In a dazzling, delightful new novel that's quintessential Emily Giffin, the number one New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of 30-something sisters who find themselves asking: If love, marriage, and children don't arrive in the usual order, which comes first?
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I'm a huge emily giffin fan. This book was a disappointment. Story felt disjointed with no clear resolution. Characters were unlikable, it made it hard for me to root for them. The plot was drawn out, a little over dramatic at times, seemed pointless and was a bit muddled. I'm so sad because I've read and loved every book she's written up to this one. The narration really ruins this book, the performances were almost whiney, which made the characters annoying beyond how the story dis serves them.
Remove the kids comments.
This book is very similar to the last book, The One and Only. The writer has lost her spark. The story drags way too long.
Emily Giffin is one of my favorite authors and loved all her books until this one. If you're looking for a feel good book, this isn't it. First Comes Love started out sad and I kept waiting for it to get better. It never did. In fact, the loss and heartache just piled on top of another. The one good news in the end wasn't quite beneficial for all, as donor and recipient were involved with other people and stayed that way. I didn't really see the point. It's a let down Ms Giffin. I even pre-ordered this book.
I have read or listened to every one of Emily Giffin's books and this one does not disappoint. You don't read Giffin if you are in the mood for "fine literature" but for her genre (solid chick lit if you ask me) she and this book are great. My only criticism of this book would be the Meredith character. Talk about a negative Nancy!! It might just be me but OMG did this girl annoy the heck out of me!!!! (I am pretty sure that was the point though!) :-) Anyway I am certain that any fan of Giffin's will enjoy this work as well...
Nice easy read/listen. The voices drove me nuts! When they would do the kids voices it was like nails to a chalkboard. The story was predictable... But that is the style of these kind of books. If you are looking for a no-brainer, easy, fun read go for it!
Every now and then I like books like this one - harmless, easy to pick up and put down, and ... Forgettable. In this case, I feel like it could have been more - it seems a little phoned in. Too tidy an ending, too many opportunities lost, and no real connections.
Also. Can someone PLEASE tell readers that they don't need to try to sound like the opposite sex or children??? We can use our imagination. When the narrator does Harper in this book (or Nolan) my skin crawled. Blech.
I have been a long-time fan of Emily Giffin's books. I absolutely loved "First Comes Love". I finished it in three days! It is the second book I have listened to on audible. I also recommend "Baby Proof" by Giffin.
I love Emily Giffin books and have read every book she has written. I was really looking forward to this one, too, and was surprised when I had a hard time getting into the story. And, once I finally was into the book, it just ended. Maybe she's trying to set it up for a sequel? (like the "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" books)
I will probably listen to this one again and maybe it will be better the second time around.
I really liked this book. It was a story I could connect with and understand. It was what would happen in the real world even though it is a work of fiction. The emotions after a loved ones death, especially a very close person, rang true. The story was well narrated by both ladies. Well done. I highly recommend this book.
I have been listening to some pretty long, deep books and wanted something lighter I could enjoy. The story is good and I'm going to finish it, but the reading is pretty terrible, especially the Josie character. I find myself trying to ignore her performance and just concentrate on the story, picturing the words on the page and how I would read them, if that makes any sense! I've never reviewed a book before but felt compelled to offer my opinion about this one. I would read other books by this author but I won't listen to another one read by these women.
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