Do I Know You by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka Book Review
Check out our review of Do I Know You? by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka. A clever, witty and thought provoking contemporary romance about a marriage in trouble.
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Do I Know You? by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
January 24, 2023
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Do I Know You? by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka Book Review
YOU GUUUUUUUYS. If you’ve been around for any length of time, you’re well aware of my obsession with Emily and Austin. I am an OG #Wibbroka fan, and have been reading these two since the days when they only had two YA novels out. When they announced they were releasing their first adult romance, I SCREAMED. And it did NOT disappoint. The Roughest Draft is one of my all-time favorites, not simply because of the romance, but because Emily and Austin made me feel more seen as a writer than anything else I’ve ever read in my entire life. I had high hopes for their sophomore adult, and it MORE than lived up to the hype. Only these two could take something we see often in romance—a marriage in trouble—and flip it on its head, creating a story that’s so uniquand raw and real, but funny, sweet, and full of passion. It’s a reminder that even marriages require work, and just because you’ve vowed to spend your life loving someone doesn’t always mean you know HOW to love them. This story is one of a marriage in trouble that turns into a fun spin on fake dating your spouse when Graham and Eliza find themselves on a romantic anniversary vacation together, the week looming like the daunting cliffs of Big Sur ahead of them. When Eliza comes up with this insane idea that they pretend to be strangers, Graham goes along, willing to do anything to make her happy. The role play game they’ve concocted is certainly working, the spark returning to their marriage in an explosive way. But they have to find a way to keep that going when they return to the real world. Overall, this book was SO raw and powerful.
Everyone suffers from insecurities, even those in long term, committed relationships, and I thoroughly enjoyed witnessing the care Emily and Austin put into Graham and Eliza’s. I loved every single word of Emily and Austin’s magical prose, and the pay-off of the HEA was well worth the angsty, gut-wrenching back and forth between these two. I cannot recommend this one enough.
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