Almost a 4 stars. Eli and Cooper embark on the last part of their SEAL training and are facing the dismantlement of their team and being apart. Both realize they have something between them that works emotionally, physically, spiritually and decided to risk keeping their personal bond despite being placed in different SEAL teams worlds away from each other. This chapter of the Eli and Cooper story is mostly Cooper coming into its own as a team leader, growing up as a person. Both Eli's going away and coming home parts are lovely and intense. Better than the opening novella of the series. Well worth the reading time.