Intent is a beautiful story. We meet Layne Elliott, NYC lawyer who has her life mapped out or so she thought when she catches her boyfriend of seven years in bed with her friend, who to add insult to injury is also pregnant. Her boss and mentor, Marcia Bettis, offers her a sabbatical at her vacation home in Oak Grove, Georgia. On her first day in town she saves a precocious four year old named River from being hit by a pickup truck backing out from a parking spot when she runs away from her sitter, Rose. Layne returns to Marcia's house and goes for a walk and to think how her life has gotten to this point when all of the sudden a horse interrupts her thoughts. All seems well as she strokes the horse until this very arrogant man starts laying into her about trespassing. After a less than stellar first impression imagine her surprise to find out that the arrogant man is River's dad, Ace Sharp. His demeanor changes when he finds out how she saved his precious child and a friendship begins to happen. To watch these two fall for each other was beautiful. Now things are not smooth sailing and them falling in love does not make everyone in this small town happy. This is a great read for a sunny afternoon. They are genuinely good people who deserve to be happy. They found their barn owl. I am curious to see a second book regarding Ace's sister, Lily and his business partner, Justin. More barn owls?