Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce. Single mother Marie hides her private struggles behind her professionalism as a waitress at an upscale Dallas steak house before succumbing to brutally self-destructive impulses.
I've never had my heart broken as badly as you did. Being wrongly accused of terrible things hurt like nothing else that's ever happened to me. My heart has been beaten and battered by the man I love most in the world, and still, I can't hate you.
Babe, here your Morning Mantra, when you look in the mirror: "say it: "I love my eyes when you look into them. I love my name, when you say it. I love my heart when you touch it. I love my life when YOU are in it!