Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

Photo of the book Love Her or List Her by Tessa Bailey

Photo of the book Love Her or List Her by Tessa Bailey

Financial abuse, a controlling husband, and an unhealthy relationship, oh my! I’ll be honest, I really didn’t love the first book in the series – Fix Her Up – but I decided to give the second one, Love Her or Lose Her, a shot. The reason I decided to try it out was because it had a different story than most of the romances I read. This book is about two characters who are already married and have gone through their meet cute and their love story and who are now considering getting divorced. Somehow, this book was even worse than the first and I definitely will not be reading anything else that this author puts out.

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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Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

Fix Her Up appeared on a bunch of best new releases in romance lists this year, so when I saw it was available immediately though my local library, I jumped at the opportunity to read it. Honestly, this book wasn’t what I expected at all – the cover is very cutesy and the summaries I have read are all pretty light and airy, but that is a far cry from what this book actually was.

After an injury ends Travis Ford’s major league baseball career, he returns home to start over. He just wants to hammer out his frustrations at his new construction gig and forget all about his glory days. But he can’t even walk through town without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his buddy’s little sister, who is definitely not a kid anymore.

Georgette Castle has crushed on her older brother’s best friend for years. The grumpy, bear of a man working for her family’s house flipping business is a far cry from the charming sports star she used to know. But a moody scowl doesn’t scare her and Georgie’s determined to show Travis he’s more than a pretty face and a batting average, even if it means putting her feelings aside to be “just friends.”

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