Nearlywed is the newest romance you need in your beach bag

Grab the sunscreen and a copy of Nearlywed before you head to the beach.
Nearly Wed by Nicolas Didomizio. Image Credit to Sourcebooks Casablanca.
Nearly Wed by Nicolas Didomizio. Image Credit to Sourcebooks Casablanca. /

Have you ever heard of an earlymoon? If not, you’re not alone but picking up Nearlywed by Nicolas DiDomizio changed all of that.

Of course, that’s not the entire plot of the story but if you’ve read The Gay Best Friend by Nicolas DiDomizio, you’ll know that he isn’t afraid to write a plot or romance you’ll never see coming.

This time though, I was especially excited as this book follows an already established couple which isn’t the easiest thing to pull off. Coupled with the fact that the main character is also a writer, I knew I had to pick this one up.

I’d like to thank Sourcebooks Casablanca for giving me an ARC so I was able to ready and review this one early for all of you.

Nearlywed is a vacation read you won’t want to put down.

Nearlywed follows Ray Bruno, a millennial writer who is known for his witty and sometimes sassy celebrity coverage, and Kit, his fiancé who is a Gen-X doctor. Talk about an unlikely pairing but the two lovebirds are determined to make the most of their second chances at love, starting with an earlymoon.

Getting back to my original point, an earlymoon is exactly what you might imagine. It’s an early honeymoon for couples who are getting married. It’s essentially a way for them to connect and feel closer before the stress of the wedding takes over. I don’t know about you, but sign me the heck up.

Things seem great between the two until they actually decide to go on their earlymoon. From the first day onward, it’s clear they don’t know each other as well as they thought. Kit is dealing with some insecurities and doesn’t know how to handle himself after bumping into an old friend. Ray is dealing with his own insecurites about their relationship and dismantling his previous expectations.

Frankly, I don’t want to talk too in-depth about these characters and their journeys as it plays such a huge role in the book. Even so, I adored how Nicolas DiDomizio wrote these characters as to put it simply, they were hot messes. They were dealing with so much internally and not talking to each other or their loved ones to get help. It was hard to read at times as it felt realistic to how relationship can be.

Aside from the character growth, it felt nice to see how much the relationship between Ray and Kit changed. You see them in a certain light when the story begins and then it slowly starts to morph in the best way. By the end, you’re dying for things to work out between them and I loved that.

Just a quick aside from the main couple to say that I loved Ray’s sister. She was easily one of my favorite side characters. Other than that, this book dealt a lot with unrealistic expectations and simply wanting more for the sake of having it. Even so, I came away from reading Nearlywed with a fresh perspective on weddings, and relationships and ready to plan an earlymoon.

Nearlywed by Nicolas DiDomizio is out now where books are sold.

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