A CalPac Crew Novel When newly promoted fire battalion chief Owen Douglas skips out on physical therapy after an on-the-job injury, his one-time hookup, Brad Sundstrom, bullies him into joining the adaptive rowing program at the Capital City Rowing Club. There, Owen meets Adam Lenx, a veterinarian and former rower who also works as a volunteer. Adam is new in town and eager to make friends, but the chemistry between him and Owen is blistering. Despite Owen's commitment issues, he wants more this time. He makes a move, and the friendship he shares with Adam turns into more. But Adam hasn't left his past as far behind as he thought. When his abusive ex-boyfriend, Jordan Sanders, returns, Adam and Owen find themselves in grave danger. Jordan won't let anything stop him from getting Adam back-t even a court order. Soon Adam has to choose between breaking up with Owen to save him from Jordan's fury or risking both their lives to stay by Owen's side.