Two Hearts’ Truce

Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 16

Romance - Contemporary
278 Pages
Reviewed on 09/01/2022
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Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite

Bonded by war, survival, sabotage, and near-death experiences in Iraq, Sergeant Jeffrey Frisco and Captain Jeremy Northup became lifelong friends. When Jeff returned to Crystal Rock for Jeremy’s wedding, he met his friend’s sister, Amanda. Jeff and Amanda had dated and broken up in high school, so they had history. Ten years had passed, and they couldn’t stand each other, but the sparks between them were alive. However, Amanda didn’t trust Jeff enough to spill her guts. Someone he knew was blackmailing her for a long time. Jeffrey also couldn’t stand Amanda’s feigned shallowness. The duo agreed to a truce for the sake of Jeremy’s wedding, but would it last? Will they ever get past their demons and let Cupid's arrow strike a second time? Find out in Two Hearts’ Truce by Tamara Ferguson.

Two Hearts’ Truce by Tamara Ferguson is the sixteenth installment of the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance series, and I loved it. I enjoyed reading about our veterans finding love with someone deserving. The romance was tasteful, with no tackiness, and my toes curled from the cuteness. I also enjoyed watching Amanda blossom. After six years of stagnancy, she took the first steps to academic and career accomplishment. Jeff defined love through his patience, understanding, care, providing, and protection. He was a model man. The veterans pulled at my heartstrings, and I shed a tear when Anna talked to Amanda about prosthetics. That scene reminded me of how many veterans live the rest of their lives with varying degrees of disabilities and trauma gained while serving their country. I thank them for their services and sacrifices. Tamara merged sensitive issues with romance and humor in this book to create a masterpiece.

Marta Tandori

Allowing oneself to trust again is at the core of Two Hearts’ Truce: Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 16, an emotional standalone romance in the series by Tamara Ferguson. Amanda Northrup has arrived in Crystal Rock, Wisconsin to attend her brother Jeremy’s wedding to Air Force Captain Christine Cameron, and is surprised to see her old high school flame, Jeff Frisco, an Air Force Sergeant, who is also there. Jeff’s sudden reappearance in her life couldn’t have come at a better time. Amanda has decided to take up residence with her brother and his wife and begin working with wounded warriors at the local center, hoping to find some semblance of safety from the threat that’s loomed over her life since her breakup with Jeff. For the first time in six years, Amanda has hope for the future and Jeff has made no bones about the fact that he wants to be a major part of it. Slowly, Amanda begins to trust those she loves, hoping once and for all to put her past behind her. While Jeff is doing everything in his power to make up for his past mistakes where Amanda is concerned, he’s worried about Major Brian Darnell, a traitor in his view, who’s currently collecting full retirement benefits while probably plotting his revenge on Jeff. However, Jeff’s problems seem to pale in comparison when he realizes that Amanda may be in danger.

Two Hearts’ Truce showcases the power of love, underscoring that love can happen to anyone, even those with scars and disabilities. The cast of characters is well-drawn. Ferguson has created personalities that are far from perfect, coming from complicated pasts and trying to hide their vulnerabilities while aching to heal and trust again. The relationship between the main protagonists, Amanda and Jeff, alternates between playfulness and passion as they try to work through the weight of their painful past. The shift between friendship and romance is a fine one, creating a rich arc of emotion through the characters’ respective trust and affirmation. These points lend a layer of authenticity to an already enjoyable story. Although the book has a military bent, it’s first and foremost a love story and all lovers of the genre are sure to find many moments that will resonate with them, leaving them eagerly anticipating their next fix in the series.

Emma Megan

When Sergeant Jeffrey Frisco meets his ex-high school sweetheart at her brother's wedding, all the feelings he had for her resurface again. While looking at her, Jeff notices a look of vulnerability in Amanda Northrup's eyes. He senses that something is wrong with her and he is eager to find out why she broke up with him back in high school. He is determined to help Amanda open up about the secret that causes her so much pain. However, as they both admit that they still have feelings for each other, they decide to start over and soon they put behind them the last ten years spent fighting like cats and dogs. Unfortunately, Amanda's secret will catch up with her even in Crystal Rock. Read Two Hearts’ Truce by Tamara Ferguson to learn how Jeff figures out Amanda's secret that prevents her from moving forward.

This exceptional contemporary romance is an absolute must-read. It has exceeded my expectations. It's so nice when some characters from the previous book in the series make their appearances off and on. It made me enjoy the series more and really helped me stay connected to this story especially. Two Hearts’ Truce by Tamara Ferguson is filled with raw emotions, suspense, incredible characters, and mystery. Sergeant Jeffrey Frisco and Amanda Northrup are great characters, the kind you can't help but root for. The connection between them was phenomenal and really sweet. Tamara Ferguson stays true to her reputation of writing love stories that are out of the ordinary and stories that portray healthy relationships.