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.
3.75 out of 5 stars
Well, I finally read The Foxe and The Hound, and while, for the most part, I enjoyed this book, I did have some issues with it. Let me explain.
The book is about Madeline Thatcher, sister of Lucas and best friend of Daisy (from Anything You Can Do). Madeline is a 27 year-old real estate agent in the small town of Hamilton, Texas. She adopts a puppy she’s told is a lab mix that turns out to be a dog that is going to grow to be much larger!
She takes Mouse to the vet, and she meets Dr. Adam Foxe, the new bachelor in town. They don’t hit it off. It turns out that Adam is renting the house across the street from Lucas and Daisy, so poor Madeline keeps bumping into Adam without wanting to.
There are many funny and adorable scenes with Mouse. Madeline was really in love with her dog.
What I didn’t love was the following:
- Madeline’s co-worker Lori. I don’t know what it’s like to be a real estate agent, but I can’t imagine Lori is what any real person is like.
- Madeline always had her “real estate” agent hat on and it got a little annoying.
- Adam was super hot and cold toward Madeline. He was a dick to her several times.
- THERE WAS NO EPILOGUE!!!!!!
I hate when there is no epilogue in a book! I’m sure there will be another book in the series, but come on. The development of Madeline and Adam’s relationship was bizarre at best. She was clearly into him, and he was giving her mixed signals for a long time. I get he had been in a relationship for a long time and had baggage, but when you’re stringing someone along, not cool.
You can’t help but love a vet (well, I can’t – animal lover). I did like Adam, but I didn’t love him. I also didn’t love the ending of this book.
I would recommend because it was a fun read, but I’m slightly disappointed.