Finally snagging leave from the Army, Graziella Macina heads for Tallulah Cove to make sure her brother's new love is good enough for him. What she didn't expect was for her brother to take advantage of her protective nature by enlisting her to dog sit for their new puppy. Hank is long on hijinks and short on manners and within twenty-four hours of meeting the fur monster, Graziella enlists the help of local mobile vet/dog trainer to whip Hank into shape and make him hup, two, three, four like a good little soldier.
Isaac Cole has finally found peace after a messy divorce that led him to lose the vet practice he'd built from the ground up. The last thing he needs is to train an adventurous dog with fierce spirit to perform like an emotionless soldier, even if it means spending more time with the sexiest, most exhilarating, yet most rigid woman he's ever met. While Hank could use a few lessons, he's not nearly the lost cause Graziella claims he is, and Isaac sets out to train Graziella in a few lessons of her own.
He has two weeks to tame Hank's free spirit and soften Graziella's heart even as he fortifies his own so he doesn't fall head over tail for a woman who intends to walk right back out of his life.