Kaitlyn Emberland was brutally raped five years ago. She almost died, and her assailant left behind forty-two scars to remind her of their encounter. She will never trust a man again. She will never love again. The mere thought of a man’s touch makes her skin crawl—and then she meets Marc Campbell. He is different. He’s kind, gentle, understanding, and he loves her. He is willing to do whatever it takes to convince Kaitlyn that she can put the rape behind her and live and love again. But is it even possible? Can such a brutal act of violence and betrayal ever truly be overcome? Kaitlyn has her doubts, but with the commencement of Marc’s “treatment”, even she begins to believe that she may one day enjoy the physical side of love again—an act that now makes her heart pound with soul-shaking terror, and a goal that Marc is determined to attain.