I go through times when all I want to read is a little romance. I recently picked up The Vixen and the Vet while it was free on Amazon and decided to give it a try.
In this modern-retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get 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 with 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.
This book was more than I thought it was going to be. A lot of the romances that can be found for free are very short or lacking in actual story. I didn’t feel like this book had those problems at all. I was happily delighted with the amount of story, emotion, and yes–romance, that I found in these digital pages.
I give The Vixen and the Vet 4 stars!
I loved that these two characters were so unexpectedly perfect for each other. They challenged each other and brought new perspectives to the other’s situations.
In addition to the romance that inevitably builds between Savannah and Asher, there were matters of family, career, and health to deal with. They were not in a lover’s bubble, but struggled to finally get their time to themselves.
I was also happy to learn about Operation Mend. I’ll be keeping my eye out for more books by Katy Regnery.