Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review: LOCKED-DOWN HEART by Tarina Deaton!


My Review: I wish I had paid more attention when I signed up to read and review this book - the main characters relationship actually begins in previous books of the series. And on top of that, the characters from past books play a large role in this book as well. But I managed just fine. Sure, I was a little confused sometimes, and it took me a couple chapters to get a real grasp on how everyone was connected. But I was so into the story line, and so eager to know what happened - I refused to let any unknowns distract me. Clearly this author had the goods, enough to keep me going no matter what, so kudos are in order.

We all know second chance romances are my jam, and this book hit all the right spots. I was practically drooling in the beginning because it was everything I wanted - he ghosted on her, now he's back and they meet unexpectedly, before he could meet her again on his terms. And just because she understands why, doesn't mean she's going to deal with that again - girl has more important stuff to deal with. I was seriously sneaking pages of this during any available break, because I had to know what happened. The romance really sold this one for me.

Cover Lovin': I can't get over the cover model's expression.

Recommendation: The two main characters have a past that appears in previous books, but you can manage without having read them.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!! Great read, with a heart melting romance!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~
Locked-Down Heart:

Denise Reynolds’s tightly controlled life is thrown off kilter when she’s given custody of her young cousins. There are days she has a hard enough time getting herself out of bed, never mind two precocious kids.

If that wasn’t enough, Chris Nolton comes strolling back into town as suddenly as he left it. She’d broken her own rules and given him a chance once before, only to have him ghost on her. But he’s not there for her this time. No, he’s leading the FBI Task Force intent on capturing the kids’ biological father. A man who was sent to prison for manslaughter. A man who was released five years too early. A man who wants his kids back.

The past has a way of repeating itself and once again, Denise finds herself defending the innocent against the evil of world. One wrong decision, one second guess, could have devastating consequences. To protect the most important people in her life, she’ll need to trust the one man with the power to break her.

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Catch up on the Series!
Stitched Up Heart: Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon UK | iBooks
Rescued Heart: Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon UK | iBooks
Half-Broke Heart: Amazon
About the Author:

Tarina has spent her entire life in and around the military - first as a dependent and then as an enlisted Air Force member.

In 2015, a friend challenged her to complete NaNoWriMo. She dusted off one of the many stories she'd started over the years, threw it in the trash, and started all over.

Her debut novel, Stitched Up Heart, released in September 2016. The military gives her plenty of material to work with and she strives to create characters who authentically represent all facets of the military life - the good and the not so great.

Tarina is still active duty and a single mom of five-year-old twins. Her favorite hobby is sleep. She has delusions of retiring from the military and being a stay-at-home mom.

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 Disclaimer: I received a copy to review.

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