Sometimes rules must be broken.
Sometimes your beliefs are challenged.
Other times... you just have to follow your heart.
For Marine Corps Sgt. Alex Cruz, the Corps' rules and regulations have served as a blueprint for how he should live his life. In his mind, the way to maintaining proper conduct and order relied heavily on the ability of the individual to follow orders without question. Alex was that individual.
Pfc. Cassie Bennett.
She is brand new to the Corps, looking to cement a place in the world for herself after breaking free from the oppressive life she's lived with her mother. Making it in the Corps is her way of showing her mother that she is more than she thinks she is, while also proving to herself she can survive one of life's biggest challenges.
Both Alex and Cassie are tested when an intensely strong attraction develops between them. They feel it, they want it, but one thing stands in their way... The Marine Corps order on Fraternizing. Their lust filled thoughts, their strong and aching cravings for one another, and their conflicted minds lead them on a roller coaster of emotions and feelings that neither can ignore, no matter how hard they try.
Loyalties will be tested, hearts will be broken, and careers will hang in the balance. Can Alex and Cassie keep their forbidden relationship a secret, or will they lose it all by Fraternizing?
Alex Cruz is just out to celebrate his promotion with his Marine buddies when he is drawn to the pretty blonde. They dance and he can't keep his hands off her. He wants to take her to bed but suddenly a fellow Marine gets into a fight and he has to help defuse the situation before the cops show up. He turns from "Blondie" for just a moment and when he turns back to get her name and number she is gone.
Cassie Bennett has joined the Corps to get away from her abusive mother. According to her mother Cassie will never amount to anything. The Marines is Cassie's chance and she can't screw it up. She is just out of basic training and now onto Comm school before being assigned to her final station. She has six weeks to learn everything she needs to know about being a communications specialist. When she and her class line up to meet the instructors imagine her surprise when the gorgeous specimen of a man she was dancing with two nights ago stands in front of her.
Alex has always believed in the rules and regulations of the Marines but seeing Cassie and the pull she has on him cause him to throw those beliefs out the window. He actively pursues her and they start a secret relationship. Unfortunately there are more people trying to break them apart then will support them. Add to that the chauvinistic asshole that has his sights set on taking Cassie down and you get a story that will hold you in it's grip from beginning to end.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope that a second is in the works because the ending was just not enough!!
Meet CindyFacebook/Goodreads/Amazon Just a book reading, writing loving, mommy and USMC wife! :) I love to write, even if it isn't what is conventional and makes everyone feel giddy inside. I usually pull from dreams, or ideas that just thrust themselves into my head. I have what some would describe as a dry sense of humor, and I think its conveyed in my writing. I like to think I am a kick ass chick, but I can also be sensitive. I'm learning to grow thick skin, and in this field, it is definitely needed! I won't put anything out that I am not absolutely proud of, but like E.L. James said, "I can't own people's reactions to it." Thanks for reading my work... I do appreciate it!
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