You can't help but love Max as soon as you meet him, he is returning to his home time, after being away, but is pulled over for speeding as soon as he arrives!! However, the Police Officer who stops him is Tyler, who is the brother of Max's childhood best friend.
Tyler still lives in Sweetwater, but with his young daughter, whose mother died when she was a baby. Tyler's life revolves around his work and his daughter, and nothing else. He definitely doesn't need anyone else, or so he thinks.
When Max works to get his new tattoo shop ready to open, and Tyler visits and the two men seem to strike up a friendship, enjoying each others company immensely. On the opening night party for the tattoo shop, Max seems to misread the signals that Tyler is sending, and kisses him..... and then things are not so clear between them.
Tyler has been attracted to men before, but for a long time, before his daughter was born, he has pushed this side of his feelings away. They do awaken though when he is with Max, but he seems really unsure of what to do about it, especially with his job - he loves his job, and doesn't want anything to jeopardise it.
However, Max and Tyler do grow closer, and the feelings grow on both sides, but although they are seeing each other, they keep things quiet, especially from their families. Is what they are feeling strong enough? Will Tyler finally grow comfortable with his feelings for Max?