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 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.
This was an enjoyable read for me. While it wasn’t one of my all-time favorite books of the year, I did still love that I was drawn into the story and couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen between Sam and Dan.
Granted — I wasn’t really a fan of Sam. Even at the end of the book, I still wasn’t sold on him. He was a good character – it just felt like he was still afraid to be himself. But Dan’s character – I was able to connect with him and I really liked him.
I would say that this book was a really good quick read. If you’re looking for a good quick read, then be sure to check this one out.
Hot Under the Collar by Summer Devon is a male/male contemporary romance as part of the Love Off Leash series. Attorney Sam Trevisani’s law firm is representing the man fighting against building dog parks in the city. Veterinarian Dan Bailey has been fighting the lawyer at every town meeting for months. Then one day, Sam shows up on Dan’s doorstep, trying to sell the victim card. Will Dan buy it? Should he?
Hot Under the Collar had a great concept with a lot of potential. Hotshot lawyer being brought to his knees – figuratively or literally – by an attractive vet? Yes, please! As excited as I was by the blurb, the execution just didn’t work for me. First of all, Sam wasn’t sympathetic. He didn’t even like dogs at the beginning! Dan was great, ethical, strong, as a hero should be. Sam didn’t deserve him, in my opinion. Also, and this is again just a personal taste thing, there was way too much sex for such a short book. For many readers, that’s exactly what they want. Overall, the writing was fine, but I can’t recommend it, but I’m sure other people will feel differently.