Tragically widowed at the tender age of thirty five, Olivia Leonard found herself faced with the daunting prospect of running a thoroughbred horse farm alone, while at the same time bringing up her fourteen year old daughter. Before the death of her husband she had been a successful writer, but necessity forced her to turn her back on that career. Matthew Allen is a veterinarian with a reputation for unreliability; cheated on by a co-worker two years previously he walked out on a top job in Florida and now relies upon short-term locum appointments around the country, often living out of motels. The two protagonists are brought together by an injured foal and despite the fact that neither of them is interested in embarking upon any kind of a romantic relationship, a growing mutual attraction is undeniable. Both support each other as even further complications develop. The setting for this novella is the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley as well the wild Central California Coast. With a great descriptive talent, Cindy Baker takes her readers by the hand and molds them into the scenery as they follow the story. Will a love story develop? Will Matt move on to his next appointment leaving Livi behind?