Lisa Jayne Reviews: ☆The Vixen and The Vet☆ by @KatyRegnery

Burned by an unreliable source, Savannah Carmichael, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get her skin 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 and 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.

NOTE FROM AUTHOR
I wrote this book as a fundraiser and 50% of my profits in June and July 2014 will go directly to Operation Mend at the UCLA Medical Center. UCLA Operation Mend is a groundbreaking program that provides returning military personnel access to the nation’s top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as comprehensive medical and mental-health support for the wounded and their families. By offering cutting edge reconstructive facial surgery, prosthetics and intensive therapy to those heroes with calamitous injuries, Operation Mend helps our returning warriors live fuller and more comfortable lives once home.

To learn more about Operation Mend, I encourage you to check out their website here:http://operationmend.ucla.edu/

FIVE CLAIM MY HEART STARS.

“Love me, Asher.” And he did. And he would. Forever.”

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My adoration for this book was helped tremendously due to my love for a well written book that tugs on the heart strings and gives my reading heart a well placed squeeze. It also didn’t harm the enjoyment that my favourite Disney animation of all time is the classic ‘Beauty and the beast’. I couldn’t even begin to imagine that I would fall so in love with a book that I was requested to read and review and I’m more than pleased that I gave my reading time over to a book that quite honestly has stolen my heart. This author is obviously talented with a heart to share stories that make the reader not only fall in love but think about the world around them. Timeless in it’s delivery I won’t ever be forgetting about the story of Savannah Carmichael and Asher Lee. Katy Regnery I have had the most beautiful time spent with your heart stopping novel and I’m left with a story to remember for a time to come.

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What’s it all about?
Leaving New York after being publicly humiliated and loosing her job as a successful journalist, Savannah Carmichael returns to her very southern and charming home town. Feeling desperate to gain respect in the reporting world again she sets out to deliver a story that would make her be noticed for her writing talents once again. Asher Lee is the town recluse and hermit after serving his country and injured in a tragic and near fatal accident he returns to his home town. Disfigured and equally as tormented by his experiences he has given up on a world of love and the idea of living a life of freedom. When Savannah and Asher’s lives cross paths they never expected to be thrown into a friendship so powerful that it changes the way they feel and act. And as their relationship starts to bond them in a life altering way they have to take the steps to overcome the difficulties that they must face together. Beautifully poetic and tragically love struck their story is one that is worth fighting for.

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What did I love?
This novel was not only beautifully romantic with a well paced unfolding plot and love story, it was also powerfully touching and heart melting. There are stories that you happily read that are enjoyable, even used as an escape but there are also those books that make you sit up and take notice and change the way you see the world. ‘Vixen and the vet’ had a clear message about friendship and love and how we can be the difference to those around us and for me if nothing else this author did the perfect job of showcasing how relationships can change lives. I admired and fell for this authors writing style she swept me right into the middle of the love and action of this story and I could not have loved two characters more. Savannah and Asher were beautiful to read about, both equally wonderful and easy to fall in love with and I was cheering for their friendship and romance from their first encounter. As you can imagine from the description of the book, the storyline dealt with some difficult topics but the book although thorough in it’s message never felt heavy or difficult to read instead it pulled at my heart strings in the best kind of way and felt a joy to read.

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Final thoughts …
This is the first time that I have read any work by Katy Regnery and it comes as no surprise to me that she is an award winning romance novelist. She made this potentially heart breaking story come alive and I fell utterly in love with her story of the beautiful journalist and her admirable beast. Nothing could have torn me away from the pages of this novel and for once I enjoyed the differing emotions that this story line created, nothing was over dramatised or unnecessary instead it was simply a poetic journey of finding that other half that no matter what will cause you to be whole. ‘The vixen and the vet’ is a book that I felt proud to have read and I’m hoping that other readers will feel, experience and love this book as much as I did. Go fall in love with a hero that demands to not be forgotten, enjoy … Kisses.

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*ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

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