Release date: April 7, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Naomi Westfield has the perfect fiancé: Nicholas Rose holds doors open for her, remembers her restaurant orders, and comes from the kind of upstanding society family any bride would love to be a part of. They never fight. They’re preparing for their lavish wedding that’s three months away. And she is miserably and utterly sick of him.
Naomi wants out, but there’s a catch: whoever ends the engagement will have to foot the nonrefundable wedding bill. When Naomi discovers that Nicholas, too, has been feigning contentment, the two of them go head-to-head in a battle of pranks, sabotage, and all-out emotional warfare.
But with the countdown looming to the wedding that may or may not come to pass, Naomi finds her resolve slipping. Because now that they have nothing to lose, they’re finally being themselves–and having fun with the last person they expect: each other.
When your nemesis also happens to be your fiancé, happily ever after becomes a lot more complicated in this wickedly funny, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy debut.
You know how sometimes when you read a rom com you half heartedly laugh but you never really full blown crack up? There was none of that here, I fully laughed my ass off repeatedly because this was just so outrageously fun and over the top you can’t help but laugh.
It took the old enemies to lovers trope and flipped it on it’s head, Naomi and Nicholas are engaged and have moved from love to hate and the whole book is one big scheming battle of the wills between them. Is it slightly ridiculous because every single one of the issues that led them to hate each other would’ve been easily resolved with just a little communication? Absolutely, but where’s the fun in that? This was wildly entertaining simply because these two are so ridiculous and I loved it. There is redemption in the end and there was definitely some personal growth on both sides, both matured and weren’t as obnoxious by the end, which definitely helped balance out the outrageousness from the beginning. Overall this was a really refreshing and hilarious read that I can definitely recommend.
Overall rating: 4.5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.