Blog Tour - Locked Down Heart by Tarina Deaton

Saturday, December 09, 2017




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



My Review

Rating: 4.5 Locked Down Stars!

I love military romance, I love reading how a character can overcome their fears and trauma and find themselves in the process. But, it's not every day you come across a character so engrossing, you felt every bit of pain, fear, and emotions coursing through their minds - and as if Deaton couldn't stop surprising me, I've never read a military romance with a woman as the main! 

Although I started the book a little off-focus because I haven't read the previous books in the series (in which I quickly realized my mistake and also devoured the other books), Deaton's writing has a way to suck you into her world and I found myself completely immersed into it all.

Filled with action and angst, this is an intense book that devours your attention and makes you craving for more! Prepare to be locked down ;)

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book generously provided by Inkslinger PR and the author. Thank you for the reviewing opportunity!


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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