Being stuck in the Neutral Zone is no way to live... Portland Storm defenseman Cole Paxton never intended to be the poster boy for gay hockey players. Whether intended or not, that's exactly what he's become-ever since innocently attempting to deflect the attention away from another teammate during the playoffs. One little admission, and now his private life is making headlines. Luke Weber would love the chance to bask in Cole's limelight. After all, he's never had the pro hockey career he envisioned. If he'd stayed in the closet, maybe that spotlight would have been his. He'll never know the truth, now that the doors to his dream career have been slammed shut. With everything out in the open, there's no denying the attraction they feel for each other. Cole and Luke want to move forward-together. But to do so, they'll each have to let go of the lives they'd imagined for themselves. Can two strong men relinquish the fantasies of their futures to make their real dreams come true?