Title: You Deserve Each Other
Author: Sarah Hogle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Edition/Pages: Paperback, 368 pages
I received an arc copy of this from G.P. Putnam’s Sons via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Naomi and Nicholas have the perfect relationship. He’s a gentleman, she’s understanding, and they never fight. And Naomi is miserably and utterly sick of him.
With their lavish wedding only three months out, neither of them wants to the be one to call it off and be left with the blame. So they go head to head trying to get the other one to break. But maybe being honest is what they needed all along.
➸ POV: 1st Person, Naomi’s POV
➸ Naomi: 28, Works at a small eclectic store, Not close with her family, Hates her fiancé
➸ Nicholas: 32, Dentist, Doting son, Overbearing parents, Wealthy upbringing
➸ Content Warnings: Divorce, Toxic relationships
This is one of my new favorite rom-coms!! This book was honestly so near perfect and everything I needed right now.
This book is a true hate to love story. So if you don’t like your characters straight up hating each other and going out of their way to hurt each other, skip this one. But I personally loved every second of this. I laughed out loud constantly while reading this! I probably looked like a crazy person while reading this because I was cackling so hard.
The things these characters do to each other are so outrageous and hilarious. Their relationship has devolved because of a lack of communication, but the chemistry between them is still very apparent. I was living for the tension and banter between these two.
These characters are so dynamic and flawed and somehow insanely relatable. I think any person who has been in long term relationship and lived with that person, can relate to some of the things these characters experience. While this depiction was obviously exaggerated for entertainment, the things they go through are definitely real. They have to learn to communicate and ask for what they need. They have to relearn to appreciate each other and not hold them to unrealistic standards.
And Nicholas. I am completely obsessed and in love with his character. The way he fought tooth and nail for their relationship just did something to me. Watching these to come back together warmed my heart and had me swooning. The message, characters, humor, it all just worked for me. The only thing I thought this was missing, was Nicholas’s POV. While I loved Naomi’s commentary and humor, there were definitely times I wish the reader got to see what Nicholas was feeling/thinking. Especially since it was obvious from the beginning that he was in love with Naomi still.
Overall I highly, highly recommend checking out this rom-com! It’s laugh out loud funny with amazing characters and an ultra swoony romance. Plus I give this extra points for being set in Wisconsin 🙌 I can’t wait to see what Sarah Hogle writes next!!