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.
This is my second Taylor Jenkins Reid book and god can she write. Taylor is so talented, I can easily see why so many people brag about her books and I see them constantly promoted. She writes romantic story but turns the plot in a way that I find my self not even interested in the romance but the story itself.
One true loves centers around Emma, you see the ending of her high school years and her marrying Jesse. A day before their one year anniversary Jesse crashes in a helicopter and dies. You watch Emma pick up the pieces and try to put her life back together, meeting Sam a few years later and getting engaged until she gets a call that Jesse is alive and coming home. Now Emma is stuck in between choosing between her fiancé and husband, but sometimes it’s not about who but who you’ve became.
I was a mixture of emotions reading this book. Coming up on my five year anniversary with my husband, this book had me thinking what each of us would do in this situation and I honestly don’t even want to think about it. I genuinely couldn’t imagine being in Emma’s shoes through this book, it was so painful.
Emma has so much character growth throughout this book especially when Jesse comes back. I had some issues with the ending, but when it all wrapped up I understood why it was wrote the way it was to help her character grow.
Taylor has such a way of sucking you in and leaving you emotionally wrecked at the end. I will still be thinking about this book months from now if not years just because of the premise of the story and losing your spouse and making you wonder how you yourself would handle this situation.
Overall I rated this four stars. One true loves is memorable and a great story. I enjoyed reading it and it will always have a place on my shelf. I can’t not wait to dig into more of Taylor’s books.