Childhood friends and lost loves.
A former horse trainer turned stockbroker, Ryder Christensen planned to spend the rest of his life with Sal—the man he had grown up and fallen in love with. But nowadays, Ryder only has two things in that make him happy: his daughter, and his poker-playing. One night, he comes home to find his daughter dead. Then the loan sharks come knocking.
Back to square one…
Salvatore Lewis has spent the last six years running his late parents' ranch in Tryon, North Carolina. Between work on the ranch and helping his brother recover from an accident, Sal has almost gotten his old boyfriend out of his head. So, the last thing he needs is Ryder strolling back into his life. Sal tries to stay away, he really does. But the magnetism between the two men is undeniable.
Danger closes in…
Within a month, Ryder's taking care of Sal's horses, and the ranch-owner can't believe they're getting a second shot at happiness together. But there's more to Ryder's sudden return than he's letting on. As Ryder and Sal's relationship blossoms, Ryder's past in New York comes back to demand more than he has to give. Will Ryder be able to protect his new life from the threat that destroyed his old one?