Hotshot San Diego sports agent Shaw Matthews and his sexy professional adversary Cassidy Whalen have gone head-to-head in the boardroom - and the bedroom. Now Shaw has scored a big promotion - but only because Cassidy turned it down and ran off. There are many things he wants when it comes to Cassidy . . . but her pity isn't one of them. So Shaw rushes to a small town in Maine to retrieve his dignity - and maybe the woman he's hungry to claim once more.Cassidy has pushed herself to the max to realize her career dreams - until a family crisis brings her home. But Shaw isn't letting Cassidy go that easily. Neither is gorgeous Casey Michaels, the childhood sweetheart she left behind - and who now wants to win her back. As the rivalry between the two alpha males intensifies, and Shaw's seductive moves reach a whole new level of heat, Cassidy has to make a choice. And this time, it's for the highest stakes of all.