Vic escaped a life in the Mob thanks to Agent McCoy, who also contributed to his spiritual rebirth. So when ten-year-old Joey McCoy arrives in Tabor, needing protection, he doesn't hesitate to shelter the little girl. Problem: children aren't his forte. He turns to Rene, his business partner, for help.
Two weeks of instant family life has them chafing at the dark secrets in their individual pasts, which they both believe are blocking them from taking their friendship deeper and warmer. Minor irritations, like someone sabotaging their gym and husband-hunting twits trying to trap Vic just add to the discontent that threatens their safe, comfortable lives.
Then Joey's talent for calculating the odds gains the attention of the wrong people. Protecting her exposes Vic's secrets to the wrong people -- and to Rene. If they can learn to face the past together, they might just be able to build a future together.