Book Reviews

Hot Under the Collar (Love Off Leash) by Summer Devon

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 15-May-2017

Book Blurb

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.

Book Review

There are few things I enjoy more than an easy, sweet, sexy read that features hot men, oh so adorable dogs, and a happy ever after. Sam, in his role of villain, albeit not of his own doing, and Dan, as the town's son and well-respected veterinarian, are wonderful characters. I enjoyed every moment of their byplay and coming together.

"When he’d agreed to his uncle’s arrangement, Sam knew he’d be making wills and setting up trusts. He never suspected he’d be hired to kill unfavorable news stories, destroy dog parks, or demolish city greenscapes. He’d purchased his law degree and the blue silk tie with the price of his soul."

After his last successful attempt at getting the dog park idea shut down, Sam decides he's had enough, especially after making a little girl cry, and tells his uncle he's done. Unfortunately, when he gets to the office the next morning his uncle is working from home, but worse than that, apparently his uncle has wiped clean the debt Sam owes him for his law school tuition, and the money Sam pays him every month is going into a retirement account for Sam. Oh, dang it. He can't quit now. How can he get his uncle to turn away the wealthy client who is making Sam's life hell?

Dan can't figure out, for the life of him, why Sam suddenly begins to show interest in him. Okay, yeah, they graduated from the same high school in a small town a thousand miles away, but Dan doesn't like smarmy, rich lawyers. Doesn't mean he can't be attracted to them, though. Right? Oh, I had fun watching these two go back and forth. Of course, everything isn't completely easy, and they have some issues to deal with, but the ending was super sweet.

A very cute, enjoyable read that I can recommend for any lover of men and adorable dogs.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 103 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-May-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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