Book Review: One True Loves
Today, we're here to talk about this gem:
In One True Loves, you'll find Emma, out to dinner her family and fiance for her father's birthday. Everything is perfectly normal until her phone rings and she doesn't recognize the number. She answers and the voice on the other end is the most familiar yet distance sound she's ever heard. It's her husband saying her name on the other end. The thing about her husband calling her is...he's been gone for 3 years. His helicopter crashed when he was on an assignment in Alaska and his body was never found. They had given up hope and Emma was finally able to move on after years of believing her husband was gone forever.
Until she gets that phone call from Jesse. Jesse, the husband she thought was gone. And now she's faced with what to say to Sam, the man she fell in love with and promised to marry after her first true love disappeared.
What would you do?
The best part of this book is that it is unapologetically romantic and mushy. There are a lot of paragraphs that are just over the top lovey but honestly, I just couldn't get enough of it. Because I loved both Sam and Jesse and I especially loved the Emma that Emma became when she started falling in love with herself.
After Jesse disappears, Emma loses herself. She moves back to with her parents, who are precious and remind me of the Gilmores and she takes over the family's bookstore and we all know how I feel about bookstores.
She loves Sam and the life they have built. She learned to play the piano and found that she loves cats... and then one day her life takes another sudden turn. The back and fourth journey that her heart takes in finding a place to land is tragic. She has to break her own damn heart. It's incredibly heartfelt and I believed in every word.
Up until the last minute I still didn't know what the right thing Emma should do was. Does she go back to Jesse and begin the life they had started over again or does she keep her promise to Sam? She was incredibly torn, and so was I as I read along!
But when I got to the end of the book, I was content and really felt like it was a great happy ending. It's just plain beautifully written, in a warm and fuzzy way that makes me remember how awesome it is to loved and be loved so much it hurts.
If you believe in a good love story, read this.