The Reluctant Guardian by Alexis Morgan
An abandoned child…
He’ll guard at all costs
When screams next door wake Deputy Conner Dunne and his retired police dog, Mutt, he suspects domestic abuse. What he finds is Jody Kruse comforting her new foster child—a traumatized little girl who won’t speak. Conner is determined to remain professional with his pretty neighbor. But when a break-in points to an attempted kidnapping, protecting this family may cost him his heart—and his life.