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Falling for the Veteran

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A sweet, sexy wounded warrior romance, book two in a fun series set in New Zealand.

Rivers' number two in her Little Sky series, Falling For The Veteran, is sweet with some heat. It stars Sophie Delaware, who is unlucky at love and decides she’s through with long-term relationships and just wants a fling, and Cooper Simons, a playboy and Veteran who is dealing with demons of war – including survivors guilt, flashbacks and nightmares. The fact that these two have known each other their whole lives makes the evolution from friends to lovers compelling, plus gives a depth that wouldn’t be there if they’d been strangers.


The New Zealand setting is quaint and very interesting to a gal from the states like me, and the previous series catch up keeps readers on top of things with a hint of what’s to come. There’s just enough drama to pull at heartstrings without over doing it and although the read started slow it quickly picked up the pace, ending in a real page-turning tearjerker. The standouts in this novel are definitely Sophie and Cooper – both unsung heroes who wouldn’t fall in love. Cooper, a wounded warrior who cares for the family of a fallen soldier friend, and Sophie, who cares for her disabled mum. They are two very genuine, complicated characters, who will endear themselves to their reading audience. The series may be read out of order.

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About the author

Alexa Rivers is the author of sexy, heartwarming small town romances set in gorgeous New Zealand. She lives in a small town herself, and shares a house with a neurotic dog and a husband who thinks he’s hilarious. Her hobbies include eating chocolate, drinking tea, reading, and cuddling fluffy pets. view profile

Published on July 01, 2019

60000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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