Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin

Love the One You're With

By Emily Giffin

  • Release Date: 2008-05-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
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From 585 Ratings

Description

How do you know if you've found the one? Can you really love the one you're with when you can't forget the one who got away?

Emily Giffin, author of the New York Times bestselling novels Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof, poses these questions—and many more—with her highly anticipated, thought-provoking new novel Love the One You're With.

Ellen and Andy's first year of marriage doesn't just seem perfect, it is perfect. There is no question how deep their devotion is, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other. But one fateful afternoon, Ellen runs into Leo for the first time in eight years. Leo, the one who brought out the worst in her. Leo, the one who left her heartbroken with no explanation. Leo, the one she could never quite forget. When his reappearance ignites long-dormant emotions, Ellen begins to question whether the life she's living is the one she's meant to live. At once heartbreaking and funny, Love the One You're With is a tale of lost loves and found fortunes—and will resonate with anyone who has ever wondered what if.

Reviews

  • Disappointed

    2
    By nonenonenonenoone
    This is the first of her novels I decided to read, and I doubt I will read any others. Her cliched choice of an ending dropped me like a hot oil splatter on my arm. Shocking since I was really liking the book until she chose such an unbelievable and trite way to end the book. Post mortem? Shallow characters, despite some really awesome insights I loved like where her protagonist realizes all marriages probably have 2 stories---the one everyone sees and the only they keep to themselves. Oh I guess she deserves another try.
  • Emotional roller coaster

    4
    By Nuke z.6
    I really enjoyed the book. I think most women can relate to many of the things that Griffith writes about, to the point where you can feel yourself inside the main character, Ellen. I wish the ending would have been a little different, more descriptive. Nut then again, there is never a perfect ending!
  • More than loved it!

    5
    By Kristab13
    So I was hesitant to buy it since there was some mixed reviews. I can understand the feeling that the main character dragged it on, but don't agree. I felt it was exploring emotions, experiences and thoughts. The book was written, as always, beautifully and was a page turner. I slowed it down since I didn't want it to end. I seriously have enjoyed all of Emily Giffin's books, except the newest, but just haven't bought it yet! They are all great and this one definitely hits the mark! The book made me frustrated, angry, sad and hopeful, then of course made me cry! I highly recommend another fabulous read by Emily Giffin. Note to author: the last line of this book was poetic!
  • Just ok...

    1
    By Luvtiread
    Boring. Not as good as Something Borrowed series. Disappointed. Obviously has not lived in Atlanta very long!
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Caligrlstucknalaska
    This book was amazing I did not know if I could love any book as much as I loved the something borrowed series. Giffin has a knack for making the reader fall in love with the characters. It was one of those books that I was sad to be done with. Very relatable, I would absolutely recommend this book.
  • Expected a little more...

    3
    By rsg1982
    This book dragged and dragged... Up until the final few chapters. The storyline itself held a lot of potential but the author didn't follow through as I was hoping.
  • Love the One Your With

    1
    By gandjosh
    Love love this book:) love all of her work...
  • Awesome book!!

    5
    By Catsjays
    This book is the best that I have read from this author .... I have read all of her books and thought that this was the best!!!
  • Can't put it down!

    4
    By Stephmiller25
    Great read, couldn't put it down! I love all her books, they are very addicting.
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Courtney Lancaster
    A friend recommended this book to me and I am very thankful. It captured my attention and I can't put it down!

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