REVIEW: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

A Standalone Romantic Comedy

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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.




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

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