Specialist Lauren Mayer is an Army Broadcast Journalist who sets out on a life-changing adventure upon joining the military. Against her 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.
|Publisher:||Austin Macauley Publishers LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Laurell Galindo was raised in Meridian, Texas, and graduated from Meridian I.S.D. in 2003. In 2004, she enlisted in the United States Army Reserve to serve as a Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist. She was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006. There, she completed multiple missions to create broadcast news stories and anchored the Baghdad based program Freedom Journal Iraq for the American Forces Network. She separated honorably in 2012. Laurell is now a mother of three and resides in Texas.