Former rodeo champion Jess Carpenter’s been rode hard and put away lonely. Lucas Santiago has anger management issues and a passion for the livestock in his care. When they meet, Luc’s fanboy crush on the older bronc rider turns into an attraction neither man can deny.
But Jess’ visit to Crow Creek Ranch to look for bucking stock brings a complication—a history with owner Ash MacBryde that ignites an emotional firestorm. It threatens not only Jess’ budding feelings for the young wrangler, Luc, but it also drives a wedge between Ash and his married partner, Oak.
While Ash and Jess struggle to understand and control their still smoldering feelings for each other, the two young men who would love them unite in desperation, making the kinds of bad choices that lead to jealous rage and soul-searing hurt.
To save Oak, Luc will do whatever it takes, including doing jail time. To save themselves, Jess and Ash must finally confront what they’ve hidden for years.
Four men vie to hold onto the things they hold dear. Riding for the time. Riding for the glory. And it only takes one misstep to disqualify any one of them, from the competition, from life… and from love.