This was a second chance at love book, the hero and heroine had been in love with each other forever. She fell for him at sixteen but she was too young so the hero left to join the army and returned for her five years later and she waited for him, they got married and she was pregnant and they were happy together despite the fact she couldn't have a second baby but that all changed when their eleven year old son got leukaemia, the hero the big hostage negotiator felt helpless and withdrew emotionally into his work and so did Caroline and when their son died a year later both couldn't share their grief especially the hero, so they lived like shadows for a year, the heroine wanting a baby again but the hero shut off, so she left.
The hero comes to see her again a year later, he is still closed off and depressed, he has given up on faith, life, happiness and has even thought about pulling a gun to his head. He comes to free his wife, to let her find happiness atleast that is what he tells himself and sees how his quiet wife has changed, she is planning on opening up a place for special kids and is moving forward in life and then he learns their last time produced their daughter and he is so encased in ice that he plans on getting out of their life because he has nothing left within himself and the heroine wants to let him go as well because when he closed himself off she started questioning his love, that maybe he married her because she was pregnant and she wants to live for the future.
Both the hero and heroine were people in pain and the love was buried under it, it is almost at the end the hero has to come to accept that he cannot fix everything and that the reason he was the way he was, was because he was suffering from depression and that he needed his wife and baby with him and that memories of his son were good. He starts of wanting to get a divorce and then wanting a second chance and we experience the tumult of emotions these two go through. Of course all of this is aided by some danger.