Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: April 7, 2020 by Penguin Group
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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.
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.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
If You Deserve Each Other isn’t on your radar, put it on your radar. This was such a great book, and a debut at that! This novel follows an engaged couple who really can’t stand each other and are trying to find a way to get the other to cancel the wedding so they aren’t the one to do it.
I loved this book so much, I even stayed up until 4:30 am to finish it! I haven’t done that in so long, but it was totally worth it for this book. This book had me laughing and crying, and I couldn’t put it down because I needed to know what was going to happen.
“I’ve been one half of a whole for nearly two years and lately, I don’t know if I’d even count as a half.”
This is a true enemies to lovers story. Naomi and Nicholas seem to have the perfect life and the perfect relationship, but actually they’re struggling, they don’t talk much anymore, and there are so many negative emotions towards each other. The characters don’t just dislike each other, they can’t stand each other and say some hurtful things to one another. This novel is them really thinking about their relationship and beginning to make changes to have the relationship they had when they first started dating. I was so sad at the beginning of the book, Naomi and Nicholas can’t stand each other and Naomi is so miserable, it was tangible.
I’d seen a lot of comparisons to The Hating Game going in, and I was a little worried becuase The Hating Game is one of my favorite books. I’ll definitely say that they writing is reminiscent of The Hating Game, they have similar banter a similar writing style which I love.
“I’m in his office, where he doesn’t like me being because he needs privacy for Calls With Mother. The two of them should run a motel together.”
This book was tough to read at times. We really get to see how Naomi feels about her relationship and everything else going on in her life, and it’s hard. She’s miserable and angry and helpless and it was so easy to feel that while reading. I teared up a few times when Naomi reminisces on how their relationship was in the beginning to how it is at the start of the book and how much she wants to get out of it. Even though this book was difficult to read at times, it was still really, really funny.
Overall I really loved this book and cannot wait to read more from Sarah Hogle!