A burned-out veterinarian takes a much-needed beach vacation, where a charming surfer makes waves in her love life, and a unique foster pup renews her passion for her work.
Exhausted veterinarian Morgan Pearce is feeling overworked and under-thanked, so when two favorite clients ask her to watch their special needs senior dog in their Nantucket home, she jumps at the chance for a summer break. She hopes her time on the island will be a reset from the stress of her everyday life, but her chill vacation vibe takes a hit when she gets roped into fostering a challenging, anxious dog and helping plan the local rescue group’s glittery annual fundraiser.
Her trip starts to feel more like a vacation when Morgan begins falling for Nathan Keating, an irresistible entrepreneur who thinks every problem can be solved on a surfboard. Just as the summer is shaping up to be the magical refresh she needs, thanks to a fling that feels like the beginning of something real and Hudson, the foster dog who reminds her how much she loves her job, a visit from her estranged brother and the discovery of who Nathan really is changes everything. Morgan finds herself at a crossroads, trying to determine if mistakes from the past must define the future, or if she should forgive, forget, and grab hold of a chance to finally rescue herself.
Victoria Schade is an author, speaker and dog trainer known for her upbeat approach to living and working with dogs. Her how-to books, Bonding With Your Dog and Secrets of a Dog Trainer, help pet parents get the best out of their best friends, and her works of fiction, including Life on the Leash, Who Rescued Who, Lost, Found, & Forever, and Dog Friendly, combine her canine behavior knowledge with lighthearted romance and women’s fiction.
Victoria has worked with Animal Planet for seventeen years as the lead animal trainer on the channel’s popular Puppy Bowl special and appeared as a co-host on the program “Faithful Friends” during its two-season run. She worked behind-the-scenes on the Smithsonian special “Animals Aloft,” and has coached the canine talent for a number of other productions and commercials.
Victoria shares her life with her husband Tom, Millie the 11-year old Smooth Brussels Griffon, Olive the 10-year old mixed breed dog and the occasional foster dog from ACCT Philadelphia.