One tent. One Night. One last chance.
O'Neal Jones was my best friend's little sister—and the woman who ruined my life.
She was the last person I expected to run into on this mountain in the middle of nowhere.
But I wanted her, even if it was a bad idea. Because this thing between us was dangerous. It tore through flesh and bone to sear my soul.
Then, in the course of one night, she worked her way into my tent and my sleeping bag...
The question was, could I heal my wounds enough to let her into my heart?
Loving the Wounded Warrior is a sexy standalone novella, in the Love at Last series.
Originally published in the Rogue Affair anthology, this edition has been expanded with new material.
About the Author
Adriana Anders is the award-winning author of the Blank Canvas series. Under Her Skin, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017, has been featured in Bustle, USA Today Happy Ever After, and Book Riot. Today, she resides with her tall French husband and two small children in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she writes the gritty, emotional love stories of her heart.
Sign up for Adriana’s newsletter:
Like Adriana Anders on Facebook:
Join Adriana’s reader group:
Follow Adriana on Instagram:
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The last thing O’Neal expected to see as she came down off the mountain was a lone man pushing an empty wheel chair up the mountain. After a near miss of a wreck brings her face to face with her adolescent crush she just knows this is the story of a lifetime. The one thing she’s been looking for her whole career. Kurt has been on a mission. A mission to right the wrongs of his past but of which there is no absolution and no answers at the end of the journey. When the young spunky girl of his past won’t leave him alone, he finds himself inviting to stay at his camp for the night. This is all kinds of wrong but he can’t seem to let her go. Despite this being a novella, it had a lot of heart and angst and power within it. Offering up an important message it shines a light on what’s so wrong with the system when it comes to our country’s vets. My heart hurt for Kurt and his total sense of loneliness and loss. O’Neal was a tough heroine but Kurt touched something soft in her and she allowed herself to open up to him. Obviously this is fast paced but very well developed for its length. There is no time lost on secondary characters and the steam was flaming. I would have enjoyed a little epilogue at the end to have made this a perfect short read. The resolution was well rounded and satisfying and I was so happy to see Kurt find his purpose. Overall, this is a very enjoyable read, deeper than most novellas and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a broken hero.
I volunteered to read this Arc for an honest review. I really enjoyed reading the story about O'Neal and Kurt. O'Neal is a young news reporter for the local paper who happens to be set to Mount St. Jacobs to do an article about the turkey release. On her way down the mountain she happens to almost run over a very disheveled looking man. She seems to recognize and but she doesn't know from where. Goes back up the mountain and ask him what's going on and realizing it is her brother's best friend from high school Kurt Anderson. Kurt is fighting his own demons and is pushing a wheelchair up the mountain. O'Neal decide she wants to find out what's really going on so she follows Kurt to the rest area up ahead and offers to Camp with him. Kurt has been traveling across the country for the last year to take his buddies wheelchair, since he passed away, to some of their places they discussed while they were in the military. O'Neal admits to him that she had a crush on him, I'm not sure if she was doing this to try to get as more of a story out of him or she truly just wanted to let him know. Follow them on the adventure up the mountain as the chemistry continues to grow between the two. When they get back to town what's going to happen and how we both feel the day after camping together. You want them to both find what they both need to make them happy. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This short read offers an engaging storyline and likable characters. The history between Kurt and O'Neal helps add a deeper depth to the book than you often get with a novella length read. I loved the chemistry between these two. This is a sweet, dramatic, romantic and emotionally moving book.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I am a huge fan of Adriana Anders and let me tell you why..She writes some emotional heart wrenching stories that pull you in and always delivers it with grace. You can't help but fall in love the hero or heroine and even though they tend to have issues she gives then redemption, hope and eventually love. This is a novella so I really wont be able to understand if you don't grab a copy because it is short but nevertheless lovely
She's Bringing Him Outta The Shadows & Back Into The Light... He's lost, broken, & trying to come to grips with profound grief coupled with War wounds of his own when she literally comes crashing back into his life; she's the girl who held his hand in his neediest time & yet singlehandedly shattered his soul at the same time... What will happen this time when she demands entrance into his self-imposed, solitary existence... I was granted an ARC of Adriana Anders' "Loving the Wounded Warrior" via Booksprout; I thoroughly enjoyed this emotionally charged tale, & found Adriana to be a talented writer. I recommend this book to others based upon its own merits. All opinions expressed within this review are uniquely my own & freely given! Until next time... Happy Reading!