Small town farm boy Fagan Swift moves to New York City to escape the suffocating confines of his hometown and, after nine months of job searching, stumbles on a well-paying position at an escort agency. Once there, he meets the most arrogant, infuriating man he's ever known, Xavier James. The sparks fly from the very moment they meet, igniting a fire between the two men that blazes out of control. Too much champagne at the company Christmas party finds Fagan waking up in a stranger's hotel room. Only his hangover is the least of his worries when he finds that the stranger is none other than Xavier, and a call from his best friend, Trinity, sends him winging towards home when his father ends up in the hospital. Blackmail and lust follow swiftly on Fagan's heels and he has no choice but to give into Xavier's demands to be his lover. His father's life depends on it. Can Fagan survive long enough to untangle the web of blackmail Xavier has woven around him or will it drag his soul down into the darkness threatening to consume him?