It’s not a mid-life crisis if you’re finally doing something you love, right?
Separating from the Air Force after thirteen years may seem drastic to some, but Zoe Acevedo is finally doing something for herself. Opening an independent bookstore in Haven Springs, North Carolina is a major undertaking, but Zoe has a plan and a list. What she doesn’t have is time for distractions like her interfering family, her cheating ex, or the sexy neighbor who always manages to find her in the most awkward situations.
As a Haven Springs police officer, Tim Larken has dedicated his life to protecting and serving. He learned the hard way that the damsel in distress doesn’t always want to be saved, but somehow he manages to help his curvy new neighbor out of one tight spot after another.
Their attraction is undeniable, but when true disaster strikes will that be enough for two Imperfect Hearts to heal together?
Imperfect Heart is the final book in the Combat Hearts series. It can be read as a stand-alone. Guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I purchased this book and audio.
Again, I have to say the narration is A-MAZ-ING!! I mean Hayden just blows me away with each book. I absolutely love love love her ability to tell the story.
I am going to start by saying this series was absolute perfection. I have called all the guys as mine to my blogging sister. I can’t decide who I love most. I can’t decide which woman I want to be best friends with. I can say that I most definitely will be relistening to this series time and time again.
Oh Tim. What a character he has been. The police officer who has a heart of gold. He loves his brother and now Bree. We have seen him through the entire series, so I was pumped to see him get his HEA. He is just the fun-loving guy and I always wondered WHY?? Why hasn’t he been snatched up? ANNND Then we learn his story. Poor dude. Again, he has the purest heart of all and he has his heart destroyed by love.
Zoe is something. She is a firecracker for sure. I fell in love with her the first scene where she is so stubborn and tried to climb (unsuccessfully) through a window. She is starting her life over after a divorce and career change.
When Tim sees Zoe stuck in the window the chemistry was born. They both are attracted to the other but he is afraid to try and she is not making space for anyone right now. The more time they spend together the more their chemistry is undeniable.
I was so happy listening to the story of her overcoming and learning to trust/lean on people while we see Tim learning to love/trust again.
I have to say I am broken hearted this is the last book in the series because it was just such a great series and I will definitely be reading more from the author in the future.
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.