By Katy Regnery
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 a beautiful story about two people who have come home to lick their wounds. Ash returned home nearly a decade ago disfigured from his military service and living the life of a hermit. Savannah has just returned home after losing her reporting job after being betrayed by her lover/source. A second chance for Savannah presents itself, if she can get a story from Ash about his service and subsequent treatment from his hometown residents.
What happens instead is two beautiful people falling in love, each a balm to the others wounds. Ash’s character is so believable and so easily likeable. Of course, there has to be a bad spell before the HEA, but what I liked about this book is that the bad spell isn’t fixed by the next page, or even the page after that. It’s slowly resolved over several pages and several weeks which makes it more believable.
This is the first book I’ve read from this author and I would read it again. However, I decided to try her The English Brothers series and so far the series has nothing on this book.
The Vixen And The Vet (A Modern Fairytale # 1)
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