Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Nathan wants to put a ring on it, but is Owen the marrying kind?
Two years on from their first date, Owen and Nathan are living together and life is good–except they’re not on the same page about marriage.
A traditionalist at heart, Nathan wants it all: the wedding, the vows, and a pair of matching rings. Owen, on the other hand, believes marriage is old-fashioned and unnecessary. They don’t need a wedding to prove their commitment to each other. Love should be enough on its own.
All it takes is one moment of weakness on a night out to force the issue. Owen finds himself engaged after a half-drunk proposal, and Nathan’s enthusiasm sweeps him along. But as the big day approaches, the mounting tension finally combusts.
If he’s going to save their relationship, Owen will need to decide once and for all if he’s truly the marrying kind.
This is the sequel to The Dating Game and can I tell you how happy I was to get more from Nathan and Owen? Their story was just beginning at the end of the first novella and The Marrying Kind gave me exactly what I wanted. To know if they made it and how their HEA turned out.
All around them, friends were getting married, and it forced both Nathan and Owen to contemplate what they really want from their relationship. It was obvious from the title, how this would turn out, but the journey was what interested me the most. And that journey was very uniquely Nathan and Owen and held true to the men established in the first book.
This was a very emotional tale. The author did a great job creating a storyline that allowed for a full range of emotional connection from the reader. I could easily feel Nathan’s struggle to accept Owen’s views on marriage and the process as they moved forward. It was so easy to feel Nathan’s hurt and to worry about him in the snow! I wanted to slap him when he refused to talk to Owen out of spite!
It was easy to feel Owen’s confusion and his struggle with the idea of marriage even though he was the one to “propose.” It was easy to understand Owen’s view point. It was so easy to feel sympathy for him as he struggled with his personal life as well as losing his job. I just wanted to hug him and tell him it would all be OK. His anxiety was catching and I was right there worrying with him. His inclination to keep things bottled up made me want to smack him upside the head and tell him to stop hurting Nathan!
But when all was said and done, I was right there being happy for them both. Oh, and Owen’s Mom wins all the awards for being funny and caring and fierce and just plain wonderful!
I enjoyed this book. It was really a wonderful look into the lives of an established couple as they went through some stressful times and the marriage motions. It showed the ups and downs. It showed that no couple is perfect, there will be fights and there will be hurts, but as long as there’s support and love and forgiveness, any couple can achieve true happiness. If you read The Dating Game, you need to pick this one up. If you haven’t read The Dating Game, you need to read it and then pick this one up!
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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