The Foxe & The Hound is a standalone romantic comedy by R.S. Grey. This review will be spoiler-free.
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.
Sweet. Funny. Swoony. A romantic comedy that will sweep you off your feet.
Just another fun, quick read by one of my new favorite authors R.S. Grey. My last four books have been R.S. Grey novels so I know exactly what she can do. This book was not her best or her worst. I enjoyed the sweet romance between the hot vet and the struggling real estate agent.
Madeleine and Adam. Madeleine is hilarious. She has such a unique view on life. And I connected more to her than I have to any of Grey’s other main characters. I am definitely one to go to the shelter and bring home a puppy that I know nothing about. (I’ve already done it four times.) Madeleine is smart, but she isn’t applying herself. She found a job she likes even if she isn’t that great at it. Everything about her character felt very real.
Adam, on the other hand, is coming out of a rough relationship. He is new to town and has an attitude. He thinks he knows best and can’t seem to let himself relax. Even with that said, he is sweet and caring when he wants to be. All he needs is someone to get under his skin and break down his walls. (Can I volunteer?)
I was a little confused by the setting of this book. In some parts, the town was small. It was a place where everyone knew everyone. A new person coming to town would have been news. In other parts of the novel, the town was filled with people the heroine didn’t know even though she had lived there her whole life. I think this book would have benefited from a clearer explanation of the town.
The pacing of this novel was great. It wasn’t exactly a slow burn, but it had moments where I was yelling at the characters to just get on with it already. The twist in their relationship at the end was predictable. However, I did not see the twist in the final chapter coming. But it was a cute way to end the story and answer that one question I was left with.
Overall, this was a cute, easy read. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to anyone looking for a new light-hearted romance to spend an afternoon reading.