Liam Smith is in Texas for the funeral of a fallen comrade. He proudly serves his country and would do anything for a fellow Marine. What he doesn't expect is the beautiful blonde sister his friend left behind. She's classy and strong, but he can see right through her brave facade and into her wounded heart. Juliet Pines hates seven letter words. She's been hurt by them too many times in her eighteen years. She's barely holding it together at her brother's funeral when an attractive Marine catches her eye. He might be charming and a temptation that would be hard to say no to, but at the end of the day he is still belongs to the Marines. Liam offers to help Juliet carrying out her brother's last request, putting the two of them in close quarters for an epic road trip. Can he show Juliet that not all seven-letter words have to be so painful? He's hoping he can burn up her seven-letter list with a little passion and a whole lot of romance.