Love dogs and smoking hot men? The Love Off Leash series is for you. Different authors. Unrelated stories. Shared theme of new love and pets.
Attorney Sam Trevisani never thought he’d play the bad guy, but now his job makes him the enemy of every dog owner in town—and whenever he meets his main opponent, Dan Bailey, the vet gives him the evil eye. Tired of playing for the wrong side, Sam has to find a solution. Maybe the tempting Dr. Bailey can help him find a solution for his restless need for change. Or maybe it’s his attraction to the vet that pushes him to pay a late-night visit.
Tired of town politics and manipulative games, Dan has no interest in helping the flashy lawyer. Yet Sam's dogged interest in him proves oddly appealing. Dan reluctantly allows the attractive lawyer into his house, and sparks fly. Sam doesn't mind hookups, but Dan doesn't do them--yet in one night, they both change their minds.
Determined to keep Dan from running away from something promising between them, Sam has to get past his attorney uncle, Dan's pack of misfit dogs, and a powerful but unpleasant client who could end not only the town's chance for a dog park but any chance of romance between the lawyer and the vet.
This is my first Summer Devon contemporary romance and it was a lovely introduction to her take on present day love. If you are looking for an angst filled dramatic romance well then this is probably not the story for you. Hot Under the Collar is light, fun, and heartwarming that has moments of conflict to fuel the flames but it is not angsty.
Some might say that Dan and Sam's story is an enemies to lovers tale and I suppose to a certain extent that's true but I personally would not classify them as enemies, I think adversaries is more accurate. Whatever terminology you use or trope you want to tag them as, Hot Under the Collar is a lovely read that left me smiling, happy, and overall entertained. What more can a reader ask for?
Whether you are a pet lover or a dog person really won't matter because Sam and Dan's chemistry is what really tells the story. Their connection may not be smoldering or off the charts but it is definitely there, speaks volumes, and will keep your interest alive from page one to the end.
Summer Devon is the pen name writer Kate Rothwell often uses. Whether the characters are male or female, human or dragon, her books are always romance.
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