I've read so many contemporary romance from Western authors so reading something from Islamic perspective has definitely create a refreshing outlook on how some things should be done in order for it to be good. It reminds me so much of the quote that everyone has been throwing around for years that just because everyone else is doing it does not mean it is right.
This is a familiar issue of social conformity where romantic relationships before marriage are being normalised and being single somewhat (at least from where I live) is seen as a loser thing to be. Author also unveil challenges faced by single women in their late twenties to early thirties where they are expected to be married and have kids. To this day, the notion of having an expiry date as a single woman because your fertility rate will be lower as you aged is such a lame reason to force someone to get married. Marriage itself is not easy and it is an ongoing battle for both spouses where this is the era where your true life is unfolded to one another and you have to compromise otherwise it will not work.
To me, the love they both have for each other and how strongly they stand by each other is astounding for me. This is the kind of love everyone deserves; through thick and thin with patience, trust to the plans of His Almighty and just simply love.