You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

G.P. Putnam, 2020


When I first started this book… I wasn’t so sure. I really wasn’t. But by the end Ms. Hogle more than won me over with her sarcasm and this clever and original romance.

So here’s the sitch with You Deserve Each Other…Naomi and Nicholas are engaged but they’re in a bit of a rut. And by rut I mean they hate each other. Both of them are trying to get the other one to call off the wedding by being terrible the other one. Antics do ensue.

I know, I know. Sounds pretty immature. And it most definitely is. Hence why I had my doubts at the beginning of this book. They were both just so…awful? Annoying? And there’s this future mother-in-law who you’re going to want to punt into outer space….BUT! Wait for it. This book is worth it! It gets reeeeeeaaally good.

Sarah Hogle does indeed have a Sally Thorne-esque writing style and I loved it. She’s biting and sort of fuzzy (in the best way!) and manages to take two characters who you initially believe cannot possibly belong together and shape them into a couple you’re rooting for. That takes talent. If you liked The Hating Game you will likely like this book.

You Deserve Each Other is set to release in April. Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read an advanced copy. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own.