After I Do - Taylor Jenkins Reid

After I Do

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 378 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.


  • Unfortunately, irrelevant

    By E. Gruss
    I adore the author, but this story was unfortunately pointless and boring. Her other work is much more interesting and relevant.
  • Great surprise

    By G. Noble
    Although I fully anticipated, I expected, this to be a lightweight and somewhat frivolous read, I relish the fact that I was wrong. Insights abound, and this book could easily be required reading, doled out by every marriage counselor in the western world!
  • Love Love Love This Author!

    By lucky_in_lasvegas
    TJR never disappoints. This is another fabulous book by her. Very well written and puts you in the shoes of the main character. I took away a lot from this book and will apply it to my own marriage.
  • Almost 4 stars

    By molrud
    I would Give this 3-1/2 stars. It was a good, enjoyable storyline. It was well written with great character development, but the storyline was a bit depressing. I like “feel good” books, and this was not that.
  • Fascinating and moving!

    By Christine_2020
    Strongly recommend this book to all of those who are curious about how marriage works. The story is truly amazing and I just can’t stop reading!
  • Great book!

    By The JWLS762
    This book has the ability to resonate so closely with a normal marriage. I think it helps you learn something about yourself along the way. It did with me. Loved it and had a hard time putting it down!
  • Wonderful

    By Nattie720
    This book grabs your attention from age one! It’s well writing, I laughed l cried, it made you think about what’s important in life. Loved this book!
  • What an emotional journey!

    By myrtz80
    Just finished After I Do and I'm taking a couple days to process this book!!! It's such a powerful story and a very very huge wake up call for me. As I was reading, I kept looking at my husband and thinking back over the years when we had the same incidents pop up. Just last night (right when Lauren and Ryan were arguing over what to have for dinner), my husband and I argued over the same thing! Thank God we agreed on Chinese but I'll never look at fussing over a meal the same way. Definitely a 5 star read for me and I recommend it to everyone-just be ready for it.