Nash Bostwick is the sexy guitarist for Meltdown--one of the hottest bands in the country. Nash doesn't do relationships. There's a reason why he's known for being a playboy. Relationships lead to heartbreak. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. After his high school sweetheart died, Nash vowed that he would never feel that kind of heartache again. Unfortunately, the world has different plans. His heart is about to be shattered along with the rest of his world. One by the most important person in his life--his mother. She has been fighting breast cancer for the past few years. She was in remission. Now, the cancer is back...and this time it's terminal. The second by his mother's oncology nurse, Rowan. She isn't his type. She has luscious curves that go for days. Nash prefers his women straight and super skinny as Grant calls them stick figures. Rowan Burns has been an oncology nurse for the past few years. She knows better than to become attached to her patients, but there is something about Mauve and her sexy broody son that she can't explain. Rowan was attracted to Nash the moment they met. She also knew he didn't feel the same way. Until recently, when he keeps watching her and staying up with her to watch movies after Mauve goes to sleep. Mauve is spunky, funny, and so full of life...her sarcastic sense of humor is like no other.
Nash Bartley, one of many private contractors working for Drake. A team the CIA contracted to bring Fate home from Africa. Only nothing went as planned. Instead Nash was captured. Nash and Fate spent days in side by side cells. They spent each night talking about everything from their personal lives to family. Fate kept Nash alive by sharing her food and water. Nash kept her alive by ensuring Fate never loses hope. When the General comes to their camp and a second rescue attempt happens, Fate and Nash do not return together. Neither of them return to the states without injuries--mentally and physically. Both think the other is dead after the last fire fight at the camp.