Review: Love the One You're With
Love the One You're With
Author: Emily Giffin
Number of Pages: 342
Genre: Fiction, Chick Lit
Ellen and Andy's marriage doesn't just seem perfect, it is perfect. There is no question how deep their devotion is, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other. But one fateful afternoon Ellen runs into Leo for the first time in eight years. Leo, the one who brought out the worst in her. Leo, the one who left her heartbroken with no explanation. Leo, the one she could never quite forget. When his reappearance ignites long-dormant emotions, Ellen begins to question whether the life she's living is the one she's meant to live. Love the One You're With is a powerful story about one woman at the crossroads of true love and real life.
So this book came pretty highly recommended and I have to apologize to Kristin for saying this but this was a terrible book. Chick lit usually doesn't bother me this much and I've read some really good chick lit but this book was just awful. Basically Ellen has an awesome life but then spends the whole time whining about what could have been with this old boyfriend Leo. Being inside Ellen's head as she sorted through her issues with her life got really old really fast as she didn't really make a point at all. The story was very predictable and was wrapped up with a nice big bow with a very happy ending for Ellen. In a way, I kind of wish that things hadn't worked out like they did because it would have added some kind of spice. The characters didn't really have any depth and I found myself really unable to connect with them. They all just kind of fell short and flat and weren't developed as fully as I thought they could have been. I just wasn't drawn into this story at all.
The only bright spot was Ellen's sister Suzanne who was brutally honest and marched to the beat of her own drum. She provided a breath of fresh air.
Like I said, I just couldn't get into this one. It was supposed to be an easy one after "Handle with Care" and it definitely wasn't. Hello it took me like a month to read it.
Overall Rating: 1/5
Coming Up Next: "The Borgia Bride" by Jeanne Kalogridis
Vivacious Sancha of Aragon arrives in Rome newly wed to a member of the notorious Borgia dynasty. Surrounded by the city's opulence and political corruption, she befriends her glamorous and deceitful sister-in-law Lucrezia whose jealousy is as legendary as her beauty. Some say Lucrezia has poisoned her rivals, particularly those to whom her handsome brother, Cesare, has given his heart. So when Sancha falls under Cesare's irresistible spell, she must hide her secret or lose her life. Caught in the Borgia's sinister web, she summons her courage and uses her cunning to outwit them at their own game.