Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel

Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel

by Tessa Bailey

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One of Oprah Magazine's 22 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020 + Marie Claire's Best New Books of 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 hippie. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062872852
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 276
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend, and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Cheryl Koch 5 hours ago
I was first introduced to this author with her Romancing the Clarksons series. I really enjoyed those books. I have not read the first book in this new series but I plan to go back and read the first one after finishing this book. Instantly, I loved Rosie and Dominic. I felt the sexual chemistry between them. It was "raw" and "strong". It was nice to see that Dominic was willing to give couples therapy a chance. In fact, they both were committed to the task. It showed that there was still lots of love between them. This book had me laughing, smiling, hot and bothered. It was a pure joy to read this book. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.
Gregory-Love 20 hours ago
Dominic and Rosie have such a beautiful story! You get sucked into their emotional struggles, join in their laughter, and flame with their sexy times.
Ireadergosum 2 days ago
Okay, so I fell in LOVE with Fix Her Up, the first book in the Hot & Hammered Series. Which meant I was so excited for Love Her or Lose Her, especially because we met Rosie and Dominic in the previous book. This book was a damn journey. There are so many ups and downs, but the growth of both characters kept me completely enthralled. I've got to admit that I love a book with a good therapist, and Tessa Bailey wrote a really hilariously good one. Couples therapy for the Vega's is so eye opening, and I really enjoyed that. Sometimes we need that objective person to point things out to us that are right outside of our perspective. Rosie and Dominic kind of made me want to scream at certain points, because I felt like they shouldn't be that dense, but it is what it is. Overall, I enjoyed the second book is the Hot & Hammered Series, and I'm looking forward to the third! Thank you to Avon and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
Naomi Denton 2 days ago
SYNOPSIS | Rosie Vega married her childhood sweetheart (Dom), but since he returned from the military he has been emotionally absent. Rosie isn't sure what has happened to the man she fell in love with but she feels like her life has kind of stalled. Her girlfriends encourage her to demand more from life and to take the leap and finally pursue her dream of opening up a restaurant and she decides to demand more from her relationship too. MY THOUGHTS | So this was even raunchier than Fix Her Up and whilst I am all for some steamy sex scenes, a lot of these just didn't sit right with me. Dom was extremely possessive of Rosie and it felt like he often referred to her as a sexual object. I also couldn't stand his pet name for her and every time he said "honey girl" I had to stop myself from cringing. BUT overall this was an enjoyable read, it felt better written compared to the 1st book in the series and I like that it was using the Love Languages as a foundation of the storyline. I am not sure that I will be carrying on in the series though.
Noire 3 days ago
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. Love Her or Lose Her is the second book in Tessa Bailey’s romantic comedy series Hot and Hammered. I recommend reading the first book Fix Her Up before reading this one as it will give you a better feel for the story if you know the characters and what happened in the first book. Rosie and Dominic Vega’s marriage is broken. High-school sweethearts, they seem to be growing further and further apart each day and even though they are still steaming up the bedroom communication has become non-existent making Rosie question whether or not she still loves Dominic. Dominic came back from his Army tour of duty a changed person and although he is trying to provide for Rosie the secrets he keeps are causing the relationship to falter. Desperate to save his marriage he agrees to attend counselling with Rosie and they learn to find their way back to each other but those secrets may prove a stumbling block that is insurmountable. The story is told with a nice balance of humor and angst and the steam level is Whoa … so hot. Publishing Date January 14, 2020 #Edelweissplus #TessaBailey #LoverHerOrLoseHer #HotAndHammered #ContemporaryRomance #AvonRomance #HarperCollinsCanada #bookstagram #smalltownromance
Michele-G 3 days ago
4 1/2 "Second Chance" Stars! I was excited to read Love Her or Lose Her and get Rosie and Dominic's story. We got a taste of their chemistry in Fix Her Up and I was more than ready to see them tackle their marital issues. I couldn't have been cheering harder for a couple to succeed! They battled through a good portion of the story though. Their communication skills were definitely lacking. Especially in Dominic's case. He didn't use words, he used actions and often they were thoughtful gestures but were done without recognition. Watching these two battle against the odds to work through their problems and find their way back to each other made for a touching story. In addition, I really enjoyed the interactions with their friends. They had a great support system of people watching out for them, I really liked that this book was a different take on romance. Instead of portraying what it's like to meet and fall in love, it dealt with what it's like to try to fall back in love. It was heartbreaking at times to watch them stumble through the process. However, when they had success, nothing could have been more spectacular. Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Rosie Vega is far from living the life she thought she'd have when she married her high school sweetheart 10 years ago. Working in a department store selling perfume and being completely ignored by her husband, except for Tuesday nights, isn't working for her anymore, she decides it's time to get her life back on track. The first step though is packing a suitcase and getting some space from her husband. Dominic Vega is loving Rosie the only way he knows how by providing for her and taking care of her with actions she doesn't even notice. Feeling blindsided, to say the least, by his wife's confession he's not sure what to do, but he'll do anything to get her back, including talking about his feelings with an old hippie. This is such an incredible book. I absolutely adore it. I loved reading about a married couple, even though the marriage was failing, where no one was unfaithful. It was so realistic in how you can just co-exist together without having any real interaction, you're comfortable to the point you almost don't notice each other, and all of the feelings that eventually come up. Two chapters in and my heart was aching for them, but part of me was really irritated with Dominic thinking that he could win her back with nothing but sex initially, how he kept pushing it, I was so glad to see Rosie stand her ground. It was almost beautiful to see both Rosie and Dominic evolve and do the work, but it wasn't without it's setbacks. Even though based on a failing marriage, it definitely had moments of comic relief. This is such an amazing, well-written book, I'm so excited to see Bethany and Wes next. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
a_girl_who_loves_to_read 4 days ago
This book has all the emotions. While reading I felt Rosie and Dominic's emotions come through in the writing. This is a powerful story of two people who deeply love each other but have been so involved in their own heads and lives and have forgotten how much loved they shared. They will take you on a beautiful emotional journey of love and life.
FCA 4 days ago
3.5 stars: This is one of those books that I know had my brain and my heart battling it out. On one hand, I felt like it had a lot of issues that were not addressed. On the other hand... *swoon.* For the swoon: Dominic. Loves. Rosie. Oh man, does he love her. I'm not a huge fan of the alpha male, but this man loves his wife. I love romances about established couples/marriages and I think Bailey did a great job of showing how people who love each other can get to a point where they are no longer together. In her introduction she talks about love languages, and she leans on that heavily in the book. It was a bit simplistic, but it definitely worked, and it hit me in all the feels. The strength in the book comes from how Bailey writes the relationship arc, how Dominic and Rosie navigate their love & their commitment. Dominic's arc is especially moving, and while a little heavy-handed on the toxic masculinity, it was food for thought. As someone who has a lot of trouble saying what they are thinking, even while my brain is screaming JUST SAY IT, I could 100% relate to what his character and his difficulties in talking. People who express their emotions easily will probably be very frustrated with Dominic, but I understood him perfectly. Like in Fix Her Up (which you don't have to read to enjoy this one, although it might help a little for background), I loved the female friendships and support. For the issues: once again, like in Fix Her Up, the sexism wasn't addressed. These men are NOT feminists. Also, while both main characters are supposed to be POC, the representation felt really forced. Honestly, it read like a white woman trying to get diversity points. And, while I can appreciate that people have strong sexual chemistry, Rosie and Dominic's was over the top and got a little tiring. The sex scenes themselves though were fine and in traditional Tessa Bailey style, very high heat. Be warned, the pet name is "honey girl," and it is used liberally. I read this book in two sittings. I really liked the relationship arc & the story; it made me laugh, it brought tears to my eyes once, and at the end I gave a great big happy-relieved sigh. That being said, the book has it's issues. **Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.**
AngS 4 days ago
I don't know if I can love this story more than I already do. Of all the characters in these two books of this series, I mostly relate to Rosie. Seeing her relationship with Dominic and how my own marriage has some (definitely not all) similarities has been eye opening. I took so much more than I had expected away from reading this story. I absolutely loved it. The story line is relatable for anyone who is or has been married. The characters are so well developed and amazing. But I have to say Travis had me laughing a ton in this book. He will always be my favorite.
DarGee 4 days ago
This was an amazing journey, getting to go along with Dominic and Rosie, as they re-found, and re-affirmed, the reasons they fell in love, and do it all over again. I admit, I cried at random spots in this book, but they weren’t as often as I thought. I also laughed while reading this book, not just with the wild antics of the side characters (and you all are going to love Armie and Wes) but with Rosie and Dominic as well. They lost their laughter, and they find it again, and it is breathtaking to watch that happen. Marriage is a struggle, and an HEA is not guaranteed, no matter how much you love each other. The heat and passion between Rosie and Dominic is without question, even in their darkest times, they spark, ignite, and burn for each other. Our couple realize they love each other, but they also, more importantly I would say, realize that there are two people in a marriage, and each have needs to be met. As Dominic and Rosie realize nearly from the start that they want to make it, they just need to approach every day life with the same passion and drive they have in the bedroom. Learning comes for both of them, and they are all the strong for it Now, about Bethany and Wes………
Sandy-thereadingcafe 4 days ago
3.5 stars-- LOVE HER OR LOSE HER is the second instalment in Tessa Bailey’s contemporary, adult HOT AND HAMMERED erotic, romance series. This is Dominic and Rosie Vega’s story line. Told from dual third person perspectives (Rosie and Dominic) LOVE HER OR LOSE HER follows the crumbling relationship between married couple Rosie and Dominic Vega. Rosie has had enough and finally decides that she no longer loves the man her husband has become since his return from active duty, but Dominic isn’t going down without a fight. When his wife suggests ‘extreme’ couple’s counselling, Dominic jumps at the chance to make everything right, a jump that finds him relearning to seduce the woman he already loves. What ensues is rebuilding romance and relationship between Dominic and Rosie, and the potential fall-out when Dominic finally reveals a secret he has kept for close to a year. Rosie Vega has always wanted to open her own restaurant, and with the help of her friends and a GoFundMe page, Rosie sets out to make her dream come true. Dominic will do anything to put his marriage back together including following the instructions set out by their eccentric counsellor but when Dominic discovers that Rosie is going ahead with her plans for a restaurant, Dominic takes matters into his own hands thereby revealing a secret he has kept from the woman he loves. Herein lies a bit of a conundrum for me: yes, Dominic has a secret; he should have included his wife in his decision but I did not believe that his actions warranted Rosie’s response. The relationship between Rosie and Dominic has become stagnant and static. Dominic is over-protective of Rosie, but our heroine is oblivious to the extent to which her husband will go. The only thing our couple have in common is their fantastic sex life but there is more to marriage and relationships than amazing sex. The fact that Dominic was willing to give therapy a chance meant our hero was willing to step up to make things better. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and energetic secondary and supporting characters including Travis and Georgie; Stephen and Kristin, Bethany, and newcomer Wes Daniels. There may be something developing between Bethany and Wes. LOVE HER OR LOSE HER is a story of family, friendships, relationships and love. The premise is engaging and entertaining; the relationship struggles in the face of their deteriorating marriage; the characters are dynamic and captivating but I want to address the blurb that states Love Her or Lose Her is a romantic comedy because, IMO, there was very little humor or comedic text. I guess one person’s comedy is another person’s tragedy.
wendm_ccbh 4 days ago
Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey is the second book in her Hot & Hammered series! We're first introduced to Rosie and Dominic in Fix Her Up and you guys I loved every moment of their story!! From the very first chapter until the very end I was swooning and emotional. This book is everything you love and want in a romance. Rosie and Dominic are soulmates who have been together since they were teenagers. They've been through it all. They're flawed. Their marriage has taken a turn. Rosie and Dominic aren't the same people they used to be when they first got married. Now the two must fight and fall in love all over again, rediscover each other, and reunite once more but for good this time. Their relationship has been all-consuming from the moment they met that at one point they forgot to communicate with one another. The passion and the fire has never waned but Rosie needs more from her husband and she takes a stand and decides to leave. Dominic gets a wake up call. All he's ever wanted is his honey girl . He's been taught to provide and now he must also learn to show his emotions and reveal his needs as well. This is hard for Dominic at first because he's such a quiet and broody man. When Rosie suggests couples therapy he's willing to do anything to win her back. So much emotion, growth, and love with amazing friendships and secondary characters who were truly adored in book one. I loved Dominic's troubled side as well as his fierce and loving side. Rosie, too, grew so much. She became independent and fought for her dreams and for her marriage. These are two people who saw their faults and worked together. I was captivated and charmed until the last page. And enough said about the new hero introduced to torment Bethany!! I'm dying for their book next and I just know it's going to be a lot of fun. That being said, please do yourselves a favor and start this series!!
moonfox1234 4 days ago
I'm going to be honest here, I ended up on the fence about this book. Maybe the issue was 100% me but I truly feel that I can split the blame with this read equally. I feel I am at fault for going into this book with high expectations of what to expect and those expectations did not really match up with the book I ended up reading. Now I am not saying that this was a bad book, because it wasn't. It simply just didn't deliver the funny, rom-com feeling I was looking for. I did think that this book had a real genuineness to it. I felt that the situation that Rosie and Dominic were in with their relationship and marriage would be very relatable to many readers.
snuglebunnie 4 days ago
Its' been so long since I have read a Tessa Bailey book, I don't know what I was waiting for. Love Her or Lose Her is book two in the Hot and Hammered Series. Love Her or Lose Her can be read as a standalone, but in my personal opinion, it is much better if you have read the first book in the series, Fix Her Up, first. Rosie and Dominic have been together since junior high, physically, but being together physically isn't everything in a relationship. Lover Her or Lose Her, is a Rom -Com. The characters, all of the them are well developed and compliment each other in such a way that makes this a easy and enjoyable read. If you like Rom-Com, second chance romance or small town love stories, this is definitely a book and series for you to read.
KindleKat64 4 days ago
This is such a unique love story. The level of emotion and love is just astounding. This is not your typical boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. This is about a couple who is already married but seem to have lost their way and what a story it is. Rosie and Dominic are both such complex and lovable characters and they’re such an incredible couple. Watching them struggle and fight for their marriage gave me so many feelings. I was in their corner from the beginning and I’m so happy they never gave up. This book is stunningly emotional, real and so poignant; it really hit me in the heart and soul. Tessa Bailey has penned something truly special here! I absolute loved it!!! This is such a great series so far with fantastic characters; I can’t wait for Wes & Bethany’s book which is sure to be amazing!
Readaholic19 4 days ago
Rosie and Dominic have been married for a few years, but are struggling with their failing marriage. The only time the two of them seem to be on the same page is if they are getting intimate with one another. Rosie finally has enough and decides that she needs time apart from Dominic. This couple had so much history shared between them. They met in middle school and have been together ever since. Sometimes it feels like when you've been with a person so long, you don't know how to be "alone" anymore and I really felt for Rosie. She needs time and space alone to shine by herself and that was very hard for Dominic to give to her. I really appreciated the fact that this couple chose to go to marriage counseling. That's something that's not often discussed in romance books, and I liked that this couple had real struggles and had a professional help them through their troubles. The part that this book lacked for me was the connection between Rosie and Dominic. I truly do love an alpha/grumpy male, but just could not connect with Dominic. I know that these two have known each other for years, and yet I felt a disconnect between them. Earlier last year I read Fix Her Up (book #1 in this series) and absolutely fell in love with Georgie and Travis. I wanted to love this book just as much, but sadly I could not appreciate the intimacy between Rosie and Dominic. I did enjoy the girl gang between Bethany, Georgie and Rosie and the Just Us League! But at times I was more invested in their storyline than the one between Dominic and Rosie. The set up for the final book in the series is laid down in Love Her or Lose Her and I'm interested in what that storyline will be when it is released. I received a complimentary advance title of this book from the publisher.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Wonderful romance, sprinkled with a little bit of humor and a lot of good old-fashion marital advice on learning how to communicate with each other. The languages of love never fails. Kudos to Dominic for stepping way outside his comfort zone to win back Rosie. Kudos to Rosie for working toward understanding her husband better. Finally, having personally known a couple in which the husband did the exact same thing as Dominic... well... let's just say the Vegas' marriage had a far happier outcome. Highly recommended read. Thank you to NetGalley, HarperCollins Publishers, and Tess Bailey for an ARC of 'Love Her or Lose Her' in exchange for an honest and voluntary review.
Kindle_Loving_Mom 4 days ago
A marriage in trouble story is basically the most serious of second chance romances, which we all know I have a love/hate relationship with. But Rosie and Dom loved each other so much, and you were pulling for them the entire time. I loved this story. Rosie and Dominic Vega had a picture perfect relationship, until they didn't. How did it happen? Rosie doesn't know, she just knows she can't live like this anymore. Rosie has always wanted to open her own restaurant, but she's shelved her dreams for a long time, never thinking it was the right time to act on them. Dom has gotten so quiet in the years since he came home from deployment, and Rosie doesn't know what to do when he just doesn't talk to her anymore. He just works and comes home, and things never change. They've been dancing around their issues for years, and when things boil over, they're both left not knowing how to move forward. When Rosie finally decides to leave her husband, her love, her childhood sweetheart, she thinks there's no going back. But Dom isn't willing to give her up without a fight. He agrees to do WHATEVER it takes to make her come home, and when she proposes last resort marriage counseling, he doesn't bat an eye. Their marriage counselor was hysterical: a pothead hippie, with office decor straight out of the 1960s. But, he certainly knew his stuff, and he helped them realize they weren't speaking the same love language. As an aside, I learned about the 5 Love Languages in my pre-marital counseling class. And thank god for that, because my hubs' language and mine are VERY different. In fact, they are the same as our hero and heroine. Dom (and my own husband) shows his love with acts of service, and Rosie (and me!) with words of affirmation. This struggle resonated so strongly with me, as we've had to learn to interpret each other's languages over the years, and its not easy. Watching them struggle to understand each other just really hit home in my heart. And Dom's letter to Rosie? *Swoons Forever* Rosie and Dom had flaming physical chemistry like whoa, but their emotional intimacy had been sorely depleted. Watching them find their way back to each other's hearts was painful, and beautiful, and I just loved their love so much. They both had gotten so bogged down in the day-to-day, that things were totally out of control before they knew it. I'm sure everyone can relate to that in some way. But they both compounded the issue by not communicating, and not sharing their feelings, along with other important truths, and it just made everything worse. Rosie and Dom's friend group is truly outstanding, and seeing all their interactions were as enjoyable as they were in book 1 (which I also loved with my whole heart!). Having a new face added, in Wes, and seeing his spark with hilarious Bethany was so great, and I can't wait for their book up next! This book had my emotions on a yo-yo the whole time, but always, I was pulling for Rosie and Dom. Hoping they could each get out of their own way, and make the changes they needed to make to be all they could for each other, and for themselves. They both learned how to support each other, while letting the other person fly, and it was so satisfying. I highly recommend this story.
Timitra 4 days ago
Rated 4.5 Stars Love Her or Lose Her was pretty good. It's hot and steamy, sweet, cute and angst. I loved Rosie and Dominic's journey to reconnecting. However there was one thing that Dominic did that really annoyed me, I'm not saying what it is because I don't want to spoil it but I really wish he would've handled it differently. Other than that I loved it and definitely recommend it.
Rachel_Denise01 4 days ago
Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey is an excellent, entertaining, sizzling, and sweet romance. It is a follow up of sorts to the author’s last book Fix Her Up. I have to admit that this is the first time I have read a book by this author, but I do not feel that one has to read her first installment in order to follow along and truly enjoy these characters. I was initially drawn to this book because it centered around Dominic and Rosie, a married couple that are currently experiencing a definite rough patch, and their path towards recognition, acceptance, and improvement. Not very novels are centered around a married relationship, and it was nice to be able to identify with these characters in that respect. I enjoyed the main characters, Dom and Rosie, and felt that they had great chemistry and “staying power”. I also liked the fact that, as in real life, neither party was perfect, nor innocent. Each person had their faults, imperfections, strengths, and weaknesses. However, I was drawn to the fact that they both recognized this fact and felt that their love and each other were worth the fight. I enjoyed the therapy process and the unconventional methods that they had to work with, as it definitely added a humorous aspect at times to something that can be quite heavy and serious. I felt that both concepts complimented one another nicely. I also enjoyed the secondary characters and cast and am excited to see there is a further installment focussing on Bethany and Wes! I loved this book so much, I am going to search out and read Ms. Bailey’s first book to find put more about this great cast of characters. Definitely entertaining, engaging, and I truly enjoyed the ending. 5/5 stars
kgagnon 4 days ago
4.5 Language of Love Stars! I absolutely loved this second chance at love romance! This second book in Bailey's Hot & Hammered series is so poignant, fun and sexy! This is Rosie and Dominic's story. They are a married couple who have been each other's firsts. Their relationship has become rocky and in serious need of a renovation. Their chemistry has never cooled but their communication is non existent. Rosie is ready to move on, but Dominic will do whatever it takes to prove to her that they are soul mates. As they go to extremes to find their way back to each other, they both discover the language of love isn't always what you think it is. I loved this exploration into the relationship of a married couple. They love each other so much, but had lost their ability to really see and appreciate each other. Their journey back to each other was so poignant, and heartfelt. I loved how their friends and co-workers were so supportive and essential in their story making it fun, quirky and authentic. I am loving this Hot & Hammered series! You definitely don't want to miss Rosie and Dominic's funny, heartfelt, and sweet & steamy romance!
kozbisa 4 days ago
Rating 4.5 Stars Rosie and Dominic shared their first kiss in middle school, and thus, their romance began. However, Dominic seemed to be distancing himself from Rosie since returning from active duty, and Rosie, now tired of trying, decided to move out. This appeared to be a wake up call for Dominic, who agreed to last ditch marriage counseling. The question is whether love was enough to save this union. Second chance romances are my kryptonite, and sweetening the deal, is the fact that these two shared so much history. I found it so easy to root for them to find their way back to each other, because it was obvious that they belonged together. I have never been married, but I like that I am seeing more and more of these romances, where married couples try to work through their issues. A fairytale romance is great and all, but there is something so much more meaningful and hopeful about two people trying to save and reignite the love they had. Bailey may have given these two a kooky therapists, but there was a method to his madness. He was able to get Dominic to open up, while also getting the two to understand each other's love language. Dominic was a man of action and he performed deeds to show his love. The problem was he did most of them in secret. The things he was doing on the DL for Rosie were really sweet, and I was happy, when she finally discovered all the small ways he expressed his love for her, and also liked the wonderful small ways she started showing her love for him. Rosie needed words, and Dominic started small, with a letter, which was quite lovely, and definitely made me a bit misty. He would often share bits of their long history, and it was all so sweet and just turned me into a puddle of mush. He began to better understand what grown-up Rosie needed, and it was fantastic to see him rise to the occasion. The thing I loved the most though, was seeing Rosie regain her confidence and go after her dream. The Just Us League was always behind her, But it was good that her husband was finally aware of her heart's desire as well. This was a very heartwarming story, and all I can say, is that I smiled and teared up a whole lot. It was fun being back with the characters I loved from the previous book, while also meeting some new ones. There were laughs and love and grand gestures, which all enhanced my enjoyment and left me full of joy.