The moment Jessica walked into her high school English class and laid eyes on fellow classmate Trent, she felt alive in ways that she had always dreamed of. Swept up in a teen romance by the very charming Trent, Jessica finally had the connection and attention she’d always wanted but never seemed to achieve. When other sides of Trent’s personality began to emerge—jealous, demanding, controlling—Jessica was convinced that if she could only please and satisfy him the way he deserved, the relationship would survive.
As her relationship with Trent wound through marriage and motherhood Jessica discovered that no amount of pleasing could soothe the lion that was no longer able to be tamed. Unspeakable brutality and emotional devastation became her norm. Jessica’s story of overcoming domestic violence and ultimately identifying her purpose and claiming her power as a survivor of domestic abuse will leave the reader breathless.
In this page-turner of a memoir that reads more like fiction, the reader will be enthralled and experience a range of emotions from anger to tears, laughter to joy, and finally absolute hope in their own journey of healing, no matter their circumstances.