Two Hearts Surrendered

Romance - Contemporary
150 Pages
Reviewed on 11/22/2015
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Author Biography

A member of the Romance Writers of America, Tamara Ferguson is the multi-award winning, #1 international bestselling author of the Tales of the Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series, the Kissed By Fate Series, and the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series.

Her latest wounded warrior romance novella, Two Hearts Unspoken, is included in the top-ten bestselling Holiday Anthology, Mother’s Day Magic…With Love, which was also #1 in Wounded Warrior Fiction.

Since being released independently, Two Hearts Unspoken has become a #1 International Best Seller at Amazon as well as a #1 International Hot New Release, and is the 2016 SILVER MEDAL WINNER at Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards for Military Fiction.

The wounded warrior romance, Two Hearts Surrendered, was originally published in the bestselling Magical Weddings anthology, which included stories by fifteen USA Today, best-selling, and award-winning authors.

Two Hearts Surrendered independently earned 3-5★reviews from Readers’ Favorite, and has just become a #1 International Best Seller at Amazon, on 8 bestseller lists. Two Hearts Surrendered was also a New Adult Finalist in the Romance Reviews 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Two Hearts Undone (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance #3) was released in May of 2016 by AA Publishing and was #1 in 8 Wounded Warrior categories at Amazon. This short story is also included in the Annie Acorn 2016 Romance Anthology.

That Unforgettable Kiss (Kissed by Fate Book 1) is a #1 International Best Seller, earned 3-5★editorial reviews from Readers' Favorite, and was the WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Award in New Adult Romance
That Unforgettable Kiss is currently featured in the #1 bestselling A Touch of Passion, 8 full-length novels by USA Today, New York Times bestselling and multi-award winning authors. This anthology is a #1 Holiday Romance, and the WINNER of the 2016 Romance Reviews Reader’s Choice Award in Anthology Romance.

Tales of the Dragonfly In Tandem is a #1 Best Seller, and was a romance finalist at the 2013 Indie Excellence Awards, while Tales of the Dragonfly In Flight was a 2014 WINNER at the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. In Flight will soon be rereleased by Blue Harvest Creative.

Her wounded warrior romances, Two Hearts Unspoken. Two Hearts Surrendered, and Two Hearts Undone have all become WINNERS at the 2016 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS.

Along with The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award Winner, That Unforgettable Kiss, Two Hearts Surrendered and Two Hearts Unspoken were also finalists for the IAN Book of The Year.

Presently, Tamara’s working on Two Hearts’ Christmas Wish, the fourth story in her multi-award winning Two Hearts Wounded Warrior series, Emergence, the third book in the multi-award winning Tales of the Dragonfly Novels, and a novella for the next installment of the bestselling Wedding Pets and Kisses anthologies, featuring stories by multi-award winning, bestselling and USA Today authors.

Since she remains a full-time caregiver for an autistic son, you can usually find Tammy working at home, where she spends a lot of time not completing her numerous home improvement projects, because she's writing or helping author friends promote their books on twitter.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite

Wow. Just wow! How’s that for a review? Well, that’s what I’ve got for the fantastic new novella by author Tamara Ferguson, Two Hearts Surrendered. Follow the story of Air Force pilot Luke Bryant and the lovely Kelly Callahan. Their meeting was certainly eventful as Luke, as a 13-year-old, saved 6-year-old Kelly’s life after she almost drowned. Now, fourteen years later, Luke is at home and meets Kelly again, this time finding a beautiful 20-year-old young woman. Instantly drawn to each other, they have only a few hours together before Luke has to return to duty. And later, when Luke returns from Iraq, seriously wounded, Kelly’s faith isn’t shaken; she’s sure they are still meant to be together. Luke can’t get over his thoughts that Kelly would be better off without him, and tries to turn her away, but Kelly won’t give up on him. Their journey is certainly not an easy one, but will it end up in the love they both truly want? You’ll need to read the book to find out!

I so enjoyed Two Hearts Surrendered. Author Tamara Ferguson has done an absolutely wonderful job in creating characters that her readers will relate to, care about and continue to think of long after the novella is done, and if that isn’t the hallmark of a great author, I don’t know what is. Any reader who enjoys a fantastic love story should absolutely read Two Hearts Surrendered. I highly recommend this novella, and am very much looking forward to reading more from author Tamara Ferguson as soon as possible!

Jack Magnus

Two Hearts Surrendered is a contemporary military romance written by Tamara Ferguson. Thirteen-year-old Luke was old before his time. First he lost his father, then his mother, leaving him in the care of a step-father whose beatings left him scarred and feeling alienated from the rest of the world. While he worked so hard to conceal the bruises and other evidence of the man's physical abuse from his teacher, the school counselor and other adults in the community, there was no way to hide everything from the kids in the locker room. Luke's source of solace was Dragonfly Pointe; its sandy shores and cool waters providing him just enough comfort and strength to keep on going. Six-year-old Kelly Callahan was part of that other world, and watching her play reminded him painfully of his own little sister, Cassie, who was also gone. When he saw Kelly unnoticed and drowning in the lake, all thoughts of covering the still-bleeding scars from last night's beating were forgotten in his need to save her. Over the years that followed, the two of them would share a special bond that, given the right moment, might flower into a full-blown love.

Tamara Ferguson's Two Hearts Surrendered is well-written and engaging. Luke and Kelly are compelling characters whom the reader can't help but cheer for when they meet up and hope that the two, who are so obviously in love, will eventually find a way to make a life together. Ferguson peoples her story with other unforgettable characters as well, including Kelly's brother, Dan, the physical trainer, Steve, and Jake, owner of the Dragonfly Pointe Inn. Her plot is compelling and real, especially those parts concerning the care and rehabilitation of wounded veterans, and her romantic passages are sensitive, caring and tasteful. I enjoyed reading Two Hearts Surrendered, and I highly recommend it.

Rabia Tanveer

Two Hearts Surrendered by Tamara Ferguson tells the tale of two hearts who met again and surrendered to their passion and love. Luke Bryant was just 13 years old when he met little Kelly Callahan. He saved the little girl from drowning and that was when the two formed a friendship that lasted years. First, there was friendship, then came attraction, but Luke was always hesitant to act on his attraction to Kelly and when he joins the armed forces things go back to simmer.

However, when he returns for the wedding of Kate, Kelly’s sister, they meet again and the two of them share a passionate night. But he has to go back to fulfill his duty to the Air Force. He returns as a wounded warrior, he is broken from the inside and out. And now it is Kelly’s turn to take what she wanted since she was a little girl. Neither Luke’s battered body nor his resolve will keep her away. She will love him with all she has and make him hers, forever.

Two Hearts Surrendered by Tamara Ferguson was an instant hit with me. I’m a sucker for a good military romance and this one topped the charts. I really loved the way every single thing was written and introduced. I loved Luke and his intensity and I loved Kelly and her innocent disposition. She knew what she wanted and brought Luke’s walls down. He literally caved and sagged into Kelly because of his past trauma and heartbreak. The two shared a bond and strength that allowed them to be a couple that I would love to read more about. A great military drama/romance that makes you want more.