Lies made Gunny Sergeant Aidan Brooks turn away from the connection he made with Cherish Walker. Their one nightstand that was filled ecstasy and need like he never knew ended with his friend ruining it all. It seemed that it culminated in something else as well because when Cherish finally reached him, she was three months pregnant. When the truth finally came out, Aidan rushed home just in time to see the birth of his son and the betrayal in Cherish’s eyes. Dealing with bombs, insurgents, and danger at every turn in Afghanistan was almost routine. Trying to be a new father and make amends for his mistakes with Cherish was the hardest mission of his life. He loved the woman who gave him the gift of a child, but working his way back into her life might not happen if she never trusted him again.