By Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the writer of ceaselessly, Interrupted—hailed by way of Sarah Jio as “moving, beautiful, and every now and then heart-wrenching”—comes a wide ranging new novel approximately glossy marriage, the intensity of kinfolk ties, and the yr that one extraordinary heroine spends exploring both.
When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the brink, 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. other than that, whatever goes.
Lauren embarks on a trip of self-discovery, speedy discovering that her family and friends have their very own principles concerning the that means of marriage. those affects, in addition to her personal therapeutic procedure and the demanding situations of dwelling except Ryan, start to swap Lauren’s rules approximately monogamy and marriage. She starts off to question: for those who may have romance with out loyalty and dedication with no marriage, whilst love and lust are not any longer tied jointly, what do you price? What are you keen to struggle for?
This is a love tale approximately what occurs whilst the affection fades. It’s approximately staying in love, seizing love, abandoning love, and committing to like with every thing you’ve received. And notably, After I Do is the tale of a pair stuck up in an previous game—and trying to find a brand new highway to fortunately ever after.
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Plus, it didn’t hurt that Occidental’s campus was breathtaking. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, choose beautiful scenery. And since I was making more money, Ryan and I decided to find a new place. When we saw a house for rent in Hancock Park, we pulled over. Sure, it looked too big for us. It looked too expensive for us. And we technically didn’t need a second bedroom or a yard. But we wanted it. So Ryan picked up the phone and dialed the number on the sign. “Hi, I’m standing outside your property on Rimpau.
I twisted it off the tree and smelled it. It smelled fresh and clean. I took it out to the front yard to show Ryan. He was still on the phone, pacing up and down the sidewalk. I stared at him, trying to decipher how the conversation might be going. Finally, he looked up at the sky and smiled, pumping his fist into the air and looking at me as if we’d won the lottery. “September first? ” When he hung up the phone, I ran into his arms, jumping up and wrapping my legs around his waist. He laughed.
You’re everywhere,” I said, stepping up in line as it moved. ” “Maybe we’re just cosmically linked,” I joked. “Or we have similar schedules. The first time I saw you was on the quad, I think. And I’ve been killing time there between Intro to Psych and Statistics. ” “You’ve unintentionally revealed two things to me, Lauren,” Ryan said, smiling. ” I said. ” He nodded. “Less important is that I now know you’re a psych major and two of the classes you take. ” I nodded. ” We were finally at the front of the line, but Ryan seemed more focused on me than on the fact that it was time to order.
After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid