Upcoming Interview with Taylor Jenkins Reid
I am giddy to announce my upcoming author interview and book review, starring Ms. Taylor Jenkins Reid and her newest novel, “After I do”. You can see my gif review of Reid’s first novel, “Forever, Interrupted” here, and as you can maybe tell, it made me a little weepy.
Reid is an amazing emerging author, with the grace and fluidity to move a reader effortlessly through a story while somehow blocking out the entire world around you. I was thrilled to be asked to join the “After I Do” blog tour because her first book lingered with me long after I read it. I’ve since given it to three other people, who all had the same reaction. Not since Gillian Flynn have I so quickly become engaged with a new author.
The publisher has assured me my copy of “After I Do” is on its way, which means my interview and review should be live late next week. Until then, here’s a preview of the book, which will be released July 1.
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.