Throwback Thursday Book of the Week

Throwback Thursday book of the week is a fun way to share a book I’ve loved that was published in the past and somehow either wasn’t on my radar or I chose to pass it by. These books are usually much easier to get ahold of at the library or usually sold at a lower price in paperback or ebook. This week I’m sharing a book I read in the spring and have been recommending to everyone ever since!

One True Loves  By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Published June 7, 2016 By Simon & Schuster
352 pages
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From Publisher: 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.

My Thoughts: Last year I think I was one of the last people to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (my review) which ended up being one of my favorite books in 2017! It wasn’t until this past spring that I decided to try Reid’s backlist books.  Once I dived into this one I was -again- kicking myself for waiting so long to read this book!  It’s the story of Emma and Jesse and Emma and Sam. Yes, a love triangle, but it felt very original.

The book is structured in a way that we get to know how both love stories develop over the first half of the book and then what happens when they are all brought together for the second half. It may sound a little clunky but believe me the structure and the concept work. I was completely sucked into the story after the drama filled opening pages.  I did, however, feel a little loss of momentum when she takes us back in time to their high school lives but this was necessary to truly get a feel for each of them and how they fell in love. I flew through the second half of this book because what a complicated, truly gut punching position for Emma to be in…I had to know who she would choose and what happened after she made her choice. Reid writes in such a realistic, propulsive way that the people and their complicated situations feel real and it’s just SO hard to put her books down. I read this in one sitting and really loved it so even if you think you’re not in the mood for a love triangle, I say give this a try,  you just might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

Have you read and enjoyed this or other books by Taylor Jenkins Reid? 

Happy Thursday Reading! 

 

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    1. I was so good in the spring (when I wasn’t blogging) about reading backlist books…now I’m drowning in ARCs but I still have older ones I want to get to…reader problems:) Most of my book club read this and loved it as well, hopefully you get a chance to try it Susie

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  1. Thanks Renee for this suggestion! I will definitely give this a try as I too, loved The Seven Husbands, one that I normally wouldn’t have even considered, you suggested that as well.

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    1. You’re welcome Pam! I’m so glad you gave Evelyn Hugo a chance and ended up loving it. I’m with you, I resisted that one for months and then was mad at myself for not reading it sooner. I hope you love this as well…come back and let me know if you do read it:)

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      1. Thanks Renee! I do review on there, so I’ll request it and hope for the best! Ballantine books is hit or miss with approving me times, so fingers crossed!

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      2. Thanks Renee! Sorry to just be answering you. I’ve been in the ICU since Mon and am just now feeling up to quickly checking things. This wasn’t how I intended starting a blog hiatus, lol! Anyway, my request is still pending, so my fingers are crossed. 🙂

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