The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery
Series: A Modern Fairytale #1
Published by Self-published on June 16th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Burned by an unreliable source, Savannah Carmichael, returns to her
hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career
in ruins. Given the opportunity to get her skin back in the game by
writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention
to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers
eight years ago, and hasn't been seen since. After an IED
explosion in Afghanistan took Asher's hand and disfigured half of his
face, he's lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the
locals respect his privacy...that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes
calling in a borrowed sundress and a plate of homemade brownies. When
Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feeling things for
the beautiful reporter that he hasn't felt in years. Misfits in
small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away,
touching each other's hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a
terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they'll have to decide
if the love they found in one another's arms is strong enough to fight
for their hard-won happily ever after.
Why on earth I was convinced The Vixen and the Vet was about a veterinarian I’ve no idea! And even though it had no animals at all (not even a cute puppy) I really enjoyed this book.
The story is simple, very sweet, with some hot hotness here and there. I enjoyed both characters’ journeys and the development of their relationship. You could really feel Asher’s struggle with his appearance and it filled my heart with joy when, little by little, Savannah’s affection and acceptance of him (just the way he was) allowed him to come to terms with his reality and gave him the strength to fight and get better.
I didn’t feel for Savannah’s situation too deeply… yes, she lost her job and her work reputation, but it kind of was her fault a little bit. I could relate to striving for one goal your whole life and how seeing it being trampled would make you feel bad. I know misfortune is a very subjective thing, but I still couldn’t help but feel that the comparison between losing a job you liked and losing a limb and a part of your face while on duty, was a little ridiculous.
You could see from the very first chapters what their problem was going to be and though it happened pretty much how I thought it would, it didn’t bother me at all. I was not bored, actually, I didn’t want to put the book down and I desperately wanted them to end up together.
All in all, a very easy enjoyable read, the only real problem for me with this book was the lack of an epilogue. Dear writer, I need at least a paragraph on the subject of their blissfully happy married life and how cute their babies are!
Rating: 4.5 Sweet Somewhat Hot Stars
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