Stella endured a terrible marriage and even worse mother. But she's stronger now. Her time in the Air Force has taught her strength, courage, fortitude, and her true worth. Despite all this, her demons refuse to let go, unlike the contents of her tummy at the most unfortunate time. But Gabe's love is steady and sure – even through physical altercations with her mother and sleazy ex.
Gabe survived having been blown up and the subsequent, unending surgeries only to have his world turned upside down by a spitfire woman who loves him through nightmares, blizzards, meeting each other's family, and panic attacks. Too bad just the thought of putting a ring on it would send her running scared.