Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey
Romantic Comedy, Second Chance Romance
Steam Level: Hot
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.Goodreads
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I enjoyed Fix Her Up, and I have to be honest, I wasn’t super looking forward to Rosie and Dominic’s story. This is a personal issue as I don’t love reading books about people who are already married. Maybe because it could hit too close to home, not sure, just not my favorite.
Let me tell you, Love Her or Lose Her was such a pleasant surprise, and I need to give more of these types of books a try.
I really liked Rosie. She was a stronger character than I initially thought. I enjoyed getting to know her and learning about the things that were important to her. I also really liked that this book talked about love languages, something that I subscribe to myself; it was nice seeing it in fiction. I enjoyed learning about Rosie and Dominic’s past and watching them realize that perhaps they didn’t know each other as well as they thought. This story rang true as a married couple trying to make it work again.
Charlotte North narrated this book, and I have enjoyed her narration. She did a great job with the different voices, so you always knew what character was speaking. I very much enjoyed her narration, and she has been added to my narrators I love list for sure!
I cannot wait to read Bethany and Wes’s story in Tools of Engagement!
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