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Then Comes Marriage

(Love & Marriage #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,219 ratings  ·  108 reviews
Fall in love—check.
Get engaged and plan a perfect wedding—check and check.
Find my fiancé with another woman—I never thought I’d check that off the list, yet here I am, putting a giant “X” in that box just months before we take our sacred vows.

Along with recovering from a broken heart, I’m left with the mess of canceling all things wedding. The venue gave me the deposit bac
254 pages
Published June 29th 2016
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Title: Then Comes Marriage
Author: Emily Goodwin
Category: Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
POV: Dual
Plot: 4
Characters: 4
HEA: Not telling

4 Stars

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A. Hart
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One Night.
That's how fast I devoured this book.
I laid the kids down for bed and instead of doing my chores like I promised my self I would, I blew them off, snuggled up in bed and read until wee hours of the morning.
And it was so worth the dragging my butt out of bed this morning and my "Mombie-ness" today.
I wanted something easy, breezy, fun, light and happy.
I got that here.
I LAUGHED and LAUGHED. I smiled.
There was some sad parts but they were part of the funny parts.
I think you n
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-read, emily-goodwin
[1.75 stars] book was ok however dont think its memorable and the plot doesnt feel fresh, slight cliche.

some chapters were abt 10mins reading time which is too long.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 - super slow burn but a good story with likeable characters
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 -- Waterfall -- stars

This is only my second book by Emily Goodwin and I loved them both! This book is a sweet love story. This book is about Rachel, Lauren’s (from First Comes Love) best friend, and it can be read as a standalone.

Rachel will be married to Tristan in a couple months. One day, she wants to surprise Tristan by getting home early and she finds him with another woman. Rachel is shocked and angry. Tristan tries to talk to her and still wants to be with Rachel, but Rachel kicks him o
Kim Markett
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: iscream-book
This is definitely the summer read of the year.

Emily writes with cleverness and fun that makes her writing a nonstop adventure. I love how easy it is to read and then get wrapped up in her writing that before you know it, its 2am and you have finished the book.

Rachel is a sympathetic nurse who has naïvety that has left her heartbroken but she won't let that defeat her. She still strong-willed and determined. Her life is not over, she is strong and smart enough to start a new.

Derek is a homicide
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Awww. I really liked this one! The romance progressed at a nice, believable pace and I absolutely loved the MCs. They were both damaged by previous relationships and together they healed. Their time in Hawaii was so fun to read about. I felt like I was there.

This was a great book!
Kim  Brewing
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great story about picking yourself up, dusting off and moving on. One of our characters is doing it so much better than the other. I really enjoyed these two - they were quite good together. I also loved his family. This is the first book I've read where the main character had that "side" job.

Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a little bit of a slow burn, but not too slow, and the build was great.
Renee Entress
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 star

This story has a ton of laughs, pain, and heartbreak. I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed and kept you interested.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
First Comes Love

This is Rachel and Derek’s story. Rachel was all set to get married until she caught her man cheating. She breaks it off and cancels the wedding but can’t get a refund on her honeymoon so she decides to go alone. While on vacation she sees Derek who she met at a crime s
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Amazing Stars! Rachel's world is turned upside down when she finds her fiancé in bed with another woman. Derek has also had his trust and heart destroyed by a woman and now finds himself drowning in his work as a detective. Rachel finds she can't return the honeymoon trip to a beach resort, and Derek needs a vacation so they both go to the same place. They end up spending a week together in paradise, full of love, romance, and passion. What will happen when they return to reality and their ...more
Maree Repa
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another most amazing book from one of my all time favourite authors, Emily Goodwin. The most enjoyable romantic story, showing us the readers that maybe not everyone's dreams do come true. Such a wonderful tale that everyone just has to love.

We find Rachel. The hardworking dedicated Nurse. Having a spoilt Fiancé who really just doesn't seem to care for her anymore. Now living away from home made Rachel miss her family so much. She was beginning to feel so alone. She still has dreams of a better
Billy J Stratton
Loved this book.

Rachel moves to Dallas Texas and leaves all her friends and family behind in Michigan. Her fiancee Travis had a good job offer and she went with him. Rachel believes that everything is good between her and Travis until she comes home earlier than he is expecting. He's cheating so she ends everything with Travis. She moves back home to be with her family and friends and is cancelling everything with the wedding. She can't cancel the honeymoon to Hawaii so she decides to take it al
Jennifer Lessard
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW, where do I begin??? When I read First Comes Love I was left with such happiness in my heart. I LOVED that book and was actually sad to see it end. So this book had HUGE shoes to fill after reading that one. I can't say this one was any better than the first one because this is a completely different kind of story that left me feeling completely different. But I can say that the story-line in this book was written just as brilliantly, just in a different way. I was completely sucked into the ...more
Becky Rendon
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dreams come true but then so do nightmares.

Rachel learns that the hard way. She tries to surprise her fiancee but the surprise is on her.

Derek is a detective. He sees a lot of nightmares. His own personal nightmare has left him a mess.

weird stalker accusations
coincidental vacations
and lust running amok

hmm, Then Comes Marriage is my kind of book. Two people with contrary reactions to the thing that "broke" them. One hides and the other is trying to get through it. Together seems to be the best
Paula Genereau
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! Emily has done it again. I love her books but I have to say they keep getting better and Better. With each book I get a new book boyfriend.

Catching her fiancé in the act a few weeks before her wedding she is left to cancel all the wedding plans and such. Except the place where they were going on their honeymoon wouldn't budge. So she's stuck going there for 2 weeks. She didn't plan on meeting this sexy detective. But she does but can she trust him
Michelle Monroe
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You guys are gonna love this book!! I did so much! The Angst, the silly humor, the undeniable hotness! Everything you want in a good book! Promise!

*Full Review coming a bit closer to release day*
DawnMarie  Carpintero
I loved this

5 stars

Crying towel check. Comfy spot check and lock the door.
These characters will have you zoning to another place. The will have you enthralled in their world and will not let you go till the last tear has fallen. Which reminds me tissues check.

Happy Reading
❤️Melanie G.
This was a quick and interesting read. I unfortunately could not get into the characters. It just felt as if something was missing.
Jul 24, 2016 rated it liked it
2.7 ~ 3 Stars
This book was really great”””””


Here I am reading another book by Emily Goodwin called “Then Comes Marriage.” I’m 27% done with this book. I’m here rolling my eyes, like, "I’m so over this girl crying, I'm on chapter 9, and I'm over it. I'm hoping by chapter 15. She doesn't cry anymore, she needs to find her a new man *cough* Derek, and get over shrimp dick Travis. Though, she called him “Dick Muffin” while I
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Then Comes Marriage is a sweet and heartwarming story. Rachel is a nurse working in long term care facility and fashion blogger. Derek is an overworked homicide detective trying to avoid the painful truth. Rachel is trying to move on with her life after catching her fiancé cheating. She’s been able to cancel everything except the honeymoon, so she decides to go on the honeymoon to Hawaii by herself. Coincidentally, Derek is also on vacation with his family in Hawaii and fate puts them in each ot ...more
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Loved it! Another great Emily Goodwin story.

I loved Rachel and Derek. Both were unique and quirky characters. They were authentic and genuine and didn't try to be someone they weren't.

I liked that Derek wanted to be there for Rachel and he her plus one, however it was a bit odd. They just met.

I loved that Derek didn't go insane ever when it came to Travis. He never felt the need to punch him and didn't completely ditch Rachel when he saw the kiss. He behaved like an adult and didn't make any ras
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maybe I'm just hitting a string of really good books. I've been through quite a few ho-hum, kinda cute books. I really enjoyed this book. Stayed up way too late trying to finish this one.

While the plot line has been done before, Goodwin does a nice job of keeping it fresh. Rachel walks in on her fiancee cheating. Derek has been screwed over by a woman and throws himself into work and essentially giving up on happiness.

The freshness comes as Goodwin lets you, and Rachel, experience the pain and s
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading Derek and Rachel's story. Rachel comes home early one day and finds her fiancé cheating on her. She try's to cancel all her wedding and honeymoon reservations but the resort won't refund her money. With little to no choice she has to decide to either except the loss or take the trip meant for two. Deciding to be brave Rachel jumps on the plane.
Rachel and Derek have met a few times before and are coincidentally taking a vacation on the same island. Together the help each other
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Then Comes Marriage

I have to say I loved this book. I typically love books with a lot of angst that make me feel a bunch of different emotions. This book was not like that but I found myself not being able to put it down. Rachel has her heart broken but tries focusing on the positive. Derek is the complete opposite and let the negative emotions hold him back. Together they made an amazing couple. Anyone who needs a reminder to stay positive and look at the bright side of the situation needs to r
Patricia L Dunbar
Not long enough

I love her writing. The only thing I didn't like about it was the ending. I would have loved her to have her to have described the wedding and her telling Dereck that she was pregnant. His reaction to that and them going to Hawaii together would have been the perfect ending. I can see her taking him back to the falls they visited the first time and her dropping the bomb about the baby there. Keep them coming. Great writer. She makes me laugh and cry, which is my idea of a really g
Stefanie Nelson hetland
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Emily is one of my favorites authors and this book does not disappoint. I was hooked and couldn't put it down! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Derek and Rachel meet while Derek is working. They then run into each other in random locations. Rachel decides to go on her honeymoon alone since her marriage is off and Derek happens to be there with his family also. They find out how perfect they are for each other. This book has an emotional ending that makes you warm and fuzzy! ...more
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed tis book. It captured me from the beginning and didn't let me go. I loved the characters. I love how they interacted with each other. It was easy for me to connect with the characters.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, own-it
A little slow to start with as I was expecting the revelation of the cheating fiancé much sooner. But I enjoyed the development of the relationship between H & h in Hawaii and I liked the alternate POV.

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Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.

She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.

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