- Title: One True Loves
- Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Genre: Women’s Fiction
- Pages: 352
- Published: June 2016 – Atria Books; Washington Square Press
- Source: Publisher; NetGalley
Description: 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. (publisher)
My take: Be sure to read the description above. I wasn’t sure how much to reveal about the story so I went with the publisher’s summary. Sounds like an emotional read, right? It is and I liked it.
I’ve enjoyed all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novels and her newest didn’t disappoint. What seemed like an improbable premise played out more believable than I initially thought it could. It’s a sweet (but not saccharine) story about the truth about love. I cared about Emma, Jesse and Sam and wondered how they would cope with the new reality each faced at the turning point of the novel. And wondered what I would do in their shoes.
I’ve come to expect that I’ll love reading one of Reid’s novels because I feel good when reading it – meaning I enjoy how she tells a story so much it doesn’t matter whether it’s heartbreaking or hilarious. One True Loves is all that and more and I enjoyed every page.
Recommended – especially to fans of the author and women’s fiction.
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. You can follow her on Twitter @TJenkinsReid.
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17 thoughts on “Blog Tour/Giveaway: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid”
I’ve only read one of her books and I thought it was really cute. This sounds like the perfect beach read.
It would be a perfect beach read!
I am new to her books.. But I have to read this one!
I think you’d like her books, Kathleen!
I hope to be starting this book soon, Mary…as you know, I featured an excerpt from it on my post today.
I only recently discovered Reid, but as soon as I had read my first of her books, I had to read several more, and have enjoyed every one. I am just as optimistic about One True Loves.
Looking forward to your thoughts on this one!
I can’t enter because I don’t do social media such as twitter or facebook anymore, but I do want to read a book by this author and have her on my radar to see if she is in the library next time I go, or even download this title. Thanks for sharing!
I would think her books would be in libraries. Hope you can find one.
I’m not on FB either. Sorry you couldn’t enter the giveaway – it’s being run by the publisher (I think).
This one didn’t really jump out at me as something I would want to read but between this review and another I’ve seen lately it definitely sounds like one I shouldn’t miss. I need to look for some of Taylor Jenkins Reid other books too. She sounds like an author I’d enjoy.
I hope you get a chance to read one of her books!
This is the only book I have read by this author but tried it out because of a few rave reviews and rather liked it. I didn’t fall head over heels in love with it but found it a good read. And believable!
Glad you liked it, Kathryn!
Mary, I read your “take’ last night, but didn’t have time to leave a comment. This sounds like a compelling romance. The author reminds me of Katie Holmes.
She does kind of look like Katie Holmes 🙂
Oh my goodness. Sounds like a box of tissues may be required whilst reading this.
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Just added this to my list! I’ve never read this author and this looks like a good place to start.
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