In 1998, introverted Cameron Warren is focused on being a model Marine and surviving the social isolation of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Navigating the policy and finding allies is harder than she expected, but she’s determined to complete her enlistment period and return to college.
Meanwhile, gregarious military kid Sharon Rodriguez knows connections are critical to navigate the unspoken rules of the Marine Corps. She’s confident in her ability to enjoy the casual flings she’s accustomed to, while pursuing the 20 year career she desires.
When Sharon convinces Cam to attend a party with her, neither realizes their lives are about to become more complicated than they planned for. How hard will they need to fight for a love that must remain in the shadows?
Penny can’t believe what happened to her: One day she’s studying sociology and paying her tuition with her job at a local café, the next she wakes up in a luxurious house which is the property of a rich and enigmatic woman. Carter Forbes is ready to lay the world at her feet, but what will she expect in return? As she uncovers Carter’s reasons to create this unusual situation, Penny can’t deny the attraction between them. Can she reconcile her desire with her beliefs about herself, or is this passionate affair doomed from the start?
Ivy Chan has always known her destiny.
She would be the best neurosurgeon in the state, or maybe the country. Better even than her father, whose shadow she’s eager to escape.
Ivy has always been a student above all. Friendships, hobbies and romance come second… or more often, not at all. She’s in the home stretch now, the final year of medical school, and her surgical residency is within reach.
All Ivy needs to do is stay the course.
Which would be a hell of a lot easier if she hadn’t had the misfortune of falling in love with her study partner.