You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

I’m not sure if this was just a quick read or if I enjoyed it that much, but I read this book within a day. I took a break near the end thinking I’d finish it the next day, but then within the hour I had picked it up again and decided I wanted to finish it before sleeping! The banter and the drama was surprisingly addictive, especially since I’d been craving reading a book exactly like that.

Admittedly, the beginning was a little slow and it took me a couple chapters to get into it, but once I did get into the flow of it, it seemed to just breeze right by, which is awesome! It was really easy to follow along with the storyline too, which is nice if you’re looking for a book that doesn’t require too much complex thinking. It felt to me like a good book to read in-between reads or if you need a good laugh. It was lighthearted and fun and the perfect kind of book to coax you out of a reading slump.

I loved the fact that this book shows you a couple giving their failed relationship a second-chance. Not only did it make this book funny—because it turned it into a good old slow-burn enemies-to-lovers—but it also made it hopeful. It really shows that if you put the effort in, you can fall back in love again. It also emphasises that a relationship takes time and effort from both sides if it’s going to work. It can’t all just be perfect without trying.

The relationship between Naomi and Nicholas was incredibly hilarious and then incredibly sweet. They went from trying to get the other person to break up the engagement to figuring out how to fix their relationship. And it happened at just the right speed, with just the right amount of banter, mixed in with sweet moments. Of course, we can’t forget about all the outside obstacles that made that harder—notably Nicholas’s mother.

The only thing I didn’t quite like about this book is that I felt like there could’ve been more of an external plot. The internal plot was definitely there and there were some outside factors that fell into it as well, but it felt like there wasn’t enough of a plot outside of their relationship problems. That being said, their relationship problems did make for a good conflict in the book and it drove it forward with every page, but I would’ve liked to see a bit more to it.

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