Typically a romance begins with two strangers and ends with some unseen but implied happily ever after. If the author knows what her readers like there’s often an epilogue with an engagement or a glimpse of the couple’s life together. Even still, it is rare for us to find out what happens after the big bang (pun intended) of first love has puttered out. Not in Love Her or Lose Her.
Love Her or Lose Her By Tessa Bailey Makes Marriage Sexy Again
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.
Despite their intense (read: SUPER HOT) chemistry and long relationship, Rosie and Dominic simply don’t know each other anymore. They exist in each other’s space without sharing that space. Love Her of Lose Her is the story of the fight to save their marriage. It involves a hippie marriage therapist, love languages, a hilarious group of friends, a really sexy scene in a kitchen, but mostly a sweet love story worth saving.
Anyone who has been in a long term relationship knows that you can fall into routines and begin to take your partner for granted if you’re not working at it every single day. Love Her or Lose Her reminded me of all the little ways our love stories keep being written even after the final page.
Heidi is currently obsessed with watching people make bad decisions on TV, being a coastal elite, artificially avoiding any sign of aging, reading feminist romance novels, and getting the biggest laugh at her own expense. She has a husband, 3 kids, a dog and anxiety.