Atticus “Hemingway” Sinclair has wanted to become a SEAL since he could remember. With the help of his brother-in-law, Ashe “Kid Chaos” Wilder he’s on his first step toward his goal—BUD/S training. Everything runs smoothly up until the night before he has to report to Coronado. He meets a woman in a bar, and she blows him away during their one night of anonymous passion. With her heavily on his mind, it isn’t until he gets to his first day of training, he finds his mystery woman is the videographer who’s documenting the BUD/S class for television.
NCIS Agent Shea Palmer’s assignment to investigate the SEAL recruits to weed out possible terrorists just got complicated now that she’s slept with one of them. But as the training progresses, she finds herself drawn to and blown away by the courageous, tough, and seductive Hemingway creating another terrible personal dilemma. Shea has a dark past and dark intent pushing her to separate from the man she could fall in love with for the personal vendetta she must complete. When they meet up again in Paraguay, Hemingway a full-fledged SEAL, for another undercover operation, it’s hard to resist the passion that has never gone away, complicating her professional, personal and emotional life. She finds Hemingway's shoulders, not only broad and strong, but where she can find shelter. Can they build something permanent, or will her desire for revenge destroy her completely?