Amanda Roman wanted to get engaged and married on the same day – and her fiancé Ryan Leak made this happen. The One, written by both Amanda and Ryan, not only chronicles the story of their relationship and marriage, but is also filled with sound marital advice.
It was intriguing to see how Ryan planned a “surprise wedding.” You can tell this couple communicates well with each other. I thought it was interesting that Ryan and Amanda waited to say “I love you” to each other until they were married – and though this wouldn’t be most people’s choice, it seemed to work for them. This book ultimately demonstrates that every love story is unique, and for issues unrelated to to morals and ethics, there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong way to do things. Getting engaged and married on the same day is a unique feat, but it’s part of the Leak’s unique relationship and love story.
The One has a lot of great insight, and I especially liked the Leak’s discussion on mentor relationships. Ryan and Amanda also share good advice about things to discuss before getting married. At the end of each chapter, they include some thought-provoking points: one question to ask yourself, one thing to remember, and one thing to work on. Ryan and Amanda are a beautiful couple inside and out, and this book conveys that they want others to truly be happy in their relationships.
I received a review copy from Blogging for Books. The One is available here on Amazon.