Drafted to play for the Jacksonville Sea Storm, an NHL affiliate, twenty-year-old Lane Courtnall’s future looks bright, apart from the awkwardness he feels as a gay man playing on a minor league hockey team. He hopes to prove himself to the teammates he alienated through his social clumsiness by throwing off his gloves against Jared Shore, enforcer for the Savannah Renegades, during a rivalry game. It’s a strange way to begin a relationship.
Jared’s been playing minor league hockey for most of his career. He’s bisexual and doesn’t care if anyone knows. But he’s determined to avoid another love affair after the last one left him devastated. Out of nowhere, a one-nighter with rookie Lane Courtnall gives him second thoughts. Lane reminds Jared why he loves the game, and why love might be worth the risk. In turn, Jared hopes to show the younger man how to be comfortable with himself on and off the ice. But they’re at different points in their careers, and both men will have to decide what they value most.