You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction
Release Date: April 7, 2020
Heat Rating: 🔥
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.
Over the weekend while deciding what new book to pick up I decided to pick up an ARC that I had for quite some time but hadn’t gotten around to reading. That book happened to be You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle. I had seen a few reviews here and there, but still wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book. And I was pleasantly surprised!
Naomi and Nicholas have been engaged for over a year now and are the perfect couple (on social media at least). They are currently living together and planning their wedding in a few months…but here’s the deal – they aren’t so in love with each other anymore and actually kind of hate each other.
As soon as I picked up You Deserve Each Other the writing had me hooked. It was immediately funny and also kind of – what is going on here? Here are two people who are engaged to one another, but clearly don’t like each other anymore. I seriously did wonder to myself – is this really a romance? Will these characters even get a HEA?
But then I started reading and I could not put this book down. The writing from Sarah Hogle was so poignant and heartfelt. I had tears streaming down my face or I was laughing out loud. I have so many passages highlighted because the words are simply so beautiful.
Although Naomi and Nicholas have their flaws, the growth in their relationship once they acknowledge these flaws was beautiful. I loved it that the relationship wasn’t simply one sided and neither Naomi or Nicholas were the villain. It was more than simply putting an end date to their relationship, but rather working through their problems and deciding if what they have is worth fighting for.
This is an absolutely wonderful debut by Sarah Hogle and I cannot wait to read her next book! If you’re looking for a book that has the perfect amount of humor, sadness, angst and sweetness then pick up this book! This is easily one of my favorite books from this year so far.