Declan was the epitome of strength, the top defensive back, top student in his classes, part of THE top-notch football team. But when he fails a basic challenge in front of his entire team--especially to a tiny thing like Bailey McIntyre--he's furious. So is his team captain. And Declan just can't seem let it go. And it gets worse... because he starts to think about Bailey as more than just the guy who destroyed his reputation.
Joey Carpenter is a street kid. Living in his parent’s garage, he hustles to survive. Alcohol and drugs help him face the world. Rejected by his family, and an outcast at school, his future looks dim until he meets Allen Foster- who has his own problems. The special bond they form will give Joey a second chance at life.
Shaun's an outsider. The only thing he's got going for him is his guitar and a head full of lyrics. When Jesse moves to town, bringing big bright smiles and warm blue eyes into Shaun's dark life, he insists they become friends. That'll be a problem for Shaun. He's never had a real friend before. Oh, and he's also finding himself hopelessly attracted to his new friend, which is definitely not going to work out. Being gay just isn't brutal and Shaun has an image to uphold if he's ever got a shot at becoming the death metal God he's destined to become.
Chris Williams had been exiled from the Parker Valley Pack after his participation in an attack on the mate of another pack member. After being forced to leave the only home he knew, he was taken in by a pack on the west coast as a favor to his old Alpha. At the suggestion of the counselor he is working with, he began keeping a journal of his thoughts on what got him to where he is.