Hello everyone! Today’s book review will be a little different because I did not love this book. While I enjoyed aspects of it, there are some issues I have that I would love to discuss with you all!
Yes, I did try another Tessa Bailey book, and I actually think I disliked this one more than the last one- which is sad because there are some parts I really enjoy as well. It’s confusing 😅
Title: Love Her or Lose Her
Author: Tessa Bailey
Genre: Adult Romance
Rosie and Dominic fell in love in high school, but now, years later, their marriage is falling apart. Rosie is unhappy and feels ignored, and Dominic is overcome by feelings of unworthiness after returning from the military. Despite their raw attraction, they need to fight to stay in each other’s lives and learn to love again.
This book is really hard for me to review. I actually really liked the plot and the characters learning how to love one another through words and actions. The concept was wonderful, and I enjoyed watching the couple grow together and give each other what they need. Also I adore all the friendships and dialogue in this book!
On the other hand, I could not stand the sex scenes or how heterosexual the characters were because it felt like it greatly emphasized gender roles and toxic masculinity. I understand the author was trying to combat these issues a little, but I don’t think she quite did it well enough. Also the sex was incredbly graphic and kind of too domineering for me to read because it made me frustrated.
I did appreciate that we heard from both Rosie and Dominic’s perspectives because it helped me understand the story better. Also I enjoyed getting to know both characters and seeing how they were working through their marriage and struggles.
Overall, I would recommend this book to people looking for a sexy, sweet book about falling in love again and working to fix a marriage.
Have you read this book? Do you know what I mean about some romance books seemingly supporting toxic masculinity?
I’d love to know your thoughts about these types of issues in romance stories!
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