Brett Garder is a rarity, an inverted mage, which makes him a liability in the world into which he was born. On the run from his violent and controlling boyfriend, he moves to the rural town of Landings. Having been raised by his grandfather to believe that only family can be trusted, meeting Lane Hunter is a shock. Lane is sweet, welcoming, and full of a happy warmth that draws Brett in, despite all fears.
When a friend of Lane’s brother Corey is killed in a hit-and-run, many turn the blame onto Corey. However, the more Brett learns, the more he is certain the death has more to do with his own past than the Hunter brothers’ present.
Can Brett bring himself to share the truth of that past with Lane before it destroys their growing bond—or even their lives?