Tuesday, September 9, 2014

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

5 Star

When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes.

Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren’s ideas about monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for?

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A very definite MUST READ of this year! I am maybe not a impartial reader as I have loved Taylor Jenkins Reid since I read Forever, Interrupted last year so I could not wait to read this new story of hers. In fact, I do recall staying up late to finish this in one day because I just could not put it down.

After I Do was everything I love about a great read – a story that grabbed me because of heartbreaking moments that made me shed real tears and ultimately the extremely emotional and very real reactions and dialogue of the characters.

This was a story that will resonate with anyone young or old. Maybe you’ve been in the spot where Lauren and Ryan have found themselves? Maybe you only dream of being in love one day? Maybe you just love a great tale of love and romance even with the heartache? No matter what your take on love is, this story will warm your heart while making you cry.

I couldn’t help but almost obsessively thinking about this book even long after I had finished reading it. It was just THAT GOOD. The almost euphoric feeling of loving, something I had experienced, just stayed with me and lingered. I feel like there was something about After I Do that everyone could relate to (and hate or love).

The dialogue and quotes from the characters were just so wonderful and heartfelt, almost lyrical in nature. Taylor’s writing is just so addictive because of the way that she can turn a phrase. It is something that I have struggled to describe but I just can’t. All I can say is that you will not regret giving her a chance.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for our review copy. All opinions are our own.

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