Friday, December 31, 2021

After I Do

Book: After I Do

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

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?-Goodreads

Review: When Lauren and Ryan hit a rough patch in their marriage, they decide to take a year off. While this wasn’t my favorite Jenkins Reid book, it’s certainly well written and nuanced. 3/5


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