**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.**
Title You Deserve Each Other
Author Sarah Hogle
Description from Amazon
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.
Release Date April 7, 2020
I was so excited when I got the email from NetGalley about this book. It looked so good and I love a prank war (yes, I’m incredibly immature in that regard). Enemies to lovers is so my jam and this book was not going to disappoint me.
Some Things I Liked
- Naomi’s descriptions. She was amazing. “An eighty-year-old with the body of a Disney prince”. She was spectacular and I’m so glad she was the sole narrator. While I loved Nicholas’s character, he would have made for a rather dull narrator by comparison. Naomi told a hilarious story.
- References on references. I loved everything Sarah Hogle referenced in this story. My favorite is easily the comparison to Harry Potter and Voldemort at the height of Naomi and Nicholas’s feud. “Neither can live while the other survives.” Amazing.
- Major LOL-factor. This book actually had me laughing out loud. Sometimes books make me smile or chuckle to myself, but I was actually cackling at come parts. It was hilarious.
- Nicholas is my new book boyfriend. Yes, he starts out as a total mama’s boy jackass, but I totally grew to love him as the story progressed.
This was definitely a standalone. I loved this story and its conclusion but Nicholas and Naomi’s story feels complete. However, I would love to read more of Sarah Hogle’s ideas for the rest of the small town of Morris. Maybe a Leon-centric spin-off?? He seems like a nice guy just waiting for the right gal.
I adored this book. It was everything I wanted in a contemporary, rom-com, enemies to lovers book. I laughed, I cried, I loved these characters. I’m so glad I read this book.
Recommendations for Further Reading
- Well Met by Jen DeLuca – if you like enemies to lovers and down-to-earth quirky characters, try this series by Jen DeLuca. The second book is coming out in September.
- The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward – if you’re looking for an audio recommendation, look no further. Also, this one is holiday themed but who doesn’t love a good holiday book? Anyway, if you like that enemies to lovers vibe, try this one on Audible, it’s phenomenal and hilarious.
- The Move by Whitney Dineen – if you liked the “starting over in a new town” vibes that Well Met had, try this book by Whitney Dineen. There are three books so far in this series, but this book (the second), would be the closest to Well Met.