Gabe and Ellie were childhood sweethearts. Both enlisted in the USMC with a 4 year contract and planned to get married when done. They each had bad things happen during their military service, leaving both physical and emotional wounds.
This was a novella that really packed a punch. I liked the alternating points of view. It really worked in this novella, to be able to read what both with thinking. I was teary at the end.