After I Do Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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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|Listening Length||9 hours and 11 minutes|
|Author||Taylor Jenkins Reid|
|Audible.ca Release Date||September 10 2015|
|Publisher||Dreamscape Media, LLC|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #16,754 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#636 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#820 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#925 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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Lauren and Ryan met in college and immediately knew it would be forever. But how long does forever last when you can't stand the person you thought you'd love for the rest of your life? What do you do when you can't bare to divorce, but also can't stand to be in the same room? They decide to cut of all contact for one full year, live separately and see if they can bring back the spark they once had to continue their marriage. Will it be enough?
This story felt like real life. It felt raw and honest, when life hands you a different set of cards than you had expected, and how you handle it. I loved both of their characters, even if at times I couldn't stand decisions that Lauren made, only because it felt like poor decisions I would make. I loved the family dynamics between Lauren's family and their emotions towards Ryan. I loved the effort this couple put in, learning their faults and flaws and working together to be a better person, for each other and themselves. The way this story played out was wonderful. It felt like true progression and what would actually transpire in real life.
I still enjoyed it and would recommend it to friends, but I definitely prefer the authors other titles more.
Top reviews from other countries
After I Do brings us Lauren and Ryan. When their marriage reaches 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.
The concept of this book was incredibly simple but profoundly important. It highlighted so many things around marriage. The importance of communication being a main one. When the communication between these two becomes stifled they become withdrawn and begin to despise each other for their own shortcomings
I adored both Laura and Ryan's eventual honesty with one another. While they were both ignorant to each other and many aspects of their marriage in the beginning, I admired the journey they embarked on and the people they became once the journey came to an end
Whether you are married or not you will find so many aspects of the story relatable. It's genuine and its real and it emphasises that there are no rules to life and there are certainly no rules or a guide book for marriage - it's hard, it requires open and honest communication and while there is no magic formula to follow for love to work, if you keep those lines of communication open you're half way there