Her child’s happiness, or her own?
A choice no woman should have to make
Six years ago, Julie Danvers’ husband was declared missing in action. Due to the dangerous nature of Rick’s Marine Corps assignment and lack of any hopeful news, she eventually was forced to accept he’d probably died. A tipsy, grief-filled night left her pregnant and still uncertain whether she’s a widow or a wife. When she learns the love of her life, Rick, is actually alive and coming home, she’s both overjoyed and terrified. Now she’ll have to choose between her war-ravaged husband–who may be unable to accept her daughter, a sticky-faced reminder of Julie’s lack of hope he’d ever return–and her child’s father who wants to make them a real family.
The only thing that kept POW Rick Danvers–also known as Ben–sane during his hellish Hanoi Hilton vacation was the dream of holding his beautiful wife again. During Operation Homecoming, he eagerly returns home to discover his entire world has changed. His country doesn’t respect him, he’s lost his parents, and his so-called best friend has already provided Julie the baby Rick ached to give her before Uncle Sam drafted him.
If that’s not bad enough, while Julie was burning her bra, his aging uncle came out of the closet and appointed her president of their family construction business–a position she has no intention of relinquishing. Rick’s now a visitor in his own home, forced to live with a bossy preschool princess who resents him and has hijacked his faithful dog’s affection. Nevertheless, the passion between Julie and Rick burns hotter than ever. He refuses to give up the woman he still loves–or his business–without putting up a damn good fight. He didn’t survive hell only to lose everything in the end.