Saturday, June 18, 2016

One True Love by Taylor Jenkins Reid

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
352 pages, paperback and ebook
Publishes June 2016, Atria/Washington Square Press

Source: From publisher for review, NetGalley

About the Book

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever. Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly? Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

My Review

This story had me teary eyed a few times. Had me smiling and talking to the characters a few times...Ha. I don't know what I would do if this ever happened to me, and how I would go about choosing. Pretty crazy to think about. It was an interesting situation which I am sure has happened but still really hard to imagine. 

Now, the way Jesse disappears and the explanation of where he has been for three years was a little hard to believe, but that really isn't the main plot of the book so I didn't let it bother me too much. It really is all about Emma and how she handles his "death", finding herself and love again, and dealing with Jesse's return.

I was very happy with how the book ended.

I enjoyed it and read through it very quickly. It's another great summer read from Reid.

About the Author

Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. She is the author of Forever, Interrupted, After I Do and Maybe In Another Life. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Rabbit. 

Instagram: @tjenkinsreid


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