Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Unfortunately Yours by Tessa Bailey - ARC Review

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.




there is just something about a big guy who absolutely, 100% falls in love first.  And knows it.  And, August knows he is in love with Natalie, so it just makes this one full of a dirty talking hero who is both hot and so perfectly swoony.

Are women supposed to want to be taken care of?  Who knows...but when it's because you are treasured and adored the way August adores Natalie, it's just fine, thanks.

I agree with the author who comments in her comments at the beginning of the book that in order for an enemies to lovers to work, you have to believe the hero never really hated the heroine, and if it can be proven, even better.  August proves how much he loves Natalie from the beginning, it just takes her a while to notice.

Probably because she is stuck in how hot he is, and the dirty talking, and the way he is with his cat, and with...well...everyone but her that just makes him so perfect but keeps her from totally being able to see it.

There are some moments between them that are just wonderful, and it makes you want to spend forever in this book.  I can't really get into the details as they start to become spoilers, but I promise you August gets to show all of his sides to perfection and it's easy to see why Natalie is willing to believe they really aren't enemies after all.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.

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**Thanks to and Avon Books for the book tour graphic!

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