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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Life After Yes Review and Giveaway

About Life After Yes

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.

Life After Yes is a blisteringly honest, thoroughly modern tale of life and love in chaos, marking the arrival of a truly exciting new voice in contemporary fiction.

About Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Aidan Donnelley Rowley is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School who writes about life as a mother and writer on her blog Ivy League Insecurities ( She was born and raised in New York City, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters.

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Aidan Donnelley Rowley TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, May 18th: Life and Times of a “New” New Yorker

Thursday, May 20th: Confessions of a Bookaholic

Monday, May 24th: Books Like Breathing

Wednesday, May 26th: Luxury Reading

Thursday, May 27th: Rundpinne

Wednesday, June 2nd: Cindy’s Love of Books

Thursday, June 3rd: Write Meg

Monday, June 7th: Crazy for Books

Tuesday, June 8th: Heart 2 Heart

Wednesday, June 9th: Thoughts From an Evil Overload

Thursday, June 10th: Book Club Classics!

My Review: As with all my book reviews I have promised to provide an honest review in my own opinion and while the story between the lines is great, as a Christian reviewer with many readers who feel the same as I do, I have to say that this book shares a great deal of profanity. It may not bother some but I have to say it did bother me. Halfway through the book, in my opinion the book is very graphic in it's ability to share the intimate details of the sex life of Sage's and Quinn's life in the bedroom, as well as a man she barely knows who loses his phone in her lap during a cab ride in NYC.

The story is basically what some women may fear once they say I do, after the initial proposal and then second guess themselves through their day to day experiences and wonder if they did the right thing by saying Yes. The book is based in NYC just after 9/11 as Quinn has lost her father and therefore has to deal with losing her father while making sure she is doing the right thing for her life. She sees marriage as a one time thing and wants to make sure she is doing the right thing.

I received this book compliments of TLC Book Tours and looking past the material contained within the pages, I found the story to be very real to the things many women would experience.

I am providing a copy of the book as a giveaway if you leave a comment and are a follower of this blog. Please NO P.O. Boxes and residents of the US and Canada only. The giveaway ends on June 16th.


  1. This sounds interesting ... I just wonder why they feel it is necessary/compelled to use bad language, is it to draw a crowd in today's society or what?! Hmmmmm ...

    Have a beau-TEA-ful week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. Sounds interesting. To bad about the language and other info. Sounds like a good story though.

  3. Honest review. Do not want to be condidered for the giveaway.

  4. It sounds fascinating. I always enjoy your reviews. Anne

  5. Hey Kat!!!
    Sounds like a um...interesting book.
    I'd like a copy. I can ignore the potty words. The cover of the book looks pretty, lol.
    I liked your honest review.
    Love Ya Hon.
    God Bless,

  6. This sounds like a wonderful book! Please sign me up.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  7. This sounds interesting. Would love to be entered in the giveaway! I'm always looking for new books to read.

  8. Its a shame about the graphic language. That can ruin a book. I think the cover is pretty though and would like a chance to win the book. I am a follower of your blog, I just found it doing the hop

  9. I just discovered this book and now see it everywhere. Please enter me as well. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  10. I'm in. Hope your having a nice weekend. Are you back to feeling yourself yet? Praying for Steve.

  11. i'm interested in reading this fabulous novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com


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