The Marine Girl (ON HOLD)
"Why do you push me away?"
"Because I'm a burden."
"You are not a burden!"
"The blood staining my hands and the loss weighing down my shoulders say otherwise."
Caroline Valencia Carter was strong. At age 17, during her Junior year in high school, Caroline had had enough of the bullies. Fed up with it all and damning consequences to hell, she lied about her age and enlisted in the Marines during the summer between Junior year and Senior year. Proving herself was hard, and two months in, her superiors figured out her real age. Seeing too much potential in her to just send her home, they registered her in their Military Academy for her Senior year, and she passed with flying colours. All in all, Caroline was finally happy, having made her lifetime best friends, Camille Jackson and Evelyn Mitchell, also recruits at the school.
Now, fast forward five years, Caroline is now twenty-two and content with life.
Of course, it doesn't last long.
After a tragic accident during a mission in Iraq, where she'd spent the last couple months, she's shipped home diagnosed with mild depression and panic attacks, as well as metal screws helping hold her left leg together. Yes, she gets to finally be reunited with the family she missed dearly, but she also has to deal with the haunting memories from her time in the war-zone.
Insert Toby Weston. Dashing, hilarious, and mischievous, once he catches sight of Caroline, he is instantly intrigued. Wanting to know more about the outspoken yet cold girl, he's set on befriending her.
But with very dangerous enemies thirsting to destroy her, Caroline must survive terrorists, betrayal, and-perhaps the most difficult of them all-love.
One thing's for sure, the small town of Lesville, California is in for one hell of a year.