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Finding Heart

(Colorado Veterans #2)

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Marina Rossi is a tornado of personal chaos, always stumbling into trouble no matter how hard she tries not to. After being scarred by her family and placed into foster care as a teenager, she finds solace with Jasen until he’s moved to a new home. Because of all she’s endured, her biggest fear is being alone and her only goal in life is to create a loving family.
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Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published June 7th 2017
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Elaine
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a very moving story of two people who met and connected as children in the foster care system then were torn apart by that system. Years later, they are now adults and their lives have followed very different routes. He’s been in the army and is now a police officer whilst she’s desperately trying to make a good life for herself but keeps being knocked down again. From the very start this is a dramatic story with Marina Rossi forever seeming to be in trouble and Jasen Dexter (Jase/Dex) k ...more
Christine
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finding Heart by Tiffani Lynn is a emotional tale of lost love and opening up to include others in your life. This is the second installment in Tiffani's Colorado Veterans series and can be read as a standalone but why? Read Finding Purpose because it was perfect in a breathtakingly emotional way and you'll get a introduction to Dex who is our Hero in this story.

Jasen “Dex” Dexter & Marina Rossi met in foster care system. Dex wanted to protect Marina but also was drawn to her. Years later, after
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Cheryl O'Harney
Jun 16, 2017 rated it liked it
*This book was reviewed for Summer's Eve Reads*

Title: Finding Heart
Author: Tiffani Lynn
Genre: Friends To Lovers
Rating: 3/5

A friends to lovers story filled with emotion, this is the second book in a series of standalones.

Marina and Dex were foster care kids who's lives took different turns whilst Marina was followed by bad luck Dex's life turned out okay he'd been in the military and was now a cop, this is their story of them being reunited after 10 years. Marina hopes Dex will be there for her l
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Natshane
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Indie Saga and the author. I'm so glad for finding this gem!

★ 4.5 heartbreaking stars ★

Two broken hearts. Two fractured souls. A chance encounter. Can they find a way back to each other?

There are no words to describe the whirlwind romance that is Marina and Dex a.k.a "Jase". I loved every single second of their love story and probably wept too much at their history and the things that they went through.

Marina is a role model to lo
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Mommaleena
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Finding Heart (Colorado Veteran Book 2) by Tiffani Lynn
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What a tear jerking prologue, but DEF a way to get you to dive right in! OH BOY!!! I'm gonna tell you now that you're gonna need a WHOLE BOX of tissues while you read this story, but man is it worth it! There will be lots of tears through hurt, pain, and most of all love. I wondered if Dex(aka Jase) and Marina(aka Mari) would ever find their true happiness or would forever be in pain alone. You'll have to read Finding Heart
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Jody
When two former foster care kids unexpectedly find one another again fireworks, heartbreak, and danger are the result in this engaging romance. Bruised hearts and fears of loneliness abound as these two very different people find an unlikely connection that takes readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions that kept me fully immersed in this tale from start to finish. By the turn of the final page I'm wore out by all the conflict that came before but immensely satisfied by their hard-fought con ...more
Kathy Rouchelle
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If it weren't for bad luck Mari would have no luck at all, but then......
This is a wonderfully written book with an addicting storyline that is filled with love, passion, suspense, pain, sorrow, suspense, loss and guilt. It is one that will attach itself to you and grip your heart as your feelings go in every direction with each turn of the page.

The characters are very well written and complex, especially the two lead characters Mari and Jase. Mari and Jase met as teenagers in a foster home, whe
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Wendy Hodges
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gosh these two had a rough life start, Marina's doesn't appear to have ever stood a chance of improving, while Dex went into the military which has given him a much better life, even if slightly damaged from events that happened while serving. He has been to hell in how he feels about the loss of his friend/brother, having promised to look after his family that on top has messed with his head to some degree. He is closed off to relationships but at the same time still remembers the girl he fell ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finding Heart is the second book in the Colorado Veterans series, and I absolutely LOVED it, and am already addicted to this series in a big way. But I have to be honest, I never read the blurb before reading, just saw the word Colorado on it, and I knew that I needed to read it. I read so much that sometimes books blur together, but when it has this magic word, (since I grew up there) it stood out. And if that wasn't awesome enough, the book itself was AMAZING, and I couldn't get enough after I ...more
Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
Oh my word this is even better than the first book was. If you're anything like me you will need one huge box of tissues to read this. I cried so many times I thought I would run out of tears.

Marina and Jasen knew (and secretly) cared for each other as youngsters in care, so this is a little bit of a second chance romance. I thought Jasen would be the broken and damaged character but boy it was Marina who broke my heart and had me blubbering repeatedly with how scarred she was inside.

Marina come
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Finding Heart was a heartwarming and emotional book. It was gripping from the moment I started it. It is the second book of the Colorado Veteran series I have read of Tiffani Lynns. The book had my attention right away from the moment I opened it. The storyline was amazing and the chemistry was beyond hot. The love that Jasen Dexter and Marina Rossi have for each other is mind blowing. The way they start out in life to coming together at the end is just perfectly written.

Jasen and Marina met as
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Penny Leidecker
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tiffani Lynn has given us a beautifully written emotional read that will keep you reading until the end. Mari and Jase were in foster care together, but were separated when he was moved. Ten years later, they are reunited when Dex finds her in a compromising position with his current partner, since Quinn is on vacation. Marina keeps getting in bad situations and Dex bails her out. Mari has always had feelings for Jase, but he is a changed man since his ambush in the Army, which killed his best f ...more
Kathryn Linke
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Finding Heart, is the second title in the Colorado Veterans series, but can be read as a standalone, which is the second chance romance of Dex and Mari's who are two broken individuals.

Marina is an endearing and complex character, a survivor who had a life full of bad luck. She has a tendency of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Dex is an incredibly complex character. Although he has a tendency to act at times without thinking through the repercussions in regards to others fee
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Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance Lovers
4.5 Stars

This is a new author to me and wow I am blown away. First off this book is really well written and my warning to all of you is to go to Costco and get the big package of tissues because you are going to need it through this emotional, heartbreaking but full of so much love read!!

These characters are well developed and left me engaged from beginning to end. I could not put this one down. Even though I was balling my eyes out I had to keep turning each page to the very end.

Two very differ
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Chanel
3.75 Rating. The title fits this book perfectly as this story has a lot of heart. Marina has a big heart and such loyalty to her friends even though that often finds herself in the middle of trouble.
The story has the over-used storyline of an ex-military hero, that can’t get past the fact he is alive and his friend and fellow soldier isn’t. His former army experience isn’t the only one factor that impacts Jase/Dex, as years in Foster Care has also left Jase a broken man. It takes a tattooed, st
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Mia Sparks
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this “Finding Heart” to any one who loves second chance at love or friends to lovers story. It was well written and as I read I can see all like movie playing in my own head.
Jase and Marina were in foster care together, but something happened in last house they stayed together where Jase helped Mari to get out of thing that she was forced to do without her well and then they were separated for 10 years.
When they meet again they are as different as two people can be, but they
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Teresa
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional journey for both Dex and Marina as they knew each other as teens when both were in the same foster home. But while Jase "Dex" joins the military, Marina tries hard to keep a job and roof over her head. But when she's arrested after her friend OD's on drugs they meet again as Mari uses her one phone call to Dex who is a cop. What follows is a roller coaster ride of are they or aren't they? But when Dex tries to resist his feelings for her she turns to his friends Quinn and Judso ...more
Lisa
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book grabbed ahold of me from the start and held me captive until the last page.
My heart ached for the life Marina and Jasen were forced into as kids. Growing up in foster care, these two met as teenagers, and had an instant bond with one another.
Jase had my heart from the very beginning with his need to protect Mari. Separated in the system, they thought they would never see each other again. When they meet again 10 years later, Jase's need to protect Mari is just as strong as it was whe
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Deb
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all." This song lyrics perfectly describes Marina who is found in a compromising position by childhood friend, Jasen. Emotions run high in this story line and the words of wisdom come from a homeless guy. This can be read as a standalone, but I loved how Author Lynn incorporated and continued the relationships from Finding Purpose. And as much as I loved Finding Purpose, Finding Heart gripped me from the first page and held my heart and breath to t ...more
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Marina and Dex were in foster care together. Dex was her protector and first love when he had to leave their foster home or was years before they meet again and they meet in some pretty bad circumstances Mari can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble.

Dex also has some issues after losing his best friend. He doesn’t let anyone get to close and he tries to avoid Mari. Poor Dex is so confused and he is sort of off and on with Mari. Mari only wants love and a family something she never had


Marina and
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NhaughtyV says Damn the Zon Save the Reviews
“Why do I fight so hard to keep going when it always turns out bad?”

Tiffani Lynn’s “Finding Heart” is a second chance at love romance, as well as a friends to lovers story. Jase and Marina are as different as two lovers can be, but they are true soulmates. They are jagged and scared people that fit together like long lost puzzle pieces. This story will keep the reader cheering for their much needed HEA.

Tiffani Lynn is a new to me author, but after reading “Finding Heart”, I will be placing her o
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Brittani
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book by Tiffani Lynn that I've read. I loved this book even more than I loved the first Colorado Veterans book (Finding Purpose). This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, it will have crying and smiling and it will touch your heart. It has unexpected twists and turns that you won't see coming. I loved that this book was not predictable, that you couldn't tell what was going to happen next. This book can be read as a stand alone or as part of the series. I highly recommen ...more
Aundrea Mielke
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is so much heart in this story. The pain and the joy this book makes it a great read. Tiffani captures the heartbreak that life can give, but has a sweet way to bring hope and joy to counter those loses. This will be a series I keep coming back to. Mari and Jase are the complete opposite but boy do the attract. The people around them shoe them love but they never truly felt it untill Jase runs back in Mari. So glad I read
This book.
Dina
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Adore this book

This book was more than a 5 star for me I had tears in my eyes for more than half of it it was so emotional. There is such feelings between Dex and Mari. My heart hurt and I wanted for them to be happy so bad and when it finally happens at 3am lol because I just couldn't wait long enough to sleep to see what would happen next I was soooo happy
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Samantha
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tiffani Lynn has done it again with another fabulous book. It took me on a emotional rollercoaster all the way to the end. Mari and Jase used to be in foster care together but were separated and 10 years later find themselves reunited and Dex ( a cop) finds Mari in a series of wrong place, wrong time scenarios. Absolutely loved it and recommend it highly. Great read
Mary
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Finding Heart is such a heartbreaking story. Marina and Dex meet up again after years of losing touch with each other. Both are foster care kids, while Dex has made good with his life, bad luck has followed Marina. This is a friends to lovers story, a standalone book in this series.

An ARC was received for an honest opinion.
Marie Wright
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military-romance
5 stars for Finsinf Heart by Tiffani Lynn

What a great read. I fell in love with Dex and Marina. Could not put it down. I was rooting for Marina and was glad Dex got his head out of his ass. Can't wait for the next instalment of Cirado Veterans.
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Sarah Sargent
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by this author and it didn’t disappoint. Jasen has a military past that has closed him off. When he finds his childhood friend Marina can she be the key that opens his heart. Or will her past push them apart? The heat level was off the charts with these two.
Adrienne
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great story!

What a roller coaster ride of emotions that Jasen and Mari go through! He finds his heart as she finds her inner strength. It’s one of those books you stay up way past your bedtime to finish reading!
Chele
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Magnet for mishaps

A great story characters. Finding THE ONE and accepting them.
Danger and unlucky circumstances follow Mari around Jaded calm controlled life will never be the same . 5 Stars I recommend this book to everyone
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