Former Army Ranger Beau Jennings is first and foremost—just and only—that hard man in the darkest night holding fast against his country's enemies, destroyers, and invaders. He's a Viking. One of King Leonidas' suicidal Spartans. A man forever alone. War was what he was made for and war is what he does best. He doesn't aspire to anything higher. He has long since accepted his place in the world—until a woman of sunshine, light, and grace comes along...
Dr. McKenna Fitzgerald never married. A dedicated pediatrician, her life's work is caring for other people's children. After surviving childhood abuse at her mentally ill mother's hand, she's determined no little one in her care will ever experience what she lived through. It's a noble calling, helping children and their parents navigate those stressful early years. She couldn't be happier. She's content and she's successful. She has everything she's ever wanted.