I found myself crying out after reading this book, ‘How bloody beautiful!’ One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid was breathtakingly stunning, and very charming, to say the least. I can’t even find one man to love me, this character has two? How freaking lucky is she!
You want to know what my hook, line, and sinker was for this book?
“I am finishing up dinner with my family and my fiancé when my husband calls.”
Say what?!? Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They move away from their hometown and start to build a fantastic life for themselves. Jesse travels for work and Emma receives devastating news that his helicopter has crashed and he is missing.
Shocked and heartbroken, Emma moves back home and starts to build her new life all over again. She begins to work at her family’s bookstore, and decides to start dating again. Emma struggles with the idea that she will never be able to find love like she had with Jesse. But one day she runs into Sam, a high school friend she had a crush on back in the day.
Sam eventually proposes to Emma and she says ‘yes’. This is to a new and fresh start, a happy life with someone she has fallen in love with. One day Emma receives a call from someone she never thought she’d ever hear from again — Jesse. From confusion to anger — Emma now has both a husband and a fiancé.
If you haven’t notice by now, I’m completely obsessed with Taylor Jenkins Reid. Her writing makes my cold dark heart melt! This is the fourth book of her’s that I’ve read and I’ve consumed each one in one sitting — multiple glasses of wine in hand — vicariously having romantic relationships with each of the characters in these books. She has become my second favourite romance novelist — sorry Reid, you’ll never be better than Jane Austen!
From the character developments, the plot twists, even the dialogue with the secondary characters in each of Reid’s books, I’m not only captivated by them, I’m obsessed with them. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid will leave you pathetically crying into your glass of red wine, while shovelling milk chocolate into your mouth…or maybe that’s just me?! This book, like Reid’s others, has convinced me there is such a thing as true love — I just have to move to California!