Though she spent most of the rare happy moments of her childhood at a ranch camp, Jordan never thought there was space for horses in her adult life.
Jordan thinks she's doing pretty well. She survived childhood with an abusive mother. Now she's holding down a job and getting herself through the day-to-day slog of modern living. But her only social outlet is a game—an MMPORG called Heroes of the Totem Spirit—where her totem partner is a horse named after the one she lost as a kid.
Jordan is well aware racking up so many hours in a fantasy world isn't exactly healthy; her brother is constantly hounding her to get out more. When another played in the game starts making friendly overtures, she can even concede this might be a bad sign. So when an ad pops up in her work queue about a ranch offering riding lessons, she decides she needs a new outlet. She heads to the Tipped Z, where she meets her instructor, Erin, and a ranch hand named Grant.
Grant proves to be interesting, and not just because he seems potentially interested in her. Though he's clearly a cowboy, he mysteriously refuses to get on a horse. When Jordan sets out to figure out why, she realizes she's going to have to deal with some of her own unaddressed trauma if she wants things with Grant to evolve.
A Man Who Heals can be read as a stand-alone novel, but it is the third book in the Tipped Z series. These novels combine horsemanship, family, love, and the Tucson desert into thoughtful, heart-warming reads.