Guidance counselor Maggie Kavanaugh gives everything she has to keep kids away from the violence of the streets. She’s busy teaching teens to use their brains, not their fists, to get ahead in life. When one of her most talented teens begins training in MMA, Maggie doesn’t approve. The gym’s owner may be covered in muscles and tattoos, but Maggie won’t back down--especially when a scholarship is on the line. She’ll let the training continue, but she’s going to be watching every step of the way.
While Henry is trying to right old wrongs, Maggie is determined to shape the future. But as their attraction grows, a dark moment from Henry’s past threatens to come between them. He may be a man of few words, but should he stay silent when speaking up may ruin everything? Even for a fighter like Henry, none of us are fearless--particularly when it comes to love.
Through a dark twist of fate, Viktor marries the woman for his murdered father-and his lovely bride's own father is the likely murderer. As the saying goes, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. It's not so big and sacrificing when your enemy is your sexy new wife. Viktor does not have the stomach for the brutal violence his father has exacted on his enemies, but it's almost certain that his wife's father killed his own father, and that leaves him with little choice. Yet, while he can ignore his pretty wife's pleas, her insistence that her father is innocent ... ignoring how she makes him feel a whole different challenge.
There isn't going to be a happily ever after for the two of them. Unless, that is, she can prove her father's innocence.