12 years ago, Liam left to join the SEALs. At the time, he and Alyssa were madly in love; he even had the ring bought. But when her brother was killed overseas, she could no longer stomach the idea of Liam fighting for his country. She went crazy, trying to convince him to find a way to get out of the service. Knowing that he couldn't, and knowing it would kill her for him to serve his country, he broke up with her.
However, he left a piece of himself behind: Holly, their daughter.
Alyssa could have told him, should have told him, but kept the news of Holly to herself for twelve years. It is only when Liam returns to their hometown that she reveals the truth. Holly, elated to have both parents in her life, begins plotting on how to get them back together. But it won't be easy.