Deployment to Iraq was both a dream and a nightmare for Corporal Erika Sigurdson of the US Army Intel division. Proving herself to her 1SG was no small feat. Neither was keeping the foolish boys who thought they were man enough, at bay. Her tough girl image aside, she was about to discover that appearances are not always what they seem, especially her own.
Sergeant Matthew Ronald Henning III was his own man. Playing the field was his specialty. He no more wanted to be attached to a woman than he wanted to be associated with his crooked father, the senator. The day Erika Sigurdson walked onto the field was the day Matt started played the game for keeps.
When the warrior unleashes from within, the mind and soul see with more clarity. Sometimes, those you push away are the ones you need the most.