by C.J. Pinard


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ISBN-13: 9781523651566
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2016
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Antihero 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Short but both the story and characters had some depth. Portrayal of veteran issues was nicely handled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the story, didn't think I would. Held my interest with both their journeys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this novella in the anthology "Field Stripped" and really enjoyed C.J. Pinard's style of writing portraying a reluctant Marine trying to demilitarize and find his way in the world outside the Marines. Ellis grew up hard and made a number of bad decisions which landed him in front of a judge who ordered him to either join the U.S. Marine Corps and complete four years, or go directly to prison. The Marines it was and 8 years later at 25 he is at loose ends trying to figure out what to do with his life while seriously crushing on and occasionally hooking up with a cute red headed barista college student. She has her own insecurities and rough past of difficulties and addictions she is trying to permanently leave behind while studying for a better future, but the handsome brooding former Marine is one addiction she keeps going back too. These two have a lot to work through for them to build a trusting relationship and the reader gets to see each angsty moment. The book is a novella length so things develop rather quickly. This is aided by the relationship is six months old as the story starts after an intro to his troubled youth. I really appreciated how the author showed some of the issues veterans find transitioning back into the civilian world. It is not easy demilitarizing your life and adjusting to everything. This is especially true for those who end up back where they came from. I will be reading the other books in this series.