On the surface, eighteen-year-old Jesse Cardiff leads a charmed life. He's cute, popular, about to graduate high school with honors, and his father is one of the wealthiest men in the country. Only one problem mars what others perceive as Jesse's perfect, privileged life.

Jesse is gay.

Unable to come out for fear of losing everyone and everything, Jesse satisfies his need for intimate male companionship with nameless strangers in a series of anonymous one-night stands. But that all changes when Detective Scott Griffin, a fourteen-year police veteran, winds up at a gay club on an eighteen-and-over night to douse the pain of a tragic event. Their fateful meeting leads them both into the dark recesses of the cultish "ex-gay" culture of Reclaiming Eden Cathedral, where the only choices are to go straight or go to hell.