cover image Unfortunately Yours

Unfortunately Yours

Tessa Bailey. Avon, $18.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-323903-6

Bestseller Bailey captivates in this bubbly sequel to Secretly Yours. When Natalie Vos, daughter of a prominent wine-making family, makes a disastrous trade at her New York City hedge fund, it costs her the job and her fiancé, and sends her home to Napa in embarrassment. Navy SEAL August Cates used his life savings to open a winery of his own as a tribute to his deceased, wine-loving SEAL teammate. He’s struggling, however; the wine is referred to as tasting of “big sweaty donkey balls” and like it was “fermented in a dumpster.” Natalie’s eager to return to New York and prove she’s not a screwup, but she’ll need her trust fund to do so—and her father refuses to release it unless she’s married. Despite their frenemy status, Natalie and August hatch a plan: they’ll enter into a modern-day marriage of convenience, then Natalie will get her trust fund and August will get funds to prop up his winery. Of course, the fake marriage sparks real desire. The road to happily ever after is anything but smooth, but Bailey does a masterful job bringing her characters to life through some genuinely hilarious moments and raunchy, red-hot sex scenes. Bailey’s fans will not be disappointed. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary. (June)