When my fellow Texan, R.S. Grey, releases a new book, I am always eager to read it. Her books always happen to come out at a great time for me, though when is there a bad time to read a book by her? I know her stories will make me laugh, because they are always witty, fun, and light. The latest release by Grey is no exception. The Foxe & the Hound picks up with Daisy’s best friend, Madeline, from Anything You Can Do. Remember her endearly crappy car? Things haven’t changed much for Madeline, she still has the old beater, her appliances don’t work, and she’s a struggling real estate agent living in tiny rental apartment.
I love when previous characters make an appearance in an author’s new book. It makes me instantly attached to the new story as a reader. This was a wonderful and unexpected surprise because Anything You Can Do was such a fun read for me.
The Foxe & the Hound was not quite as much of a hate to love story as Anything You Can Do, but there is definitely some tension between Adam and Madeline throughout the novel, adding the perfect amount of angst. The Hound, in this case, Madeline’s huge dog named Mouse was a welcome addition we haven’t seen from Grey before. Maddie’s dog gets her into a number of hilarious fiascos with Adam, the new veterinarian in town.
One of my favorite things about Grey’s novels is the Texas setting she delivers time after time. She writes Small-Town, Texas so realistically and comically, allowing readers from all over the world to experience some of the quirks that make our state the best. 😉 While this book is set in fictional Hamilton, Texas, it is still fun to picture this story taking place in the real Hamilton, located only half an hour or less from me!
If you’re looking for a summer read, I would definitely recommend adding The Foxe & the Hound to your beach bag. Be prepared to laugh out loud and maybe look a little strange to your fellow beach bums.
Over the past year, R.S. Grey has become one of my favorite authors, so when she announced her new book The Foxe & the Hound, I had to get my fingers on that baby ASAP. I don’t even care about the blurbs anymore, it’s R.S. Grey, so the book will be nothing less than great.
Madeline Thatcher is an old acquaintance of R.S. Grey fans, at least for the ones who read Anything You Can Do already. Madeleine is Lucas’ younger sister and I am so happy that she got her own book.
Madeline is exactly my age and although having a college degree in hand she is struggling professionally, financially and on some levels even personally – basically she’s struggling with life in general. It was entertaining to see her trying to get her life back on track. More than once I was shaking my head at the ridiculous situations she got herself into. Although Maddie was accident-prone and clumsy, she was outright adorable and you could do nothing but love her.
As I mentioned before, Maddie is my age and I could relate to her on some level:
One second you’re 22 […] and then suddenly you’re […] 27, wondering how five years slipped through your fingers without so much as a blink.
The new guy in town is veterinarian Dr. Adam Foxe. I don’t know how you feel about his name but Adam has quite the sexy ring to it. Adam… Yep, definitely! He and Maddie run into each other every chance they get – accidentally of course. And let me tell you those run-ins have it all: bickering, shouting, flirting, kissing. You’ll never know what you get with these two.
But we not only get to meet Adam and Maddie. We get to catch up with Daisy and Lucas (from Anything You Can Do) and even better: we get to attend yet another Hamilton Singles event – yay!
In true R.S. Grey fashion, the story is an entire stand-up comedy. I haven’t read such a funny book in months. Maddie’s sassiness, her clumsiness, her comments and the situations she gets herself into had me laughing out loud many times.
My appliances are from the stone ages, and the dishwasher, though intact, doesn’t even work. I store my winter clothes in it because I’m resourceful like that.
The Foxe & the Hound is sexy and funny and the perfect novel for a rainy weekend, or a sunny weekend. This book is actually perfect for any day. If you haven’t read a single book by RS Grey yet, you may as well start with this one.