Reviewed by Morgan
Title: The Marrying Kind
Author: Jay Northcote
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Series: Owen & Nathan #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 11, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Nathan wants to put a ring on it, but is Owen the marrying kind?
Two years 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.
Review – Book: In book one, Owen and Nate got together over a bet. Owen had to agree to five sexless dates before Nate would take him seriously. They made it – barely – and have been together and happy ever since.
Nate goes to a wedding between friends and it sets his mind to wondering about his own wedding to Owen. Owen has had nothing but bad exposure to marriage as an institution, so he’s unlikely to ever really want marriage – but he wants Nate and he wants Nate to be happy.
So, after an ill-fated night of drinking, Owen asks Nate to marry him and off they go on the rocky road to marriage. But that kind of commitment without the emotions to back them up is stressful to their relationship. Now, not only are they questioning getting married, but even the relationship itself.
What I loved about this sequel is that it shows the couple as a real “couple”. They argue about the remote control, they don’t always have rock-star sex, they worry about money and family but they’re always there for the other one. Rain or shine.
I think for fans of the Dating Game (book 1) this is a must read/listen and it won’t disappoint!
Review – Audio: Matthew Lloyd Davies is wonderful. It’s so good to have a British narrator for such a very British story.
I think listening to this is absolutely the best way to enjoy it and give the audiobook 5 of 5 stars
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*