Review: Life After Yes

Why I picked it: I hadn't bought a book in a while and when I saw this I knew I wanted to read it - a spontaneous pick.

I first read about this book late 2009. It had been on my list since learning about the author and her background. Writing is a second career for Rowley and she's a mom juggling life and her dream.

Type: Fiction

Synopsis: This is the story of Quinn—born Prudence Quinn O'Malley—a confused young Manhattan attorney who loses her father on that tragic September morning that changed everything. Now, at an existential crossroads in her life, Quinn must confront impossible questions about commitment and career, love and loss. Her idealistic beau desperately wants a wedding, and whisks her away to Paris just to propose. But then Quinn has a dream featuring judges and handcuffs and Nietzsche and Britney . . . and far too many grooms. Suddenly, her future isn't so clear. Quinn's world has become a minefield of men—some living, some gone, and traversing it safely is going to take a lot more than numerous glasses of pinot grigio.

Quick Take: Recommend - This book started out a little slow for me but by about page 100 I was surprised to find myself fully invested and waiting to see if Quinn would make it to the alter.  Quinn's first name is Prudence and the author plays with the word throughout the story, very clever. 

This is a funny, smart, well written book.  If you like Emily Giffin you will love this book.  I wonder how long it will be before I get to read another book from this author.

Giveaway:  I have had so many comments about people wanting to read this book... I'm giving away my copy!  Just leave a comment along with your email address to enter (since I'm shipping the book, I will ship anywhere).  I will pick a winner for next Monday's post.

Source: Personal Copy