Abandoned. Alone. And cold.
She’s the family I never knew I had.
Now I’ll do anything for little Lily.
Even the one thing I vowed never to do again.
The mountains were my escape from a cruel world.
But a Christmas miracle is about to change everything.
The moment I lay eyes on Lily
I feel an instantaneous pull and a need to protect her.
It’s an insane idea…
A fake marriage to Irene.
I left relationships long ago.
And she’s the feisty beauty I bump heads with.
Way too pure for my broken soul.
Can we swallow our prides to make pretend?
To make matters worse… a darkness threatens to take everything from me.
They say a man with a compelling reason to fight will win any war.
Lucky for me, I finally have my reasons – and I’ll protect them with every fiber of my being.