One True Loves
written by Taylor Jenkins Reid
published by Washington Square Press, 2016
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I really did. This was one of those books that I put off other obligations (laundry, dishes, blog tasks, etc.) just so I could read. That’s right . . . I read One True Loves every free chance I had and then some.
It was a fantastic story, and it really made me think. I can’t even begin to imagine what Emma went through losing her husband, Jesse, having to start over, and then having that husband come back. Wow. Seriously. Talk about an emotional roller coaster. There were happy moments, sad moments, and moments that had me wondering what Emma was going to decide. I definitely had an absolute favorite. I’m not going to tell you which one. That might spoil the book. But there was a clear pick for me. At least in this scenario and circumstance.
Would I recommend it: Absolutely. It was a wonderful story that had me glued to the book from beginning to end.
About the book – from Goodreads: From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a PeopleMagazine pick and a “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour andUSA Today—comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.
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.