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New Release Review! MARRIED BY SUNDAY by Sarah Ready (Soul Mates in Romeo #5)

Married by Sunday, an all-new hilarious, opposites attract, road trip romantic comedy from Sarah Ready, is available now!

Married by Sunday
by Sarah Ready
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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 book 5 in Sarah Ready’s Soul Mates in Romeo Romance Series.

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They’re total opposites.
But they just might be perfect for each other.


“Excuse me, I think my boyfriend is under your table.”

I hold extremely still and crouch in a little ball under the round wooden table. The white tablecloth nearly touches the floor, but I can see the tip of Gertrude’s high heels and Raphael’s brown wingtips behind her.

“If you don’t mind, I’m just going to look.”

I close my eyes. How did my life come to this? How did I go from an incredibly successful, well-respected businessman to a disaster covered in cake crouched under a table? It’s embarrassing.

I wait for the tablecloth to lift up, but it doesn’t.

I move back but the woman at the table kicks me. I grunt and then hold still.

Wait a minute

. I recognize those shoes.

“Don’t you dare,” a woman with a southern drawl a mile wide says. “My husband is under this table giving me the French tickle, it’s our honeymoon, and I always wanted a little tongue bath in public. Ah ah. Back away from the tablecloth, missy.”

A grin spreads across my face. She’s absurd, she’s obscene, she’s the best.

I could kiss her.

“If you lift this tablecloth, this whole restaurant and all them old ladies will see my hoo-ha. That’ll ruin their appetites. Or it’ll make ’em jealous. Either way.”


“My treasure,” Raphael says, “the lady says the man you saw is her husband.”

“But…but I swear I saw Nathaniel. I don’t know why he’s here. I told him not to come,” Gertrude says.

“Well, that settles it. You couldn’t have seen a Nathaniel. My husband’s name is Devon.”

I stifle a surprised laugh and Izzy kicks at me again.

“Now, if you’ll please excuse us, I’d like to get back to it. We only live once, ya know.”


She’s crazy.

She’s perfect.

She rescued me.


Sarah Ready‘s rom com Married by Sunday, the latest in her Soul Mates in Romeo series, is an opposites attract romance. At first glance, Nathaniel and Izzy seem like they would never work together–and it’s a good thing, because Izzy’s made it her mission to help him get his almost-fiancee back. For his part, though he’s anxious to get his life back on track (job in the city? check. comforting weekly schedule? check. perfectly pleasant fiancee? oops, she’s hanging out in Romeo with another guy…) he’s not entirely convinced that the human hurricaine that is Izzy Harris will be able to fulfill her promise. But at this point, he’s willing to give it a try…

Married by Sunday is essentially the book equivalent of a fluffy on-screen rom com–the uptight, rigidly structured hero collides against his will with the chaotic but lovable heroine, and hilarity ensues. So much of this book is light, frothy fun, like so many of my favorite movies. Underneath it all, though, you can’t help but wonder what Izzy isn’t telling Nate–or the reader–because one definitely gets the feeling that there is something going on that we’re not privy to. When we finally do find out? Whoa, it’s a doozy…

Though I liked where this one ended up–the ending is very sweet–I can’t help but feel as if we get cheated a bit with Izzy’s character. The secrets she’s hiding are pretty big, and the chapters that are from her first person POV really don’t give us a whole lot of insight into what’s going on with her under the surface. We find out the truth from a distance, as/when Nate does, and all of the personal growth that she goes through that will eventually help her get to an HEA with him happens off page. I honestly wonder if this story wouldn’t have made more of an inpact told completely from Nate’s POV…?

Still, this was a cute addition to the series. Though it’s the fifth book, Married by Sunday would also work just fine as a standalone for those new to the series.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

Author Sarah Ready writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her books have been described as “euphoric”, “heartwarming” and “laugh out loud”. Her debut novel The Fall in Love Checklist was hailed as “the unicorn read of 2020”. She loves to write fast-paced, emotionally compelling romances about quirky, smart women and the men who love them.

Before writing romance full-time Sarah had lots of fun teaching at an Ivy League. Then she realized she could have even more fun writing romance. Her favorite things after writing are adventuring and travel. You’ll frequently find her using her degree at a dino dig site, crawling into a cave, snorkeling, or on horseback riding through the jungle – all fodder for her next book. She’s lived in Scotland, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and NYC. She currently lives in the Caribbean with her water-obsessed pup and her awesome family.

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