Denise Reynolds is used to putting up a good front to show the world a strong, capable woman, but keeps a lot of things buried deep.
Chris Nolton is everything she learned the hard way to avoid — a sexy alpha-male who could charm her out of her pants and work his way into her heart. If history has taught her anything, it’s a deadly combination, but he manages to dig up emotions and longing she’s tried to bury for years.
He says all the right things and pushes her boundaries in all the right ways. Letting her guard down is difficult, especially since believing all the right things in the past led to unimaginable consequences.
Being content with her life may no longer be an option, but risking her heart may bring her to her knees.
Author’s Note: Half-Broke Heart picks up in the middle of Stitched Up Heart (Combat Hearts, #1) and is not intended to be read as a standalone.
The audio for this book is included in the audio for book 2.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I purchased this book.
I will say if you haven’t read book one you probably need too. I think you can read this book without reading book one but Denise is hella funny and you don’t want to miss her comedy. I mean I had a bit of a girl crush on her TBH so this book and book made my heart happy.
I want to start by saying Hayden’s narration is *Chef’s kiss* amazing. She does an amazing job with telling the story. She is easily becoming a favorite voice for me.
Ok so we see Denise and Chris in book 1 but had no clue what was going on between the two of them under Bree and Jase’s noses. Granted Bree was being stalked but still….
Denise and Chris are hella funny together. They both had some issues, but Chris is ready for a woman too settle down with. He didn’t realize it until he sees Jase with Bree and until a certain female is giving him the slip. Karma play boy!!!
Denise is frightened outta her mind with these feelings she is having for Chris. No one gets her and he does, everyone pushes her and he doesn’t. No one gives her comfort like Bree and yet she is leaning into his touch. FREAK OUT CITY!!!
Right when we think they are going to have a HEA we quickly realize there is a reason for book 2….OOOF Chris you are in big trouble but hopefully Denise wont be toooooo mad??? Oh dude you’re screwed because yeah she is going to lose it on you.
Tarina has spent her entire life in and around the military – first as a dependent and then as an enlisted Air Force member.
She writes contemporary and military romance about strong women and the men strong enough to love them. She draws heavily from her own military experience to create authentic characters who face real personal challenges.
Tarina is still active duty and a single mom of six-year-old twins. Her favorite hobby is sleep. She has delusions of retiring from the military and being a stay-at-home mom and full-time writer.