Starting over in Oregon, a young mother can’t deny her animal attraction to the local vet in this “riveting romance that will pull at your heartstrings” (Patrice Wilton, New York Times bestselling author).
After leaving a passionless marriage under the scrutiny of San Francisco’s high society, Avery Stowe has moved to Redwood Ridge, Oregon. All she wants is a quiet place to raise her autistic daughter, Hailey. The last thing she needs is to fall for the local veterinarian, no matter how sweet and sexy he is. But the well-meaning patrons of her new hometown have other ideas, and it appears playing Cupid is one of them.
Cade O’Grady has never met a woman he couldn't handle, but when Avery Stowe walks into his office late one night cradling an injured puppy, he’s dumbstruck. Which might explain her total lack of interest in him. But now that she’s working for his family’s clinic, he doesn't have to lust from a distance. He might just have a chance at convincing Avery and her guarded heart that falling for the right man isn't a mistake.
“The chemistry is sizzling in this series opener.” —Library Journal