Terri's Review: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: One True Loves
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Washington Square Press 

Pub Date: June 7, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars

Our thoughts...

This is one heck of a rollercoaster ride. I am still thinking about this book and how it ended. How I feel about that ending. It is pure and simply WOW! A must read! 
I was sucked into this story within the first few pages. Who wouldn't be with a blub like this:

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.

I don’t think that true love means your only love. I think true love means loving truly. Means loving purely. Loving wholly.

I’m having a difficult time writing this review because this book is just that good, my thoughts are all over the place. Who she chose in the end, how I feel about that decision. How my heart breaks for the other love. This book is going to be with me for a long time and that is amazing thing as a blogger. The good ones always stick with you! 

Taylor paints us the perfect picture for us, it feels like you are Emma. You are making these decision for yourself. That alone makes you vested in this story and tugs on your heart strings. There is love, love lost, angst, forgiveness, growth and acceptance. I was emotional drained, my heart broke and my heart mended its self, it was pure literary perfection!

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