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The Vixen & the Vet Paperback – June 4, 2014
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~ "Like Amy Harmon's Making Faces or Mia Sheridan's Archer's Voice, The Vixen and the Vet tells the story of a forgotten hero who has given up on life and love... until the right woman comes along." --Goodreads review
~ "The Vixen and the Vet is an unbelievably powerful and beautiful novel. This story has truly and deeply touched my soul." --The Book Enthusiast
From the Author
I wrote this book in 23 days. It only took me 23 days because Asher and Savannah jumped off the pages for me fully-formed and 100% ready to fall in love. I think their story is really hot, really fun and really moving. I hope you do too.
I have never written a book as a fundraiser before, so this book is very special to me. I hope that Savannah and Asher's story will inspire, delight and move readers to remember that our returning wounded deserve every possible honor for their courage, bravery and sacrifice.
Please be advised that 50% of all profits made from THE VIXEN AND THE VET will benefit Operation Mend, an organization at the UCLA Medical Center that offers comprehensive medical services to our returning wounded warriors, for all sales in June & July 2014.
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It was so odd, b/c I started this book before bed one night, and just really wasn't sucked in right away. I wasn't too sure about Savannah, and I really wasn't enamoured with her sister Scarlet, so I put it down and went to sleep. Then the next day I was reading while exercising, and I was wholly sucked in!! I was just super excited and thinking "OH!!! This is what they were talking about!" I loved the beginnings of Savannah's relationship with Asher, and how they met, and there was just some magic in their developing friendship and more. I even highlighted things! And then I had to do real life things, and when I got back to it today, I was bored. Like wth? I can admit that there might be a small mood component to my enjoyment, because I was having a really hard time articulating (even in my own head) what exactly went wrong. But I'll give it a try.
On the surface, I really enjoyed the way Ms. Regnery's chose to portray our Belle and Beast. I could totally see a reporter from a small town not fitting in, and a veteran with terrible disfigurements feeling ostracized by that same small town. But I'm not sure I fully bought into their roles...more Savannah than Asher. I could actually really understand Asher's backstory and what he went through and how he came to be who he was, and I really felt like he stayed true to his character for much of the book. And while his actions at the climax were harsh, I could kind of get it even if it made me disappointed. But Savannah really did NOT act like a reporter. It was like a character trait that she was just supposed to have that kind of facilitated the plot, but I don't really feel like I understood much of her. She uses her past betrayal and disgrace in so many aspects of the story, but I just didn't know much about what happened, and I just didn't really feel anything towards her and the decisions she made. I didn't empathize with her character nearly as much as I needed to. I needed something more for me to understand why she would make such a big mistake at the climax, b/c she really came off as selfish, self-serving, and really not very in touch with people's emotions. So to say I was disappointed in my Belle would be a bit of an understatement.
And while I enjoyed their initial chemistry and found that spark and magic quite exciting, somewhere along the way I got really bored with it, and wasn't feeling the steamy scenes...I honestly thought "oh, here they go again." I enjoy steamy scenes, but apparently there wasn't enough keeping me interested in these ones, but that honestly could have been just me.
So the other thing that really didn't work for me had a lot to do with how this "Southern" town was portrayed. Are they really like that? It felt like a stereotype was taken as fact and embellished upon. It's not that I don't understand elements, but I wanted a bit more nuance I guess. This is not the first time I've been insulted by the portrayal of a region that I don't even live in, so perhaps *I'm* the one who has it wrong. I don't know. But it influenced how I enjoyed Miss Potts (which was sometimes I did, sometimes I really didn't). It influenced how little I enjoyed Savannah's sister Scarlet. Though honestly, there were many more problems with her. Both she and her fiance Trent were downright mean. And I just did NOT buy the turnaround. I'm glad it was there, I wanted to buy it, but I needed an apology and some humility I guess. And don't get me started on the Lance business, and dealing with it in a Southern way. NOT a fan of that tiny side plot at all, and how it played out.
OK, enough complaining Lenore. Let's end with a high note. I really enjoyed Savannah's Mother, and the story she told of her relationship with Asher's Mother. I really thought it added to the story, and gave depth. I know she had her own elements of caricature, but I didn't mind them...maybe because she was kind. I needed that kindness.
And I really thought the description of Asher's injuries, and the bits of detail that we saw on how he coped with only one hand, and the look into things that could help him were well placed and added to the story. It was a really good read for my diversity challenge in that way.
So yeah. I'm bummed. I take it really hard when I don't enjoy a book that's so highly recommended. But apparently I'm a special snowflake that just can't conform. Oh well. I'm going to at least give her Hansel and Gretel retelling a try, and if that one doesn't work either, I'm totally calling it a flatline and sticking with her other series. Sometimes we're just not a match.
This was a great story. I really liked both Savannah and Asher. This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but not in an obvious way and I loved the way things worked out. This is the first story I've read by this author and I liked it well enough that I'm sure I'll read more of her work in the future.
Savannah is a journalist that just lost her job and has moved back to her hometown to regroup. Savannah got involved with a guy she thought she loved but he manipulated her into writing an erroneous story which ended up getting her fired in disgrace. Savannah's sister, Scarlet, is getting married and Savannah uses that as an excuse for why she's back home.
Asher is an ex-soldier that was wounded badly and left scarred. Asher lost a hand and ear and his face is badly scared and disfigured. Asher lost his parents when he was still a teen so he came home to no one and the townsfolk were horrified by his looks. Asher retreated into his house with only Mrs. Potts (the best friend of his Grandmother) around to act as housekeeper and his only friend.
Savannah is home and working with her sister to plan Scarlet's wedding when she gets a call from another journalist. She'd helped this woman with a story and the woman had heard about Savannah's problems and wants to help. Savannah ends up getting a possible job offer, she needs to write a "lifestyle" article for the 4th of July issue of the Phoenix paper and if the editor likes it, she has a chance at a job for the newspaper. Savannah was an investigative reporter so doing "lifestyle" articles isn't what she wants but she recognizes that it would get her back into the newspaper business and she'd be able to work herself back to the type of writing she prefers. Savannah knows that a war hero turned hermit lives in her hometown so she pitches the idea of an article about him and the editor accepts the idea. Savannah then approaches Ahser's door in a sundress and with a plate of homemade brownies, hoping to gain entry. She doesn't gain entry immediately but Asher sees her and it perks an interest in him, making him feel more alive than he's felt in years.
Asher agrees to the article but only if Savannah comes for an hour visit, 3 times a week for the next 4 weeks. Savannah agrees to this and is able to look past the scars and see Asher as the man he truly is. They both feel the connection between them and they start out as tentative friends. The more time they spend together, the more their attraction grows. Asher has a hard time believing that Savannah could actually be interested in him but when it seems clear she is, he's more than willing to participate in whatever relationship he can get with her. Savannah isn't sure if she should be getting involved with the subject of an article but she can't stop her feelings. It doesn't help things when her editor wants to make some changes, turning the article from a story about Asher to a story about them both and their growing friendship. As you might expect, some issues come from this and interrupts Savannah and Asher's growing relationship but they do work it out and end the story heading towards a HEA together.
I enjoyed this story greatly. Savannah was a good heroine. She made some mistakes with her career but the major issue wasn't really caused by her so I could accept it as normal human folly. Asher was a great broken hero. I felt so bad for how lonely he was and how he was treated, especially by people he knew and grew up with, so it was easy to see why he hid himself away. I liked the characters and the story was really good and kept me engaged so I'd recommend it. :D