You Deserve Each Other

Happy ever after becomes tricky when your fiancé has become your nemesis. In Sarah Hogle’s hilariously tender debut, You Deserve Each Other, see if love can be found again amidst some seriously underhanded pranks.

 

Synopsis:

Naomi Westfield and Nicholas Rose can’t stand each other anymore, and their lavish wedding is in just a few months. To try to get out of it without being the one footing the non-refundable bill, they start finding ways to drive the other away first. Whoever lands the worst prank wins, right? But what happens when all their antics actually lead them to being more themselves together?

 

Review:

Oooooh this one was spicy! Sarah Hogle, bravo! You are a saucy evil genius with the heaviest-yet-perfectly-delivered sarcasm I’ve read in a romantic comedy!

There is so much spiteful tension and a slew of really childish antics, and I was cracking up. Hogle brings the tension and bitterness almost to the point of overwhelm. And THEN – right when you’re thinking that this book is just being too much of a jerk and you might break up with it – Hogle reels in Naomi and Nick. Then she gives you such a tender and open relationship. It’s a slow burn back to being in love, and the journey to find out if they really make it in the end is SO worth it!

I feel like the extreme build up to almost quitting the book perfectly mirrors the relationship between Nick and Naomi. I really felt pulled into their annoyance and desperation and wanted it to JUST. END. And then, while Nick and Naomi start being honest and real with each other and feel this immense tease of hope and relief, you’re right there with them.

I love this one. I really do. You Deserve Each Other is in the enemies-to-lovers category of romantic comedies, sure, but it’s so much better than others I’ve read. It’s equal parts wickedly hilarious and desperately vulnerable. It’s got snark and sass and sauciness and all other spectacular S-words that make it shine. (See what I did there?)

Anyway, my words are much less fun to read than Sarah Hogle’s, so stop reading this and go read You Deserve Each Other!

 
Thank you to G.P. Putnam’s Sons for the advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
 

Book Details

You Deserve Each Other
by Sarah Hogle
Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Summary

Oooooh this one was spicy! Sarah Hogle, you are a saucy evil genius with the heaviest-yet-perfectly-delivered sarcasm I've read in a romantic comedy! I really felt pulled into Nick and Naomi's annoyance and desperation and then into their immense tease of hope and relief. I love this one. I really do. It's equal parts wickedly hilarious and desperately vulnerable. Go read it!

— Cassie
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