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Love the One You're With | [Emily Giffin]

Love the One You're With

Ellen's relationship to Andy doesn't just seem perfect on the surface; it really is perfect. She loves his family, and everything about him, including that he brings out the best in her. That is, until Ellen unexpectedly runs into Leo. The one who got away. The one who brought out the worst in her. The one she can't forget.
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Publisher's Summary

Ellen's relationship to Andy doesn't just seem perfect on the surface; it really is perfect. She loves his family and everything about him, including that he brings out the best in her. That is, until Ellen unexpectedly runs into Leo. The one who got away. The one who brought out the worst in her. The one she can't forget.

This is a story about why we chose to love the ones we love, and why we just can't forget the ones who aren't right for us.

©2008 Emily Giffin; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Giffin's snappy prose makes Ellen's dilemma compelling, once again proving she's at the top of the chick-lit pack." (Booklist)

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    ARIMNJ423 Newark, NJ 02-22-15
    ARIMNJ423 Newark, NJ 02-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Meh"

    The story is a compelling one but as I neared the end of the book I found myself becoming annoyed with over-dramatic whiny tone that the main character seems to use for the entire story - although her tone was perfect for the character.

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    Candice Macalua 10-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I can listen to it over and over again :)"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Love the One You're With to be better than the print version?

    I like the way the book was narrated and I felt every dilemma and emotion that Ellen felt in the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The entire story may have struck a familiar feeling in me that got me really hooked :)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was towards the end, when Andy arrived while Ellen is hailing a cab in front of their old NY apartment. For me - it speaks about what "real" love is, always having room to forgive and understand one another even when faced with our own weakness.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yup, and a book I wouldn't mind reading over and over again :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Roanoke, VA, United States 09-04-13
    Suzanne Roanoke, VA, United States 09-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable read."
    Where does Love the One You're With rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a good, enjoyable story. The characters are likable and Giffin does a great job weaving in richness of detail, mood and smooth dialogue. Not the best Giffin book, but a solid read nevertheless.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yuliya Novosibirsk, Russia 07-08-13
    Yuliya Novosibirsk, Russia 07-08-13
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    "Good book"

    this book is about marriage, family, relationships and friendship. The story is not so great, but I really enjoyed reading this book. Narrator is good.

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    Adina 04-03-13
    Adina 04-03-13
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    "Thought I'd like this book more...."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I really liked Something Borrowed and Something Blue, but this book doesn't really present any new material. It's slow and seems to focus on what I think is insignificant details. I found myself thinking "just get on with the plot!"


    Has Love the One You're With turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I think I might have just set high expectations because I loved the first two books by Emily Giffin.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kathleen McInerney’s performances?

    Hmm, not sure. She's good at distinguishing between male and female characters, but I didn't enjoy the airy, ditzy tone she gave the female characters. It didn't seem necessary. I'm not drawn by her voice, I find myself spacing out when I listened to this.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Love the One You're With?

    Honestly, I think I zoned out for what parts I did read. I really liked the story of how she met her two love interests and when her best friend reveals she's expecting, but the rest of it is just fluff. ( I'm almost through the first installment).


    Any additional comments?

    I'm kinda disappointed and will probably return this book. I just can't get into it. I liked the concept of the story, but it's just moving so slowly. I thought it would be fast paced like Something Borrowed and Something Blue (which I thought was a little slower, but still a good pace). Maybe because I read them on paper, that was easier. I'm not sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margaux 03-10-13
    Margaux 03-10-13 Member Since 2014

    Taking recommendations!

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    "Narrator great!! Book OK."
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    The book was a good listen. Narrator was great! Only complaint was the main character was kind of up and down where as I like more of a gradual or moment changing realization. Sometimes I would be listening and I would think didn't she just say the complete opposite two minutes ago. Where is this coming from? Overall good easy listen!

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    Christie Bronxville, NY, United States 10-01-12
    Christie Bronxville, NY, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2015

    Atticus

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    "Not as enjoyable as other Emily Giffin's."

    I just didn't LOVE it! I usually love Emily Giffin... the character development builds and all of the little side stories create a big, beautiful story. That still happens here, but I didn't find myself caring.
    The story fills the time and is good if you are driving... but really, her newer works are better.

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    L.W. 10-18-11
    L.W. 10-18-11

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Likeable"

    I think I have read all of EG's books Audible offers. This story is good. While I listened to the book at times I was questioning what age was the target audience. The interview at the end of the story enlightened me. She really works at the development of her characters. At times this can be tedious. The story is good. The characters are interesting. There is so much dialog of what is going her head. This narrator and the narrator of The Heart of the Matter were the best. I still feel Heart of the Matter was the strongest story.
    This is worth the credit.

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    Rebecca Fort Oglethorpe, GA, United States 08-01-09
    Rebecca Fort Oglethorpe, GA, United States 08-01-09 Member Since 2008
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    "OK, but far from great"

    Not nearly as good as "Something borrowed," but it's OK.

    I didn't like the ending and I didn't like her justification for her actions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie Boise, ID, USA 11-23-08
    Valerie Boise, ID, USA 11-23-08
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    "drags on..."

    Too much talk, not enough story

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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