After a year of deployment, Marine lieutenant Meg Cameron returns to Tide's Way tormented by guilt over the kiss she shared with her commanding officer as he comforted her after the death of a military dog. Her husband, Ben, is the love of her life. What will he think when she confesses?
Ben Cameron is just happy that his brave, beautiful wife is safely home with him and their young sons. Everything seems fine-at first. In bed, he and Meg are perfect together, until the nightmares come and she calls out a name that's not his. She won't talk about it.
Meg struggles to find a way to explain life in a war zone but can't even bring herself to tell Ben, a professional dog trainer, why the traumatized police dog he's rehabilitating tears her heart out: the big shepherd looks just like the bomb dog who died on Meg's team.
As Ben's frustrations and fears climb, Meg debates returning to active duty and leaving home again. If Ben can't convince her to trust him, her pain may take her back into harm's way.