By Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the writer of perpetually, Interrupted—hailed through Sarah Jio as “moving, lovely, and every now and then heart-wrenching”—comes a wide ranging new novel approximately sleek marriage, the intensity of kinfolk ties, and the yr that one striking heroine spends exploring both.
When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the verge of collapse, they arrive up with an unconventional plan. They choose to take a 12 months off within the hopes of discovering how to fall in love back. 365 days aside, and just one rule: they can't touch one another. apart from that, something goes.
Lauren embarks on a trip of self-discovery, quick discovering that her family and friends have their very own principles in regards to the which means of marriage. those impacts, in addition to her personal therapeutic method and the demanding situations of dwelling except Ryan, start to switch Lauren’s rules approximately monogamy and marriage. She begins to question: for those who could have romance with out loyalty and dedication with no marriage, whilst love and lust aren't any longer tied jointly, what do you price? What are you prepared to struggle for?
This is a love tale approximately what occurs while the affection fades. It’s approximately staying in love, seizing love, abandoning love, and committing to like with every little thing you’ve acquired. And chiefly, After I Do is the tale of a pair stuck up in an previous game—and looking for a brand new highway to fortunately ever after.
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Sure we can,” I told him. “I have the card in my wallet. ” “No,” he said, shaking his head and pulling his hands up onto the back of his neck in a resigned position. ” “Oh,” I said. The disappointment was clear in my voice. . ” He shrugged, and his voice got defensive. “I forgot, OK? I’m sorry. ” I wasn’t mad at him. He made a mistake. But I was very concerned with what we were going to do about it. I was frustrated that I was in this position. If you do not have the ability to call Triple A, how do you fix a tire?
I had always been kissed. I’d always kissed back. He looked at me, confused. “I thought I was supposed to do that,” he said. I was now horribly, terribly mortified. This was the sort of thing I’d read about in the “embarrassing moments” section of YM magazine as a girl. “I know,” I said. “I’m sorry. . ” he said, shocked. “No, don’t be sorry. ” I looked up at him, smiling despite myself. “All girls should kiss like that,” he said. ” When we walked home, he kept pulling me into doorways and alcoves to kiss me.
When he arrived at LAX, I watched him come down the escalator with the other passengers. I saw him scan the crowd until he saw my face. I saw it register. I saw in that moment how much I was loved, how relieved he was to have me in his eyesight. And I could recognize all of those emotions because I felt the same way about him. He ran to me, dropping his bag and picking me up in one fell swoop. He spun me around, holding me tighter than I had ever been held. As devastated as I’d been to leave him weeks ago, I was that thrilled to be with him again.
After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid