As a kid, Ryder Brooks bounced from one foster home to the next. As soon as he was able, he joined the Army and found a purpose in life. There’s one thing he still can’t combat, though–his loneliness. He joins the Army pen pal program, never imagining he’ll find someone as amazing as Dean. The two connect through letters and phone calls for a year, falling in love and making plans to meet when Ryder finishes his tour. However, in an effort to save one of his men, Ryder finds himself in a situation that will change his life. Broken and depressed, he doesn’t think Dean will want him anymore. When Dean learns what has happened and discovers Ryder has a long road of recovery ahead of him, will he be there to support him or will the distant communication that’s kept Ryder going cease altogether? Only time will tell.