To Linc Carey, Maddie Horton had always been a gangly kid with braces. So when a gorgeous woman walked off the plane, Linc was stunned at the changes in his late commanding officer's daughter. The Hawaiian holiday was his belated graduation present to Maddie, who'd been thrilled when her former crush invited her for a Christmas visit. Neither expected romance to blossom in such a short time. But Maddie's dream trip soon turned ugly when the people responsible for her father's murder set their sights on her. Can Linc protect Maddie from her yuletide stalker?