Retired military colonel Caleb Edgington has spent two long years trying to achieve the most important mission objective of his lifeâ€”but not behind enemy lines. Heâ€™s trying to capture a woman with a broken heart. Having lost at love once, he understands being gun shy. The residual fears from Carlotta Buckleyâ€™s nasty divorce have stood between them, but heâ€™s done with that. And heâ€™s got the perfect strategy to lure her inâ€¦ Carlotta never thought sheâ€™d fall in love again. Once bitten, sheâ€™s now more than twice shy. And Caleb is everything she canâ€™t handleâ€”fierce, relentless, uncompromisingâ€¦sexual. Sheâ€™s managed to mostly avoid him, but now his son and her daughter need their help. Can Caleb and the spirit of the season convince her that sheâ€™s ready to take a chance on love again?