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?
"You'll laugh, weep and fly through each crazy-readable page." (Redbook)
"The intriguing premise and well-drawn characters contribute to an emotionally uplifting and inspiring story." (Booklist)
"As uplifting as it is brutally honest - a must-read." (Kirkus Reviews)
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Absolutely not. I enjoy chick lit, but this was like a eating a sugar-free piece of hard candy when you were promised Godiva. There's just nothing to it, and it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. I didn't like Lauren -- I mean, the character was so... blah she almost doesn't merit dislike, but whatever. Ryan: flat. Charlie: flat. Rachel: halfway inflated. I didn't like the family - it felt fake. The grandmother was an attempt at quirky characterization but it felt forced. Ugh, I just can't really articulate what a big pile of nothing good this book is.
If you enjoy witty chick lit with well-developed characters, do not waste your money here.
The narrator sounded like a chipmunk.
No. There's not enough depth there to sustain a series.
Ms Reid I am floored.