After a mission where he exposed one of his team members as a traitor, Navy SEAL Alex Vale just wants to be alone to process what went wrong. But when he gets home, he's anything but alone. His ex-girlfriend, Soledad Hayes, is in his house and… surprise! She's in labor. With his child. Alex would never abandon his child the way his own mother did, so he vows to be there for his son, Luke. If that means inviting Soledad and the baby to live with him until she can afford a place of her own, then so be it. He couldn't risk giving Soledad his heart, but he still cares for her. But soon after Soledad and Luke come home, Alex learns the SEAL he called out is set on revenge. The safest place for Soledad and Luke is far from him—even if she'll never forgive him for pushing her away again.
Soledad grew up being taught that the Hayes women were cursed when it comes to men, and she's no different. Falling for Alex was such a mistake. Even worse, she can't stop thinking about the three of them as a real family, wondering what it would be like if Alex stayed around long-term. After all, it was his refusal to commit that caused their break-up in the first place. Alex might make her blood run hot and her heart sing, but she's convinced he'll also leave her. Soledad still loves him, but that doesn't mean he loves her enough to stay. Even though she'd hoped—foolishly—that this time would be different, that the curse would be broken.
When Alex is faced with his worst fears, it will take some doing… but maybe he can finally reverse the Hayes curse, overcome his own demons, and win Soledad's heart forever.