On the run from her controlling husband, Sara Garret has discovered she's got a spine of steel - and she'll do anything to protect her son. Now the person she must turn to is another man. But this SEAL, with his Harley and ponytail, is no knight in shining armour.
The tension starts early and builds throughout the third installment in Melton's romantic suspense series featuring Navy SEALs. Sara Garret, after living in fear of her hard-as-nails JAG prosecutor husband, decides to flee after he terrorizes their son, Kendal. An acquaintance, SEAL sniper Chase McCaffrey, who appeared in Melton's In the Dark, reluctantly offers a means of escape. Headed to Oklahoma to check on a ranch inherited from an abusive stepfather, Chase decides not to let memories of his own miserable childhood keep him from helping mother and son. Soon he's using all his skills to keep himself, Kendal and Sara safe. When they arrive at the ranch, they discover that Chase's dead stepfather played a key role in a group of white supremacists. As Sara's husband closes in and the skinheads prove increasingly dangerous, Chase's growing love for Sara presents an even greater threat as it undermines the grip he's held on his emotions all these years. Melton, who writes medieval romances as Marliss Moon, doesn't miss a beat in this involving story.