E-book: 272 pages
Author Garrett Leigh
Leigh's characters are usually broken. They are hurt either emotionally, physically, psychologically, or all of the above. Her books are not light, sugary, or easily forgotten. For me the character's linger. She's become an automatic buy.
Cooper's and Max's love affair is a slow developing one. It's shown through small gestures and quick smiles. Making tea and walking the dog. This book has just a handful of intimate scenes. It's more about their connection and learning to trust again.
Cooper's military past is shown in a series of flashbacks. These scenes tend to be very gritty, but they show Cooper's determination and friendship with his men. And how much he's really lost.