My Soldier's Secrets by M. Yakus-Johnson
Approx. 17,260 words.
Published on July 30, 2012.
Pace is a Marine, just discharged after his 2nd tour in Iraq. The experience weighed on him heavily. He is now plagued with PTSD, and a prosthetic foot, which makes him feel like a shell of his former self. When he meets Cynthia he is drawn to her, and he finds himself wanting to be a man she could see herself with. Will they be able to repair what Pace thinks is broken to find love in each other?