REVIEW – THE FOXE & THE HOUND by R.S. Grey

SYNOPSIS

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.

 

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!

 

Madeleine Thatcher is a 27 yr. old gorgeous, single woman living in rural Texas, in a small town called Hamilton. She works as a real estate agent at Hamilton Realty, & lately feels as if her whole life is one big hot mess. She just can’t seem to get it together. She’s struggling to pay her rent, can’t seem to sell a house to save her life, & although she attends singles events & uses online dating apps, she hasn’t had any luck in the love department. Everyone around her seems to be happily coupled, even her older brother Lucas who is married to her best friend Daisy. All Madeleine really has lately is her dog Mouse that she recently adopted.

Adam Foxe is a sexy veterinarian from Chicago that recently moved to Hamilton to be closer to his family. He’s on his third week at his new job as the town Vet when he crosses paths with the beautiful Madeleine Thatcher. It’s kind of a train wreck, & Madeleine makes a horrible first impression. As they continue to run into one another everywhere they turn, they begin to grow on each other. There’s an undeniable attraction between them neither can ignore. After recently getting out of a long-term relationship Adam isn’t really ready to date yet, but he’s desperate to get his mom off his back so he offers Madeleine a proposition she can’t refuse. Pretend to be his fake girlfriend for a family function & he’ll hire her to find him a home. As they are spending all this time together they share an unexpected kiss that rocks both their worlds.

 

 

Even though Adam doesn’t think he’s ready to get into another relationship so soon, he can’t deny how badly he wants Madeleine. She’s all he can think about. He even enjoys her quirky personality. Will she be the one he breaks all his rules for, & will Madeleine finally find her happily ever after?

I love R.S. Grey’s writing. Every time I start one of her books I know I’m in for a treat and it’s going to be fantastic! This was no different. It was a sexy romantic comedy that I couldn’t put down. Just loved it!

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I thought my heart was dead—gone—after Olivia, but Madeleine has proved it’s alive and well, beating so hard I can barely see straight.

 

 

Every time I hear there’s a new R.S. Grey book coming out, I get a little giddy inside. I know that I am guaranteed to fall in love with the story and characters she creates. THE FOXE AND THE HOUND was right up my alley. Being a HUGE dog lover, I got a kick out of the fact that the swoon-worthy Hero in this story is a Veterinarian and the Heroine is the owner of an adorable yet rambunctious Bernese Mountain dog. The couple’s first meeting is completely disastrous which is the perfect recipe for an enemies-to-lovers themed romance.

You will find it hard not to like Madeleine, who happens to be Lucas’s younger sister and Daisy’s best friend, they were the main couple from “ANYTHING YOU CAN DO”. Madeleine is a real estate agent who is having a tough time bringing in new clients and hasn’t earned a commission since she sold a house to Lucas and Daisy six months ago. She’s struggling to pay her rent and has recently been put on probation at work due to her lackluster performance. But even when life seems to constantly put her through adversity, she never gives up. Madeleine is a fighter and she’s determined to make something of herself. Her love life is non-existent. Living in a small town does nothing to help her current single status, but she doesn’t let that get her down. She has her adorable dog, Mouse, to provide her love and companionship for the time being, and even though he is overly energetic and almost impossible for her to control, she loves that dog with all of her heart. He actually ends up bringing her face to face with one extremely good-looking stranger in the park, when Mouse tackles the man and gets his muddy paws all over his expensive suit. Madeleine is instantly attracted to the man until he unleashes his surly attitude on to her. It’s unfortunate really because she lives in a small town and the number of single men that she doesn’t actually know already is in the zero percentile. Fate will have these two crossing paths often, in fact, Adam ends up being Mouse’s vet.

 

 

 

 

Each time they end up seeing each other the atmosphere is tense and the two ultimately get into some sort of heated argument but then a mutually beneficial agreement between Adam and Madeleine will take their relationship down a different path and they’ll be unable to fight the powerful chemistry that exists between them.

When things start to heat up for the couple, Adam’s past unexpectedly comes crashing in and threatening to tear them apart. Adam’s fickle behavior was at times, extremely annoying and it only caused Madeleine to put up her walls and to be overly cautious, and there’s really no way anyone could fault her for wanting to protect her heart. Adam was the character that caused most of the angst but even then I think readers will have a hard time not falling in love with him.

THE FOXE AND THE HOUND is currently available!

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