Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Vixen and the Vet - Book Review


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.

The Vixen and the Vet is part of the a modern fairytale collection, which will include five standalone novels:

"The Vixen and the Vet" (Beauty & the Beast) - available now
"Never Let You Go" (Hansel & Gretel) - available June 2015
"Ginger's Heart" (Little Red Riding Hood) - available 2016
"Don't Speak" (The Little Mermaid) - available TBD

3 Stars;

Savannah just lost her big time new paper job, because she left love blind her. Licking her wounds she heads home, only to have another job dangled in front of her. But she needs to step out of her comfort zone and take a leap of faith in another human being; Asher Lee. Town hermit and disabled vet. Can she get him to open up and share about his time in the war? Or with lines get blurred?

Asher doesn't want to like Savannah, but her brownies are so good and he hasn't had a baked good in YEARS. Reluctantly he lets her in. They talk, they share, and they love. But things back fire when the media twists their story and makes it out of pity instead of love. Can Savannah save face? Can their love triumph?

This is a good story, I wasn't sure at first. I felt like Savannah was being pushy and rude, but when she left her guard down, she was ok and nice. Asher, I understood why he stayed away. He was afraid of what others might think and how they would react, but when he stepped out, he did so with confidence for Savannah. 

Will I read more of this story?  I'm not sure.  I liked this one.   

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