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
"Giffin's snappy prose makes Ellen's dilemma compelling, once again proving she's at the top of the chick-lit pack." (Booklist)
I have both read and listened to this book. It was enjoyable both ways. I love all of Emily Giffin's books. "Love the one you're with" is especially enjoyable as it takes the readers through realistic emotional ups and downs of being happy where you are and making hard choices about commitment, loyalty, and love.
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.
I like the way the book was narrated and I felt every dilemma and emotion that Ellen felt in the story.
The entire story may have struck a familiar feeling in me that got me really hooked :)
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.
Yup, and a book I wouldn't mind reading over and over again :)
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.
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.
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!"
No, I think I might have just set high expectations because I loved the first two books by Emily Giffin.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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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