Decide To Hope by June A Converse

Kathleen survived a trauma that left her scarred inside and out. She's decided to hide from the world and live in guilt, rage and despair. For three years she's spoken to almost no one until Matt Nelson shows intrudes on her isolation and forces himself into her silence. With his help, she enters the world, suffers the pain for surviving. But can the demons of that night truly be laid to rest or is isolation the only way she can breathe?

I don't normally read a lot of romance, but from the first paragraph to the last, I was hooked and didn't want to put the book down. The characters are real and likable, and their struggles are relevant and engaging. This book talks about important themes not often dealt with directly, and it does so with great sensitivity and skill. I didn't want this book to end. ~ Meredith Ann, verified purchaser