Former Navy SEAL Holden Stanford gave up the only woman he ever loved so she could have the family she wanted. And sheâ€™d found itâ€”with one of his teammates. A betrayal that cut so deep that, years later, it still bled. But his sacrifice was all for naughtâ€”the one thing he never wanted for her happenedâ€”she lost her husband on the battlefield. Now she's back. In his life, in his space, and opening old wounds. The mere sight of her destroyed him, but seeing her daughterâ€”excruciating. The little girl was a living reminder of everything they lost. The one thing he could never get over.
Charleigh Towler understood how one decision could change the trajectory of life. One night, too much alcohol and overwhelming hurt led her to make a bad decision. One she couldnâ€™t regret because out of that she made her daughter. But it had forever altered her path. For years sheâ€™d paid for her perceived mistake until the man sheâ€™d never stopped loving was almost killed and she reevaluated her life. She was done allowing Holden Stanford to hide. Never one to dally, she packed up her life and moved to Maryland to do something she shouldâ€™ve done years agoâ€”fight for the man she loved.
Close to getting everything they shouldâ€™ve always had, Charleighâ€™s life is thrown off its path againâ€”only this time itâ€™s her daughterâ€™s life that hangs in the balance.