"When the heart wants what it should not have..." Settling into a new job at a hospital on the wild southern coast of Washington, Sara Patterson has carefully realized her cautious hopes for a steady, practical life. Education, check. Secure employment, check. Tumultuous attraction to an attractive drifter? Not on the list. Jessie Singer loves the way billiard balls roll over the green baize of a pool table and her dream of playing pool professionally keeps her wandering from job to job, and from woman to woman. But she keeps coming back, drawn to the coastal waters and mountain scenery. And to something she never expected. Two women think they know what they want from life--until their lives collide.