The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery: Review

The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery: ReviewThe Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery
on June 15, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance

In this modern-retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn’t been seen since.

After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher’s hand and disfigured half of his face, he's lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the locals respect his privacy…that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes calling in a borrowed sundress with a plate of homemade brownies. When Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feeling things for the beautiful reporter that he hasn’t felt in years.

Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other’s hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they’ll have to decide if the love they found in one another’s arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after.

Alexis says…

Being in a book funk totally sucks. Am I right? So as part of our #cleanoffyourkindle thing we do each month, I opted for The Vixen and the Vet after reading the synopsis. The first words that jumped out at me were, “Beauty & the Beast retelling.”  I am also a huge sucker for military hero-themeed books so this was like flipping Christmas for me.

Savannah has arrived back home in Danvers, Virginia with her tail between her legs. She was completely betrayed by the person she was seeing as well as her career completely going down the drain.  She is handed the opportunity to jump-start her career again by interviewing the town “beast”, Asher. Asher was horrifically disfigured by an IED explosion in Afghanistan and has holed himself up in his house for the past 8 years.  Both these two are victims of their pasts but can they overcome them to find their future even with a very large speed bump??

“I want to live in the world again because of you.”

Asher and Savannah’s love story is exactly why I love romance novels. I was sucked into their story from the beginning. It’s the kind of story that makes your heart melt and really just get so sucked in you don’t want the book to end.  I didn’t feel like their connection was forced, it unraveled so beautifully that at times my chest hurt.  Of course their relationship wouldn’t be easy, Asher hasn’t left his house in many years and Savannah is dealing with a huge blow to her career.  But these two show each other that there is more to life than a career or injuries that you sustained at war.

“You stayed alive, Asher.  I think maybe you stayed alive for me.”

From my other reviews, I have made it epically clear that I cannot stand instalove. Like at all.  I despise it and will put a book down if I feel even the tiniest hint of it. Though Savannah and Asher didn’t know each other that long for me, this wasn’t instalove. Their love was indescribable and yet so incredible. It truly was two lost people finding their home.  You will swoon, get angry, and then get all swoony again before the end of this awesome book.

“I stayed alive for you. For the dream of you.”

This is my first book by Katy Regnery but it surely won’t be my last.  One of my favorite parts of this book had to be how she incorporated the twelve important milestones that was mentioned on the first page throughout the book.  Also, the writing was spot-on and will completely have you eating out of her hand. I’m also not a fan of books written with southern dialect but in this case it completely worked. I ate it up!

I highly recommend you get this one…and yes I’m aware that it totally goes against the whole #cleanoffyourkindle we are encouraging.


About Katy Regnery

Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.

Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled “Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date,” in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.

The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy’s novella “Frosted” will appear in the upcoming (Jan ’15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy’s short story, “The Long Way Home” will appear in the first RWA anthology (Feb ’15), Premiere.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.