Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Review: Do I Know You? By Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka


About the Book



Berkley Books

Release Date
January 24, 2023

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When a couple starts to feel like they're married to a stranger, a flirtatious game of pretend becomes the spark they need to reignite their relationship.

Eliza and Graham are anticipating an anything-but-sexy, weeklong getaway to celebrate their five-year anniversary. Nestled on the Northern California coastline, the resort prides itself on being a destination for those in love and those looking to find it. For Eliza and Graham, it might as well be a vacation with a roommate.

When a well-meaning guest mistakes Eliza and Graham for being single and introduces them at the hotel bar, they don't correct him. Suddenly, they're pretending to be perfect strangers and it's Eliza and Graham find themselves flirting like it's their first date, and waiting with butterflies in their stomach for the other to text back.

Everyone at the retreat can sense the electric chemistry between Eliza and Graham's alter egos. But when their scintillating game of roleplaying ends, will they still feel the heat?

My Review

Things are far from perfect in Eliza and Graham Cutler’s marriage.  When they take a week’s vacation to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, they hope to set things back on track.  However, things take a crazy turn when due to a hotel booking mistake, they end up pretending to be strangers.  They hope this could be the thing to spice up their marriage.

Of course, “real life” still tends to get in their way.  The real question is, what happens when the vacation is over, and they go back to reality?

The story alternates the point of view between Eliza and Graham.  This gives the reader a great insight into what each character is thinking.  

This is a unique and clever take on a second chance romance storyline.  It’s fun, fresh, and a little sad too. An uplifting, inspirational story of two people not willing to give up on their marriage.

I really didn’t want to put this book down and read late into the night. This author duo is new to me, but I was impressed with this book.    They are on my radar now and I’ll be looking for more books by them.

For reading challenges:

Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2023 (California)
NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2023

Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. That looks good. Thank you for the kind words you left for me on my bog for the loss of Emmy. XO

  2. This looks like such a good read and I love the premise. I'm so happy to hear it lived up to its promise.


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