Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: Hot Under The Collar
SERIES: Love Off Leash
AUTHOR: Summer Devon
PUBLISHER: self published
LENGTH: 103 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2017
Attorney Sam Trevisani never thought he’d play the bad guy, but now his job to stop a dog park 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 Sam 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 dog park but any chance of romance between the lawyer and the vet.
The Love Off Leash series will be your new favorite if you like hot guys, pets and love. Different authors with their unrelated stories give us some great reads with the shared theme of new love and pets.
Hot Under the Collar is part of this series and I had a good time reading it. This is a fun enemies to lovers kind of short story with two great MCs, adorable animal friends and an entertaining plot.
Dan Bailey is a vet who lives with his group of stray animals, four adorable dogs of all mixes and a couple of cats. He works hard for the animal community and is fighting for the opening of a dog park in his town, Clayton. At a community meeting at the city council hall he meets the lawyer who destroys their dream of the park and recognizes an old schoolmate in him from high school about a thousand miles away. Small world as the saying goes and this chance encounter changes both guys’ lives for good. Their mutual attraction is instant and as they discover each other’s true selves and they form a budding friendship, their feelings won’t let them go on their separate ways ever again. There are a few obstacles to overcome but nothing is impossible when your heart is on the line.
I love the characters. They are fun and real. Both of them are their own men with solid backgrounds and wholesome personalities. They work perfectly together with a solid chemistry and fun banter.
The story has some interesting twists and secondary characters, and Dan’s dogs just make this read all the more fun. Great, entertaining couple of hours you get with reading this short story. Enjoy.