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One fateful Christmas Eve, Social Worker, Holly Richards attended an apprehension at a severe domestic violence incident in a home accompanied by police and paramedics. The traumatizing scene brought more than the pandemonium and brutality Holly hadMoreOne fateful Christmas Eve, Social Worker, Holly Richards attended an apprehension at a severe domestic violence incident in a home accompanied by police and paramedics. The traumatizing scene brought more than the pandemonium and brutality Holly had expected to witness- it also brought about the end of her ability to celebrate Christmas, to love, and to trust.Betrayed, crushed and bitter, Holly refused to move forward with anything but work. Months of misery and self pity had sunk her to levels she had never experienced before. Holly’s co-worker and best friend Joanie, came up with a solution to force Holly out of her unimaginable depression. Knowing her friend’s combative personality and pent up aggression and resentment, Joanie signed them both up for the new Jujitsu class in town.Little did Holly know, the sport that she had enjoyed years before, held new and provocative possibilities for her, and perhaps as well, the missing key to heal her emotional wounds and be able to love again. With the pending holiday season, and her astonishing and unforeseen attraction of Shihan Bastian Steele, Holly became a prisoner of her own yearning. Fear ruled her desire, as she fought against her explosive passion for this tall, dark, handsome leader, and the pressure to engage in the festivities of the season by those all around her.At the same time the black cloud of despair begins to lift for her, Holly becomes the target of a secret admirer- who comes with a very dark agenda and a link to her tragic past she never could have comprehended.