Tulsa, Oklahoma, Christmas 2001.
Roland "Fitz" Fitzgerald is having the worst holiday season of his life. His blood family is falling apart, and his chosen family is badly hurt and struggling to get back on its feet. He became a member of the Brazen Bulls MC to find brotherhood and a purpose for his life, but everywhere he turns, all he sees are dark shadows.
There was light in his life once, but he lost it long ago.
Kari Kovacs' life isn't perfect, but she's content in it. She's got her job, her friends, her family—most important of which is her young son, the light of her life. She devotes her attention to him and has decided neither she nor he needs more.
She had a different kind of love once, but she doesn't let herself dwell on its loss.
On Thanksgiving Day, when Fitz is caught in a dark tempest of heartbreaking trouble, he runs into Kari. Their past rekindles at once. By New Year's Day, their lives, and their futures, are full of light.
Note: This Christmas story takes place toward the end of Stand, Book 7 of the Brazen Bulls MC series, and is Book 7.5 of that series.