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Imperfect Heart

(Combat Hearts #4)

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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 distract
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Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by Tarina Deaton LLC
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HMS
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Kate
Another series completed. I have so got this. Alas I only liked it.
Angela
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Imperfect Heart is the fourth book in the Combat Hearts Series by Tarina Deaton. This series really is soooo good, and just seems to get better with each new instalment. I was excited to get my hands on this book, but also a little sad to discover that it’s the final instalment in this fantastic series. Although this can be read as a standalone, I really recommend the other books in this series too- as they are wonderful stories in their own rights.
I had high expectations for this book,
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Teresa
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book

I absolutely loved this book and even though I'm sorry to see the series and this book gave it the closure it needed.

Tim and Zoe will have you on a wild ride learning that their hearts can love again after being burned by their ex's. But when Zoe gets stuck in her window after a wild masked bandit takes her house key seals the opening of the book perfectly.

Zoe Acevedo has returned home after serving the Air Force for over a decade but her family doesn't understand how she could le
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Laila Viking
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The fourth and final book in the series of Combat Hearts. It is well written and has a nice storyline and plot. Written in dual POV which gives the reader a lot more of the thoughts and feelings of the main characters. The characters are likeable and well described. They develop nicely and have a great chemistry. Both characters are strong but have a past where they both have bad marriages and because of that hurt a lot.
The story flows well of the pages. It is written in a writing style that ca
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Bobbi Wagner
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book in this series, I enjoyed it just as much as the other books in this series. The one thing I enjoy about this author is her ability to pull me in right from the beginning and this one is no different. She made me feel as if I was right there with Zoe and Tim. They are characters that made me laugh in parts and compassion in the other. The chemistry between these two is strong and I found myself hoping they would find their HEA. I highly recommend reading their story!
BookAddict
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who knows me knows I have a way too big soft spot for raccoons, so any book that begins with an interaction with a raccoon, thieving bandit though he may be, has my attention immediately. That was my first thought, followed by, “Where has this amazing author with her laugh-out-loud, hysterical writing been all my life and how is this the first time I'm reading her work?!” I took a chance on reading an early copy of this book, and it paid of big time! This one has a perfect balance of all ...more
E.A.
Imperfect Heart (Combat Hearts #4) by Tarina Deaton was the perfect ending to this wonderfully amazing series.

I love this series, and I'm saddened that this is the last instalment. But all good things must come to a end, even if we don't want them to. I must say this book, was just as strong as the others, and it being that last had that added closer that let you feeling like, these characters are going to be okay. I will say that though this is considered a standalone. I highly suggest reading
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Laura Furuta
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart (Combat Hearts Book 4)
By: Tarina Deaton
5 out of 5 stars

The story Imperfect Heart (Combat Hearts Book 4) by Tarina Deaton is an amazing romance book that I loved reading. It hooked me in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the final page. I loved reading about the characters of Zoe Acevedo and Tim Larken. I found Zoe to be a brave and independent person as she is going to open her own bookstore. As I love books it is a place that I would visit
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Kim
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I picked this one up on the recommendation of a friend, and it was just what I needed!

Zoe's life has gone a little crazy-pants in the past few months. From her cheating ex shocking her with the revelation of his infidelity accompanied by divorce papers while he is stationed overseas to her decision to separate from the Air Force and pursue her dream of owning a bookstore, her life has been turned upside down. But armed with multiple to-do lists and a boatload of determination, she is going to m
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Debi
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart (Combat Hearts Book 4) by Tarina Deaton

5++++++++ Stars

I'm going to start right off with...Definitely one of my favorite books so far this year, actually maybe even further back than that. I'm not sure without looking how many of this authors books I have read but I know I have felt the same way after every one of them.

I honestly didn't know if I was going to make it past 10% because I was laughing so hard at so many things and I couldn't see through the tears. I really sincerely
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Robin Rankin
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart is the fourth book in the Combat Hearts series by Tarina Deaton and it was just as amazing as the first three in the series.

Zoe has moved to Haven Springs after being discharged from the service. She is excited to start her new life as a civilian, a small business owner and a single woman and to be back in the same town as her best friend as well as close to her siblings. But life has a funny way of leading you down a path you never expected.

Tim a police officer in Haven Springs
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Liz
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well, I most certainly did not see the side-splitting laughs that were to come from this novel. I have read the previous Combat Hearts novels, and really they were good novels, but this one takes the top favorite for me. I was excited, because this was a perfect conclusion to the series for me. My only complaint… It ended, lol. You do not have to have read the other books in the series to enjoy this one, they can be standalones. However, it would increase your reading pleasure.


Zoe was so relatab
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Angela
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What did I like about IMPERFECT HEART? Everything! The story had some very funny moments and some very serious moments. The dynamics of the characters was very real and also very sad at times. What I really liked was how I was able to really get drawn into the storyline and the characters.

Zoe Acevedo is freaking hilarious. She does get into some hilarious circumstances through the book, but what I really liked about her was how real she was. Her character didn’t shy away from issues and definite
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Susan Swiderski
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, sexy
This is the last book of the series, which I devoured like the reading hog I am. I was so impressed by the first book and its unique story line, I simply had to read all of them. This book contains some of the same characters as earlier books in the series, but it's basically a standard run-of-the-mill stand alone romance. The story is okay, but it's pretty much like many other romances I've read. I wouldn't call it a "combat heart" kinda story at all.

Which is okay. Don't get me wrong. I like a
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Katie
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Imperfect Heart (Combat Hearts #4)
By Tarina Deaton
5 stars

I absolutely love this author! Every book that I have read of hers has left me wanting more, her descriptive writing allows me to easily imagine what I am reading, I have an instant connection with the characters that she creates and I can never put down one of her books until I have finished. I have read a few books from this series but not all and I think it could be read as a standalone.
I LOVED Zoe and Tim! They were both fantastic cha
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Maura
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
IMPERFECT HEART is Book 4 of the Combat Heart Series. It is a stand-alone but you really should read the other stories in the series also to find out how fabulous each and every friend is.

I love this series and it just keeps getting better and better. I hope it continues on with Elba's story - Oh my gosh, and Kevin!! We need Kevin's story!!! The thing I especially like in this series is that the author is not afraid to write strong, independent women who do not NEED men in their life to make the
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Shannon
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book I have read by Deaton. Even though it is the 4th book in the series it can be read as a standalone. Zoe and Tim’s friends are from the first three books and are mentioned in this story, but you do not have to read those stories to understand this one. Should you read them? Yes! Tarina Deaton is quickly becoming a favorite new to me author.

Imperfect Heart is super cute, super fun and super sexy. Tim is a small-town police officer while Zoe is ex-military. Zoe’s family suc
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Michelle Austin
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart was a great 5 star read and book four in the Combat Hearts series.

I was pulled in right from the beginning, with a LOL scene with Zoe and a raccoon. On top of that the way she ends up meeting her neighbor Tim was classic. Best start ever in a book.
Zoe has moved to Haven Springs to start over and open a bookstore.

Tim is a police officer and I fell for him right away. When he got a call from his neighbor about a possible suspicious person, he definitely didn’t plan to find Zoe in
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April Johnson
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart is book 4 of the Combat Heart Series. I absolutely love this author! Imperfect Heart has left me wanting To read more of her books. Her writing allows me to easily imagine what I am reading. The moment I started reading this book I had an instant connection with the characters that she creates and I can never put down one of her books until I have finished. I LOVED Zoe and Tim! They were both fantastic characters and I was completely captivated by their story. Zoe was so lovely; ...more
Sunday
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart by Tarina Deaton
Five Stars

Imperfect Heart is the fourth book in the Combat Hearts series by Tarina Deaton. This is one of the best series I have read in a long time. This book can be read as a standalone with no problem feeling like you are missing part of the story. However, I recommend you read the whole series because all of the books are excellent reads. This book is Zoe and Tim’s story. The book had me hooked from the very first page and kept me reading long past me bedtime
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Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart Combat Hearts #4
Written by Tarina Deaton
5 Stars

I have loved this series and the development of the characters. I like how previous characters are intertwined in each book. As the series continues I kept thinking this will be my favorite couple...yet somehow Tarina outdoes herself with each book. They all are special and tug at your heartstrings in a different way. I think Imperfect Heart gave me a connection from living through a similar situation. Thankfully I didn’t have all
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Elena
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I lost the count of how many times I laughed and chuckled while reading this book. The situations that Zoe found herself in are just hilarious and of course it's even more funny when a hot man like Tim is around to comment on them. But oh, her comebacks are delicious and full of sass!!

Two people who were married before but have been hurt in the past. They crave that person that will be for them through the ups and down and they can cuddle with after a long day. However they are chucking it on th
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Candida Hopper
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart (Combat Hearts Book 4)
By Tarina Deaton
I have loved reading this series and this book is no different!! This author had become one of my favorites, I have truly enjoyed reading every story and have become invested in each of these wonderful characters. I am so glad to see that the characters from the other books make appearances in each story. Zoe and Tim's story is heartwarming, hilarious and so much more. Zoe is a strong and independent woman who finds herself in embarrassing si
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Gail Guerrero
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart Combats Hearts #4 by Tarina Deaton

Five Stars

A super cute short read that was fun. Tim and Zoe were a fun couple. I don’t understand how Tim put up with Zoe's need to make list for everything. I mean she put him on a to do list lol. I liked how the author didn’t make everything so dramatic. The moments that caused a separation seemed flawless and more natural. Some people are meant to separate but find a way back together. I like that they knew their flaws and could adjust for th
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Jenni Bishop
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart (Combat Hearts Book 4) by Tarina Deaton ​is the fourth book in the Combat Hearts series, but can be read as a standalone. Imperfect Heart is a contemporary romance with an engaging storyline and amazing chemistry. It is also full of suspense and intrigue, laughter and love and sadness that pulls you into the story and tugs on your heart. I laughed out loud at Zoe’s antics and situations she found herself in and was so drawn to the characters that I was unable to put the book down ...more
Heather
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Imperfect Heart, Combat Hearts Book 4, by Tarina Deaton is a well written romantic comedy. This story of Zoe and Tim is absolutely hilarious. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the story began and the hi-jinks that follow make this a great novel. Zoe is a strong female character in this story, but she can't deny that she needs help at some points. The question is, how much can she take and from whom. Then, adding Tim into the mix, and he has a protective streak a mile wide. Their personalities clash, ...more
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Imperfect Heart ( Combat Hearts Book 4) by Tarina Deaton is a romance book that once I started reading I couldn't put down. This is the story of Tim and Zoe. Tim's a police officer and does a wonderful job of helping others. Zoe is having doubts and some fear about her business. These two definitely have chemistry together and a couple of steamy scenes.Will these two get to have a relationship ?Will Zoe's business have success? Find out this and much more I highly recommend reading this b
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Ashleigh
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Imperfect Heart by Tarina Deaton is the fourth book in her Combat Series and this series just keeps getting better and better. Following the story of Zoey and Tim, I couldn’t read this book fast enough. These two made me laugh, cry and fall in love with them over and over throughout this book. Having read the other three books in this series, I had high expectations for this installment and Deaton did not let me down in the least. The chemistry between these two from the very beginning was enoug ...more
Dawn Cruikshank
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Heart

WOW! What another intriguing story. The story revolved around Zoe and Tim. It was interesting to see a different language used some of the time. There were no really violent scenes in this book but enough to keep a reader interested to continue reading. I am happy that Zoe gave Tim a chance again after the fire. I still would like to know who had slashed Zoe's tire. That was never solved. I am happy that these two found their happily ever after. FANTASTIC job Tarina! I would recom
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