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One True Loves

I’ve really enjoy author Taylor Jenkins Reid writing and have been working my way though her backlist. I have three more to go! Every book has been different, but every book have loved!

📚 Backlist Book Review 📚

Title: One True Loves

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Publisher: Washington Square Press/Atria

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

One True Loves has got to have the best opening sentence in a book. I mean that’s probably all you need to read to be intrigued by this book…

“I’m finishing up dinner with my family and my fiancé when my husband calls.”

What!? 🤯

Emma basically decides in high school she doesn’t want the “boring” life her parents have planned for her. To go to college local and take over the family bookstore. So she decides to go to college in California and marry her high school sweetheart Jesse, who has the same dreams for adventure. And adventures they have. Until one time Jesse doesn’t come back from one of his remote nature documentary production assignments.

So, Emma quits her job and moves back home. Picking up the pieces of her life, she runs into an old friend, Sam and over time finds herself falling in love again. Emma and Sam get engaged, and Emma feel like she is getting a second chance at happiness. Then the phone call comes and Jesse is alive. And has been trying to get home for years. What will Emma do? Can you only have one love? Or can you have two? Is it your first love? Or the one that sees the real you?

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Not quite a five star for me because I just felt there were a few things about missing Jesse that seemed unrealistic. But, I get it. This is a contemporary love story. Suspend those beliefs, baby! If you’re guy wins you’ll be satisfied, if not well…

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