REVIEW: Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

Posted January 9th, 2020 by in Blog, Contemporary Romance, HJ Top Pick!, Review / 1 comment

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Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey: Rosie and Dominic have seemed like the perfect couple. They met and fell in love so young and seemed destined for their happy ever after, yet only five years into their marriage and it’s crumbling apart around them. Rosie loves her husband and he’s the best man she knows, but they’ve stopped communicating and she needs more.

Rosie dreams of opening her own restaurant where she can fully embrace her love of cooking and experimenting with new dishes to honor her parents heritage and culture. Dominic never dreamed of a career, but of a home and being able to provide for his family. Working construction is good enough and the bonus is that he works for one of his really good friends.

Both are surprised when Rosie finally has enough and decides to move out. Dominic is shocked to the core and he immediately decides to pursue and do what he has to in order to win his wife back. A second chance comes in the form of an entertaining, hippie-dippie, and unconventional therapist.

“You might as well say no to therapy, because I’m going to find the touchy-feely-est Zen master of them all. I’m talking incense in the waiting room and chakras and the whole nine.”
The corners of Dominic’s mouth turned down. “Fine. Let’s do it.”
“Crystal healing and -” She cut herself off. “What?”

Counseling has its ups and downs as both are forced to rip off the blinders and really understand just how they ended up here. Dominic continues to be the super thoughtful, generous, sweet, and protective alpha who always put Rosie first. They begin to communicate about their past, the present, and Rosie’s dreams. They reconnect all over again, but the road isn’t easy and both have to fully commit to making changes for their love and marriage to come out stronger.

“Can you hold me tighter?”
His arms turned to steel, his nose moving to her hair, inhaling roughly. “I’ll do anything you ask me to do,” he said in a gravelly voice. “Except walk away.”

Love Her or Lose Her has all the feels from gut wrenchingly painful to swoony and sweet to scorch the pages hot. Tessa Bailey developed characters and relationships that had me fully invested from the first page. Ms. Bailey outdid herself and this is my new favorite of her books. Love Her or Lose Her can be read as a standalone in the Hot & Hammered series. Fans of Jaci Burton and Lorelei James will love Love Her or Lose Her.

 

Book Info:

Publication: Expected publication: January 14th 2020 | Avon | Hot & Hammered #2

New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with a unique, sexy romantic comedy about a young married couple whose rocky relationship needs a serious renovation.

Rosie and Dominic Vega are the perfect couple: high school sweethearts, best friends, madly in love. Well, they used to be anyway. Now Rosie’s lucky to get a caveman grunt from the ex-soldier every time she walks in the door. Dom is faithful and a great provider, but the man she fell in love with ten years ago is nowhere to be found. When her girlfriends encourage Rosie to demand more out of life and pursue her dream of opening a restaurant, she decides to demand more out of love, too. Three words: marriage boot camp.

Never in a million years did Rosie believe her stoic, too-manly-to-emote husband would actually agree to relationship rehab with a weed-smoking hippy. Dom talking about feelings? Sitting on pillows? Communing with nature? Learning love languages? Nope. But to her surprise, he’s all in, and it forces her to admit her own role in their cracked foundation. As they complete one ridiculous—yet surprisingly helpful—assignment after another, their remodeled relationship gets stronger than ever. Except just as they’re getting back on track, Rosie discovers Dom has a secret… and it could demolish everything.

 

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