PICTURE OF PERFECTION
At a charity auction, veterinarian Carter Phillips is surprised to spot a painting of a horse that's a dead ringer for Leopold's Legacy, the horse at the epicenter of the Quest Stables' breeding scandal. Seeing a chance to clear his name -- and that of the Prestons -- Carter approaches the artist, Gillian Cameron, hoping she'll allow a DNA test on the painting's subject. But she refuses, because there's too much at stake. Falling in love with Carter is a complication for Gillian, and it leaves her vulnerable in a way she doesn't anticipate. Kristin Gabriel's Picture of Perfection (4) has a complex plot and conflict, along with a pair of very likable characters.