You never know when you'll suddenly meet The One!
©2014 Lorhainne Ekelund (P)2014 Lorhainne Ekelund
In The One, Margaret Gordon was a prominent Seattle surgeon until a slip of her knife left a young boy without a future. After being fired, she returns to her family ranch, the perfect spot to hide out from everyone and lick her wounds, with no one around but her horse.
Margaret has never considered herself a horse person. In truth, though, she understands horses better than people. When Joe Wilde, a widower, drives up one morning with a teenage boy and a horse with a problem, Margaret turns into the klutzy misfit she used to be, and the torch she silently carried for Joe all through school is rekindled. However, when smooth-talking Joe convinces Margaret to work with the temperamental horse, she grows closer to Joe's son, Ryan, and soon learns the horse's issues are rooted in problems between the two--especially Ryan's anxiety over the fact that his father is now dating a woman who's only interested in the sexy Joe Wilde, not his misfit of a son.
Ryan wants Margaret to be his mother, so he takes matters into his own hands, setting Margaret in his father's path every chance he gets. Even though sparks fly and sizzle between them, Joe believes Margaret has despised him all his life, and he decides all his rebellious son needs is a mother. When Joe proposes marriage to the wrong woman, his son takes off into the wilderness with only a backpack and a feisty horse.
To Joe's surprise, it's Margaret who saddles up her horse and heads off alone with him over a hundred miles of wilderness in a race against time and the elements to find his son. With Ryan's life in jeopardy, will Margaret be able to put aside her differences with Joe and realize that he's The One?