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Secretly Yours

By Tessa Bailey
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Publisher Description

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From Tessa Bailey#1 New York Times bestselling author, TikTok favorite, and "the Michelangelo of dirty talk" (Entertainment Weekly)comes a spicy small town rom-com about a grumpy professor and the bubbly neighbor he clashes with at every turn...

Hallie Welch fell hard for Julian Vos at fourteen, after they almost kissed in the dark vineyards of his family’s winery. Now the prodigal hottie has returned to Napa Valley, and when Hallie is hired to revamp the gardens on the Vos estate, she wonders if she'll finally get that smooch. But the starchy professor isn’t the teenager she remembers and their polar opposite personalities clash spectacularly.

One wine-fueled girls’ night later, Hallie can’t shake the sense that she did something reckless—and then she remembers the drunken secret admirer letter she left for Julian. Oh shit.

On sabbatical from his ivy league job, Julian plans to write a novel. But having Hallie gardening right outside his window is the ultimate distraction. She’s eccentric, chronically late, often literally covered in dirt—and so unbelievably beautiful, he can’t focus on anything else. Until he finds an anonymous letter sent by a woman from his past.

Even as Julian wonders about this admirer, he’s sucked further into Hallie’s orbit. Like the flowers she plants all over town, Hallie is a burst of color in Julian’s grayscale life. For a man who irons his socks and runs on tight schedules, her sunny chaotic energy makes zero sense. But there’s something so familiar about her... and her very presence is turning his world upside down.

"Tessa Bailey is the queen of rom-coms. Long may she reign!" — Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Merry Little Meet Cute

2888 Reviews

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Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“The way Julian and Hallie are so good for each other?!?? They really just become better people the more time they spend together and it’s so therapeutic to read. Julian coming to terms with and working through his anxiety disorder and panic attacks (the representation could have been better but 🤷🏾‍♀️) and Hallie (she kind of shows signs of ADHD or was it just me 🤔) begins to start settling herself down and committing to important things like she wants to after processing her grandmother’s death and how it’s impacted her and how she should move forward. To be honest I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the secret admirer troupe and the secrecy of all the letters and how they would come out but it didn’t majorly annoy me as much as I thought it would because it didn’t pose as much of a problem as I anticipated. However I do think Julian should have really gotten some actual professional help instead of just jumping into a relationship with Hallie once he realised how his coping mechanisms hurt not only him but the people he cares around him ( To hallie’s credit she doesn’t blame him for his mental illness or see/ treat him differently because of it but love doesn’t cure all 🤷🏾‍♀️)”
Characters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenFunny writingAddictiveBeautiful settingRealistic settingFeel goodRomantic
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Likable charactersDescriptive writingRomantic

About Tessa Bailey

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey can solve all problems except for her own, so she focuses those efforts on stubborn, fictional blue-collar men and loyal, lovable heroines. She lives on Long Island avoiding the sun and social interactions, then wonders why no one has called. Dubbed the “Michelangelo of dirty talk,” by Entertainment Weekly, Tessa writes with spice, spirit, swoon and a guaranteed happily ever after. 

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