Ryder Wilson returned from serving multiple deployments but can't leave the hell of combat behind him. Frustrated and ashamed of his inability to function in the world as well as the veterans he served with, he retreated from the world, choosing to engage only with those he trusted. When retired Master Sergeant Adam Montague sends him on a mission to protect his sister from some unknown danger, Ryder's days of hiding out may be over. Can he fulfill his mission without failing again?
Megan Gallagher has two big brother Marines bent on protecting her from the evils of the world, but she's tougher than they think. When her brother sends one of his recon Marines to her doorstep in the wee hours one night following a break-in at her studio, she realizes Ryder needs rescuing more than she does. A friendship forms quickly, but unexpected passions run hot and complicate her resolve never to have a relationship, much less marriage, with a man. Then why are her body and her heart betraying her every time he comes near?
Can these two wounded people lower their defenses long enough to allow love to grow?