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Unfortunately Yours

I devoured NYT Bestselling author Tessa Bailey follow-up book to Secretly Yours!

Set in gorgeous California wine Natalie, who we met in Secretly Yours, has been home at the family winery licking her wounds after losing her fiancé and job in NYC. She is ready to start over but needs her trust fund released, which has some major strings attached. And former SEAL August failed trying to live out his late friend's dream of starting a winery. Although these two can't stand one another, they devise a one-month marriage-of-convince plan to save them both. What could go wrong?

We first met Natalie and August in Secretly Yours, and I was very excited to read their story, and this one ranks pretty high for me on my fave Tessa Bailey books! Enemies to lovers, a marriage of convenience, and the MMC is a cinnamon roll that falls first and falls hard. Bailey delivers an entertaining read with hilarious banter, swoony romance, and serious fireworks! I loved the two MCs and loved them together. They bickered but also had the emotional maturity to apologize and communicate. The pacing was fast, the energy playful, the dialogue on point, and many scenes were very funny. August can go from goofball to hero in the blink of an eye, and Natalie is strong and independent. Throw in some dirty talk and open-door spice, and you get a bingeable beach read hitting the shelves in time for summer reading! Highly recommended to steamy rom-com lovers!

Thank you to Avon Books and Harper Voyager for the opportunity to review this ARC and my beautiful finished copy!

My steep is Queen of the Tropics Rose All-Day herbal tea from Club Magic Hour. A fruity blend of raspberry, pear, apple, currant, orange peel, and pineapple with rose petals and flavorings reminiscent of rose wine, this brews a beautiful blush color and is super refreshing on ice! I drink it all summer long! Find it at


#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with the hilarious follow-up to Secretly Yours, in which a down-on-her-luck Napa heiress suggests a mutually beneficial marriage of convenience to a man she can't stand... only to discover there's a fine line between love and hate.

After losing her job and her fiancé in one fell swoop, Natalie Vos returned home to lick her wounds. A few months later, she's sufficiently drowned her sorrows in cabernet and she's ready to get back on her feet. She just needs her trust fund to finance her new business venture. Unfortunately, the terms require she marry before she can have the money. And well, dumped, remember? But Natalie is desperate enough to propose to a man who makes her want to kill him—and kiss him, in equal measure.

August Cates may own a vineyard, but he doesn't know jack about making wine. He's determined to do his late best friend proud, no matter what it takes. Except his tasting room is empty, his wine is disgusting (seriously, he once saw someone gag), and his buddy's legacy is circling the drain. No bank will give him the loan he needs to turn the business around... and then the gorgeous, feisty heiress knocks on his door. Natalie has haunted his dreams since the moment they met, but their sizzling chemistry immediately morphed into simmering insults.

Now, a quickie marriage could help them both. A sham wedding, a few weeks living under the same roof, and then they can go their separate ways—assuming they make it out alive. How hard could it be? There's just one thing they didn't account for: their unfortunate, unbearable, undeniable attraction.

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