Review: Love Her or Lose Her

Love Her or Lose Her (Hot & Hammered, #2)


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.

Rating: 4.5-stars


Tessa Bailey never fails to deliver a sexy romance that leaves readers wanting to stay inside of her books. This novel had all the feels of a rom-com. The ups and downs of a marriage are explored on these wonderful pages. I loved how Tessa Bailey went further in digging out that marriage isn’t just held together by frequent hot sex. It takes more than just that to keep it real.

Communication-words of love and affection was one of the biggest ingredients that each of the protagonists had to relearn. Reading this novel, I enjoyed how much love and heat was between the wife and husband. I could feel there was more than just sex in to there marriage. But they lost the communication and attention they needed to give each other over the years.

It shows how easy a marriage can feel and become a routine job versus something that should continuously be built upon. If there is little to no effort in everything a couple does, then the marriage will fall apart of feel lacking just like Rosie’s and Dom’s marriage did. Overall, these characters were realistic. I laughed and cried along with them. Rosie and Dom were perfect characters with real flaws. It made them more relatable. I highly recommend Tessa Bailey’s latest novel, Love Her or Lose Her, to all romance readers alike.


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