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The Purple Heart Paperback – February 22, 2013
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As an Army psychologist, Sydney Porter has heard her share of horror stories. The job she does is very interesting. I loved the way the author had a certain flair for bringing the veterans their need, and the after life of a service member to the front burner. We think about these people all of the time, but do we understand what after service life is? NO I sure didn't and I feel like this was an eye opener for me. So Cheryl and Sydney work together. Sydney deals with the after-service part and Cheryl deals with vets who have passed away. Either way the jobs they do are very difficult. They are extremely close friends. Gina is Cheryl's partner and their love for Sydney stems from her acceptance. I think on IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) Today (May 17)! it is important to bring out this aspect of the book. Cheryl and Gina had parents who did not accept them or their partners, Sydney did. This was a strong bond through routines, friendships and support. While I really loved Aiden and Sydney I hate to say Gina and Cheryl were equal in the running for my fave characters. You have to read it to get their personalities and little quips like "the husband, oh which one are you" and they all laughed.
When the "battle-scarred" Aiden becomes her only assignment for the week, Sydney gets a strange feeling for him, fate, destiny, something not of this world. The chemistry between her and Sergeant Aiden Thane is amazing. At first I was like "too much too fast", but then OUCH! It gets seriously serious!
Sydney begins to question what her feelings mean. The secrets are dished out in a few small doses. Learn about Sydney, her family along with Aiden and his. SO worth the read. The book was fabulous for romance, suspense and a dose of reality. The reality part will bring you to tears. It was poignant, meaningful, and very well written! Go grab it up now!
Adien is a vet returning home. He's well decorated and about to become Sydney's only project.
The chemistry between them starts from their first meeting. The first handshake sends sparks down Sydney's body and only builds from there.
After inviting Adien into her home she realizes that she's added gas to the fire instead of watering it down. She dances around the fire as she freely expresses her feelings for Adien even without realizing it.
Can she continue to do her work while being around Adien both for work and for company? Read The Purple Heart to find out.
The story's protagonist is Sydney Porter. Sydney used to be an Army nurse, but after dealing with so much death on the frontlines, she decided to obtain a psychology degree and shifted her career path in the Army to work with soldiers who are making the transition from Army to civilian life. I found the book's opening to be a bit slow, but it did provide an effective introduction to Sydney's character, her background, and her career focus. In the opening scene, Sydney is presented as the consummate psychologist, professional, polished, and dedicated to helping others.
Upon arriving at work, Sydney finds a case file with her new client: Sergeant First Class Aiden Thane, a highly decorated soldier recently wounded in battle who is returning home with an honorable discharge. The case file contains little personal information about Aiden, but emphasizes that he is a top priority and will be Sydney's only case for now. Not only did that strike me as unusual, but everything about this mysterious Aiden Thames did as well.
My interest in the book really picked up when Sydney actually meets Aiden. Sparks ignite when they shake hands, and that's when Sydney's professionalism metaphorically goes flying right out the window, and she begins thinking and speaking with her heart instead of her head.
To say Aiden is an intense character is almost an understatement. He's handsome, reserved, and Sydney practically melts into a puddle whenever he looks at her.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sydney is a psychologist. Her work has her dealing with soldiers returning from war. She confident she can help these people get on the right track and make an easier transition... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer- Kissablysweet1
Le Sigh. This could have been an exceptional story, with some great characters. Instead, it's a convoluted, easy to anticipate tale of "Love Ever After. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by BAK229
Where do I begin? I couldn't stop reading and the ending was so surprising and beautiful. I'm just blown away! The writing was fast paced and wonderful. Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by Francisco Aramburu
The Purple Heart will keep you on the edge of your seat! Sydney is an Army psychologist, and she has heart stories that would bother the staunchest of hearts. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by Samantha Martin
Unpredictable is the best word I can use to describe the end of this book. Now looking back I can see there was several clues leading up to the perfectly crafted plot line, but I... Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by Lynelle
A delightful & hear-warming story. From start to finish...couldn't put the book down until
I had finished the book. Read more
Just a fantastic book from start to finish. The kind of book that once you start you can't put it down. I look forward to more from this author in the future. Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by Lanette B
First I love that you get two love stories in one book and so well told so that you get connected to both. Second the twists and turns kept me on the edge the whole time! Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by KKS