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One True Loves: A Novel Paperback – June 7, 2016
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Named a Best Book of Summer by Cosmopolitan * InStyle * Redbook * Us Weekly *PopSugar * Buzzfeed * Bustle * Brit+Co * Parade
“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.
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“Earth-shaking romance…you will flip for this epic love story.” ― Cosmopolitan
"A breathtaking love story." ― InStyle
“Taylor Jenkins Reid is seriously a genius when it comes to stories about life and love, and this book promises to be another awesome addition to her collection.” ― Redbook
“The mastermind behind the incredible summer read.” ― Bustle
"So compelling...Reid is so talented at creating characters you believe in." ― Associated Press
"If you feel emotionally connected to Adele’s music, read One True Loves.” ― The Reading Room
"Reiddoes such a good job of leading us through Emma’s emotional journey – I was as ambivalent as she was for a while, and then really invested in the ending. There’s some pretty deep truths in this, too.” ― BookRiot
"[Reid] is so skilled at creating complex, likeable characters that you’ll find yourself struggling to root for one man over the other." ― Real Simple
“…Taylor Jenkins Reid is the reigning queen of summer reads.” ― SheKnows
"If you read this title and thought to yourself, 'Hey wait, isn't that a typo?', Reid's heartwarming tale of a choice between two loves might just convince you otherwise." ― Brit+Co
“The writing is evocative. and the first person narrative rings true…Sign me up for the next Taylor Jenkins Reid book, please!” ― Examiner.com
“Reid has penned a gut-wrenching yet upbeat story about love and life…A sure bet for fans of romantic women’s fiction.” ― Booklist
"Dripping with drama and tension, we’re beyond obsessed with this delicious read.” ― Sunset Magazine
“I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see who Emma would give her heart to.” ― First for Women
Praise for Maybe in Another Life:
“Entertaining and unpredictable; Reid makes a compelling argument for happiness in every life.” ― Kirkus (starred review)
"Readers looking for a romance with a twist won't be disappointed" ― Library Journal
Praise for After I Do:
“Written in a breezy, humorous style familiar to fans of Jane Green and Elin Hilderbrand, After I Do focuses on Lauren’s journey of self-discovery. The intriguing premise and well-drawn characters contribute to an emotionally uplifting and inspiring story.” ― Booklist
"Taylor Jenkins Reid offers an entirely fresh and new perspective on what can happen after the "happily ever after." With characters who feel like friends and a narrative that hooked me from the first page, After I Do takes an elegant and incisively emotional look at the endings and beginnings of love. Put this book at the top of your must read list!" -- Jen Lancaster ― New York Times bestselling author
“Taylor Jenkins Reid delivers a seductive twist on the timeless tale of a couple trying to rediscover love in a marriage brought low by the challenges of domestic togetherness. I fell in love with Ryan and Lauren from their passionate beginning, and I couldn’t stop reading as they followed their unlikely road to redemption. Touching, perceptive, funny, and achingly honest, After I Do will keep you hooked to the end, rooting for husbands and wives and the strength of true love.” -- Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author
"As uplifting as it is brutally honest—a must-read." ― Kirkus
"Moving, gorgeous and, at times, heart-wrenching. Taylor Jenkins Reid writes with wit and true emotion that you can feel. Read it, savor it, share it." -- Sarah Jio ― New York Times bestselling author of The Violets of March
"Taylor Jenkins Reid writes with ruthless honesty, displaying an innate understanding of human emotion and creating characters and relationships so real I’m finding it impossible to let them go. After I Do is a raw, unflinching exploration of the realities of marriage, the delicate nature of love, and the enduring strength of family. Simultaneously funny and sad, heartbreaking and hopeful, Reid has crafted a story of love lost and found that is as timely as it is timeless." -- Katja Millay ― author of The Sea of Tranquility
Praise for Forever, Interrupted:
"Touching and powerful...Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A stunning first novel." ― Publishers Weekly
"You'll laugh, weep and fly through each crazy-readable page." ― Redbook
“A moving novel about life and death.” ― Kirkus
About the Author
- Publisher : Washington Square Press (June 7, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1476776903
- ISBN-13 : 978-1476776903
- Item Weight : 9.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 1 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2022
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As Hollywood-esque as Jesse's death and ultimate survival was, all the emotions of it felt real and drew me in. I was right there in Emma's grief and heartbreak when she lost him and her slowly piecing her life back together and falling in love again.
I also really appreciated the open communication between Emma and Sam and Emma and Jesse. Maybe I read too much YA romance because the lack of angst and miscommunication was kind of refreshing.
I'm rating One True Loves 4 stars only because I did get bored with Emma being on the fence about who to choose. It just seemed to drag on too long, and I started to lose interest. BUT it did pick back up towards the climax so overall this was a really good read!
I love TJR as an author but... this book made me so mad. Like the main character is just not likeable and her decisions were so questionable I had to take breaks from reading it.
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In this book a woman lose her love of a life after one year of marriage. They traveled a lot, had really open realationship and are just perfect till he goes missing. And then she goes back to her childhood home and find an other life she really likes, she fell in love with an old love. But when they get engaged she receive a call that her dead husband is still alive and is coming back to her life.
It seems impossible situation and I would die rather than choose. So emotive and so heartbreaking situation. I loved the passion and the will and I really hoped that would resolved for all in a good way. Maybe I would need more time to decide. It was a little rush for me. But anyway beautifully written. I would love those two falling in love again and again.
Also a great thanks to my true love budy read.
"..don’t think that true love means your only love.
I think true love means loving truly.
Loving purely. Loving wholly."
I was straight into the story, it felt as if my best friend and me had sat down for a cuppa and a heart to heart.
I was gripped and couldn’t put the book down. I raced through it, it has so many poignant moments and parts where I re-read the paragraph just to make the words sink in so that I wouldn’t forget them.
I not only highly recommend this book, I implore you to add it to you wish list and make sure you read it at least once in your life. A very strong 5⭐️ rating from me.