Brayden Clare never wanted to return to small town life, where his teenage identity wa defined by stigmas, labels, and gossip. Now a Miami Beach lifeguard struggling with his sexual identity, a casual relationship suits him much better. When a family crisis calls Brayden home to Robertsville, Pennsylvania, he is forced to trade his new freedom for a bartending job in a town where everybody thinks they know who he is, and nobody has a clue - including Brayden.
Jenner Parrish is the charming owner and operator of Parrish Pub, the social hub of Robertsville. Popular since he and Brayden were in high school together, Jenner is also secretly a trained Dominant in his very private personal life. While Jenner is attracted and intrigued by his new recruit, he could never ask an employee to submit to him.
When loneliness and sexual tension drive both men to seek release and connection at a masked BDSM ball in the next town over, it's only after they've gone too far to turn back that they find their desires are much, much closer to home.