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One True Loves Audiobook

One True Loves

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In her 20s Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her 30s, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma's second chance at happiness. That is, until Jesse is found. He's alive, and he's been trying all these years to come home to her.

©2016 Taylor Jenkins Reid (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Kim Jacksonville, FL, United States 06-12-16
    Kim Jacksonville, FL, United States 06-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "My new favorite author!"
    If you could sum up One True Loves in three words, what would they be?

    Heart breakingly beautiful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Taylor Jenkins Reid is a master at weaving a story. She makes you fall in love with all the characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are too many scenes that were great to pick a favorite. When Emma fell in love with Jesse and then with Sam, I felt for them also.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There was point when it did make me cry. No spoilers!


    Any additional comments?

    The whole story was pulled together nicely and perfectly. Just a great read.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    hannahtie 07-01-16
    hannahtie 07-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Taylor Jenkins Reid has done it again!"
    Where does One True Loves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5. The other 2 are TJR books as well!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One True Loves?

    I love the first date part with Sam. It just seems so sweet and normal and lovey.


    What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really enjoy her cadence.


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

    YES.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Ash 06-17-16
    Susan Ash 06-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I LOVE this author!"
    If you could sum up One True Loves in three words, what would they be?

    Heartfelt, suspenseful, a little too short (I know, that's not one word)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam. I felt for him when Emma didn't go for him in high school, and I so wanted her with him later on. I loved his kindness, levelheadedness, and his great sense of humor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sam and Emma's first date.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Julia Whelan's voice, and have listened to her many many times. I do so wish she could do male voices better, though. All the men always sound the same.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marla 07-17-16
    Marla 07-17-16
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    "Yes, I laughed and I cried, in a good way..."

    Great tale that made me question what I would do in that situation. Life hands us tough stuff and I loved the letter Emma wrote to Jesse and how she gave herself permission to put down the shell. You will get that statement when you listen.

    This is a story that inspires perseverance, passion, forgiveness and appreciation. Great listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    kellbelle 07-11-16
    kellbelle 07-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "New top favorite!!!"

    I don't usually write full reviews, but I just HAD to say how very much I loved this book. It completely owned me, heart and soul, as I read it. I don't know if I've ever been so moved by a book before. And I read/listen to a book every 1-2 days! So, yeah...this one has become a new top favorite of mine. I highly recommend it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Columbia, SC 07-26-16
    Jessica Columbia, SC 07-26-16 Member Since 2015

    Jessica Ashe

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    "Purrrfection! Will have you laughing & crying!"
    If you could sum up One True Loves in three words, what would they be?

    I love it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that the author puts you in a situation where you think you know from the overview what you would do in that situation, who you would chose, but after it is all said and done, I think most of us would have been rooting for her fiancé, instead of the husband.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Just because time and circumstances cause your love not to last does not mean that it wasn't once true love.


    Any additional comments?

    Just because time and circumstances cause your love not to last does not mean that it wasn't once true love.

    First off, let me say that I knew going into this book that I would really enjoy it because I have enjoyed every single one of her books to the max, but I somehow enjoyed this one even more than I thought possible mostly because it puts you into a situation where you think you would know hands down what you would do, but after hearing all the details and actually putting yourself in her shoes, it's a hard call and for me it wasn't even a hard call, I wanted her to choose her new fiance which going into the book is not at all what I would have thought I would have chosen.

    What a beautiful written story of love, forgiveness, moving on, family and how we all evolve over time.

    I would recommend this book to just about anyone, it was that good!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-14-16
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-14-16 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "IT'LL TEAR YR HEART IN TWO.. THEN STITCH IT BACK"

    As I sit looking at the blinking cursor contemplating my Review..... words simply fail me as I try to summarize my thoughts.... because this is just so achingly tragic, so achingly beautiful and so achingly heartbreaking. What Emma, Jesse and Sam had to face was emotionally draining and the decision that Emma had to make was intense, raw and rips your heart out and your tears fill the void. It's not a love triangle... it's about old love and new love and the terrible dilemma when they collide.

    This Author has written a spectacular love story... twice - and I know I'm going to have such a book hangover after this because of the histories shared, the words spoken, the sentiments given and the deep emotions that this story provoked will stay with me for a long time. Told from Emma's POV and the only complaint I have was that there was far far too many "he said - she said" and the variety of words that replace the 'saids'. The female narrator does a great male voice and you could easily tell who was talking so they were unnecessary and it would've flowed better if they just weren't SAID.

    Worth a credit? Yes.... it's a 10 star romantic tragedy with a HEA ending that you really shouldn't miss.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    S. Toliver 07-09-16
    S. Toliver 07-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "where the movie Cast Away left off"

    I really enjoyed the book. Her passages on grief are so well done. I thought she was very true to the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-06-16
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    "Beautiful story"

    I loved this book, felt heartbroken but got it and agreed. Narrator was great and easy to listen to. I loved the characters. Great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    stinsontm 09-22-16
    stinsontm 09-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    This book sets up a tough situation for the narrator and follows her through well to the end. Loved the ending as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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