An arranged marriage is a theme that becomes the primary focus of Married At First Sight. According to the full novel perspective, other themes and elements, such as a kind-hearted husband and support systems, are also present.
After running away from her annoying in-laws, Serenity Hunt wanders around the City Hall. She never expected she would find her fated husband through a Grandma.
You can also read Our Kind Of Love as an alternate novel to Married At First Sight.
- Part 1: The Characters And Their Developments In Married At First Sight
- Part 2: The Story Themes And Core Values In Married At First Sight Full Novel
- Part 3: The Settings Involved In Married At First Sight Full Novel
- Part 4: Alternative Book To Married At First Sight
Part 1: The Characters And Their Developments In Married At First Sight
Serenity Hunt is the highest-earning person in her family, including among her in-laws. She might not be as rich as Zachary, her billionaire husband. However, she is a diligent and independent woman who prioritizes her family’s needs while taking adequate care of herself.
Even though the author of Married At First Sight describes Serenity as an independent woman, I don’t see more portions of her independence apart from the first chapters of the novel. Instead, it is through reading more chapters in the middle that her independence and leadership ability begin to show up.
Zachary York is the handsome-looking billionaire of Married At First Sight. Everybody around him would recognize him as the aloof-looking billionaire. I agree with those characters, as Zachary appears like a man with few words in most chapters of this urban romance novel.
Zachary appears strict and unforgiving to Serenity in the first parts of Married At First Sight Full Novel. His protective and romantic nature becomes more visible in the novel’s middle parts. So, I would say that Zachary has the most portions of character development.
At first, the presence of Grandma May (or “Nana“, as Serenity refers to her), Zachary’s grandmother in Married At First Sight Full Novel, feels like a classical old lady: Strict, yet wise and loving.
She continues to be that way as the story progresses. Even though her characters remain the same, I would say that Nana’s character developments are not neglected. After all, her strict and protective characteristics become more evident.
Liberty and Hank are two other characters in Married At First Sight book who, I believe, have more character developments than other supporting characters who remain in the background, such as Jessica Sox, Serenity Hunt’s best friend. After all, the two end up becoming Serenity’s biggest supporters.
Part 2: The Story Themes And Core Values In Married At First Sight Full Novel
When I read the book, I get an impression that the intended major theme of Married At First Sight story should be the arranged marriage.
After all, it describes how Serenity Hunt and Zachary York tie themselves in a marriage union. It is also through Grandma May (or “Nana“) that Serenity finds Zachary, her true love.
Yet, I see other themes and life values emerge in Married At First Sight Full Novel. While others might attribute “love“ to one of those themes and life values, I won’t do the same, even though Married At First Sight Full Novel has a romance book category. So, of course, “love“ is a central theme of Married At First Sight Full Novel.
Instead of merely abstract concepts like “love and romance“, I see “protectiveness“ as one of the reoccurring themes in Married At First Sight Full Novel story.
Zachary has the most protectiveness throughout the novel, especially to Serenity, his true love. His strict and aloof nature becomes two of the characteristics that support his protectiveness.
Such things in Zachary York makes him different from similar characters in different books. After all, a CEO, a billionaire, and a male MC are usually three elements that make a male MC cocky, arrogant, high-handed, and cold-blooded, particularly when aloofness becomes their nature. Yet, I don’t see the same things happening for Zachary.
Perhaps, Zachary appeared as cold and strict as other mainstream billionaire characters at first, because his Nana shocked him with the arranged marriage news. Yet, he remains a good man, and even in his strictness, he realizes that Serenity is the only woman he should protect.
Married At First Sight Full Novel is also one of the romance novels with many economically-wealthy MCs.
Zachary isn’t the only billionaire in this novel. Instead, we see other billionaire characters, such as Grandma May (the Nana figure who gives Serenity lots of money to marry Zachary) and Callum (the male character whose most economically-priced car is BMW). Even Serenity, the female MC, is not economically poor, as she works with double jobs.
Part 3: The Settings Involved In Married At First Sight Full Novel
When we read the first sentence in the first chapter of Married At First Sight, we will see, “Wiltspoon’s hot weather in October was a killer,“ This sentence describes three different settings in this novel: Wiltspoon, hot weather, and October.
Wiltspoon is the place where Serenity originally lived with her annoying in-laws before she ran away to City Hall and met Grandma May and Zachary York. October is two months before the last month of the year (December). Hot weather in October can mean unwanted changes at the last minute.
Such settings describe why Serenity runs away, which is the heated arguments about money from her in-laws. Then, the place and time settings that we see in Married At First Sight’s first parts of the chapters gradually change since the appearances of Grandma May and Zachary York.
In my opinion, Married At First Sight’s Wiltspoon is like a smaller city compared to City Hall. Given how Serenity describes the differences in her wealth versus Grandma May’s and Zachary’s, I would say that Wiltspoon might not be a remote village. Instead, it might be a small and peaceful city if the heated arguments were never present.
Still, no matter how relevant the settings involved in the Married At First Sight Full Novel are, I would say that Our Kind Of Love is much better. I advise you to read further parts of this chapter to know more about Our Kind Of Love.
Part 4: Alternative Book To Married At First Sight
Lea Adams, the author of Our Kind Of Love, has warned the readers that this novel has an R18+ rate. So, when you read this novel, you will see that Our Kind Of Love is a darker version of Married At First Sight.
Maximus’ characteristics as a notorious womanizer are strong enough in Our Kind Of Love. He doesn’t only wine and dine with his women; he also enjoys breaking their souls. Still, he can’t do the same to the carefree, bubbly, and old-soul 23-year-old Charlene.
For me, Charlene is like Nana in her youth with her sometimes old-soul demeanor. She’s also hard to tame with her lengthy strategic mind. Once you’ve read Nana in action in some middle chapters of Married At First Sight and compared it with Charlene, you will feel some touches of Nana in her traits!
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