Naomi Westfield has a picture-perfect life, including the perfect fiancé. They are preparing for their nuptials and can’t stand each other. But whoever calls of the wedding has to pay for it, so the two go head to head trying to get the other to call the whole thing off. But now that the gloves are off they are finally being themselves and seeing that maybe they belong together after all.
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The Hating Game is the rom-com to which I measure all other rom-coms, and I have to say this book came the closest to matching my feelings. This book is not the traditional story of two people meeting and starting a relationship. The book begins with a couple that is already engaged. But this is very much a book about two people falling in love.
There are a few reasons The Hating Game is a great comparison to this book. This is a twist on an enemies to lovers book, so there is some amazing banter. Naomi and Nicholas do play some crazy pranks on each other and taunt each other in such a fun way. But the thing that makes it comparable, and what I loved was watching Naomi struggle with her feelings for Nicholas. I loved learning with Naomi what kind of person Nicholas is.
I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. I mean I knew I’d like it, it is enemies to lovers after all. But that alone doesn’t make me love the book. The characters were fantastic. Were there times when I was yelling in my head and Naomi? Yes, but it was out of love. The story was great and at times laugh out loud funny. You Deserve Each Other is the rom-com you deserve. I highly highly recommend this book!