When Dante left active duty, he was a widower with a young son. Now, two years later, none of that has changed, except he is working with his Delta brothers again, this time, as a civilian in Texas. Reuniting with his buddies lessens some of the blow from life's sucker punch, and after meeting his son's pre-school teacher, he knows his decision to move to Texas for a fresh start was the right decision. The pretty woman's kindness puts them both at ease.
Amanda Harrison left England and a prominent teaching position at a private school behind after the Headmaster—a man she dated a few times—disappears, and her residence is ransacked. Returning home to Harland County, she discovers that working at a local preschool, although not as exciting as teaching abroad, is more fulfilling. Her students are young and wonderful and want to learn, and one in particular steals her heart, while his handsome single father melts it.
With their attraction too strong, they adopt a friends with benefits relationship, because neither is looking for love, but when her life is threatened, Dante realizes he's fallen for the woman and will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. He's already lost one woman he loved…he's not about to lose another.