Andy Holcomb, heir apparent to the Holcomb Oil Empire, is hiding something from his family. When his "good old boy" grandfather uncovers his secret, he is immediately turned away and disinherited. Needing to find a path in life, Andy leaves Texas and joins the Marines.
Bryan Moore grew up in the projects of Chicago, the oldest son of a mixed-race father and white mother. When tragedy strikes his family, Bryan does his best to help his hard-working mom raise his three siblings. After high school, Bryan joins the Marines so he can send money home to continue helping his family.
After eight years of proudly serving their county, both men opt out. They spend six months trying to find work as well as themselves. A chance meeting at the VA brings them together, and a bond of friendship is immediately formed. Even though Andy is gay and Bryan considers himself straight, their friendship holds no judgement.
When a kind stranger offers them a chance to work on a cattle farm, Andy and Bryan jump at the opportunity. Spending all of their time living and working together tests their friendship on many levels. Andy knows he's not Bryan's type, but he knows what he wants and that's his best friend. Bryan is confused by his changing feelings for Andy but can't deny the attraction.