Roxy’s Recovery (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Roxy’s Recovery
Author: Kim Breyon
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: November 21, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 120
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

As the newest veterinarian in the small town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Vaughn Winters doesn’t have time for relationships. He is too busy healing injuries and establishing his reputation as a trustworthy vet. But when a strange man waves him down on a stormy night seeking help for his injured dog, Vaughn simply can’t refuse.

Obviously homeless and with no means to pay for Roxy’s medical care, Vaughn throws caution to the wind and strikes a deal with the hesitant stranger that would allow Roxy the time to heal and provide some much needed TLC to his property as well. As the days pass, Vaughn’s curiosity grows. Alex’s dedication to the job is as surprising as the sexy tats hidden beneath his rugged clothes. What could have pushed this kind, hardworking man to the streets, or cast such dark shadows in his otherwise bright blue eyes?

Will six weeks be enough time to earn Alex’s trust? Or will asking questions cause him to tuck tail and run as soon as Roxy is able?

I actually really enjoyed the slow, leisurely pace of this story. It was a really even tempo’d read.

When Vaughn rescues a homeless man and his hurt dog from the side of the road, he’s overly friendly and offers him a place to stay and a job in return for helping take care of his dog.

Alex has been on the run for months, with Roxy, his dog, the only thing he cares about. But, this stranger is offering to give him a place to stay, food to eat, care for his dog, and work to pay it off. After a while, it seems like it may be too good to be true.

The instant attraction, the easy demeanor, the smooth transitions from strangers to friends to more… it just all flowed so well. There was very little angst until the end. The characters were real and emotional and I really enjoyed reading their story and how it all began.

I felt the major theme throughout was paying it forward, which I really enjoyed. It was a nice touch to both Vaughn and Alex’s story, but also the book.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday