Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Secretly Yours

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Tessa Bailey
Expected publication date: February 7, 2023
A steamy new rom-com about a starchy 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 their small town. When Hallie is hired to revamp the gardens on the Vos estate, she wonders if she'll finally get that smooch. But the grumpy 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 gray-scale 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. - from Goodreads



  1. I recently enjoyed Tessa Bailey's Bellinger Sisters duology, and this sounds like another fun read - adding to my TBR for sure :)

  2. Bailey's last few books were solid hits for me, so this is a no-brainer to pick up

  3. Grumpy/sunshine romances are the best! 😍

  4. Haha the secret admirer letter- this one sounds fun :)

  5. I love a good grumpy-sunshine romance so I'm very excited for this one!

  6. I enjoy grumpy/sunshine stories, nice cover. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it!!

  7. A grumpy-sunshine with a secret admirer twists sounds fun. :)

  8. I'm not much for rom-com, but I hope you really enjoy it.
    visiting from Can't Wait Wed.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  9. What a wonderful premise for a rom-com and I am loving that they are such opposites! When I read about Hallie in the blurb I genuinely thought she would be a sunflower if she were one :)


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