In 1998, introverted Cameron Warren is focused on being a model Marine and surviving the social isolation of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Navigating the policy and finding allies is harder than she expected, but she's determined to complete her enlistment period and return to college.
Meanwhile, gregarious military kid Sharon Rodriguez knows connections are critical to navigate the unspoken rules of the Marine Corps. She’s confident in her ability to enjoy the casual flings she's accustomed to, while pursuing the 20 year career she desires.
When Sharon convinces Cam to attend a party with her, neither realizes their lives are about to become more complicated than they planned for. How hard will they need to fight for a love that must remain in the shadows?
A Marine Awakening, a Dal Segno prequel, is a contemporary new adult lesbian romance with a happy ending that shows that no person or policy can stop two Marines fighting for each other.