Ellie Stuart finally has second chance at her life. At fifteen, she fell in love with the high school quarterback who promised to love her forever. Now, ten years, three sons, one ugly divorce, and a broken heart later, Ellie is finally starting again in a new city. But one day when she's driving her kids to the store, a van forces her to stop on the road and armed men drag her out of the car, kidnapping her children. Little does she know her ex-husband Carl is in league with the Centurions, a group of politically powerful and wealthy man hell-bent on getting what they want, the law be damned. And the Centurions have no intention of letting one woman's love for her children interfere with their plans... Navy SEAL chief Sean Harlan has a soft spot for Ellie. Watching her struggle to raise and support these three children alone while attending night classes to give her family a better life has really touched his heart. Enamoured with this determined and beautiful woman, there's nothing he wouldn't do for her. The night he discovers her children have been kidnapped, he vows to do anything and everything to get them back.