Yeah, yeah, like a million other mopes, Shaw blames his childhood scars for his inability to form lasting relationships until he finds something more than he could ever believe possible.
A child shouldn't know the games adults play, but since Shaw's parents hadn't shielded him from their "proclivities" his take on love and intimacy was forever skewed.
Fast-forward to his life after being a Navy SEAL, and although he now has the time, Shaw still hasn't found a reason to engage in more than temporary arrangements.
When dangerous events unfold, somehow genuine feelings find their way through the cracks forming in Shaw's heart.
And for a man who believed he'd never have true love in his life, he finds an embarrassment of riches waiting for him with open arms.