I’ve been in the mood for a good rom com for a while (and I’ve watched Always Be My Maybe on Netflix more times than is healthy), so I was glad to see that Sarah Hogle’s You Deserve Each Other came up in my review queue. Yes, I keep a list of when I’m supposed to read and review books. And yes, I almost always start them at the last possible minute. As evidenced by the fact that I finished reading this about two hours before my review is supposed to be posted. So if this is incoherent, you can blame Animal Crossing.
(All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.)
In You Deserve Each Other, Sarah Hogle puts a new spin on the enemies to lovers trope: Nicholas and Naomi start out engaged. And hating each other’s guts. Which, honestly, I could definitely understand. They’re both kind of awful in the beginning. I won’t lie, I definitely was not fond of Naomi when this book started. Enough that I was worried I wasn’t going to like this book at all. It’s hard to root for characters you don’t like. My dislike for her was made worse by the fact that (minor spoiler) I could tell that Nicholas was trying, but also just fed up with his fiancé being a jerk.
However, this is a romance novel, which means we all know what’s going to happen in the end. And despite my worry that by the time we got to happily ever after, I wasn’t going to care at all, these characters grew on me. I’m definitely a fan of romantic interests essentially mentally torturing each other. What can I say? It’s entertaining. And this book definitely was.
★★★☆☆ – You Deserve Each Other was a fun rom com. Not my favorite, but I did enjoy reading it. If you’re a Christina Lauren fan looking for a new romance author to check out, I would definitely recommend Sarah Hogle.
This book was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.