A cowboy veterinarian who works sixteen steps from the woman of his dreams…and doesn’t even know she’s there. Can a chance meeting in a different location open his eyes to happily-ever-after?
Boone Carver, carrying the weight of past mistakes, seeks redemption and a fresh start in Three Rivers. As the new owner of the local animal clinic, he works tirelessly to care for the town’s pets while finding solace in the equine therapy program at Three Rivers Ranch, which is owned and operated by his cousin, Squire.
His office administrator, Nicole Hymas, harbors resentment towards him for buying the clinic she had always dreamed of owning. She’s never told him he swooped in and bought it out from under her, or that she’s harboring ill will toward him for doing so.
They just don’t get along at work and never have.
Despite their strained relationship at the clinic, a chance encounter at a dog park brings Boone and Nicole together, revealing a new side to the handsome veterinarian that Nicole can’t ignore.
As they gradually open up to one another, Nicole struggles with her growing admiration for and attraction to Boone and the burden of her own unresolved feelings.
Determined to put down roots in Three Rivers, Boone senses the undeniable connection between them and refuses to let it slip away. Will they lean on their faith to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of their happiness? Or will sixteen steps forever separate them?
In this heartwarming Christian cowboy romance in beloved Three Rivers, Boone and Nicole learn the power of forgiveness, second chances, and the healing power of love.