A bar musician and a light-sensitive painter play a game of cat-and-mouse that begins with a song request and comes to a very steamy conclusion at a Halloween party.
Seasoned musician Rufus Merrill hardly notices the crowds he plays to, these days. Ten gallon hats and cowboy boots? Drunken coeds and tourists? They're a dime a dozen. But the black-clad guy leaning up against the wall of the bar in sunglasses after dark? That stands out.
Artist Quinn Marx has had his fill of musicians; past relationships dictate they're a bad idea. But something about Rufus and his music catches Quinn’s attention, and he can't help but put in a special request for a song just for the hell of it. Maybe just to give the guy a challenge.
One kiss in a dark alley later, and they're both hooked.