Dr. Jackson Burnside is an orthopedic surgeon who made his own way. Always different, he got out of Natchez before his family could throw him out, but still wishes things could be reconciled. He’s built a successful practice and a sound reputation in Carlisle. When he’s called to the hospital for a consultation, the last person he expects to meet is Wes.
Wes Fortier had fewer opportunities than Jackson, but he’s worked hard and has a good job that brought him to Carlisle. A work injury lands him in the ER, where he crosses paths again with Jackson, who may be the silver lining he has been praying for in a life filled with gray.
Jackson’s and Wes’s renewed friendship deepens to attraction and possibly unspoken love. Both Wes and Jackson find something they’ve been missing. Just when they begin to lay the foundations of the kind of relationship they’ve both wished for, Jackson’s mother swoops into town with an olive branch for her son, but her hidden agenda could threaten everything.