Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Hot Under the Collar
Author: Summer Devon
Series: Love Off the Leash
Heroes: Sam Trevisani/Dan Bailey
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 103 Pages
Publisher: Summer Devon
Release Date: May 15, 2017
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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.
Review: I really liked Sam and Dan. Both were committed and hardworking men, but each were after different things. Those “things” tended to also be in direct conflict with each other. Sam is an attorney who is working on his client’s behalf to kabash any chance of dog park that Dan, a veterinarian, is trying to push through for the city. What’s “not” in conflict is their attraction to each other.
Sam may be a suave attorney in public, but he was a complete goofball in private where Dan was concerned. It was funny and sad at the same time. Dan was just conflicted because he had no idea what to make of the man.
This is a rapid paced, short story so the action happens pretty fast. It was cute, it has dogs, and I had fun reading it. Enjoy.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*