City girl Alana Brendt accepts a one-year contract as an event coordinator in remote Yakima, Washington, to reboot her career. So what if she padded her résumé a little…doesn’t everyone? Then she discovers she has to lead trail rides and white-water adventures, not just coordinate them. Add a litter of puppies underneath her rickety farmhouse’s porch, and Alana is desperate enough to accept help from the local vet—the gorgeous, sexy, outdoorsy vet who is absolutely not Alana’s type. At all.
Veterinarian Tegan Evans avoids the tourist side of Yakima, venturing there only when an animal needs her. Tourists only break your heart. Still, she can’t resist helping Alana, who, despite being in over her head with rambunctious puppies and a job she is barely qualified to perform, seems determined to make a success of things.
Alana and Tegan both know they don’t belong together. Only problem is, they’re falling in love.
Walsh (the Tacoma Mounted Patrol series) has a clear passion for animals and her Pacific Northwest setting, which shines through in this charming contemporary about the power of love to transform and heal. Career-oriented event planner Alana Brendt arrives in Yakima, Wash., to begin a job at the new High Ridge Ranch and get her work life back on track. Though she's willing to do anything for a good recommendation from her new employer including padding her resume to land the job in the first place she's hardly prepared to lead horse riding and white-water rafting trips. In addition, she's hopelessly drawn to sexy, capable veterinarian Tegan Evans, who sees right through her professional fa ade. A Yakima local, Tegan isn't about to lose her heart to a woman who's planning on leaving, even when Alana calls asking for help with a litter of puppies she finds under her porch. But as Tegan and Alana bond over the animals in their care, they both wonder whether their fling has the potential to become a commitment. This immersive, highly sensory, and moving story will appeal to fans of Kristen Higgins and Kelly Moran.