After coming back from a horrible tour, Luke has become more damaged when he meets Julie on the beach. The two of them have an amazing night of passion and then they go their separate ways only to reconnect when his sister and her brother get married. But is Luke too damaged to be with Julie? And when Luke goes on another tour and can't get ahold of her when he's back in the states, will he lose his chance to be with her forever?
Julie Christensen befriends the troubled SEAL, motivated by her yearning to soothe the young man's troubled soul. Fueled by intense mutual desire, they succumb to one night of mind-numbing passion. Afterwards, he is unable to shed the memory of his lost love and disappears.
When they meet again at a wedding that will forever bring their two families together, their passion and longing for one another forces them to confront their pasts in order to find a future together. But it ends up in heartache as Luke realizes he is still not ready to share his life with anyone. He goes on a specialized deployment to Afghanistan where his mental health is tested.
Julie finds the father of one of her students has become a threat not only to his own family, but to her as well. As Luke returns from overseas, he is thrust in the middle of a plan to save the woman he now knows he loves and is ready to protect with his life, if need be.
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