Last week @KirkusReviews...
...I wrote about two books. Cammie McGovern's Say What You Will:
Now that I’ve read it, I’m so happy to report that it didn’t just meet my expectations, it EXCEEDED them. It made me laugh out loud, it made me get all sniffly, and then it made me laugh again. It’s a sweet, warm, thoughtful, entirely satisfying story about friendship, trust and love.
And Jolene Perry's Stronger Than You Know:
This is not a story in which the trauma survivor is Healed By Love. The romance is secondary to Joy learning to trust another person, and also a way of showing that despite her past experience, sexual contact can be a consensual, happy thing. (If anyone is unbelievably perfect in this book, it’s her love interest, but he’s so sweet that I let it go.)