A decorated U.S. Marine reservist, and former LAPD officer Mike Valenzuela has found hope and healing in Virgin River. He agrees to become the town's first cop, knowing it's time he settled down. Twice divorced, he longs for the kind of contentment his marine buddies have found –– a woman who can tie up his heart forever
He finds that woman in Brie Sheridan, a Sacramento prosecutor for whom Virgin River became a safe haven after an attempt on her life. Though tough and courageous, she has fears she just can't escape –– but now she has someone who will show her just what it means to trust again.
Mike will do anything to help Brie free herself from painful memories. Passionate, strong and gentle, he vows to give back to her what she's so selflessly given him –– her heart, and with it, a new beginning.