When Jess Bennett’s husband dies of cancer, she believes her life is over. She tries to draw strength from her friends and family, but it is the love of her dog, Odin, that helps ease the pain of Jason’s loss the most. Odin is the strong and patient companion she needs, and his needs force her out of the darkness of her depression. Just when she thinks she might be able to move on, cancer rears its ugly head and deals her another blow.
As Jess struggles to cope with Odin's illness, he pushes Jess toward happiness of her own and leaves her in the capable hands—and heart—of his veterinarian, Dr. Dorian Jensen. Compassionate and patient, Dorian helps Jess come through the pain of her losses to find love on the other side of grief.