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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2016 Emily Giffin (P)2016 Random House Audio

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Remove the kids comments.

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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.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Surprisingly disappointing

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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Not her best.

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.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Typical Emily Giffin

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...

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Easy read except the voices

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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Easy listening - not that engaging

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.

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Disappointing

I kept expecting the story to get good and it never did. It just dragged on and on and the “revelation” was treated as some epic betrayal by the characters when in fact it was a small footnote in their remote history.

Also does anyone really pronounce “Isla” as “Ees-la”??!!! So annoying.

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Great lusten

Great story with well developed and relatable characters. Just when one sister would start to get annoying it would switch sisters.. haha.
Ended a little abrupt but overall I loved it.

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Not my favorite

This book was not my favorite book by Emily Giffin. As much as I loved Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof and Love the one you're with I couldn't get into this book. The girl who narrates Meredith has an annoying voice and I felt like the book dragged on without giving closure on the 2 sisters stories. Josie was a self centered, irresponsible character with superficial observations and statements. I wouldn't read again. Glad I didn't buy this book in paperback because I would have sold it or it would have sat lifeless on a shelf like the dialogue it contains.

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Very unlikeable characters

The narration was wonderful, but the two main characters (especially Meredith) were quite unlikeable and off-putting. A dud from Emily Griffith.