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Purple Hearts

By Tess Wakefield
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Publisher Description


When a soldier with a troubled past and a struggling songwriter agree to a marriage of convenience for the military benefits, neither expects much after saying “I do.” Then tragedy strikes, and the line between what’s real and what’s pretend begins to blur in this smart and surprising romance perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jojo Moyes.

Cassie Salazar and Luke Morrow couldn’t be more different. Sharp-witted Cassie works nights at a bar in Austin, Texas to make ends meet while pursuing her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. Luke is an Army trainee, about to ship out for duty, who finds comfort in the unswerving discipline of service. But a chance encounter at Cassie’s bar changes the course of both their lives.

Cassie is drowning in medical bills after being diagnosed with diabetes. When she runs into her old friend Frankie, now enlisted in the Army, she proposes a deal: she’ll marry him in exchange for better medical insurance and they can split the increased paycheck that comes with having a “family.” When Frankie declines, his attractive but frustratingly intense friend Luke volunteers to marry Cassie instead. What she doesn’t know is that he has desperate reasons of his own to get married. In this unforgettable love story, Cassie and Luke must set aside their differences to make it look like a real marriage...unless, somewhere along the way, it becomes one...

52 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“Im giving it 4/5 stars because I’m easily satisfied when it comes to books and movies. If I like it then I like it yanno??? Im not a tough grader lmfao”
Characters change and growHeartbreakingRomanticRealistic settingComing of ageInformative
Loudly Crying Face“I rated this book a 3.5/5 stars, but on Goodreads I rated it a 4/5. I liked Luke as a character: his character was more developed in the book than the movie. His struggle with Oxy and anxiety on top of his trauma from the attack makes Luke the best character in the book for me. Cassie on the other hand was the opposite. I found her very selfish— she cheats on Toby, often times forgets about Nora, and pretty much neglects Luke the first half of the book. Luke pretty much made the rating high.”
Characters change and growEasy to readHeartbreakingRealistic settingMoving
Slightly Smiling Face
Multi-layered charactersComplexHeartbreakingRomanticRealistic settingHopeful
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes
Likable charactersWitty banterFast-pacedRealistic settingLighthearted
“It wasn't my favorite, it was a very slow read for me. Personally I liked the movie much more, but that's just my opinion. Still was good, loved the romance in it :)”

About Tess Wakefield

When not producing fiction for young readers, Tess Wakefield works in Golden Valley, Minnesota as a copywriter, an amateur comedian, and a caretaker for several thriving plants. Purple Hearts is her first novel for adults.

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