Marriage . . . it’s more than a happily ever after. Eternally more. Ainsley Meadows, raised by a hedonistic mother who cycles through jobs and relationships like wrapping paper on Christmas morning, falls into a predictable and safe relationship with Richard, a self-absorbed, socialite psychiatrist. But as Ainsley’s wedding nears, a battered woman and her child spark a long-forgotten dream, a hidden passion. One that threatens to change everything, including her fiance. If she wants to embrace God’s best and find lasting love, this security-seeking bride must follow God with reckless abandon and realize that marriage goes Beyond I Do.
Very much a Christian read (faith is mentioned within the first few pages), this contemporary romance was easy to read (though there were some interesting formatting things I had to get used to and a lot of missing quotation marks, oddly enough). This would definitely qualify as a clean, wholesome read, and it’s one I’m comfortable passing along to most people.
For my personal tastes, it was okay. I’m not really a fan of the heroine that everyone likes (I’m pretty sure everyone in this story called Ainsley an angel). While Ainsley definitely wasn’t perfect, it struck me as odd that she never changed her ways; her character pretty much remained the same. I’m also not a huge fan of the “Christians get everything they want” story line. I know this is fiction and anything can happen, but it’s not my favorite plot.
That being said, it was easy to read, there’s nothing offensive, and it definitely provides a happily ever after.