Chase Hinkley is excited to be starting his semiprofessional racing career. He’s eager to move up the ranks with his heart set on NASCAR, but his dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Being a driver for Burke Motorsports isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. His boss, Kevin Burke, is a devious man who bets against his drivers and manipulates races for his own ends.
Worse, is the fact Chase is falling for Burke’s girl—the beautiful Ryan Westcott. Chase can’t compete with the fancy gifts Burke showers her with; all he can offer is a shoulder to cry on and someone to talk to. Trying to keep his feelings within the barriers of friendship, Chase also wrestles with a car that doesn’t run right, sabotage, and constant threats if he doesn’t fall into line and cooperate with Burke’s plans.
Despite the damage to his career, he has no choice but to intervene when Ryan is threatened by Burke. Being Ryan’s hero is better than winning any race on a track, and his goals quickly shift to include her. With Ryan by his side, he begins to think about a different path, one that doesn’t include being on the road—a simpler future where he can settle down in his hometown, surrounded by his friends and family, and live his life with the only girl who has ever touched his heart.
But Ryan isn’t what she seems, and her gift might destroy everything.