Levi Meadows feels adrift in the modern world, where friendships are shallow and connections are fleeting. He has five hundred Facebook friends but feels utterly alone. Finally, he gets some good luck: his old best friend is moving back into town, and Levi takes him up on an offer to go hiking and get away from it all. He's looking forward to the trip, as long as the crush he had on Marcus back in the day stays buried.
Recently dumped by his long-term girlfriend, Marcus Townsend is struggling to readjust to single life. He needs to get out into nature, to lick his wounds and recover. A two-day hike with his old college friend Levi is just what he needs. But when a horrible accident befalls them on the trail, Marcus finds himself depending on Levi for more than just friendship.
Levi will do anything to get Marcus home safe. And Marcus had no idea just how much Levi cared. But once they get home, how are they ever going to deal with the feelings that surfaced on the trail? Was it a moment of weakness or a glimpse of something deeper?
One of my favorite scenes is when Marcus starts to realize how easy it is to talk to Levi. He just never realized that he never had that with his girlfriend. He admits that with his girlfriend, he had to try to impress her. It has always been much easier for him to be vulnerable with Lexi and talk to him about anything.