Lia has just come to Magnolia Harbor, South Carolina after spending many years in the US Navy. She is homeless and jobless but hoped to meet an old Navy friend who lives here and perhaps work with him again. On her drive in, she sees an animal lying in the road. She stops to check on it and finds a darling puppy who is injured. Lia and the puppy make it a veterinary clinic and meet Noah, a visiting veterinarian. Lia tries to settle in town and decides that it might be a great place to live, especially because of Noah. I loved this sweet romance and enjoyed the characters and fast-moving plot. Very interesting subplot about domestic violence. Also contains a bonus novel.