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Secretly Yours: A Novel (Vine Mess #1) By Tessa Bailey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063238985
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Avon - February 7th, 2023

Tessa Bailey always brings the spice, but with Secretly Yours, you really start to see her growth as an author. The signature charm and escapism of a low stake romance is all there, but she really did the work with the Anxiety and PTSD rep; I really feel like Hallie and Julian earned their HEA through their character development. She may rely a little too heavily on gendered stereotypes, but the charm of the small town Napa Valley setting and characters helps ground the story. Plus Julian is a dreamy book boyfriend.