One rainy morning. One selfish man. One evil act. In just a few terrifying moments, Carina's life changed forever. It had been Carina's goal to keep herself pure for marriage. The man who raped her took away her virginity, her dignity, her security, her choices, her life. Carina wishes she had died that morning on the mountain, but fate cruelly let her live. She didn't know a person could feel so lost, so violated, or so worthless. Day after day, she cowers in her boyfriend's home, unable to find the courage to even go back to her apartment. Only her best friend, Jennifer, and her boyfriend, Jove, reach through the thick curtain of emotions to try to bring her back out into the light. Yet in spite of their efforts, Carina is unsure that she will ever be able to live life again. How can she return to a normal life? How can she face a world of so much darkness? Just when she begins to feel hope that perhaps life might go on, fate deals her the cruelest blow of all. Now, it is up to Carina to reach past her fears and find the strength to overcome her circumstances. In Against My Will, author Robyn Heirtzler creates an intimate and emotional look into the life of a rape victim. Readers will follow Carina's journey as she deals with the emotional and physical effects of the rape, face her attacker on the street and in court, and finds the courage and the will to fight back the overwhelming tide of despair and feel peace and happiness again in her world. A must-read for family and friends of rape victims, Against My Will is a book that will help the reader to better understand the pain and frustration - the devastating torment - the victims endure, enabling the reader to better reach out and help rape victims heal. For more information on helping rape victims, please visit Robyn's website, www.robynheirtzler.com.