After I Do - Taylor Jenkins Reid

After I Do

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 1,312 Ratings


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

“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.


  • Loved it!

    By Eminem rocks 8mile
    Beautifully written story. Anyone whose been married or in a relationship for a long time will especially appreciate the honesty of the many emotions involved in keeping a relationship going. Highly recommend this book.
  • Love

    By britboe
    This is a great novel. Everyone can relate to some part or person in the novel. I love the sister relationship how close they are. I love the honest that comes out about love and marriage. Great read!
  • Idk how I feel…

    By Hannah4124
    The book was good and cute but just dragged on too long for me but also is one to really bring light to a reality for once so in that aspect I think it is a win.
  • Light book

    By Jolene015
    Cheesy but easy read
  • There is Hope

    By Cyndi-1979
    I am falling in love with this author! Her stories are mesmerizing! Just when you think you figured it out…bam! You didn’t. I will give it all I’ve got and will never give up! Great reminder that marriage isn’t easy, but it can be great if you keep growing together.
  • Couldn’t stop readin

    By Bnb3628576
    Loved it with all my heart. Refreshing!
  • Reality, Marriage, and Familiar Characters

    By Theheatherland
    Starts a tiny bit slow… but wow. What a turn around. Feels extremely real after going through my own family, sibling, business, and marriage issues. Another great book by this author. Interesting characters that you feel like you already know, because you probably do. Every premise will hit home with the average reader because of the realness of the life events and the characters.
  • Enjoyable read

    By nyah_bird
    Easy and enjoyable read! I enjoyed the development of the characters and the portrayal of working through the rough parts of marriage.
  • Great read

    By WendyM10
    Great beach read! Enjoyed the pace and characters
  • Surprisingly pretty good

    By Krisb0411
    It starts off somewhat slow imo and there are parts that run on a bit, but surprisingly it was a pretty good read. My only wish is that she would’ve told the story from Ryan’s POV and not just Lauren but still a good read. I definitely think many of the challenges of marriage were realistic throughout the book which made it relatable.