Derek Hale, the grouchy world no. 1, and the winner of more Grand Slams than most people believed was even possible, finds himself beaten in one of the most important matches of his career by cheeky newcomer Stiles Stilinski.
The strife is on when Stilinski winks at him after his ace is the final nail in Derek’s coffin, eliminating him from the whole tournament in the 2nd round. Derek, having always been stoic and sensible, can’t help his childish need to prove himself better than Stiles. He has no idea how this kid could get under his skin, so fast and unnoticed. The rivalry between the two of them continues throughout the season, fueled by the press and gossip.
When Derek gets the news that he and Stiles have been chosen to represent the US at Davis Cup, he knows he can’t decline, even though he finds it hard enough dealing with Stiles and his brash attitude when he’s on the other side of the net.
When their Davis Cup matches take them to Spain and they are forced to train and room together, Derek discovers that there might be another reason for his obsession than just showing Stiles who’s better. When the realization strikes, there’s already no way of going back. He never thought he could fall in love again until it actually happened.