Theo Wilkins lives a shadow of a life, trapped in memories from his abusive past. Years after his escape he's still learning how to be free. But there are degrees to freedom, and some he might never achieve. Cale Stone is used to be in control, both at work and at his home away from home. When Theo Wilkins crosses his path, Cale is forced to admit that he might not be able to help Theo no matter how good his intentions are. In fact, he might be better off staying away. Because how could he be of help when he represents everything Theo has learned to fear? This is a dark story, but it's not about the pain or the fear. It's about rising from the ashes to have a second chance at life and at love.