Unable to deal with the guilt he feels from the kidnapping and subsequent rape and torture of his beloved nephew Liam, Thorne Hawkthorne decides to leave Cromwell City. He could no longer stand to watch as his nephew spirals out of control down his very own path of self destruction. Unbeknownst to Thorne, he's leaving more behind than he ever bargained for. Brant Livingston is a Beta and one of Thorne's long standing friends. Brant has secretly been in love with Thorne his entire life. Watching Thorne be with other people has been nothing short of torture for Brant. Always pretending to be just one of the guys, one of his best friends. But on the night before Thorne leaves town, Brant seized the opportunity to have the man he loves. If only for one night. The thing is, Brant got a whole lot more than he thought he would. Now years later Thorne is back. Will Brant tell him the truth or will he keep his secret and risk losing the man he loves forever.