Sweet, sexy, and MOUSE!!!
A full-length STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author R.S. Grey.
When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much.
It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.
That is, until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.
With his strong jaw, easy confidence, and form-fitting scrubs, it’s not long before every housewife in Hamilton is dragging neglected tomcats in for weekly checkups.
Like everyone else, I’m intrigued. Even after I spoil my chance at a good first impression, he still offers me a proposition I can’t refuse: play his girlfriend at a family function and he’ll hire me as his real estate agent. Welcome to love in the 21st century.
It’s too bad I underestimated Adam’s irresistible charm and the undeniable attraction that burns between us. The day he pins me to the wall and silences me with a kiss, the line between reality and ruse begins to blur. Every teasing touch brings me to my knees. Every kiss promises more.
It looks like my hot mess of a life is about to get a little hotter.
The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey was one of those light-hearted, feel-good books that I’m looking for. Afterwards I had a big smile on my face. Not only did the book leave me utterly satisfied, I ended up adoring the characters and their four-legged friends.
Adam Foxe and Madeleine Thatcher were FANTASTIC together.
Madeleine was a wonderful, strong female lead, she was Lucas’s sister and Daisy’s best friend and a supporting character in Anything You Can Do. Daisy and Madeleine were still extremely hilarious together. Like sisters, they were thick as thieves and very much into each others business. More than once I chuckled or laughed out loud over their antics and dialogues.
“I can’t. I have plans.”
“Plans? With who? I’m your only friend. That’s how this works.”
Madeleine’s love interest Dr. Adam Foxe, the new veterinarian in town, met Madeleine under the most unfortunate circumstances. Madeleine’s dog MOUSE – most hilarious name for such a gorgeous dog – showed his happiness by putting his muddy paw prints all over Adam’s suit. It was defiantly not a good first impression at all – but a lasting one. Adam had a hard time keeping Madeleine out of his thoughts afterwards. And stumbling over her wherever he went didn’t help either.
Luckily for me, Adam turned out to be more wonderful than I could have imagined. A hot veterinarian, with some baggage, moving to a small town in Texas to be closer to his family. Adam, struggled a bit with his attraction towards Daisy. He just came out of a long-term relationship and he was still trying to get his bearings. A new beginning and taking time coming to terms with his failed relationship sounded great to Adam. Until he met Madeleine. She did not fit into Adam’s plans at all since he decided he wouldn’t be doing any dating. Nevertheless the attraction didnt’ diminish and she occupied his thoughts more often than he liked.
So they struggled.
Him flirting, her pushing back. Her advancing, him pulling away. At the end both ended up frustrated.
Until finally their attraction took over.
Sometimes really all that’s needed is a good amount of sexual attraction. Passion finally ignited and all rational thoughts disappeared into thin air. When they eventually got together, Adam and Madeleine were perfect for each other. They clicked, matched, and completed each other. And I thought the last chapter of the book was just divine.
Even so their path was a bit rocky, the journey was worth it.
Adam deserved Madeleine and vice versa. And I deserved their story. THE END!!!
Oops, not the end.
I can’t finish this review unless I mention MOUSE!!!!! I think Mouse was my most favorite character of all. He was this HUGE Bernese mountain dog puppy, too big for his own good, and clearly in charge of Madeleine. That dog was the highlight of the entire novel. The way he steered Madeleine from one hilarious situation into the next was incredibly entertaining. I love stories that have a pet or animal as supporting character. They usually end up being my favorite characters, and they give their owners another level of complexity.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.