Sheriff Joe Nash couldn't have been more surprised when he answered a call to a shooting and discovered the sexiest man he ever saw. His extraordinary response to the man told him immediately Nate was his mate. Taking a chance, Joe takes him home, hoping to convince him to stay. But Nate Summers is on the run from someone, never staying in one place for more than a few days. The tall, handsome sheriff and his offer of a safe haven intrigue Nate, but he's afraid that if he sticks around, the sheriff will discover his secret, a secret that could make the sheriff hate him.