Jacob may not have been a soldier but he took a bullet for me all the same. He left behind a young daughter and a lovely wife. I swore to him I’d take care of them. However, his widowed wife is making it a lot harder than I imagined.
Isabelle is innocent, smart, and a million other things. She’s everything I’ve missed during my life as a soldier. I’ve never had a chance to start a family. I’ve grown to love them but I’m too emotionally scarred by war.
I swore an oath to protect them but it’s a lot tougher being a civilian than it is being a warrior. Giving into my desire for Isabelle feels like a betrayal. I was just supposed to look after Jacob’s widow.
Not fall for her.
I told Jacob not to go volunteer in Afghanistan as a doctor. A year later, a sexy, decorated Marine named Aaron told me of my husband’s death. I would’ve been lost and alone if it wasn’t for Aaron.
He’s just the man I need to overcome my grief. Behind that gruff exterior is a caring, sensitive man. The loss of his comrades has left a hole in his heart but a woman’s touch could heal it. Soon, our feelings for each other become all too intimate