Title: You Deserve Each Other
Author: Sarah Hogle
Purchase: Indigo (Affiliate)
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.
First Impressions: God, I will full admit the first few chapters I did not like either of these characters. They drove both myself, and each other insane.
How I felt throughout the book: Amused, sympathetic, sad, angry. All the feels really. That’s what this book did to me. Naomi is sick of being perfect, Nicholas is sick of not doing what he wants, and neither of them really understand each other.
Would I read this book again? Yes. Absolutely.
Would I buy this book: I took it out from the library and I have no money so someone better buy it for me for Christmas or my birthday. Thanksgiving? Just because? Do it. Forget how stuffed my bookshelves are.
What I loved: In the end I loved these two characters so much, and god did I ever hate Nicholas’ mother. She reminded me of the worst version of Emily Gilmore. Seriously, the woman is unbearable. I’m surprised her and Naomi did not get into a physical fight (Please tell me there’s a draft where that happened, because seriously.)