After I Do|Review

After I DoPublished 2014

“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

THOUGHTS

TJR books are written in such unique ways. I love how she can easily switch from present day to the past and have it never be confusing. The whole time you know you’re building up to something, but you don’t know what it’s going to be or when it’s going to happen. This book is a bit of how a marriage become unsuccessful as well as how they’re going to try to turn it around. It’s the story of their relationship from beginning to potential end. It was such an interesting audiobook because of this format!

As a married woman, I really enjoyed this and its message about never giving up on your marriage. I also thought the characters were really developed, and I loved hearing more about their relationship as we moved through their history. The supporting characters, Lauren’s family, were also great characters with some development even for them.

Is this my favorite TJR book? Absolutely not – nothing will ever compare to Daisy Jones for me. Is it worth the read? 100 percent.

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