Briar Bates is a Yankee fish out of water in Everland, Georgia. She's even allergic to peaches. But when the law clerk job she moved for falls through, she's stuck due to a watertight lease agreement. Good thing sexy Rhett "the Vet" Valentine hires her as a dog walker for his sister. At least she'll be able to pay the bills, all while flirting with Jasper Donovan, the mysterious, hotter-than-a-sultry-southern-night blind guy who hangs out in the dog park with his guide dog and braille copies of classic literature.
Rhett Valentine is intrigued by the cute former lawyer who is almost run down by his golden retrievers. And when she agrees to work for his sister, he knows he has the "in" he needs. Too bad she's completely wrapped up in that jerk Jasper. But he vows to reveal who Jasper really is and make Briar see the great guy who's been in front of her all along.
But no good lawyer and daughter can stay a dog walker forever. What about Briar's big city ambitions? And even more importantly, what about her parents who might need her to help with their retirement? Can Briar really give up a life of money and glamor for the love of a small town and a cute guy?
Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult Romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.
A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.
She and her family live mostly in Northern California.