For Keeps by Veronica Lynch
Meghan Muldoon is at a crossroads: struggling to balance the demands of a high stress vocation as an advocate for victims of violence and her feelings for Keenan Rossi, a man who wants to make their relationship permanent.
On Valentine's Day, a series of routine crises force Meg to question staying in a profession which fulfills her both professionally and spiritually--or devoting the rest of her life to the one person who completes her.
Which one is For Keeps?
This story really struck a chord with me. My daughter is also a professional advocate/counselor for victims of sexual assault. It is demanding but such important work. Keenan also has a demanding job, just as demanding as Meg's, yet he doesn't seem to understand Meg's commitment and pressures her to leave her job and marry him. My only quibble with For Keeps is the fact that Meg is forced to choose.
Both Keenan and Meg are vivid characters, likeable and rootworthy. The romance is yummy!