This is a sweet little short story about Lanna Kirby who wants to start her life over in a tiny little Texas town after her racecar-driver boyfriend publicly dumps her for someone else in Indianapolis. If there's one thing she's learned, it's that men can't be trusted, and the only love she can count on comes from her cat, Gordon. That is, until a shockingly handsome cowboy walks in, and makes her start dreaming again.
When Jackson Harrington walks into the post office, he is shocked and unhappy to find Lanna manning the counter instead of his old friend, Gus. He is even more unhappy to find that not only does she bring her cat to work with her, but she has even named the filthy animal, as well. As far as he is concerned, a cat's sole purpose in life is to stay in the barn as a means of rodent population control.
So much for Lanna's dreams. The man's rudeness and obvious lack of regard for animals bursts her bubble very quickly.
Even though she is a "crazy cat lady," there is something about Lanna that gets under Jackson's skin, though he does his best to hide it.
Things finally come to a head when Lanna has to deliver a package to Jackson's ranch, and her car breaks down so she can't leave. She wonders how things could possibly get any worse, until she is enchanted by a litter of kittens she finds in the barn.
Jackson still can't understand her obsession with cats, but thinks maybe it's time to learn a thing or two...
Ruth J. Hartman has done it again with one of her enchanting romances that always seem to include cats in one way or another.