"First published in 2020. This edition published in 2021."--Title page verso.
Football player Brody Shaw wants to retire from his hometown team, the Dallas Bulldogs. When the stray dog he rescued bites the pet sitter, bad publicity follows, and it's time to bring in a professional. Because she feels football players are bad news, dog trainer Lily Costello has no intention of working with Brody's dog. Then she sees a brand on the dog's stomach indicating she's from the puppy mill Lily is trying to find and shut down. Brody is all in to help, but soon someone makes it clear that they'll stop at nothing to halt the search.