I love Julia Whelan’s narration, so when I finished with an audiobook that was narrated by her, I went looking for another one by her, and that’s how I stumbled upon One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I had never heard of this author before so the only credibility this novel had was that it was narrated by one of my favorite audiobook narrators.
To simply put, this is a love triangle. But wait a minute, don’t let that put you off. It’s nothing like a love triangle that you might have read before.
I’m finishing up with dinner with my family and my fiancé when my husband calls.
Talk about drawing the reader in with the first line.
This story broke my heart in more than one way.
The loss of a loved one is a difficult topic to talk about and especially of your husband. The author had me wrapped up in the story where I could picture myself in the shoes of the protagonist, Emma. It evoked feelings and heartbreaks that are caused by the decisions that were made.
What does it mean to love truly?
The title of the story One True Loves might help suggest what it means. How you can love more than one person as you keep evolving and changing. How the death of Emma’s husband changed her as a person that she could no longer be with a person like her husband anymore. (Does that make sense.)
Just because you don’t love someone the same way anymore doesn’t mean your love for that person was any less at the time.
As much as it broke my heart, the story stayed with me and probably that’s why it’s taken me so long to talk about it.
It was very engaging, and you don’t know which way it’s going to go. You feel just as conflicted yourself because the author has done a pretty good job of making the reader fall in love with both the love interests.