Master gemstone cutter Carly Rose Kelley will do anything to keep her son safe…but with blackmailers insisting she forge priceless antique stones, she needs help. With Christmas days away, the desperate widow has only one hope—the brother-in-law she never met. Hostage rescue specialist Dallas Morgan never knew about his nephew or his estranged late brother’s wife. Now their lives are in his hands. But the sweet child and vulnerable woman remind Dallas of the family he once had and lost. And he can’t afford distraction. Now that they’re trapped in the sights of ruthless blackmailers, nowhere is safe…but Dallas won’t let anyone stand in the way of him saving Carly and her little boy.