that intense love they felt for one another This also had an impact on trying up all the loose ends as the mood of the story is quite morose and chock full of that much loved angst To experience rather than just being told adds so much weight to the story and its words We have to applaud Aly Martinez for the brilliant job of not spoiling her previous duet which runs in the same timeline We laughed and swooned as we enjoyed this emotional and angsty second chance romance.Available to purchase below US UKCome visit and follow us at TotallyBookedBlog TBB on Facebook TBB on Instagram TBB on Twitter TBB on Pinterest flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Jo Reading Is My Bliss rated it really liked it If you were a fan of The Darkest Sunrise duet then you will be excited to get your hands on this book Remember Porter s brother Tanner, the TV chef Mr shirtless, with dimples, is about to have his life disrupted in the best way by the beautiful Rita This can be read as a stand alone though, there is nothing spoilery in here about Porter s story.Tanner is a Food Channel celebrity, the star of his own TV show and not short of the attention that comes with a high profile career When he agrees If you were a fan of The Darkest Sunrise duet then you will be excited to get your hands on this book Remember Porter s brother Tanner, the TV chef Mr shirtless, with dimples, is about to have his life disrupted in the best way by the beautiful Rita This can be read as a stand alone though, there is nothing spoilery in here about Porter s story.Tanner is a Food Channel celebrity, the star of his own TV show and not short of the attention that comes with a high profile career When he agrees to help out his brother Porter at a fundraising event he comes across Rita When I say he comes across her, it s like he intervenes in a situation which has him showing off his acting skills.Rita has recently discovered that the man she has spent the last seven years of her life with, her husband, is a cheating, lying scumbag She gave up everything she worked towards in college to move away and marry him She has become the wife he always pictured having but still it obviously wasn t enough for him She is now going through a very unpleasant divorce that he can t seem to grasp the concept of There is no way Rita ever wants to reconcile with her ex.Tanner is completely entranced by this beautiful fiesty blonde woman and he wants to get to know her He hasn t experienced this feeling before and he knows that he can t ignore it Rita is not interested in anything with any man but Tanner is pretty hard to resist He makes her feel beautiful and wanted, something she hasn t felt in a while Yeah Life was all about the little things And, in just one night, it made me realise that Rita was one of life s big things However, you know the saying, give them an inch and they ll take a mile this is definitely something that Tanner struggles with Casual is not something he knows that well, he prefers full throttle Rita is trying to be cautious, she has been lied to and deceived so it s important to her that nothing is rushed with Tanner.You know what though, Tanner is a complete gentleman, an absolute sweetheart and he does all these adorable swoony things that has Rita s heart all aflutter It feels like a dream, like the bubble will pop at any moment Just when she thinks that believing in all this happiness is the only way to move on, someone comes a long with a big old needle.Rita does some serious soul searching, her heart is already damaged and taking risks with it again is not something she is willing to do to herself If she s being honest, she hasn t been happy for a long time now She needs to figure out who she is without a relationship taking up space in her heart and mind Maybe being with Tanner was just what she needed at this moment in her life to give her the courage to move forward on her own without tying herself down again.I got completely caught up in this fantastic story, Tanner was so loveable and I love how fast he fell for Rita I really enjoyed the moments between Tanner and Porter and the fun banter between them Another fabulous read from Aly flag 7 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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      • Aly Martinez

        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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    1. 4 stars The Darkest Sunrise duet were two of my favorite books of 2017 They gave me all the feels and I loved them so much When I saw Aly Martinez newest stand alone Across the Horizon was starring two of the side characters Porter s brother and Charlotte s best friend I was ecstatic to read it Aly s books and writing are always amazing and this book was a quality read It didn t have near as many feels, but was still a great read Tanner Reese is a chef but lately he s spent of his 4 star [...]


    2. 3 StarsThis was a decent enough read, and I enjoyed it well enough however, I just didn t feel that drawn to the characters or the storyline I do have overly high expectations when it comes to Aly Martinez, though, so that was probably a factor Oh well, they can t all be 5 star reads and this was a decent enough way to pass the time Just not a favorite.


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      FOUR STARS ARC Generously Provided by Author ACROSS THE HORIZON is a spin off of the Darkest Sunrise duet The couple in this story is Porter s younger brother and Charlotte s best friend We met Tanner and Rita in the previous story and knew that they became romantically involved but never got their backstory until now Their romance starts at about the same time that Porter and Charlotte s did, but without all the crazy drama, and luckily we don t have to relive it in this book Rit FOUR ST [...]


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      When two smartasses meet it can go two ways they hate each other or they are in complete harmony and their verbal sparring is the spice in their relationship Rita and Tanner are the latter there is no doubt that they belong together from the first moment they meet They just work The problem Neither of them has business being in a relationship, both of them have an identity crisis and a lot of baggage to work through Rita personally her soon to be ex husband s RE [...]


    5. ACROSS THE HORIZON Is a standalone romance novel by author Aly Martinez In this we meet Rita Tanner Spoken in Dual POV SThe first chapter we encounter Rita s heartbreak as the wind is knocked out of her sails as she faces a heartbreaking divorce not of her choosing as she walks away from her seven year old marriage when she catches her husband cheating He was her first love and now he s also her first heartbreak Instead of wallowing in a downward spiral of despair she has great fr ACROSS THE HOR [...]


    6. ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review Expected publication December 6th 2018 Aly Martinez is one of my favorite authors and I m sooooo excited for this book.


    7. 4 StarsOverall Opinion This was an unexpected surprise I loved these two s witty banter and how they fell in love even though the timing was awful for both of them My only complaint is that I wanted time after their conflict was resolved before the epilogue It would ve been nice experiencing them getting through their struggles together and finding their individual happiness while leaning on each other I also was left with a few unanswered questions in the end that leave me with a litt 4 StarsO [...]


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