Abandoned puppies found under the porch of their duplex become an issue when Ruby Innes overrides her co-tenant, Thatcher Rollins, in his demand she call in the SPCA. Instead, she becomes a surrogate mother to the tiny balls of fluff… with the cranky good-looker’s unexpected assistance. Not surprising, one of the pups bonds with Thatcher and won’t be put aside. After all, it’s exactly how she’s beginning to feel about the guy whose bluff exterior hides a mushy heart. Seriously, how can a woman ignore someone who loves his mother so much, he’s willing to fly to Vegas to stop her wedding to a man he believes will make her unhappy? Until Ruby finds out the groom is her father. Then she has no option but to follow and put a stop to Thatcher’s meddling. But…will she be in time?