This book is about two strangers who meet when two little boys become homeless. David Ardell is a rich lawyer working for the governor of Colorado. He has hopes to become governor some day. Melissa's hope is to find a family for the two little boys that were left in her care when their widowed mother died. Soon, both of their dreams changed...
I wasn't sure about David at first. He was rich and proper. His world was a political world. But when they planned a long road-trip to take the boys to their great-aunt, David found himself bonded with the world and all it's craziness! There were several mishaps: the dog escaping to chance antelopes (?), a sand storm that left them stranded and very much dependent on each other, a missing aunt to be found...These seemed to bring the couple together.
The main problem wasn't their admitting they were falling in love. Their problem was the fact that David had ambitions to be governor and Melissa didn't want to be involved in such a circus.
Though I think everything came together way too easily in the end: a dream job in a small town, two kids, Melissa's willing to marry him without a single question, and their dream house just happening to be there in front of them all within a couple minutes, I think the story was sweet. A bit slow at places, but sweet!