Vintage Love On The Vine: Tessa Bailey’s ‘Unfortunately Yours’

In the heart of Napa Valley, where the sun-kissed vineyards sprawl across picturesque landscapes, Tessa Bailey invites readers on a delightful romp through the comedic complexities of love and marriage in her latest masterpiece, “Unfortunately Yours.” As the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Bailey once again proves her narrative prowess, infusing the pages with a perfect blend of humor, heart, and an unexpected romance that transcends the fine line between love and hate.

Join us as we uncork the layers of Unfortunately Yours, exploring the intoxicating blend of wit and charm that Tessa Bailey brings to life in this hilarious rom-com. From mismatched personalities to the unforeseen twists of fate, Bailey takes readers on a journey where love blooms amidst laughter, and a seemingly unbearable attraction becomes the essence of an unforgettable love story.

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Vintage Love on the Vine: Unraveling the Charms of Tessa Bailey’s ‘Unfortunately Yours’

Unfortunately Yours

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey is back in Napa Valley with this hilarious rom-com about a down-on-her-luck heiress who 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 August’s 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.

Our Overview

Natalie Vos, a down-on-her-luck heiress, finds herself at a crossroads where desperation meets opportunity. Still reeling from the dual blows of a job loss and a broken engagement, she returns to the soothing embrace of Napa Valley, ready to reclaim her life. Little does she know, her path to financial freedom involves a proposal that could either be her salvation or her undoing—a marriage of convenience with a man she can’t stand.

Enter August Cates, a vineyard owner with dreams as lofty as the hills surrounding his estate. Unbeknownst to him, Natalie’s proposition opens a door to a partnership that goes beyond the vine-covered hills of Napa. As these two unlikely companions navigate the complexities of a fake marriage, readers are treated to a rollercoaster of emotions, humor, and undeniable chemistry that sizzles beneath the surface.

Our Review

Alright, buckle up, everyone—this book demands your attention, and I’m not kidding. Unfortunately Yours has officially skyrocketed to the summit of my favorite Tessa Bailey novels, and mark my words, it’s destined to become a standout read of 2023. Brimming with the trademark Tessa Bailey heat, eccentric characters, and laugh-out-loud moments, this book is a rollercoaster of emotions. But what sets it apart is the extraordinary amount of empathy and tenderness woven into its fabric. August and Natalie? They’re not just a couple; they’re my new relationship goals, and I refuse to settle for anything less.

Venturing into the pages of Unfortunately Yours introduces you to the dynamic duo of Natalie and August. Natalie, a standout character from “Secretly Yours,” is not only smart and successful but harbors a trove of hidden hurts. August, the gruff ex-Navy SEAL, finds himself captivated by her, slowly unraveling his tough exterior to reveal vulnerability. Their scorching intimacy, a Tessa Bailey trademark, is layered with authenticity that’s both raw and genuine. August, in all his imperfect glory, emerges as the quintessential book boyfriend—a character to swoon over, with layers and vulnerability that make him utterly irresistible.

Returning to Vos Vineyards feels like a reunion with old friends, as the dysfunctional Vos family navigates Natalie’s obviously fake engagement and shotgun wedding. The chaos ensues, with Hallie’s charm and mischief stealing the scene once again. The narrative is so captivating that I’m already clamoring for a movie or TV adaptation. Consider yourself warned—reading this book might induce a serious book hangover. It’s the kind of story that beckons for an instant dive back in. And if you don’t have your own ex-Navy SEAL for company, a crisp glass of wine is the perfect companion for this unforgettable journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Unfortunately Yours by Tessa Bailey a series?

Unfortunately Yours is the second novel in the A Vine Mess series. The first novel, Secretly Yours, follows Julain and Hallie who both make an appearance in this novel.

Is Unfortunately Yours spicy?

The MCs have some crazy chemistry, not to mention plenty of spicy scenes sprinkled throughout.

When was Unfortunately Yours released?

The novel was a summertime release: 6th June 2023.

Does the book have a happy ending?

Yes, the novel has a satisfying and heartwarming conclusion! We promise you’ll come away from Unfortunately Yours with a smile on your face.

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