Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
You know when you pick up an Aly Martinez romance there is always more. She has this expertise in hiding details and then hitting you with them at the most inopportune times. I have to admit that I was a bit disgruntled that her newest romantic offering would be a trilogy. That means three times the angst spread out over a three-month period of time. That being said, I readily signed myself up to review an early reader copy because…I’m the masochist to her sadist. No, seriously, for me, Aly Martinez has quickly become one of my top-tier romance authors…like top 5. She wallops you with the pain of love, and I thought…I really did think as I was reading the first book of her The Difference Trilogy that I would escape it. For this review, there will be no plot discussion. Simply know that you are not safe from the tomfoolery of Aly Martinez. She makes you feel like you are, and then she hits you with Chapter 24…and, at least for this reader, you feel your brain shift. That’s it; that’s all I will say about her characters and their story.
The Difference between Somebody and Someone is the tip of the iceberg of a soulmate-driven romance about loving through trials. With her exquisite hand, Aly Martinez reminds us with this book of her capacity to make us uncomfortable so we can mine the depths of what it means to love and be loved beyond imagination. I know a trilogy can make one impatient. I know it will be painful to wait for a month, but please don’t miss out on the decadence of this series. This newest book and series is going to slay hearts…I was barely prepared. Next time, I’ll be ready for it. At least, I hope.
In love and romance,