When James falls for the new guy at the station is he just setting himself up to be burned? Welcome to Deacon, Oklahoma. Straight population-seven hundred and ninety-six. Gay population-James Hara. Except it really isn't that bad, because when he came out to his hometown, something wonderful happened. They still loved him...most did anyway. The only problem is the lack of a dating pool. Then he meets the new firefighting volunteer and he has a bigger problem. Mason is gorgeous, friendly and straight. Soon James is doing his best not to fall for his new friend. Hard to do when Mason is everything he dreams of, with his humor and flashes of vulnerability. But after a set of stressful events, he finds that maybe it is not impossible after all. If he can be patient with a man wounded by his past.