on January 14, 2020
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.
5 Team Vega Stars ⭐
I can’t express how touched I felt while reading this book. This was a second chance romance at its best. It was poignant, it was funny, heart-warming and so so sexy. It was simply magic.
It’s very easy for long term relationships to become stagnant. We can become complacent with our partner’s wants and needs; we get too comfortable. And this is the situation we find Rosie and Dominic Vega in when we first meet them in ‘Love Her or Lose Her’.
Rosie is done; her dreams have dissolved and she can no longer bear just existing in a loveless marriage. So she finds the courage to leave.
“She wanted to comb through the last handful of years and hurl every nuance of her pain at him.”
Shattered and confused as to why Rosie would leave, Dominic had thought he was being a good husband. He’d provided for his wife by working hard, ensuring that their weekly session of sex had kept her satisfied, so what had he missed?
Unfortunately along the way they had forgotten the basic fundamentals; communication and affection. Now doubt and discontentment clouds their love.
“You really thought I wouldn’t take a chance – any chance – to get you back?”
His voice roughened.
“Fuck, Rosie. You can’t be serious.”
With the help of a hippie, weed smoking marriage counsellor, he puts them back on course. A new path in reconnecting and rediscovering why they actually fell in love in the first place. I will say that these sessions were the highlight for me. Oh lord the feels and laughs…. and I appreciated the time and effort it took for these two find their way back to each other.
Tessa Bailey created this amazing couple who were relatable, flawed like so many of us, yet pure in their love. It was a lovely reminder that there’s always hope ❤️
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.