Author: Sarah Ready
Opposites clash in this wild, unpredictable rom com, where two strangers team up to stop a wedding at all costs.
Nathaniel Barry is monochromatic, meticulous, and uptight. Izzy Harris is wild, unpredictable, and free-spirited. Nathaniel has a trendy apartment, a successful career, and a girlfriend he’s about to propose to. Izzy has no home, no career, and nobody special to hold her down.
They’re polar-opposites in every way.
So when they sit next to each other on the train to Romeo, New York they clash from the very start. Naturally, Nathaniel decides he wants nothing to do with Izzy. And Izzy…well, she has a different opinion.
No matter how much Nathaniel protests, Izzy knows it was fate that brought them together. Nathaniel’s girlfriend just ran off to marry another man, and Izzy swears she’ll help Nathaniel win her back. They have three days to stop the ill-advised wedding. It should be easy. It should be simple. But when two polar opposites team-up to stop a wedding, there’s only one guarantee – that nothing will go as planned.
Married by Sunday is the fifth story in the Soul Mates in Romeo series that continue to be filled with many humorous and heartfelt moments. While some previous characters from the previous novels do pop up, this novel can easily be read as a standalone; however, I highly recommend reading all of them. Each story may feature a story of love, but how they discover this love is incredibly different from one story to the next. I love that each story fits each character as the stories would not work the same if the same situations happened for the other potential couples. They would still be interesting, but it would not have the same impact. In this story, Aunt Erma, the soul mate diviner, gets to reveal the soul mate for her friend’s grandson, Nathaniel.
Izzy is broke, is headed to see her ex-fiancé, and looking for a sign, so she is surprised when she finds it on the train to Albany on part one of her journey to Romeo in the form of Nathaniel who is sitting in her seat on the train. Nathaniel is having his own issues as his girlfriend of three years, Gertrude, suddenly broke up with him and has become engaged to a man named Raphael. Not only did the two get together suddenly but are planning to wed in a few days on Sunday in Romeo, NY. Nathaniel is determined to win Gertrude back and is now on his own journey to Romeo. Izzy and Nathaniel do not start off on the right foot and it’s further exacerbated by the fact that these two are complete opposites. While Izzy is the upbeat go with the flow type person, Nathaniel is more rigid and likes everything going to plan.
While the reader is very familiar with Nathaniel’s life throughout most of the story, Izzy remains more of a mystery. There are pieces of her past and character throughout, but it is not fully explored until further into the story. Izzy and Nathaniel spend a few days together as Izzy agrees to help Nathaniel win back Gertrude. The two enjoy some fun antics as Izzy tries to get Nathaniel to open up more and learn about romance. The lessons themselves were fun as they are small things, like environment, that ring true for all romances and made me want to take a nice boat ride with my partner. They share great chemistry from their first interaction, even if they weren’t on the same page, and I loved the two of them slowly getting to know the other over the course of the story. Izzy has a great love of food that I could completely relate to and I loved how it was incorporated into their story.
The ending itself is emotional as everything is revealed about each character before a potential happily ever after can occur. Usually, I am not fully on-board with event occurring the way they did (you’ll have to read it as I don’t want to spoil it), but the novel read so well that it just worked in the end. Since I have read all five novels in the series, it is very difficult choosing a favorite as each is unique and enjoyable. This one had more outgoing fun compared to a few of the others, but each novel was hard to put down and I would easily re-read all of them. While I still recommend all the novels in the series, I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them as a standalone. I hope there are more stories to come in this series as I enjoy everything the town of love has to offer!
**I give a special thank you to Book Sprout and the author for the opportunity to read this entertaining novel. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.**
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