Laurell Galindo, author
Specialist Lauren Mayer is an Army Broadcast Journalist who sets out on a life-changing adventure upon joining the military. Against better judgment, she falls for a Navy sailor named Davin Hendrix. Davin’s Navy obligations and Lauren’s impending deployment to the war-torn country of Iraq soon separate them. Devoted to each other, Lauren and Davin struggle through a long-distance relationship which falters at times. This uncertainty, along with the psychological impact of a Military Sexual Trauma, pushes Lauren into the arms of a comrade. Lauren soon has a number of secrets to keep from Davin as they attempt to restore their relationship. She struggles to adjust to many aspects of her life post-deployment. When Davin selects an assignment in proximity to Lauren’s assaulter, she follows – out of love – despite her mental turmoil and fear. The result is a self-inflicted implosion of her life. Her military service, her assault, and her tumultuous relationship with the love of her life are all tests of her fortitude and will to overcome.