Mackenzie "Mack" Shaw coaches the Lady Rebels, a women's college basketball team. Her players think she's approachable and fun, and when two of them ask her to tag along to the Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival, she agrees, but she isn't interested in getting inked.
At the Festival, Mack meets Heather Kelley, an androgynous-looking tattoo artist who piques her interest. Flirtatious small talk leads to a first date, and the two women really hit it off.
The new basketball season keeps Mack busy, and Heather has personal issues that prevent her from committing fully to a relationship. But as the months go by, Mack and Heather form a deeper connection through texts and phone calls and the occasional get-together, even if they don't have time to officially "date."
Despite their growing closeness, Mack can't help feeling there's something Heather is hiding from her. Then, as she's coming home from an away game, she receives the dreaded text, We need to talk . Is Heather finally ready to share her deepest secret with Mack? Is she ready to explain why some people call her Heath? Mack's in love with Heather, but is the love she feels more than skin deep?