After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
It’s simple but fitting… I do LOVE this cover…. ~ Sheila
When Lauren and Ryan meet in college they instantly feel the attraction. The two become inseparable and a wedding of course is the next step in this match. Now, ten years later the old arguments are no longer funny and are instead pointed. That once was cute is now annoying and Lauren and Ryan can not seem to find their way back to the great love that once was.
Then Ryan lays out a plan to take a year off from each other… no communications whatsoever to see where everything lands once they go out on their own. Heartbroken, Lauren has no choice but to agree. Once Ryan moves out, Lauren is left to sort out her own feelings on her marriage, focus on her extended family and her career.
What does a good marriage consist of? And more importantly is it enough to bring her and Ryan back together or was it really never what was supposed to be?
This was my first dabble into author Taylor Jenkins Reid and I was not disappointing. After I Do is written in a humorous lighthearted way that is engaging, witty, and significant all at once. The one-year-break was a unique way to handle a marriage gone awry. While the story is told mainly from Lauren’s point of view, we as readers are left pretty much as she is… not knowing what Ryan is thinking or doing or if he will even come back. I enjoyed the suspense.
If you enjoy a good not to heavy read I suggest you try this book. I listened to it on audio and found Tara Sands narration to be perfect for this book. In fact, once I finished After I Do, I went on to read two more books by this author.
- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 11 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: September 10, 2015
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Washington Square Press (July 1, 2014)