Review: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid tells a relatable story about a woman who, though she suffers greatly, has an opportunity to live two very different lives and relationships. There is no doubt that the loss of her husband changed Emma greatly and made her wish for something more stable, the life she has with Sam. But what happens when Jesse--still her husband--returns. Do they pick up where they left off? Can they? Emma isn't the only one whose life has been changed by this experience. And does choosing a future with Sam mean that she loved Jesse any less? Or is is possible to love two different people, at different times and live two very different lives ...
I very much enjoyed reading this one, lapping it up over the course of a day and a bit--even when I didn't mean to, I kept going back to find out more. Even though Emma's choice is pretty obvious, it is still interesting to see how things pan out for everyone concerned. And through side characters like Marie, we see how everyone can be shaped and can change due to the things that happen to them. My only complaint is that Jesse's tale of survival seems a little bit too unbelievable--I'd love to know if there was a real life case that the author based it upon. An entertaining and heartbreaking read.