Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts Courage Patriotism Words rendered meaningless to Erik when his brother Howard returns home from Afghanistan in a flag draped casket Months later Erik finds the gentle words of Howard s Marine buddy

  • Title: Purple Hearts
  • Author: Reno MacLeod Jaye Valentine
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Courage Patriotism Words rendered meaningless to Erik when his brother Howard returns home from Afghanistan in a flag draped casket Months later, Erik finds the gentle words of Howard s Marine buddy, Greg, soften his pain After losing a limb in combat, Greg understands the raw sorrow of loss Erik and Greg spend a soul searching night together and find the unexpected iCourage Patriotism Words rendered meaningless to Erik when his brother Howard returns home from Afghanistan in a flag draped casket Months later, Erik finds the gentle words of Howard s Marine buddy, Greg, soften his pain After losing a limb in combat, Greg understands the raw sorrow of loss Erik and Greg spend a soul searching night together and find the unexpected in each other s company.

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      Published :2019-04-04T03:42:59+00:00

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    Purple Hearts is only a short story, less than 20 pages, but it surprised me. Not since it’s good, I’m used to that from MacLeod & Valentine, but since it’s more romantic than sexy, dry but not cold, and above all “balanced”. There is space for a lot of heated feelings in this story: soldiers fighting and dying for a war apparently no one wants, don’t ask don’t tell still active in the army, even being gay in a little town. But all of these elements are in the story and no one [...]

    I really enjoyed this character driven story. I really liked how the authors were able to tell both sides of Erik and Gregs stories, without seeming to take sides or be negative towards the subject matter. Being a Marine and have several family members in the military, this story rang true on many levels for me. It also brought back memories, which for a such a short story it did a fantastic job of pulling those emotions out of me, and isn't that the point of a great book?

    2.5 starsIt was a sweet story. It made me cry a bit, at one point, but for the rest of the story, I didn't really feel a connection, especially not to the characters. The story was so short and quick that the romance between the two was not very believable. The shopping list for the dessert was cute.

    A sweet bite, but it’s too short for meWarning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS. Rating: 6/10PROS: - This is a short story, but it contains enough little anecdotes with telling attributes about the characters to give a better picture of them than you get in some stories that are four times longer.- I liked that Greg’s missing leg is dealt with so plainly--no attempts to disguise the difficulties he faces; just quiet, simple statement of fact when it comes to the [...]

    I count myself among readers who very much enjoy the stories of MacLeod and Valentine and have come to look forward to their homoerotic tales of alternate worlds and supernatural beings. But one aspect of their writing that always stands out is that when the accoutrement of other-worldliness are stripped away from their intricate and fantastical tales of erotic horror or urban fantasy, at heart, their stories are often character-driven and almost always focused on relationships. And this is what [...]

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