The Engagement Game
Why I Said "I Don't" to Marriage and "I Do" to Me
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Joi-Marie almost has it all; a thriving career, a supportive family, great friends, and an apartment in Manhattan. What she doesn't have is a husband.
Ambitious, confident, and successful, Joi-Marie believes she has it all figured out. At 28 years old, she has an enviable job as a producer, covering entertainment in New York City. Her close-knit family is loving and encouraging, and her boyfriend, Adam, is as close to perfect as you can get -- except for the fact that he won't propose.
Like most women, Joi-Marie has a checklist of what the perfect life looks like. She has the career, the friends, the apartment, and the lifestyle she has always wanted. But, when the husband she wants doesn't fall into place, she decides to play the game-the engagement game-in order to get Adam to drop down on one knee.
After receiving a laundry list of advice on how to secure a proposal--even researching how to cook "engagement chicken"-- Joi-Marie realizes that, in the process of trying to attain her perfect life, she has slowly become a person she doesn't recognize. With this discovery, she must make a decision: pretend to be someone she's not in order to have the life she envisioned...or have the courage to be herself and find her happily ever after in a way she never expected.
Relatable and Funny!
This memoir is so relatable! It's such a well written documentation of the typical behavior after a long term relationship doesn't work out in a very transparent way! I say this is a must read!
Getting a copy for all of my friends!
This book hits the nail on the head! Joi really gets it. She poured her heart on those pages, and they will definitely touch yours! I'm so happy I read it because it's like Joi held my hand and told me exactly what I needed to hear on this complex journey to marriage. Great for anyone in any stage of dating life, and MEANT for anyone who's ready to make real change to find the real deal.
It took me literally one day to read it. Can't wait for the sequel!