It seems that nothing in RN Lucy Lavigne's life is going as planned. Her live-in boyfriend of four years has left her with a house under renovations, and she feels lost and abandoned. When a research study puts her in close contact with the intimidating trauma surgeon Knox Payten (known to the nursing staff as "The Beast") she finds that maybe things are better than she thought. She realizes that her relationship ended for a reason, and it seems that getting to know Doctor Payten is just what she needed!
Knox Payten has experienced more than his fair share of trauma and loss, both as a surgeon and as a lieutenant in the military. Death for him will always bring a flood of memories. He longs for freedom from the memories that haunt him.
Can Lucy help Knox heal from his traumas, and find the freedom that he desires? Can Knox give Lucy the love and safety that she deserves?