Small town Holly Point wasn’t big enough to hold the dreams of golden girl Maggie Benson. So when she left at eighteen, she flew right through college and into the adrenaline-pumping life of a navy fighter pilot. But without warning, a devastating crash destroys the career she loves and sends her back to her overly protective family to heal. Maggie can’t imagine how she can reconnect with the woman she was until the hot local high school basketball coach steps up to show her the way.
Former NBA star Will Fitzgerald knows how an injury can derail more than a career. Still, he’s happy with his life as a teacher and coach at Holly Point High School, until his quiet life is upended by the beautiful, brilliant, and hurting Maggie. Blindsided by the intense attraction, Will wonders if pursuing the woman of his dreams will answer the question of what’s been missing in his life.
Can Maggie trust enough again to let Will past her wounds, inside and out, so that they can both find the Christmas magic they’ve been searching for?
Maggie Benson is finally home from serving her country in the Middle East. Everyone calls her a hero. Her town even wants her in the Christmas parade. But Maggie doesn't feel like a hero and wishes everyone would stop calling her one. Coming to terms with losing part of her leg and the burn scars has been very difficult.
After former pro basketball player Will Fitzgerald suffered a career ending injury and came to teach at Holly Point, he was the topic of speculation and gossip. So he knew how Maggie felt and refuses to let her go through what he went through.
With Will's help, Maggie learns to trust and love again.
My heart went out to Maggie and all that she had to endure. I couldn't imagine going through what she did. Will was a wonderful match for her and I was inspired by both of their strengths. The author did a fabulous job with this book. She got everything just right and really made this book come to life.