“A seductive twist on the timeless tale of a couple trying to rediscover love in a marriage brought low by the challenges of domestic togetherness…touching, perceptive, and achingly honest.” —Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author
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?
This is a love story about what happens when the love fades. It’s about staying in love, seizing love, forsaking love, and committing to love with everything you’ve got. And above all, After I Do is the story of a couple caught up in an old game—and searching for a new road to happily ever after.
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This book has the ability to resonate so closely with a normal marriage. I think it helps you learn something about yourself along the way. It did with me. Loved it and had a hard time putting it down!
This book grabs your attention from age one! It’s well writing, I laughed l cried, it made you think about what’s important in life. Loved this book!
What an emotional journey!
Just finished After I Do and I'm taking a couple days to process this book!!! It's such a powerful story and a very very huge wake up call for me. As I was reading, I kept looking at my husband and thinking back over the years when we had the same incidents pop up. Just last night (right when Lauren and Ryan were arguing over what to have for dinner), my husband and I argued over the same thing! Thank God we agreed on Chinese but I'll never look at fussing over a meal the same way. Definitely a 5 star read for me and I recommend it to everyone-just be ready for it.