Maxwell Kincaid had worked in the NYPD long enough that most things didn’t surprise him anymore. The detective, who preferred to work alone, admitted to himself long ago that he was jaded. So when he was called out to a hostage situation at a women’s shelter in the middle of the night it was another job that kept him out of his warm bed. He heard the sobs behind the maniacal screaming of the hostage taker and the woman begging for help pleading for the life of her unborn child that fell on deaf ears. This struck a chord in him, and Max was determined to save everyone, to save her. In the midst of the chaos, after storming the house, Max delivered Nicole Henry’s baby. From the time he looked into Nicole’s eyes and the face of the newborn, something shifted in him. He wanted to show her that every man wasn’t cruel and didn’t use his hands to abuse. Max was never one to believe in love at first sight, but the feeling hit him like a lightning bolt. Nicole and the baby needed tender loving care, and he was the man to give them the love they needed.