Christmas is just around the corner, and nurse, Maria Marquez, faces her first holiday feeling lonely. She grieves the recent loss of her beloved sister, Liz. Burying herself in work and volunteering keeps her grief at bay while she seeks solace in familiar surroundings. When an unexpected bundle of Joy shows up on her doorstep, Maria’s secure little world tilts on its axis..
Maria’s search for Joy’s father leads her to the smoldering ex-soldier, Nick Laus, who’s very hands-on. It isn’t long and Maria and Nick discover sparks between them that won’t be ignored. While Maria’s main concern is establishing stability for Joy, Nick has other plans.
Maria fights her attraction to the very persistent Nick, but how long can she resist his holiday cheer and feverish kisses? As Maria battles the elderly meddling match-maker Daisy, while struggling to resist delectable Nick and his ever-present touch, will her defense against heartache defeat her desire to be loved?
When Nick relents; resigning himself to only friendship, will it be enough to satisfy Maria?
As the Christmas season closes in on her, Maria discovers the value of community and selfless love, and that happiness and Joy are something to be shared.