The Dog-Keeper (#Wattys2016)
Kira loves animals. Especially dogs. She is gaga over them and often babysits her neighbours dogs when they are out of town. A strikingly beautiful girl, she has an amazing family and amazing education. She loves making friends and is good when it comes to understanding new people. She can make people open up to her easily. But what will happen when she finds someone who is unwilling to open up?
Brent has moved to Kira's neighbourhood after his dad remarried Becca, the first time he even looked at a woman after Brent's mom died. Brent's not fitting the picture of 'happy family' because he is caught up in his grief. Brent adopts a dog, but the dog has the same feelings that Brent harbours for his new mom. Is he willing to accept the past and grow or will he collapse into himself?
Kira's family invite Brent's family for dinner, to welcome them to the neighbourhood. Kira is immediately drawn to Brent, but will she be able to help him?