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It Happened One Summer

It Happened One Summer

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Audiobook Release Date: 13/07/2021

Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who’s cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town... where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong. Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar... in Washington. Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face. Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart. 

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Love Her or Lose Her

Love Her or Lose Her

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Audiobook Release Date: 14/01/2020

New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with a unique, sexy romantic comedy about a young married couple whose rocky relationship needs a serious renovation... 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 hippie. 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.

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Other books by Tessa Bailey

My Killer Vacation

My Killer Vacation

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2022

My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/04/2022

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man... King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he's a guaranteed good time-in bed and out-and that's exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She's immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his... personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is. Now, Hannah's in town for work, crashing in Fox's spare bedroom. She knows he's a notorious ladies' man, but they're definitely just friends. In fact, she's nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport's resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker's eye... yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can't deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost. Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she's walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and... and... man overboard! He's fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he's all in, she'll choose him instead?

Window Shopping

Window Shopping

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2022

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER! A sizzling, standalone, feel-good winter romance from Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer. Two weeks before Christmas and all through Manhattan, shop windows are decorated in red and green satin. I'm standing alone in front of the famous Vivant department store, when a charming man named Aiden asks my opinion of the decor. It's a tragedy in tinsel, I say, unable to lie. He asks for a better idea with a twinkle in his eye. Did I know he owned the place? No. He put me on the spot. Now I'm working for that man, trying to ignore that he's hot. But as a down on her luck girl with a difficult past, I know an opportunity when I see one - and I have to make it last. I'll put my heart and soul into dressing his holiday windows. I'll work without stopping. And when we lose the battle with temptation, I'll try and remember I'm just window shopping. Why readers love Window Shopping 'The perfect holiday romance story! A true delight!' Amazon review 'The perfect reverse grumpy-sunshine holiday romance-Aiden and Stella brightened my holiday season!' Amazon review 'Snuggle down under a cover with this book and you will end up feeling happy, contented and with a satisfied smile and sigh at the end...' Amazon review

It Happened One Summer

It Happened One Summer

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2021

USA TODAY BESTSELLER Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt's Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood It Girl who's cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town... where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn't belong. As seen on E!Online, PopSugar, CNN, EliteDaily, Vulture, Buzzfeed, Bustle, the Nerd Daily, PARADE, LA Magazine, Country Living, USA Today, and more! Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father's dive bar... in Washington. Piper hasn't even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won't last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can't do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She's determined to show her stepfather-and the hot, grumpy local-that she's more than a pretty face. Except it's a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there's an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn't want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan-and this town full of memories-may have already caught her heart.

Tools of Engagement

Tools of Engagement

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2020

In Tessa Bailey's latest rom-com, two enemies team up to flip a house... and the sparks between them might burn the place down or ignite a passion that neither can ignore! Hair, makeup, clothing, decor... everything in Bethany Castle's world is organized, planned, and styled to perfection. Which is why the homes she designs for her family's real estate business are the most coveted in town. The only thing not perfect? Her track record with men. She's on a dating hiatus and after helping her friends achieve their dreams, Bethany finally has time to focus on her own: flip a house, from framework to furnishings, all by herself. Except her older brother runs the company and refuses to take her seriously. When a television producer gets wind of the Castle sibling rivalry, they're invited on Flip Off, a competition to see who can do the best renovation. Bethany wants bragging rights, but she needs a crew and the only member of her brother's construction team willing to jump ship is Wes Daniels, the new guy in town. His Texas drawl and handsome face got under Bethany's skin on day one, and the last thing she needs is some cocky young cowboy in her way. As the race to renovate heats up, Wes and Bethany are forced into close quarters, trading barbs and biting banter as they remodel the ugliest house on the block. It's a labor of love, hate, and everything in between, and soon sparks are flying. But Bethany's perfectly structured life is one kiss away from going up in smoke and she knows falling for a guy like Wes would be a flipping disaster. Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com. -Entertainment Weekly

Love Her or Lose Her

Love Her or Lose Her

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by Insider and Oprah Magazine + Marie Claire's Best New Books of 2020 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with a unique, sexy romantic comedy about a young married couple whose rocky relationship needs a serious renovation... 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 hippie. 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. Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com. -Entertainment Weekly

Fix Her Up

Fix Her Up

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Fix Her Up ticks all my romance boxes. Not only is it hilarious, it's sweet, endearing, heartwarming and downright sexy. It's a recipe for the perfect love story. - Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author of Meet Cute A steamy, hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey, perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne! Georgette Castle's family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints and they haven't taken her seriously since. Frankly, she's over it. Georgie loves planning children's birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She's determined to fix herself up into a Woman of the World... whatever that means. Phase one: new framework for her business (a website from this decade, perhaps?) Phase two: a gut-reno on her wardrobe (fyi, leggings are pants.) Phase three: updates to her exterior (do people still wax?) Phase four: put herself on the market (and stop crushing on Travis Ford!) Living her best life means facing the truth: Georgie hasn't been on a date since, well, ever. Nobody's asking the town clown out for a night of hot sex, that's for sure. Maybe if people think she's having a steamy love affair, they'll acknowledge she's not just the little sister who paints faces for a living. And who better to help demolish that image than the resident sports star and tabloid favorite? Travis Ford was major league baseball's hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now he's flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can't even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his... bat. And then there's Georgie, his best friend's sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme-that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job-he agrees. What's the harm? It's not like it's real. But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman and there's nothing fake about how much he wants her... Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com. -Entertainment Weekly

Runaway Girl

Runaway Girl

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2018

It's Naomi Clemons's big day. Her dream wedding. And she's outta here. One moment. A chance meeting of gazes through the church window pane with someone familiar who radiates intrigue. Independence. It's the final push Naomi needs to realize...she's boring. A blonde, cookie cutter, well mannered trophy wife-to-be. How can she expect to lead a fulfilling married life when she's never lived? Special Forces diver Jason Bristow needs a beauty pageant coach. Not for himself-although the tattooed bruiser could definitely use some charm. For his little sister who he has returned to St. Augustine, Florida to raise. When a beautiful southern debutante lands on his doorstep, she awakens a hunger that won't be ignored. If only she wasn't planning on winning back the ex-fiance she left at the altar.... Despite the potential for ruin, heat continues to build between Naomi and Jason beneath the sultry Florida sunshine, consuming them both. But they're on borrowed time...and it's about to run out.

Getaway Girl

Getaway Girl

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

New edition of GETAWAY GIRL includes a sneak peak of RUNAWAY GIRL, which releases on September 24th This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape... After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin's wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn't show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom. A groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, southern drawl she should not be noticing... Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life's sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he's not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison-and the cruel hand of fate-might not give him a choice.

Disturbing His Peace

Disturbing His Peace

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

She's got probable cause to make her move . . . Danika Silva can't stand Lt. Greer Burns. Her roommate's older brother may be sexy as hell, but he's also a cold, unfeeling robot. She just wants to graduate the police academy and forget about her scowling superior. But when a dangerous mistake lands Danika on probation-under Greer's watch-she's forced to interact with the big, hulking jerk. Call him daily to check in? Done. Ride shotgun in his cruiser every night? Done. Try not to climb into his giant, muscular lap and kiss him? Umm... Greer doesn't let anything-or anyone-distract him from the job. Except lately, all he can think about is Danika. He's wanted the beautiful, cocky recruit since the moment he saw her. But she's reckless and unpredictable, and Greer is painfully aware of what can happen when an officer doesn't follow the rules. Probation seemed like a good idea, but now Danika's scent is in his car and he's replayed her voicemails twenty times. Christ, he's a goner. Danika's melting Greer's stone-cold exterior one ride-along at a time. Being together could have serious consequences... but breaking a few rules never hurt anybody, right?

Indecent Exposure

Indecent Exposure

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Is there a problem, Officer? Jack Garrett isn't a police officer yet, but there's already an emergency. His new firearms instructor-the one who just dropped every jaw in the academy gym-is the same sexy Irish stranger Jack locked lips with last night. The Olympic gold medalist and expert markswoman is now officially off-limits, but Jack's never cared much for rules... Katie McCoy's been cooped up in a shooting range for too long. A wild love affair is just what she needs to let loose, though she never imagined it would be with her smokin' hot trainee. She cannot get involved with Jack-but a quick fling? Perfect. Falling hard for a charismatic recruit with an equal amount of sex appeal and secrets? Bloody stupid. Jack's charmed the pants off plenty of women (literally), yet few have ever looked beyond his perfect surface. Until Katie. He'll do anything to keep her in his life... except tell her about his past. But a tiny lie of omission never hurt anyone, right?

Too Beautiful to Break

Too Beautiful to Break

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Ebook Release Date: 26/09/2017

A love of a lifetime . . .Leaving Belmont Clarkson is the hardest thing Sage Alexander has ever done. From the moment they met, she knew Belmont was the one, and getting up close and personal with him on his family's epic road trip has taken her desire to a new, even hotter level. But there's no way she can go there---not without revealing secrets that could devastate them both.Losing Sage is not an option. Belmont's heart is hers, has always been hers. He knows she's hiding something from him, but nothing will stand in his way of telling her just how much she means to him. Finding her is easy---saving her from her past could cost him everything.***The Romancing the Clarksons seriesBook 1 - Too Hot to Handle (Rita and Jasper)Book 2 - Too Wild to Tame (Aaron and Grace)Book 3 - Too Hard to Forget (Peggy and Elliott)Book 4 - Too Beautiful to Break (Belmont and Sage)

Boiling Point

Boiling Point

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/08/2017

Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all....Con artist Austin Shaws been in disguise so long hes not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that hes been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago policecriminals with unique skillsthe last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family shes ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. Hes infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and shes determined to resist him.But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants...including a man that Polly must trust if shes to escape their dangerous game alive.Each book in the Crossing the Lines series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.Series Order:Prequel Novella: His Risk to TakeBook .5: Riskier BusinessBook 1: Risking it AllBook 2: Up In SmokeBook 3: Boiling PointBook 4: Raw Redemption

Raw Redemption

Raw Redemption

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Ebook Release Date: 25/07/2017

Disgraced cop Henrik Vance is having a shit year. Banished to a derelict undercover squad, hes been tasked with hunting down the daughter of Chicagos most dangerous criminal. His obsession with saving the beautiful girl destroyed his career. And this time, it might cost his life.Ailish OKelly doesnt need a hero. Shell save herself from her fathers violent criminal dynasty, thank you very much. Unfortunately, the sexy as sin cop who crashes her hideout isnt hearing reasonespecially not after the kiss that becomes much more.His boss wants her as an informant. Ailish wants Henrik to keep whispering filthy things against her skin. But she knows too well the evil theyre up against, and when it comes down to protecting the man who owns her body and soul, she only has one choice....Each book in the Crossing the Lines series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.Series Order:Prequel Novella: His Risk to TakeBook .5: Riskier BusinessBook 1: Risking it AllBook 2: Up In SmokeBook 3: Boiling PointBook 4: Raw Redemption

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Ebook Release Date: 04/07/2017

Connor Bannon is supposed to be dead. Dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, he's spent the last two years working as a street enforcer in Brooklyn for his cousin's crime ring. Through a twist of fate, he's now in Chicago, working undercover to bust criminals. But when a cute little arsonist joins the teamall combat boots, tiny jean shorts, and hot-pink hairConnor's notorious iron control slips.Erin "e;she's getting away"e; O'Dea knows two things. She hates authority. And... Nope, that's it. When she's forced to operate on the "e;right"e; side of the law, her fear of being confined and controlled blazes to the surface. The last thing she expects is a control freak like Connor to soothe her when she needs it most. Worse, something behind the sexy ex-soldier's eyes ignites a dangerous inferno of desire. One that invites Erin to play with fire. And one that could get them both killed...Each book in the Crossing the Lines series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.Series Order:Prequel Novella: His Risk to TakeBook .5: Riskier BusinessBook 1: Risking it AllBook 2: Up In SmokeBook 3: Boiling PointBook 4: Raw Redemption

Too Hard to Forget

Too Hard to Forget

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Ebook Release Date: 25/04/2017

This time, she's calling the shots.Peggy Clarkson is returning to her alma mater with one goal in mind: confront Elliott Brooks, the man who ruined her for all others, and remind him of what he's been missing. Even after three years, seeing him again is like a punch in the gut, but Peggy's determined to stick to her plan. Maybe then, once she has the upper hand, she'll finally be able to move on.In the years since Peggy left Cincinnati, Elliott has kept his focus on football. No distractions and no complications. But when Peggy walks back onto his practice field and into his life, he knows she could unravel everything in his carefully controlled world. Because the girl who was hard to forget is now a woman impossible to resist.***The Romancing the Clarksons seriesBook 1 - Too Hot to Handle (Rita and Jasper)Book 2 - Too Wild to Tame (Aaron and Grace)Book 3 - Too Hard to Forget (Peggy and Elliott)Book 4 - Too Beautiful to Break (Belmont and Sage)

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