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

LOVE HER OR LOSE HER                     TESSA BAILEY

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.

PAT'S REVIEW


I found this to be a wonderful story about a married couple Rosie and Dominic. Rosie feels that she is not being seen by her husband except for one night a week the night that they have sex. As much as she still enjoys sex with her husband, she feels that something is missing. When she comes home from work one night she has decided to leave. It is also the night that they usually have sex. Dominic is shocked, confused and panicked he loves her with his whole being and he has thought Rosie has known that. She leaves that night and he is a mess. She is to but she feels she has lost her dream of opening a restaurant and part of herself.
She does not want to divorce him and when he asks what he needs to do when she says counseling he agrees. More than that he shows up and really tries to make an effort at the beginning. You see the struggles he has since he has come back from Afghanistan, also from the way he was raised. Not bad but just different and men did not cry and took care of the family without a big fan fair. He also realizes he has put her dreams about a restaurant aside because he did not hear her talk about it but it was still important to her. He then begins to see other things that he has let go by the wayside that happens at times in a marriage. He starts to make an effort to change.
She begins to see the things he has been doing for her that she knows nothing about and this surprises her. She wants him to tell her these things but he feels it his responsibility to do it, not in a bad why but his way of showing love without her knowing. I get that. Though most people nowadays don’t understand.
Overall, I liked the story the characters, even the therapist they end up going to. I found this to be really a story that is close to true life relationships and that though the two people love each other very much they both had things they needed to work on. A very good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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