YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER BY SARAH HOGLE
When your nemesis also happens to be your fiancé, happily ever after becomes a lot more complicated in this wickedly funny, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy debut.
Naomi Westfield has the perfect fiancé: Nicholas Rose holds doors open for her, remembers her restaurant orders, and comes from the kind of upstanding society family any bride would love to be a part of. They never fight. They’re preparing for their lavish wedding that’s three months away. And she is miserably and utterly sick of him.
Naomi wants out, but there’s a catch: whoever ends the engagement will have to foot the nonrefundable wedding bill. When Naomi discovers that Nicholas, too, has been feigning contentment, the two of them go head-to-head in a battle of pranks, sabotage, and all-out emotional warfare.
But with the countdown looming to the wedding that may or may not come to pass, Naomi finds her resolve slipping. Because now that they have nothing to lose, they’re finally being themselves–and having fun with the last person they expect: each other.
I bought this book on a whim. While strolling through the romance shelves it popped out at me and I decided to read it. This author is new to me and I grabbed it solely based on the cover and blurb. I’m usually not this adventurous, especially when purchasing paperbacks, but I’m really glad I grabbed this one.
Here’s what I enjoyed:
The storyline is something I’ve never read before. Sure, I read hate to love all the time, but not quite like this. The realism of this novel is a bit of a gut punch. Honestly, some of the things these characters think and do are quite frightening. lolol I think those jarring moments were the best, particularly later in the novel.
While I didn’t completely fall head over hills in love with either character, I have to admit the Nicholas’ steadfast nature and how selfless he presents was a draw for me. It was easier to relate to his motives once I realized how much her truly cared about those around him.
There were so many laugh out loud moments. I could hardly catch my breath during a couple scenes. It was a hoot once I got beyond the pettiness of the fights.
The ending was super cute, a smidge predictable, but super cute and satisfying.
The writing is smooth and emotive. I actually enjoyed the writing quite a bit for a new to me author. I’d definitely pick up the book by this author.
Overall, this book didn’t knock my socks off, but it was an enjoyable listen. Yes, listen. Even after forking over money for the paperback, I ended up listening to the audio version. lolol