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Love Her or Lose Her

(Hot & Hammered #2)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  12,025 ratings  ·  2,022 reviews
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 t
ebook, 368 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Avon
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Katie Don't worry. It's not an affair. Tessa Bailey would never ._.
Tia Schmidt It's associated with a series, Hot & Hammered, but I read it without having read Fix Her Up first and it was perfectly fine. You could read them in or…moreIt's associated with a series, Hot & Hammered, but I read it without having read Fix Her Up first and it was perfectly fine. You could read them in order if you chose to, but you can get away with doing them in whichever you want in my opinion. So far, there's Fix Her Up, Love Her or Lose Her, and another new one coming out in Fall 2020.(less)

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Nilufer Ozmekik
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For so long I haven’t read so sweet, meaningful, poignant, emotional, romantic book pushed me make so much” awwww” sounds, fill my eyes with happy, smiley tears, warm my heart, ring into my ears a lyrical, hopeful love song and give me the biggest reason to do my happy dance (as a change I mixed my Travolta-Beyonce moves with Swayze, Despicable me minions-Rosie’s imitation with her mouth fulled with marshmallows inspired me- and walk like Egyptian moves by creating weirdest dance type on the ear ...more
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Re-read 8/27/20: I re-read this in preparation for book 3 and I don't really have much to add to my previous review. Dominic was an alpha male to the max and that just.. doesn't work for me. I still love Tessa Bailey's writing and I'm excited to carry on with the series, but this book is mostly a miss for me. Meh

Original read 11/22/19: 2.5 stars, I think. I'd be lying if I said this wasn't more than a little disappointing. Fix Her Up was one of my favorite romances of the year and unfortunately
A second chance romance that portrays characters that fall in love once again with their soul mate, alongside finding yourself as a whole without each other...

If you have been following my reviews for a while, you all bet your sweet cheeks that you know that my obsession for Tessa Bailey is kind of a concerning matter... Ever since I sat with her in August at a book signing that we both attended, I have been "patiently" waiting for her next release. I wish I could easily get inside her head
Argh this book started out so strong but really irritated me by the end
Rosie and Dominic Vega are high school sweethearts. They used to be madly in love. Now they don't talk at all really. Dom is faithful and works hard, but he isn't man she fell in love with ten years ago. When Rosie decides to look for more out of life and pursue her dream of opening a restaurant, she decides to demand more out of love, too.

As a married woman, I was really excited to read a book about a couple fighting to save
rosie and dominic werent my favourite characters in the first book of this series. i tried to convince myself that it was only because they had minor roles and that this installment would give them their chance to shine, but im still feeling indifferent towards them.

what really pushed me towards picking this up was wanting to see how they attempted to save their failing marriage and reconnect. ever since reading ‘you deserve each other’ last month, im all for this romance trope. but the therapy
Chelsea Humphrey
*sobs uncontrollably*

Friends, I hate that I didn't love this more, as Fix Her Up was one of my favorite romances released in the past year, but here we are. It's still deliciously steamy, but I just didn't connect with Rosie and Dominic the way that I thought I would based on our brief introduction in the first book of the series. If you enjoy the "overbearing man" type of romance, you'll enjoy this much more than I did. Please give this one a try for yourself, as I'm clearly in the minority fo
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-four-stars
4 stars

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If there was anything in this world worth fighting for, it was his wife.

Love Her or Lose Her is the second book in Tessa Bailey's 'Hot and Hammered' series. After reading and loving 'Fix Her Up' I was so excited for this one. It wasn't as fun or endearing, but I actually loved the romance more. Maybe it's the old married person in me, but sometimes I love reading about already established/married couples and this hit the spot for me.

Dominic and Rosie were high school swe
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Holy "Is it hot in here or is it just me?" Steaminess!

I loved this sexy romantic comedy about a young married couple whose rocky relationship needs an intervention. Maybe it's because as a married woman I could relate to so many aspects of their issues. It's so easy to fall into a daily rut and lose sight of not only who you were and are but your spouse as well.

Dominic and Rosie are are on the brink of divorce after being married for 10 years. They are unhappy, lack communication and living in
mina reads™️
This couple most certainly should have divorced each other. And Honey girl is a weird ass nickname.

arc provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

On so many levels this book failed to engage me in any sort of way. I went into this book really excited because I'm actually a big fan of the marriage on the rocks trope and I think reading about rekindled love can be very sweet and heartfelt. To me this didn't feel like love, this felt like obsession, it felt like absurd levels of codepen
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, overdrive
It’s all about the fine art of communication!

This is book two of the Hot and Hammered series. And yes, I was fully prepared this time.🙈 I was poised to hit the fast forward button on my audio as the (shall we just say highly descriptive) spicy scenes lit up the airwaves!
After all, it’s a safety issue. I couldn’t have the narration steaming up my windshield while I was driving. Or even driving right off the road, right!?💁🏻‍♀️

This book focuses primarily on Rosie and Dominic. Their marriage is in
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
I’ll do anything you ask me to do,” he said in a gravelly voice. “Except walk away.”

*Flails happily*
Y'all. This book. I can't even right now.

I think this may be my favorite Tessa Bailey book to date. And that's something something considering I've devoured the woman's entire backlist.

The second Rosie and Dom appeared on the pages of Fix Her Up as secondary characters, I could practically taste the tension between them. I was dying to get my hands on their book, so the very se
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Her or Lose Her is the story of Rosie and Dominic. They were high school sweethearts who were madly in love, but somehow in the ten years they've been married, their connection has faded. Now Rosie realizes that if she ever wants to salvage their love for each other, they must fight hard to rediscover what made them fall in love in the first place.

I've been eagerly anticipating this release ever since I read and adored the first book in the series last year. And boy, does it deliver! Most r
Isabella. R
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 dis
2020 has been all about reading romance for me.

I was flipping through my kindle pages whilst at work, neglected my paid duties, but we're just gonna let that one slide. Because books!

I was sceptical going into this. Fix Her up was meh, average and not that memorable. But this couple stood out to me in that book (and interestingly, I much preferred Georgie and Travis in this book, oops!).

Stories exploring what makes relationship tick, what makes couples choose to stay together and if they do deci
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

I’m crying from happiness this is the best sigh!! All the feelings with this one, my new favorite from Tessa Bailey. Tessa takes the reader to an emotional and intense roller coaster!Rosie and Dominic's relationship is not perfect , they have issues .


I loved how Rosie and Dominic trying to fix their marriage.They have some super hot,sexy,funny,sweet and emotional moments.Both characters felt realistic and their problems too.I felt so connected with them!

Overall,this is one of the best
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phew.... talk about STEAMY and HOT my friends!!

I LOVED this book! This was the perfect book to take on my honeymoon to Mexico.

What more can you ask for? Steam, spice, emotions, romance, and relatable characters! The fact that she wrote about a married couple?! I loved it even more!

The romance between these two characters was sweet, sexy, and oh my INTENSE! This is what a romance is all about my friends. You can't turn away from the chemistry between these two.

Dominic and Rosie are are on the
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This is a spin-off of Fix Her Up, which was a book I dnf-ed.

I liked that this book was about a couple already married for several years who are trying to repair their relationship. I think we need more books like it in New Adult romance. It was interesting seeing them try to fix what was once whole.

As it is a second chance romance, it had sad parts but it had very funny parts as well.

The male mc in this book was really cute sometimes, but then there were moments he behaved like a complete cav
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
1.) Fix Her Up ★★★★.5
2.) Love Her or Lose Her ★★


yeah, nah.
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-releases
Fix Her Up pretty much blew up in the book community earlier this year. I loved the adorable fake dating romance and was excited to read a second chance romance from another couple in the series!

Right off the bat, Dominic is an interesting character that I know some readers won't like. He's your angry, silent, brooding hero who takes care of his woman. Very caveman-like ideas about relationships. While some may find that problematic, I didn't mind Dominic at all, especially because he learned h
Anna Banana


I was legit at a place where I thought I'd never read a book and fall so completely in love that it would be a 5 star, a perfect read for me. But I'm so, so happy that "Love Her or Lose Her" gets to be the book that broke my 6 month drought.

"Love Her or Lose Her" is about Rosie and Dominic, a married couple who have been tog
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tessa Bailey Fans, Romance
5 Truth Telling Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free-One of Oprah Magazine's 21 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020 + Marie Claire's Best New Books of 2020
People sometimes dismiss romance books as all fluff, sexy talk, and simple stories. That there is no real "There, There". Oh, how very wrong those who assume they know. Authors who take the time to create, highlight issues, and share outcomes dive into subjects that span all sorts of real-life challenges. They do it with a deft hand and
After reading FIX HER UP, I knew I wanted to read on in this series, even though the only thing that saved that first book for me was Georgie. Oh, and her friend group. I've had a rocky reading experience with Bailey, not going to lie. However, knowing book two would be about a pre-existing couple trying to save their marriage? I was hooked on the potential for angst but I did worry a bit as second chance romances aren't always my jam.

But wow did this work.

This was such a slower burn for the sex
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I really enjoyed Fix Her Up, honestly way more then I had anticipated, partially since I don't always like contemporary romance and because it was my first Tessa Bailey, so I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on Love Her or Lose Her. However, though I liked Love Her or Lose Her, I didn't think it was as good of a fit for me.

I'll be the first to admit that the marriage on the rocks romance isn't my thing. I don't love established couples, so right off the bat that's a strike against the story. Howev
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, series
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rosie and Dominic are childhood sweethearts who have let each other drift away from one another. When Rosie declares she's leaving, Dominic has the wake-up call he needed and he's not going to let his marriage go without a fight. It's a second chance for the Vegas' marriage and hard truths are going to have to be told and feelings expressed if they're going to h
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: july-2019
I received an ARC from Harper Collins Canada in exchange for a honest review. 

After finishing Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey, I knew I had to read about Rosie and Dominic's relationship or lack of. For fans of the first novel in the Hot & Hammered series, you'll be familiar with the troubling undertones of their relationship and know that Love Her or Lose her would be an emotional one. 

Tessa did not disappoint with leaving you emotionally wrecked from reading the story of highsc
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Guys! It's my first 5 Star read of 2020 and it couldn't have gone to a better book. Love Her or Lose Her was honestly the most surprising book for me because I was so hesitant to go into it and did not think I would love it as much as I did. I'm not a big fan of reading about couples that are already together when the book starts, but Rosie and Dominic had me so intrigued after I finished Fix Her Up that I just had to go on to their story and requested it right away
bella farren
2.5 / 5 stars

I can't even begin to express how excited I was for the release of this book, I had been desperately anticipating it since I read the prequel, Fix Her Up (which I rated five stars). Unfourtanly, this did not live up to my expectations or Fix Her Up.

This seemed to have a rather unusual (which was exciting) premise in regards to romance, as the couple was already married. You're introduced to Rosie and Dom in the first book, and from various snippets, you discover that their marriage
Amy Imogene Reads
4.5 stars

A marriage on the brink. A last chance effort to improve their communication before it snaps. Tension so thicc. Angst. Fluff. Humor. This romance was HOT, complex, and made me cry from happiness more than once.

Writing: ★★★★
Romance: ★★★★★
Sexy times: oh mama
Character arcs: ★★★★

Oh oh oh, Tessa Bailey, this was so good. Thank you so much for writing this. The romance between these two characters was so perfect, so sweet—ok, also seriously intense and sexy—that now I don't know how to read
This book made me SO angry!😤 I wasn't sure what to expect from a story with an already married couple and I didn't love them in the first book but I truly enjoyed the first 40-50% of the book and that's why I'm giving it 2 stars instead of 1. I loved how Rosie stood up for herself and how Dom was willing to work on their relationship by going to therapy. And that's where the good things end. I wish they did ACTUAL THERAPY instead of whatever that was and that there was more emotion rather than l ...more
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