Air force Captain Andrea Burke ran a tight squadron--tough and no- nonsense--yet there was something about Colonel Dare MacLendon, the new base commander, that made her feel decidedly unlike one of the guys. But in the throes of a crisis-level security breach, she couldn't afford a consuming attraction to her superior officer.
Dare was only too aware that his attention could destroy Andrea's career. Still, he yearned to unleash the passionate woman hidden beneath her cool, competent military demeanor.
Spending the Christmas holidays together at the North Dakota base only heightened the shared loneliness of command-and fueled burning desires. Could Dare convince this tough cookie with a soft center that she was a colleague, a friend . . . and the woman of his dreams?