Captain Ben Teague wants neither the responsibility of command or the commitment. But his request for release from active duty is denied, leaving him with little choice. Frustrated and angry, Ben sets about trying to get fired, wanting thing to do with leading soldiers in a war he deems futile. But when the most beautiful and anying woman enters his battalion, he starts to remember what he's fighting for...Major Olivia Hale is shocked by her reception in the battalion. As the person who is meant to formulate legal opinions that keep commanders out of trouble, she's greeted t as part of the team but as an obstruction. Yet Olivia sees more in Ben than he sees in himself and as the legal challenges in his new command grow, so too does the lust for one ather. When a night of passion turns into something more, Ben and Olivia must find a way to hold on to their new found love in the midst of a stormy war.
USA Today bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer; mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs; wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well-adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house. She's written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View: Regarding War Blog, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and has served as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas. She's pursuing a PhD in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.