Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Review: One True Loves: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid/Fiction-Contemporary Romance

Hello dear Readers,

Below my book review of One True Loves: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Title: One True Loves: A Novel
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Fiction-Contemporary Romance
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publisher: Washington Square Press 
Publication Date: June 07, 2016
Language: English
Paperback: 352 pages
Meet the Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description

Named a Best Book of Summer by Cosmopolitan * InStyle * Redbook * Us Weekly * PopSugar * Buzzfeed * Bustle * Brit+Co

“No one does life and love better.” –InStyle
“Earth-shaking…you will flip for this epic love story.” –Cosmopolitan
“Reid's heartwrenching tale asks if it's possible to have multiple soul mates.” —Us Weekly

From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a People Magazine pick—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.

My Thoughts

Listened to this on Audio book, in one sitting and loved it. The Narrator does a pretty good job and gives the story a very unique and special touch, makes it more interesting and powerful in my opinion. 

One of the best books I have read this year. I loved every minute of it, I cried a lot, a very sad and heartbreaking story but at the same time, extraordinary, a story that will remain with me forever. This book has had such an impact in my life, I will always cherish these characters and how after reading Emma and Jesse's story, I had the chance to see life from a different perspective. 

One True Loves follows the story of Emma and Jesse. High School Sweethearts, they  get married, start building a life together, love traveling and spending as much time together as possible, cant see life without each other. However, on their First Wedding Anniversary, a day they are supposed to spend together and celebrate all what they have accomplished, an unexpected trip comes up and Jesse has to travel, agreeing to make it up to Emma when he is back. But little they know this trip will change their lives forever. The plane goes missing, just like that Emma finds herself, without Jesse, without the love of her life. 

After a few years and having given up on the idea of her seeing Jesse again , she happens to run by her old High School friend Sam who tried to date her back then but it was clear to Sam who Emma had decided she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. However, Sam and Emma start to spend time together and at one point they decide to get their relationship to the next level and get serious, Sam convinced Emma is the girl he wants to share his life with and Emma attempting to re- build her life and move forward from Jesse. But one day Emma receives a phone call that changes everything and she finds herself again facing a big change, knowing she will eventually have to make a decision.

One True Loves, a story about finding our path and purpose in life, about true love, family, overcoming obstacles, pain, about how sometimes in life we have to make hard decisions which may hurt the ones we love but a at the end are these decisions what define us and brings us happiness. A story which has the power to show us a new view on love and pain. Totally recommend it.


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