Review: The Marrying Kind by Jay Northcote

25256986What it’s about:
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.

My thoughts:

I was so happy when Jay Northcote announced that there was going to be a sequel to Owen and Nathan’s story. And I absolutely fell in love with the cover when she revealed it. (Isn’t it seriously hot?) And after reading The Marrying Kind (almost) in one sitting I can say: I LOVED IT SO MUCH. It was all I had hoped for and more.

Jay Northcote manages it everytime again to just “grab me” and carry me off to other places. This book was not different. We already know Nathan and Owen from the first book The Dating Game, so it was great to visit them again and see how they were doing.

I really like that Jay keeps the issues in their relationship real, it never feels like it’s made up.
Even though Owen and Nathan have been together for about two years and went through a lot while they were getting to know each other and falling in love, they still are a typical couple who argue over such mundane things like doing the dishes etc.
The reader still always knows that they truly love one another and there wasn’t a second I doubted their feelings for each other.

Of course there was a bit of drama at the end, a little bit of suspense and some real life problems which had nothing to do with their relationship, but Jay managed it to keep it still light and romantic.
There were a few times I wanted to shake one of the boys to “wake them up”, but at the same time Jay Northcote made me want to cuddle and tell both of them everything would be alright.
And by the end of the book Jay had me turned into a giant puddle of “awws” and love on the floor.

What I especially loved was that as a reader, you just can’t help falling even more in love with Owen and Nathan than you already did in The Dating Game.

So without giving anything away I’ll just recommend you to read this book. You won’t regret it. 🙂

Also note that this is the sequel to The Dating Game and it continues Owen and Nathan’s story, so you should read The Dating Game first.

Genre: Contemporary Review self published

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