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Same Time Next Year

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This was a quick spicy novella. It was a fun and easy read. It had some big time jumps, where I wish more was explained as some of the details felt improbable and underdeveloped. I enjoyed the sports romance aspect of this story. Overall this was a quick read perfect to read around New Years.

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A pretty quick New Years Eve read. This is actually my first Tessa Bailey book, and it was a pretty good start for me before going into her back catalog. It's a He Falls First, hockey romance perfect for the new year feels. Add in the spice, and it is a great read.

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I'm not on the hockey romance train, but after reading a few of them this year, I might be getting on board! This was a fun, quick Tessa Bailey special. Worth picking up for anyone who wants a fun, steamy, easy read!

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This was a sweet, short, sexy read! I loved the vibe of the new years eve feeling and connected with the characters right away as the book takes off almost immediately. Hockey, fake marriage, spice, instalove, It was all great!

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Read this pretty fast since it’s a novella. Such a cute story. I’m not big on spice but in this one it didn’t take away from the story or feel like it didn’t belong.

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Read if you like:
💍 Marriage of Convenience Plots
🏑 Posessive Hockey Players
⏳ Books that take place over 1 year
📖 Novellas
🌶️ Spice

This book is the definition of MMC obsessed with the FMC and being ready to commit and give her everything while she is a huge commitment phobe that can’t help but be attracted to the hunk that only has eyes for her.

Sumner gives major “touch her and die” energy while also being sweet and gooey with how much he is obsessed with everything about Britta.

Britta has major commitment phobic tendencies that Sumner is forced to slowly break down over a year of their marriage of convenience so that he can stay and play hockey for his shot of going pro and she definitely resists at every turn, until she just can’t anymore because she wants her husband probably just as much as he wants her in reality.

It gets a bit spicy once Britta decides to give into the temptation of her husband and then of course some up and downs persist with her commitment phobia.

All in all, this was a fun novella to read to say goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024!

Thanks so much to the publisher, Amazon Stories, for my ARC in exchange for my review!

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A quick read that takes place between two New Year's Eves. Britta is a bartender, and Sumner is on her half brother's hockey team. He's always had a thing for her and considers her his dream girl. The teammates conjure up the idea of a fake marriage to get his green card so he has enough time to get scouted and put on a professional team.
The hockey stuff seemed a bit Improbable, given that he's 27. And I know it needed to be short as a novella, but the multiple months time jumps made me wish there'd been a bit more to the story.
Overall it was a good, quick, spicy read. I was hoping for some more holiday stuff, too.

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It was okay. Not my favourite Tessa Bailey but easy to read since it is a novella. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher.

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A quick read. 🌶️ very spicy. perfect for the holiday and new years read. some parts i find it cringy, some parts i see red flags. but other than that i enjoyed reading it.

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Thanks to NetGalley and Amazon Original Series for the chance to read this novella.

This is a short story that is very steamy (and a little smutty) at times, but the relationship side if it is actually quite sweet and I definitely would have been happy to read a full length novel about this couple. It's a sport based romance, and as an Aussie who has no knowledge of ice hockey, I didn't have an issue with the terminology or storyline not being accurate to what occurs IRL (I have seen a lot of reviews that take issue with these discrepancies).

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Pretty good for a novella! The ending was a little more sentimental than I prefer but overall a fun read!

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I struggled to finish Same Time Next Year by Tessa Bailey, and I only got through it because it was a novella. I found the writing to be subpar with undeveloped characters, and the romantic interactions between them cringe-worthy. Overall, a disappointing reading experience.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- {SAME TIME NEXT YEAR - Tessa

Shes dubbed “the Michelangelo of dirty talk” for a reason! This novella from Tessa Bailey was dir-tay! If you want something quick and spicy here it is! 🔥

Britta’s a 26 year old bartender at the local hole in the wall “Sluggers”. After a painful childhood where her father abandoned her and her mother, she is anti-relationship and most definitely anti-marriage. When her half brother comes begging her to marry his hocky teammate Sumner so he can stay in the United States to make it pro her immediate answer is a big “hell no”! But when he offers $50,000 to do it she realizes her dream of becoming a part owner of Sluggers could become a reality. Britta accepts with the terms that this is a business arrangement only, not a physical or emotional relationship, and at the end of a year they will part ways. But Sumner is no ordinary man and his feelings for Britta run deeper than she ever imagined and before you know it hes burrowing his way into heart (and other places in between)! 😜

I could see this easily being expanded into a full novel but Tessa was able to accomplish alot in 144 pages. Some parts were a little cheesy, I didnt love how the MC Sumner kept calling Britta “wife”. It felt slightly misogynistic but I think it was supposed to read controlling in a sexy way 🧐…either way I was committed, felt like it was well developed and I was impressed again by how strong of a story she conveyed in such a short span of time! Wouldn’t spend money on a physical copy because it was so short but I am sure anyone into spicy novellas will gobble this one up!

Thanks to @netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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thank you netgalley for a copy of same time next year.

i am a tessa bailey simp. and this one did not disappoint.

It felt a little cheesy and rushed but overall i gave it 4 stars

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Tessa Bailey seriously never disappoints! She's one of my favorite romcom authors and I'm thrilled to be reviewing her new holiday novella on #netgalley!
Britta and Sumner's relationship was so sweet and pure I loved every second of it. I loved how open and honest Sumner was about his feelings and intentions. It really showed what a great guy he is. Also how Britta learned to be trusting and vulnerable for him.
Overall, this was the perfect quick, cute, spicy holiday story to read at home curled up with hot chocolate!

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3.5 stars

I've been wanting to chack out Tessa Bailey's books for a while. This was a quick, fun read about a hockey player who needs a fake wife for immigration purposes. Fairly predictable, but still enjoyable. Spicier than what I generally prefer but that's a me problem, not a commentary on the writing itself.

Thank you Amazon Publishing and NetGalley for the digital ARC in return for an honest review.

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SAME TIME NEXT YEAR by Tessa Bailey

I loved Tessa Bailey's book It Happened One Summer, so I knew I wanted to read this new novella. I go in blind to books- but based on the title, I was hoping it would be a seasonal - new years eve type romance- and it really wasn't but that's what I get. Don't make the same assumption that I did! 😂

I liked Sumner - he was protective and sweet and understanding- all of the qualities a main guy should have- maybe even a little cheesy. Britta's character was a little underdeveloped - we knew she had trauma that kept her closed off from a relationship, but it never connected. Sumner is very patient in that regard!

Sumner is a hockey player and I liked the bits of hockey that we got - but that also tells me I need to look into some other hockey romances.

I think it's hard to make a reader fall in love with the characters in such a short time and hard to develop their chemistry. I liked the plot, liked the characters, but something was missing for me.

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Britta has a heart that has been closed off since she was 12 and her dad chose his other family. Sumner is a handsome hulk of a hockey player with a huge heart and eyes only for Britta. See what happens when a green card marriage brings the two together!

A quick read that will get you in the holiday feels!

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This was a fun, quick holiday read, and steamier than some of Tessa Bailey's more recent books. It's about a Canadian hockey player and a tough-lovin bartender who agrees to fake-marry him for 1 year so that he can keep his place on an American minor-league hockey team and hopefully be called up to play in the NHL. The story follows their entanglements and progress for a year and some interesting glimpses beyond that. I found the characters heartwarming and the story was both charming and funny, perfect for the holiday season! Some of their steamy preferences were a bit odd but made me laugh!

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I like that this was a short novella because I don't think I would have finished it had it been any longer.Even though it was so short, I found myself invested in the characters. Shockingly, it was the smut that did not do it for me.

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