Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Review: Life After Yes by Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Quite a while ago, I was asked to read a book called Life After Yes by Aidan Donnelley Rowley. As you can see from my 2010 Book List, it was the first thing I read this year. I was asked to wait a while to post my review about it, though, since it wasn’t scheduled out until May. Well, it’s May, and I am SO EXCITED to finally tell y’all about this book!!!

Quinn (born Prudence Quinn O’Malley) is a young lawyer living in NYC. At the beginning of the novel, she goes on a magical vacation to Paris, where he proposes. Though she accepts, she almost immediately starts having doubts.

This isn’t your typical chick-lit book. Sure it has some of the makings, but there were also some deeper issues going on. Quinn is living in Post-9/11 New York. Her father is one of the casualties of that tragic day, and this comes into play a lot in the book. She seems to have everything under control, a job as an associate in a top law firm, a loving and devoted fiancĂ©, and good friends, but suddenly she doubts everything in her life.

It is always a great feeling to become connected with the characters in the book you are reading. The storyline seemed so real, like it could have been a true story. The characters all seemed like people I knew, or friends I have had. When Quinn was struggling with decisions, I wanted to be there for her and help her through. While I didn’t always agree with the things she was doing, I could understand where she was coming from.

Seriously, you have to check this one out. Life After Yes is one of the best books I have read all year!! Also, check out Aidan Donnelley Rowley’s website Ivy League Insecurities.


bermudaonion said...

I can tell you're really excited about this book. It sounds good to me!

Amanda said...

Oh lovely review! I like that you had the same thoughts that I did about this book. A bit more serious but realistic. If it is ok, I'm linking your review to mine. Have a wonderful day!

kaitlin said...

Oooh, thanks for the recommendation. I'm putting this one on my to-read list. Plus, I subscribed to the author's blog - she seems right up my alley :)