Nothing is more pricious to Ryan Chase than five-year-old Maggie. She's the reason the widower moved to Halo Island in the first place--he wanted to get away from his hectic, work-all-hours job so he could spend more time with his daughter. Ryan will do anything to make sure Maggie is protected from hurt, which means no attachments to anyone who comes into their lives--and plans to leave. As soon as the holidays are over, Tina Morrell is going back to Seattle to her busy job, and hopefully a big promotion. Her career has always been the most important thing in Tina's life ... that is, until she meets the adorable Maggie and her incredibly hunky father. But Ryan won't let Tina get close--even though his daughter seems to be bringing them together. As the spirit of Christmas descends over the island, it's the wishes of one little girl that may be granted!