Wednesday, June 25, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "The Vixen and the Vet" + Giveaway!

The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery
Publisher: Katharine Gilliam Regnery (June 15, 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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



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Reviews of Regnery's Previous Books:

By Proxy (#1) -- Kame
The Christmas Wish (#1.5) -- Kame
Midsummer Sweetheart (#2) -- Kame

See Jane Fall (#3) -- Kame


Kame's Review:


This book quickly sucked me in



Savannah left her small southern town and moved to NYC for college and a career. She came back years later with her college degree but a career in tatters. She is given a chance at reviving her career but it means she must meet the elusive Asher. Asher was a football hero and from an affluent family when he left town for college and then the military he returned ten years ago when an IED finished his military career; and no one in town has seen him at all in those ten years.



Savannah I liked a lot. She was smart and quick witted. She is definitely more NYC than Southern Lady. She seemed a little too trusting for someone who ended her career as she did. Asher loved him from the second he hit the page; I seem to have soft spot for heroes that are Vets and come home damaged emotionally and physically. Savannah really helped him become himself again and I really enjoyed that. There is a scene with Asher and a character named Lance - my favorite in the book - Asher definitely showed his alpha side.



The plot is good but sort of secondary to their love story. For me the older adults - Savannah's Mom and Miss Pott's, shined as secondary characters. I had a few moments where I wanted to beat a few characters; and a few times I wanted to strangle one but that shows I was involved in the story and Regnery is a good writer.



Not sure if this is a stand-alone or if Katy has any future plans for Savannah and Asher the ending does leave a possibility to a follow up; maybe a spin off series they are involved in.



Here is the best part - for JUNE and JULY 2014 50% of Katy's profits from this book will go to a charity called OPERATION MEND - an organization that has made a difference in the lives of over 100 wounded veterans. Check them out at www.operationmend.ucla.edu/


4 STARS! 

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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion. She also bought a copy for keeps.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) Wow, a good book and a good cause; I'm in! :) 







In fact, let's do a giveaway for TWO FOUR ecopies of THE VIXEN AND THE VET!



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  • *NOTE* If we get more than 20 entries, Kame will add TWO MORE ecopies for a total of 4 winners.  WE HAVE INCREASED THE PRIZE TO FOUR ECOPIES!
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Have you read Katy Regnery before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?





Enjoy!


Until Next Time,


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11 comments :

  1. Great review Kame.
    Katy is a new to me author. I'll definitively be adding this to my TBR pile.

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  2. Loved the review. My favorite Author is Nicole Edwards at this time.

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  3. Right now I have so many favorite series - The one at the top is Pine Mountain by Kimberly Kincaid

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  4. Katy is one of my favorite authors. Debra Webb is another.

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  5. this sounds fantastic! thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love books with military veterans as a main character too. These two sound like total opposites on the surface so the story already has a fun element. I'm a big fan of Heather Long's marines particularly the wounded ones.

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  7. No way I could honestly pick a favorite author or series - not even to save my life. :-)


    Kate is a new to me author. I do love her cause too!

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  8. Irma JurejevčičJune 25, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    No way! :) I love so many books, I even buy them to have them on my shelves. But I could say I love anything with a litle bit of romance included :)

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  9. too many,but anything with a touch of romance, a little mystery

    and a highlander or two, doesn't hurt.

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  10. Hehe -- I agree, a highlander or two does indeed make things better. :)

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