For Emily Prentice, working as a seafood inspector in Ketchikan, Alaska, takes her one step closer to becoming a marine biologist. Emily's certainly not looking for romance . . . until a huge dog knocks her down and sends her flying into fish goo. Emily and Bear begin a beautiful relationship, with Bear's owner Sam in tow. The attraction between the humans soon becomes undeniable. But a dangerous undertaking leaves Emily wondering if she'll lose Sam before she gets to tell him how she really feels. Bear wants his humans staying together, and both Emily and Sam will learn a canine truth: A dog is the only one on earth who loves you more than you love yourself.