Stephanie Tyler had overcome the grief of her widowhood with the help of Neil Moran, her late husband's best friend. Neil and Ty had played hard together on the football field, and even harder off it. Once Ty met Stephanie she became a natural member of their group. She never suspected the secret love that Neil fought so hard to hide. Now things were changing; Neil wasn't the friend he'd always been. And that hurt, because now she needed him more than ever -- not just as a friend, but as a man.