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Half-Broke Heart (Combat Hearts #2.5)

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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 emot
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Published May 20th 2017 by Tarina Deaton LLC
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I really enjoyed this book. I love the writing style and the characters. Great read but there is just one imperfection. It is too short and I thought they would get their HEA here but nooooo the wonderful Tarina gives them a full-length novel. Don’t get me wrong I can’t wait but this novella here left me wanting more.
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
It has to be hard to write a series book that takes place largely over the same time period as the prior book. There was simply too much repetition for me.

While I liked Chris and Denise, she was too guarded for me to get into them as a couple and they just danced around each other the vast majority of the book. I found it frustrating. Much more time apart than together.

I had hope for more. This is a cliffy for their full book.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
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It’s actually good I missed the release of Half Broke Heart. If I had gone into that cliffhanger blind and then had to wait to the end of November to get the rest of the story, I would have been pissed. I’m not a fan of cliffhangers to start with, but cliffhangers with no warning are a HUGE pet peeve of mine. It’s a very good thing I already had Locked Down Heart downloaded as my poor iPad appreciated not being thrown.

From the start, I didn’t feel the connection between Denise and Chris and this
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the blurb is an “Author’s Note” about how Half-Broke Heart is not a stand-alone. I agree. After I got a few pages in, I actually went back to “Stitched Up” to review what I read a year ago. It’s absolutely worth reading in order.

We met Chris and Denise in the first book of the Combat Hearts Series (see my note above) and just knew there was more to them so I am so glad they are getting their story told. Half-Broke Hearts is a novella labelled as book 2.5 in the series which should have told m
Kim Shofner
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
No! That's not how you end a book! Well, I mean... you can. It's called a cliffhanger. But seriously!! You had my emotions all over the place and then you dropped me like a hot potato. Denise was starting to loosen up. Chris was getting to her.
This was a great read. I can't wait for the rest of this story.  These characters are so well thought out that I feel like I know them. The friendship between Bree and Denise is like what I have with my twin. They're relatable. I liked Bree and Jase's sto
Heather Mize
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely loving this series. I am an avid reader and it really takes a lot to get me hooked to a series but this series has it all! This book is not a standalone book and should be read second. This book is the beginning of Denise and Chris's story. Both Chris and Denise both a a ton of baggage that stops them from having a normal relationship without walls. This book does end in a cliff hanger which normally I hate but this book has just made me want the next book more!
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the prequel to Locked-Down Heart, I am glad that I read this before moving on to the next book.

This is Denise and Chris’ background story and I highly recommend it be read before Locked-Down Heart.
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
I wanted Denise and Chris's story immediately after finishing Stitched Up Heart. Something about the intensity that Chris had towards Denise led me to believe he'd be some kind of hero, one who is going to shake the very foundation of Back Off fortress she's built. I wasn't disappointed and am so totally in a mini book hang over.. From the amazing chemistry to the Sizzling yet humorous banter I was hooked. One very important element was the rescue shelter and the bond of the service dogs. This i ...more
Half-Broke Heart (Combat Hearts #2.5) by Tarina Deaton had a powerhouse team of characters and I could not put this book down.

Now I will say that I have not read the other books in this series, but the story is so well written that I didn't need to. True I didn't have any background on Bree or Jase, but because they were not the main focus, it fit perfectly in with the short story theme. They intrigued me enough that I need to go back and read their story, but at the same time, it was vague eno
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Half-Broke Heart (Combat Hearts #1.5) by Tarina Deaton

5 Stars

Oh my goodness, I loved this story so so so much. I did mess up though and read this before I read Stitched Up Heart, the first in the series. Although saying that I can say that yes, I need to read the first before I read the next one, but I was never lost in this story. This is the start to Denise and Chris’s story and at the beginning I did feel like I was missing something because it felt like it started in the middle of a story, w
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Other Books in the Series

Combat Hearts (4 books)
  • Stitched Up Heart
  • Rescued Heart (Titan World) (Combat Hearts #2)
  • Locked-Down Heart (Combat Hearts #3)