Kate Reynolds has two loves in her life—her daughter and her diner—and that's all she wants or needs. She's learned the hard way that you can't rely on a man to be there when it counts, so she's determined to do it all on her own. When she hires a new music act to entertain her customers, the last thing she expects is to feel drawn to rugged crooner Mackenzie Winters.
Mack is on the fast-track to seeing his dreams come true. With a growing audience and demos out to record labels, he knows he can make it big—if he can just stay focused. Experience has taught him that to get what he wants he has to keep his eye on the prize. Trouble is, his eyes keep wandering to the one woman he needs to avoid at all costs.
The more time they spend together, the harder it is to fight their feelings. They both know they can't give the other what they need. And the longer they keep playing at love, the worse it will hurt when the game is over.