Summary (from the publisher):
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.
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Sarah Hogle’s You Deserve Each Other is the funniest contemporary romance novel that I’ve ever read.
This debut novel follows fiancés Naomi Westfield and Nicholas Rose, who are anything but ready for marriage. For the past year, Naomi has began to doubt her future with Nicholas, but with so many deposits already placed (including the wedding dress her not-so great mother-in-law basically chose), Naomi knows the only way out of her engagement is to make Nicholas break off the engagement. With plenty of sabotage and pranks in store, Naomi and Nick test each other to see who can break first.. and suddenly start having the most fun they’ve had in their relationship in a while.
You Deserve Each Other captured my attention for its unique take on the enemies-to-lovers trope, or really, the lovers-turned-enemies-turned-lovers-again trope! I feel like workplace romances are the most common place for the trope – don’t get me wrong, I LOVE them- but it felt so refreshing to have this trope in a setting unlike anything other I’ve read! Naomi and Nicholas are both pretty miserable, but Naomi is truly the mastermind in their break-off plans. Nicholas is ready to play the game as well, but readers soon discover that Nicholas’ true motive isn’t about sabotaging his relationship.Read More »