The attraction sizzles between Clayton Spencer and Maysen Halliday when he first sees her in his convenience store. The attraction fizzles when he discovers she's the owner of Hot Shots, a magazine that declared the Lanville volunteer firefighters the sexiest in Texas. Not only does he disapprove of the article, he hates her idea of posing for a sexy calendar. Only when Maysen tells him proceeds will go toward purchasing equipment for the fire department does he relent.
An interview at Clay's house on a rainy night leads to lovemaking. Maysen wants it to be the first of many nights to follow, but Clay is leery. A woman had breezed through his life two years ago, leaving him with a broken heart. He refuses to let Maysen break his heart again when she leaves town after her work is finished.
Maysen has to convince Clay she isn't in Lanville for only an assignment--she loves him and is here to stay.