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Love Her or Lose Her
Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel | Tessa Bailey
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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 Rosies 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 hippie. Dom talking about feelings? Sitting on pillows? Communing with nature? Learning love languages? Nope. But to her surprise, hes all in, and it forces her to admit her own role in their cracked foundation. As they complete one ridiculousyet surprisingly helpfulassignment after another, their remodeled relationship gets stronger than ever. Except just as theyre getting back on track, Rosie discovers Dom has a secret... and it could demolish everything.
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Tessa Bailey's Love Her or Lose Her, the second in her Hot and Hammered series, is great. Its focus is the failing marriage of Rosie and Dominic Vega. (They're friends and colleagues of the couple from book 1, Fix Her Up..) Rosie leaves Dominic early in the novel because she has realized that the ONLY thing they have connecting them is an amazing sex life. And that's just not enough. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod Rosie has lost confidence, has abandoned her dreams, and has forgotten who she is, stuck in a dead-end job that further compounds her misery.⠀

For Dominic, Rosie is the center of the world, the woman who drives his every action . . . but he doesn't know how to show her (or tell her) how important she is.

I liked this book. I didn't love it. I think part of that because romance-after-marriage is not my favorite romance-novel trope. ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod There's also a central misunderstanding that it took WAY too long to clear up, and I felt as if it subverted some of Bailey's messages about the changes these characters are marking. Generally, though, Rosie and Dominic are strong, nuanced characters, and Bailey's writing is solid. (This one is S-T-E-A-M-Y, so be prepared!)⠀

What romances (or just books) have you read that are focused on what happens AFTER the wedding?
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Super cute and fun. I loved the rom com and the broken marriage and them trying to save it through going through counseling. It was funny, cute, and just a fun fast read that I recommend to anyone.
#loveherorloseher #fixherup #tessabailey #romcom #chicklit #litsy #littens #bibliophile #quickread #pick #fivestars #bookstagram

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Fix Her Up was one of my fave books of the year so I'm glad the series continues! This time we're witnessing Rosie & Dominic's story.Tessa took a risk w/this one bc she used a failing marriage as a starting point for a rom-com. This one may have been better than the first, bc it was so realistic & emotional. The great drama you normally find in these books were quieter & internal which made them more tragic. #wintergames #slaybells #tbr #netgalley

MidnightBookGirl I do have Fix Her Up on my TBR piles, so I might need to get to it (I think in February I'm going to do a mix of romance and Black History Month reads). 16 pts! 2mo
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Dominic and Rosie have been together forever but have stopped communicating outside of the bedroom. Rosie is done with feeling alone in her marriage. She wants out but Dominic isn‘t letting her go. I loved this book. Bailey does a great job delving into each of their emotions and how they can love each other deeply while still failing each other. I hurt for them both but there is still laughter and all the dirty talk Bailey is known for.

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Sunday afternoons were made for reading. 😊🐕💜

#romantsy #arc #dogsoflitsy

Bookzombie 💕🐶 2mo
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sthenia
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Advanced Readers Copy of the new Tessa Bailey, a quick and breezy read that is just as heartwarming and sexy as always

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Preciouz29
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I cannot state enough how much I love the Hot & Hammered series!!! I haven‘t had a chance to read her other series yet, but based of this one, she writes perspectives with such realism. Her characters don‘t do overly stupid things, they are adult conflicted, and they want to do better. I cannot wait to see what happens next with ”Bethy” & Wes!

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Out January 2020!!

If you‘ve read Fix Her Up, you will love Love Her or Lose Her. More 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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heidisreads
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Started this last night on my #kindle - it‘s an #arc from #netgalley
Publication date is January 2020!
Book 2 in the Hot & Hammered series