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Book Review of After I Do: A Novel

After I Do: A Novel
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AFTER I DO was the April 2015 pick in my online book club, The Reading Cove. This is the first I've read author Taylor Jenkins Reid but it won't be the last!

So impressed was I with the quality of this author's writingRyan and Lauren's journey unfolds with such a genuine and authentic quality that I wouldn't be surprised if the story was autobiographical, in whole or in part. The lives of the secondary characters provided lots of emotional balance with plenty of humor and LOL moments to spare.

Since it's told exclusively from the wife's POV, I assumed early on (not happily) that the narrative would likely favor her when all was said and done. But instead, I was pleasantly surprised to read an emotionally compelling and intelligently rendered account of a young woman's growth and maturity, set against the backdrop of the challenges of having married her college sweetheart. The lessons, introspections and insights were all spot on, and by the end? I was cheering!

AFTER I DO could've been a completely clichéd and asinine sap-fest, and since higher quality author's are so hard to come by in this genre, my hopes weren't high going into this book...so I'm so happy to say that I really enjoyed this story and highly recommend it! B+

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