Title: A Change Of Pace (Northern Lights, #3)
Author: Freya Barker
Newt Tobias will do anything for his little girl. Even take early retirement, sell his city home, and move to cottage country, hoping that the simpler life will provide a better balance for his troubled teenage daughter.
Yet, not long after they’ve settled, he finds himself toe-to-toe with a stubborn, fiery tempered woman with pretty brown eyes.
Once a recluse preferring to live alone.
Working with troubled adolescents, Frederique Marchand doesn’t suffer fools and won’t put up with bullies. Especially handsome strangers like Newt who think they can run roughshod over her. She loves her work, but on her own time she much prefers the company of her menagerie of animals.
But with the welfare of a teenager at stake, she must put aside rocky first impressions and work with a man who needs her as much as she’ll come to need him.
Newt would do anything for his daughter Millie and that includes leaving his career in law enforcement and relocating to a small town to help her handle a tragic loss. She is finding the adjustment a little more difficult than anticipated so he is encouraged to engage Freddy to help her with the transition.
Freddy specializes in using her menagerie of animals to assist her when it comes to counseling children. From her first meeting with Millie she knows that she is troubled and that she has an affinity with animals. Even though she and Newt didn’t get off to a great start they both want what is best for Millie.
Not only do Newt, Freddy and Millie draw you in but there is a great cast of secondary characters that draw you in as well. The plot manages to balance romance, intrigue and all the feels into a heartwarming story. I listed to an audio copy and thought the narrators did a great job with the characters and the story.