||Colin Wilcox, a male whore who only takes clients of the same sex, is gang-raped while on the job. Needing medical attention he's taken the local ER where he meets a doctor who aids in his recovery. Reoccurring flashbacks during his recovery provide small images of his brutal rape and he's forced by Detective Dane Keyes to handle the emotional fallout of being victimized.Detective Keyes, a rape victim himself, is assigned to solve the crime. When a second boy is gang-raped and then murdered, he needs Colin's help to catch the perpetrators. He tries to use his own personal experience in an attempt to help Colin understand he's not to blame for what happened. A slow but sure friendship unfolds between the two men that turns into love, stunted by the traumatic event. With the perps in custody and Colin finally able to move forward, the next battle is underway. He must learn to lower his barriers and allow Keyes in for both mental and physical support. Only then will the two lovers be able to consummate their tender passion.