Telling the truth could set him free
He’s hiding something…
Can a special K-9 encourage him to reveal all?
When a family crisis leaves rancher Randy Watkins caring for a surprise baby nephew, he turns to longtime friend Hannah Carr for help. But Randy has a heart condition—a secret he’s determined to hide…until Hannah’s clever retired service dog threatens to expose it. As friendship turns to something more, can Randy trust Hannah with the truth?
I enjoyed reading Guarding His Secret, set in a small town in Wyoming. The story is part of Love Inspired’s K-9 Companion multi-author series that include service dogs in the stories.
Hannah is a school teacher who is on summer vacation. She’s preparing to train a puppy for the service dog program, and she’s on the waiting list for a retired service dog. Her long time friend, Randy, owns the bait and tackle shop in town. Randy’s older brother, Austin, who runs the family ranch, has to unexpectedly leave town. Randy can’t be in two places at once, and he asks Hannah to take care of his shop while Randy works on the ranch.
Hannah has her hands full with a puppy and a retired service dog, Ned, who adores Randy. Hannah and Randy spend more time together when Randy’s brother returns to the ranch with a baby. Randy and Hannah have feelings for each other, but Randy is hiding a health issue that’s stopping him from pursuing Hannah.
I recommend Guarding his Secret to contemporary romance readers who like friends-to-more small town romances with puppies and babies that includes a relevant faith element in the story. The characters and story world are part of Jill Kemerer’s Wyoming Ranches series and the story would fit in between books 2 and 3.