Secretly Yours: A Novel

Written by:
Tessa Bailey
Narrated by:
Callie Dalton

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2023
10 hours 49 minutes

From Tessa Bailey—#1 New York Times bestselling author, TikTok favorite, and ''the Michelangelo of dirty talk'' (Entertainment Weekly)—comes a spicy small town rom-com about a grumpy 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 Napa Valley, and when Hallie is hired to revamp the gardens on the Vos estate, she wonders if she'll finally get that smooch. But the starchy 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 grayscale 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.

''Tessa Bailey is the queen of rom-coms. Long may she reign!'' — Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Merry Little Meet Cute
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I love to read. I always finish my books. This was painful. Very little content and the sex scenes were entirely too long, too often and the wording was almost insulting. If I had wanted to hear scenes such as these I should have gone with some 1980’s porn.

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Dawn O.

The narration is the best part about this particular book. I thought it was going to be more like a romcom than it was. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike dirty talk. This just got so vulgar so quickly that it caught me off guard and turned me off more than on. More romance, or at least relationship building between the main characters, would have made this a better story. If you like more porn than romance, this is the book for you!

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Melody Cassady

Slight spoiler alert - The dirty talk really ruined this book for me. 1/2 way through you find out she was a virgin and quickly gave it away with someone she didn’t hardly know that she met one time as a teenager and just a few times recently. He still never took her on a proper date. The only way he described her looks also felt objectifying and being excited she was a virgin felt cringey which is not something I would typically say so I don’t say that lightly. This book needed some sweet romantic parts that wasn’t slathered in porno dirty talk,

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Kristina M.

Not that great of a book. Narrator did a good job, so can't fault her.

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