Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Among the Echoes (On the Ropes, #0.5)” as Want to Read:
Among the Echoes (On the Ropes, #0.5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Among the Echoes

(On the Ropes #0.5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  4,630 ratings  ·  450 reviews
*Among The Echoes is a stand alone novel which contains material that may be offensive to some readers. Including sexual abuse, graphic language, and adult situations. Intended for readers 18+.*

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
Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published August 1st 2014 (first published July 29th 2014)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Among the Echoes, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Rhonda Short Yes it is! It states in the first sentence that it is a stand alone but for 18+!

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.15  · 
Rating details
 ·  4,630 ratings  ·  450 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Among the Echoes (On the Ropes, #0.5)
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
4 Stars

I really liked this.

I picked this up after meeting Erica and Slate in Fighting Silence because I wanted to know more.

What Erica went through here was seriously the stuff nightmares are made of...literally.


But I adored how much Leo and Slate wanted to protect her.


I know a lot of women readers be like:


But me?


Bring on the heroes and some bitches that need saving, people.






Fictional feminism be DAMNED, homies.


Yes, yes, I know, how horrible of me.

[Insert meaningful supportive
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
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 didnt 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 have more room to expand on certain plot events. I had some questions while reading and though I do want answers, if almost
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
*4.25 Stars*

I will find the real you among the echoes and I will make her mine.

[image 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
Aestas Book Blog
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites

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
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
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 else.

"I told you once that I never thought you would be okay again, but that doesnt mean Ive ever stopped hoping you would."

Next 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
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
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
4 Fighting Stars!!

 photo image.jpg1_zpsef71vhrg.jpg

I'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 month...nope. She makes them all REAL. In Fighting Silence, I totally fell for
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-boyfriends


"I will find the real you among the echoes- and I will make her mine."

Ahhhh...where to begin in this story...I 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/Slate...


Riley/Erica...ugh, poor girl. The book begins with her rape and attempted murder. It's a
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.50 STARS


Erica is forced to hide, to be someone else. She spent three years in witness protection running from someone who wants her death. Shes constantly living in fear. She moves in an apartment, next to Slate. Slate wants to protect her at first, but soon he wants more, 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.

Im so in
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Beautiful Slate Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

I want you. All of you. Not these little bits I hear echoing around the room. I just want you, Riley.


Aly 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 Alys 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
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 JUMBO STARS (If I could give it more I would, it deserves it)

I think I have read my favorite book of 2014 and it's only July!! Holy torpedo this book HAD IT ALL. When I say all, I mean it. Everything I need and want when reading it had it. I was happy, sad, shocked, scared, I questioned everything, I laughed, I highlighted almost everything. It had warmth and love and it was flirty and friendly. It had romance, friendship. It had my heart racing, my toes tingling and my stomach in mf'ing
4.5 I will fight the entire world for you stars

I love this book! A strong woman shattered by trauma and living in constant danger, a guilt-ridden man determined to protect her, and a famous but highly private boxing champ. No, its not a threesome, and there is definitely no love triangle, but it is a story featuring incredible relationships and one all-consuming love story that absolutely stole my heart.

Erica and Leo are living life on the run in the Witness Protection Program. Erica was a

4 Stars! Great addition to this addictive series!

I was a little confused in the beginning and things got slightly muddled in the middle, but overall...a great read!

While the book is filled with sexual tension, it's not bogged down with sex scenes, there is definitely some spice, but the focus remains on the characters and their dangerous dilemma. I understood why Riley/Erica reacted the way she did, but there were times she got on my nerves, but man oh man, she really came through in the end!!
★★★3.5 Stars★★★
6+++ Stars

Absolutely fantastic.
One of the best books I've read in 2014.

"I'm not some damsel in destress you can swoop off her feet and save, Prince Charming. I'm lost in a world so dark you wouldn't be able to to find the light of day again."

 photo 7274505_zps5c806203.gif

I have spent the last couple of days trying to figure out how much...or how say about this story. I am a firm believer in diving into certain books completely blind, and letting it take you on a journey that you're not prepared for. This is
Kinky Vanilla
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story wasn't going anywhere I gave up and moved on...(need to read part of book 4 to understand this book)

I read book 4 and then went back to makes sence now. It's not a stand alone book...
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Among the Echoes is no fluff. It was raw, gritty and realistic. It depicted a story of a damaged woman who was living in fear and a man who was so protective and understanding that he will do anything to keep her safe.

Riley who used to be Erica Hill had endured a life changing tragedy that resulting in her living in paranoia for years. During this time, she only had one friend, Leo James. He saved her on that awful day and now the only one who vowed to keep her safe. But Riley is not living, she
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Overal rating: 4.5 "Beautiful" stars!!!

Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)

HEA: (view spoiler)

My review:

Aug 06, 2014 marked it as on-hold
On Hold @ 35%

I'm going to put this book down and maybe pick it up later. I'm kind of bored, and I'm not a huge fan of the author's writing style
Veronica Bellaorev Books
Omgg this book. Gave me all the feels. I love Slate when I first met him on Fighting Silence and I didnt know he had his own story. Both Erica and Slate made me fell head over heels with their heartbreakingly beautiful love story. ...more
~Steph K~
Please do not judge this book by it's awful cover - because the story is so beautiful - and honestly, I don't really consider it a MMA fighter book at all. I totally loved this book - it had me wrapped up in it from beginning to end, I couldn't put it down. Slate was so awesome with the way he handled Erica and her past, taking his time with her, letting her learn to trust him enough, so that she could finally open up and share what happened to her. I was totally hoping through the whole store, ...more

3.5 RATING- While I love a damsel in distress as much as I love a sexy, protective hero...this one fell a little flat to me. It started out strong but didn't live up to the five star ratings I saw several reviewers post. Overall, it was an okay read, but nothing about it really stood out to me.
Sammy ⭐️
Aug 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, fighters, 3-star
3.5 stars
Alissa Evanson

Wow this was a bit different than anything Ive read by Aly Martinez in the past. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors with her descriptive emotion and heartfelt storylines. Oh, and she is really really good at writing super hot sex scenes that arent over the top or overdone. ;)

Among the Echoes follows Riley Peterson AkaErica Hill after a horrific and gut-wrenching tragedy. She has had to let go of
Kat DM
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Among The Echoes
By: Aly Martinez
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Kathleen
ARC provided by an author in exchange for honest review
✩★✩★✩5 tragic & gut-wrenching stars✩★✩★✩

OMG! My heart broke for Erica Hill. She is scared and a walking jumpy woman. After the tragedy she had to endure, she's more cautious and freaked out because of it. What happened to her was so horrible that I can't even imagine myself going through that. You can totally feel her emotions from reading this. Being raped is
Kill her.

Theres no doubt about it I was intrigued by those two little words with such impact, and as I kept on reading I knew right away that I was in for the long haul. The author definitely gives her readers a well-written novel full of suspense and hot romance with characters that are quite likeable. Im not going to lie, the story is predictable but the author does a great job keeping the readers attention engaged throughout. The chemistry between the protagonists, Slate and Riley, definitely
After reading Stolen Course, I knew Aly Martinez would become a favorite author of mine. And when I met her at the Book Bash, that thought was cemented due to her being absolutely awesome in person! The blurb drew me in instantly. I was hooked from page one. I won't lie; it starts out pretty intense. I felt my heart pounding and my palms sweating. I couldn't tear my eyes away from my kindle and by the time I got to chapter two, I had tears in my eyes.

Erica / Riley is in witness protection after
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

So I email Aly and beg her pretty please can I get an arcPlease Please Please with a cherry on topAnd because she is awesome shes like sure..Ok maybe she was like who are you and why did you fill my inbox with 25 requests, but whatever.I got my arc

So here I am on a Sunday morning and Im drinking my coffee. Swinging in my hammock..enjoying my day and then boom.I download this book..This is going to be so good..Aha love storyOh I cant wait..

I open the book and the first
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Now, I don't normally read Romantic Suspense, not for any particular reason, I just find mylsef choosing other genres. BUT I will read ANYTHING Aly writes, even if its a recipe card, She's just THAT good. And this book? It's THAT good. The first chapter, heck the first two words, had me hooked and there was no turning back.

You should be warned, the topics that are discussed in this book aren't easy for some people to read about. Aly does such an amazing job at writing it not only tastefully,
L.J (Lisa Jane)
Whabammmmm - I love Aly Martinez and I love the Page brothers and Slate....*sigh*

Seriously though lol - this series is one of my 2 fav. I loved every book and this one is no exception. In fact I didn't know it existed until someone asked me why I handn't read it - wtf? What do you mean.. Let me at it!

So here it is and here I am excited to force you all to read it if you haven't already *snort*

Aly Martinez has the most incredible writing style and way with words. She brings stories and characters
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • With Every Breath
  • Wreck & Ruin
  • Where the Blame Lies
  • Paradox (Pearson Sisters Series Book 1)
  • Hold on to Hope
  • Wait for Me
  • Angry God (All Saints High, #3)
  • Till The Sun Dies (Checkmate #2)
  • The Cruelest Stranger
  • Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)
  • Dirty Letters
  • Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2)
  • The Guy in the Middle (The Underdogs, #3)
  • Hero's Baby
  • The Guy on the Right (The Underdogs, #1)
  • A Lie for a Lie (All In, #1)
  • Saving Barrette
  • Dear Ava
See similar books…
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.

Other books in the series

On the Ropes (3 books)
  • Fighting Silence (On the Ropes, #1)
  • Fighting Shadows (On the Ropes, #2)
  • Fighting Solitude (On the Ropes, #3)

Related Articles

Regular readers of romance know that the genre is currently chock-full of fresh plotlines and heroines who save themselves (and sometimes the he...
141 likes · 59 comments
“Fuck 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 you.” 17 likes
“Please stop hiding and actually live your life.” He pauses long enough to squeeze my shoulder. “It’s killing me to watch you fade into the background.” 5 likes
More quotes…