One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book was excellent. TJR writes a special kind of book, and One True Loves was no exception.

Emma and Sam are friends in high school. Emma then meets Jesse and falls instantly in love. Sam has a crush, but Jesse is it for Emma. When Jesse disappears 10 years later Emma is destroyed. And then Sam comes back into her life. And then Jesse comes back into her life. So Emma has to choose.

I thought I would cry, but I didn’t. I thought I would get angrier. But I enjoyed how everything was handled. I liked the questions that were raised. I loved the sweetness. Everything unfolded in a way that felt natural – and TJR explored the thoughts and feelings that accompanied the actions.

Nothing was heavy handed. The writing style is simple. There’s drama, but it’s appropriate. There were a few moments when I walked away from the book to escape the emotion, but I never felt brutalized.

If you love TJR you’re going to love this book. If you haven’t read her this is a great place to start.

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