Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle

twice shy by sarah hogle
twice shy by sarah hogle

Thank you to Putnam for providing a gifted copy of Twice Shy!

You Deserve Each Other was one of my favorite reads of last year – so when I found out Sarah Hogle had a new rom-com coming out, Twice Shy, I basically began counting down the days until its release. The anticipation paid off – Twice Shy was even better than You Deserve Each Other – and was one of my favorite reads of this year so far.

Can you find real love when you’ve always got your head in the clouds?

Maybell Parish has always been a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But living in her own world has long been preferable to dealing with the disappointments of real life. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start.

Yet when she arrives, it seems her troubles have only just begun. Not only is the house falling apart around her, but she isn’t the only inheritor: she has to share everything with Wesley Koehler, the groundskeeper who’s as grouchy as he is gorgeous—and it turns out he has very different vision for the property’s future.

Convincing the taciturn Wesley to stop avoiding her and compromise is a task more formidable than the other dying wishes Great-Aunt Violet left behind. But when Maybell uncovers something unexpectedly sweet beneath Wesley’s scowls, and as the two slowly begin to let their guard down, they might learn that sometimes the smallest steps outside one’s comfort zone can lead to the greatest rewards.

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Book Review: You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

you deserve each other by sarah hogle book cover

you deserve each other by sarah hogle book coverNormally, I hear about books through my blogging connections – mostly through either publishers, Twitter, or bloggers I follow. However, with You Deserve Each Other, I didn’t hear about it from the normal channels – it was blasted across my personal Instagram and paid ads across entertainment websites. This method of book discovery was a first for me – but I guess it was effective.

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.

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