A Standalone Romantic Comedy
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.
With Grey’s signature humor and quirky characters, The Foxe & the Hound was a wonderfully enchanting story. Filled with the best kind of sexual tension between two antagonistic characters, the story takes readers on a winding journey between the new local veterinarian and the oft looked-over real estate agent he butts heads with at every turn.
Whenever I open a novel by this author I know that I’m going to find a heroine that’s down to earth and completely relateable. Madeleine’s clumsiness and quirks were endearing and they further humanized her in a simple way. She was real and a bit downtrodden, but her fire was startling and fierce; that juxtaposition in her was like a magnet for Dr. Adam Foxe. His resistance to her odd charm and his weakness for that very same thing created a brilliant push-pull that kept my stomach in a near constant state of butterflies. The good kind, the anticipation always growing and hoping and yearning.
Grey writes effortless humor. The kind that sneaks up on you and forces a laugh to fall past your lips; not a snort or a “hmph” but an actual laugh. She doesn’t set out for laughs but lets it happen organically and I find that incredibly desirable in a Rom-Com or any book in general. Her mix of heat and passion with that humor always manages to create an overall well-rounded love story. With ease and a finesse only Grey can do, she brings her best in The Foxe & the Hound. The romance was superb and the rest was a proverbial cherry on top of the already-great sundae.
Side note: If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like spoilers on other stories, I do recommend you read Anything You Can Do prior only because that couple is featured in this story.
♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com