Heather Gabriel is a widowed mother struggling to be there for her children. She takes a job at Magnolia Bay’s Animal Shelter and meets Adrian, the shelter’s new business consultant. But she’s not interested in being anything more than colleagues?this definitely isn’t the right time for a summer affair. The shelter’s animal-communication expert, Reva Curtis, knows there’s more to Heather and Adrian’s mutual attraction than they let on, and she’s determined to bring them together. With the help of Heather’s three children and all the animals at Bayside Barn, the two soon realize they can have a future together… if they can let go of the past.