"……………...why me?""…………because you said yes."
After finishing Never Let You Go (release date June 12th, 2015) which is a gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, joyously hopefilled thing of beauty, I was left desperately wanting more by Ms. Regnery. And because I’m a fan of fairytales that have been given a modern twist, I decided to read The Vixen and the Vet - a Beauty and the Beast tale, retold.
From the start I fell in love with the physically ruined and emotionally scarred Asher Lee. Beast. Head over heels, I have it bad for this war hero who has secluded himself away, unable to bear the fear in children’s eyes or the way grown men and women cringe and turn away from what’s left of his face after an IED explodes while he’s making his way to save a wounded soldier. Bogeyman. He’s grown accustomed to his life of solitude, finding his escape through reading anything and everything he can get his hands on. Day in, day out, he’s on his own except for Miss Potts, his housekeeper, and his visits to his doctors. He’s accepted his fate and is making the best of his miserable existence. Recluse.
Enter Savannah Carmichael, formerly one of the top investigative reporters in the country. She had it all – the job of her dreams, money, status…everything she’d ever wanted. Until a “reliable” source fed her a bunch of false information and she found herself not only jobless, but persona-non-grata in the world of journalism. Pariah. She had pretty much given up on ever finding work as a reporter again, when a phone call from someone she had helped years earlier gives her a chance at redemption; all she has to do is convince Asher Lee to let her tell his story, and she’ll be back in the game. Ambitious. But what starts out as merely a chance to rebuild her reputation becomes something far more when she finds herself helplessly drawn to the subject of her article, finding Asher Lee not at all the nightmare the people of Danvers make him out to be. He’s lonely, damaged, and the most beautiful man she’s ever met. Changed.
The Vixen and the Vet doesn't have the level of angst Never Let You Go has, but this is a story I will enjoy reading again and again. I can't even begin to tell you how romantic, how charming, how passionate, and how touching this story is. Asher and Savannah are perfect for each other, and their happily ever after is a thing of beauty!
I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a sighworthy hero in need of healing.
A HUGE thank you to Lisa who answered my shout-out for a Kindle Lend! I adore this story and appreciate your kindness in lending it to me!!!!!!