Perfect Pair by Marilyn Conner Miles
Losing a job is tough, but losing a job and realizing you can’t afford your Seattle apartment anymore is a double whammy. When Amber discovers her parents can’t offer her more than a garage to store her furniture in, she realizes things are even worse than she thought. Her brother’s fiancé tells her about a job pet- and house-sitting for a couple north of the city, and Amber feels like it’s her only option, even though she’s a city girl at heart.
The job turns out to be much more than she bargained for, but she discovers that life away from the city rush can be just as breath-taking. Especially when it comes to a certain farrier named Mick, who seems eager to tutor her in the care of horses, and maybe love, as well. Can Amber adjust to life at a slower pace, or will the lure of life in Seattle draw her back?
Amber isn’t one to take life’s obstacles sitting down, and I felt drawn to her character from the first page to the last. This sweet romance is a great reminder of how important it is to take on life’s challenges, even when they seem scary.