Fiercest battle is with himself. Back on Civvy Street, after a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Dr. Luke Blackman is left with physical and emotional trauma. He hides both very well, keeping everyone at a distance and his feelings locked down tight. Until emotions explode in his emergency room and he loses himself with the beguiling Kate Bradley in the dark of a hospital supply closet! This lone wolf has never revealed his scars to a woman, and he has no intention of getting further involved, no matter how good she makes him feel. But for a brooding hero who's been alone too long Kate is an addiction he just can't break.