Love the One You're With

Love the One You're With

The New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof delivers another captivating novel about women and the choices that define them. This is the story for anyone who has ever wondered: How can I truly love the one I'm with when I can't forget the one who got away? Ellen and Andy's first year of marriage doesn't just seem perfect, it i The New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof delivers another captivat...

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Title:Love the One You're With
Author:Emily Giffin
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:Love the One You're With
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:342 pages pages

Love the One You're With Reviews

  • Kim
    Feb 21, 2008
    I'm unsure about this book (but I REALLY wanted to love it)...part of me wanted to give it 4 stars and then there were times when I was thinking 2-3. I probably would have given it 3.5 stars, but that option isn't on goodreads. I don't want to say too much because many of you are plann...
  • CupcakeBlonde
    Mar 08, 2009
    I really enjoyed this book. The subject matter really hit home for me. Having been in a simialr situation as Ellen I could relate to her plight and understand how confused and in turmoil she was. That first love who you love with such passion and then who breaks your heart is tough to ...
  • Jessica
    Jun 23, 2008
    A fine example of the current state of "chick lit" as the protagonists move from the search for the soul mate to what happens after the wedding. Here, our plucky girl in the city has just married a smart, successful, rich, nice, handsome guy who adores her and who happens to be the bro...
  • Sarah
    Jan 07, 2008
    The thing I like about Emily Giffin is that she doesn't talk down to her readers. Nor does she assume that everyone who wants to read a light, fun, chick book gives two hoots about what brand of clothing the heroine wears. Her books aren't cerebral by any means, but they're smart. ...
  • Karina
    Feb 23, 2008
    I remember when Emily Giffin's first book came out, and since it dealt with cheating, I did not pick it up for the longest time. Then I read a thoroughly positive review of it (I think on chicklitbooks.com, which may no longer be around) and I decided I had to see what the fuss was abo...
  • Brenda
    May 18, 2008
    In Emily Giffin's fourth novel, LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH, Ellen has a wonderful life with her husband Andy. She has a successful career as a photographer and she truly believes her life to be perfect. But after a chance encounter with her ex, Leo, Ellen's life goes into a tail spin. Fo...
  • Jessica
    Mar 25, 2011
    I'm curious to know whether Emily Giffin can write a book without a destroyed marriage or infidelity. Because every one of the books that I've read of hers include this, and not just as a secondary theme, but as the main plot of the book. Honestly, its monotonous. Infidelity is not at ...
  • Kelly (TheWellReadRedhead)
    Mar 03, 2008
    I had both good and bad reactions to this book. Good: it definitely sucked me in. It was hard not to be constantly wondering what choices Ellen would make next. The last 30 pages were impossible to put down. I also though Giffin did a good job of examining love and choice from a variet...
  • Jeanne
    Apr 04, 2008
    So, I was totally psyched to read the latest offering from Emily Giffin. I loved, loved, loved her other novels. But her latest is different. It starts out slowly, almost slow enough to make me quit. And the protagonist, Ellen Graham, isn?t exactly likable. She is a photographer ...
  • Danielle
    Jan 24, 2008
    First off, I couldn't put this book down, I started it on Sunday (late morning) and finished it Monday evening. This is my second favorite Emily Giffin book (behind Something Borrowed). There was a similar dynamic between Ellen and Margot, much like that of Rachel and Darcy in Somet...
  • J.M. Cornwell
    Aug 04, 2008
    A modern yuppie romance. Newlywed Ellen bumps into Leo, her old boyfriend, in the street in New York City on a rainy day. Stunned, she goes to a nearby coffee shop to gather herself. Leo calls her cell phone and asks where she is, showing up a few moments later. They have coffee and...
  • Sara
    Aug 20, 2008
    Emily Giffin is a very talented writer. Her first two books were nearly impossible to put down, she wrote the main characters so sympathetically and realistically that the stories truly came alive. Her third book was decent - not as mind-blowingly good as the first two, but still okay....
  • Niki Guinan
    May 29, 2008
    Emily Giffin writes perfectly for that summertime, no-deep-thoughts, relaxing-type reading that I was craving when I bought this book. Having read her other three novels, I got what I expected. That being said, she has certainly stuck to her themes of finding and keeping romantic relat...
  • Sulis Peri Hutan
    Oct 09, 2014
    review lengkap http://kubikelromance.blogspot.com/20... Saya tidak menyangka akan sangat menyukai buku ini, bisa dibilang favorit Emily Giffin setelah Something Borrowed. Layaknya buku chick lit yang ceritanya berfokus akan kehidupan perempuan di kota metropolitan, Emily Giffin mena...
  • Jennifer
    May 26, 2008
    This book spoke to me because it mirrored my own struggle with my decision to end my marriage. At times it was as if the author was in my head, telling my story, although unlike Ellen, I didn't stay with my husband. Overall I really liked the book. However, there were a few things t...
  • Emily
    Aug 11, 2009
    Possibly never have I disliked a book more than I did this one. If possible- I would give this book a negative star rating. Unfortunately goodreads will not allow me to do this. So instead I?ll describe why my initial response upon finishing this book was one of depression at the rea...
  • Christina
    Oct 09, 2008
    If she hadn't picked Andy, I would have cut a bitch. Seriously. Ellen infuriated me. 90% of the time, I wanted to hit her so bad for messing with poor Andy. I'm not saying he was faultless, but he didn't deserve anything she put him through. Her constant turmoil of Leo versus Andy ...
  • Rupa
    May 21, 2008
    I have to admit that I do like some "chick-lit" and that I have read all of Emily Giffin's books. That said, I really didn't think that this book was anything special. The plot was predictable, and the characters weren't particularly memorable. Giffin's first two books, "Something Borr...
  • Jessika
    Jul 01, 2008
    I don't know about the rest of you, but as for me, I love a good chick lit every now and then. And oh guuurrrl, does Emily Giffin write good chick lit. Her books are smart, first and foremost. Many people disregard chick lit as pure fluff, but I think Emily Giffin definitely breaks...
  • Ben Babcock
    Apr 13, 2011
    So I started sticky-noting this book on page 8. (Well, I started on page 12 and then retroactively stickied something on page 8.) I will sometimes mark up books I own when I feel like it, but I usually prefer to use sticky notes if I find something I really want to reference in my r...
  • Jillian
    Jun 08, 2008
    I was very disappointed by this book. I really liked her other novels and found them to be quick, fun, beach-reads that still conjured up some feelings and life lessons. I felt nothing with this book except anger towards the main character and sort of annoyed at certain scenarios that ...
  • Harmony
    Aug 08, 2008
    Initial review: Argh. I've barely gotten through the first 30 pages and I already hate the main character. I may come back to this one if I get bored, since I have sincerely enjoyed her other books... but I'll have to be REALLY bored. Now that I've finished the book (I wasn't exactl...
  • Bree
    Jul 03, 2008
    It took me days to read this book which a chick lit book takes 1 or 2 days to read. I found the main character Ellen as a whiny, ungrateful brat. That is funny because the author wrote a sad background story for her: poor, pittsburgh breed, lost her mother as teen. However I felt angry...
  • Angie
    Jan 03, 2014
    2.5 stars I didn't like this book... The characters were unlikable, shallow, stupid even. It put me in a bad mood just reading it. At which point I ordinarily would have just stopped reading. But a friend from work had loaned it to me and I hated to not finish it. (I really enjoy Jill...
  • Lucie
    Jan 03, 2009
    please, please, please don't bother... the in demand shelves at the library beckoned...i listened...and am now a national spokeswoman to say, please do not bother. save yourself. re-read an old favorite book & you'll be oh that much happier, i guarantee :) ...
  • Stephanie
    Jan 23, 2009
    Emily Giffin could very well be put in the category of genius women writers. When I was growing up, my mother would devour romance novels by Danielle Steel and Barbara Delinsky. When I asked her why she read so many of them, she told me that each of the books had a resonating undertone...
  • Nenette
    Mar 05, 2010
    Hmmmm??Really hard to rate all these chick-lits. However one may classify their depth (or absence of it), chick-lits are easy and enjoyable reads. Some would think that there?s no pondering about ?the meaning of things? anymore when reading chick-lit novels ? everything is ...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 13, 2014
    Love the One You're With is a standalone, women's fiction/chick-lit novel written by author Emily Giffin. Ms. Giffin's novels have been hit or miss with me, and when they miss, they miss big time. I have zero appreciation for marital affairs or romantic deception in general that end in...
  • Leah
    Aug 18, 2009
    I love Emily Giffin?s writing and rank Something Borrowed as one of my favourite chick-lit books ever. I also enjoyed Something Blue and Baby Proof and was excited when I finally saw Love the One You?re With at the second-hand bookswop I go to. I quite liked the idea of the stor...
  • Kwesi 章英狮
    Dec 18, 2010
    Review will be posted soon.. Rating - Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin, 4 Sweets and the person she chose to be with forever. (One of the best chic-lit I've read in my entire reading life, I can't help but to be mesmerized by the decisions she made in the story. No doubt thi...
  • Mariazita
    Nov 19, 2015
    Primeiro livro que li desta autora, com um tema interessante , ser que esquecemos um grande amor, e se tivermos encontrado outro amor e de repente o primeiro aparecer de novo e sentirmos o mesmo encanto quando o vivenciamos da primeira vez. sobre este tema que este livro fala,embor...
  • Stephanie
    Jan 16, 2013
    This girl is dumb. I spend half the time while reading wanting to yell through the pages and tell her to quit being a dumbass. ?_? ...
  • Sarika
    Feb 11, 2013
    This book was awful. God, it was so awful. It isn't even worth a full review and so I will try to summarize it in a few lines. Ellen: I love Andy SO SO SO MUCH! Andy: I'm practically the epitome of a good person, and the author paints me in a way that makes me seem perfect. So yay:...
  • Katie Valenti
    Jan 19, 2013
    What. The. Hell. That was what went through my mind when I was reading this book. As per usual, Emily Giffin uses the "cheating" plot, this time the main character is married and she's having feelings for her old flame. God, this crap is getting old... Not only is this cheat...
  • Aeren
    Jan 22, 2018
    Es como si alguien hubiese decidido coger todo lo que detesto y hubiese escrito un libro con ello LOL, qu malo por merln. Lstima que no se puedan dar estrellas negativas porque esta cosa las merece. ...
  • Heather
    Jul 27, 2014
    This is a nice easy read. It's good for the beach, any Vacay or if you're in need of a break between heavier reading. My book club choose this and I'm looking forward to what my friends think. Spoiler: In my opinion, the protagonist, Ellen, should have left her husband, Andy, and...
  • Christina
    Aug 10, 2016
    2.5 stars. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice ...
  • Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
    Oct 06, 2015
    The story began with Ellen Graham, who reasoned she?s got OCD and thus counted the days since she got married with Andy. And it had been eight years and sixteen days since she heard his voice again. And bumped into him while walking the streets. Her ex lover?s voice. Her former fla...
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    Jul 18, 2013
    3 stars ...
  • Malinda
    Apr 16, 2015
    I'm disappointed in you, Giffin. Something Borrowed and Something Blue were such fun, heartwarming, and conflicting reads. They were both wonderful. So... what happened here? This book dragged for me. While Giffin continues to show her expertise in characterization of our protagonis...
  • Love Fool
    Feb 26, 2014
    The New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof delivers another captivating novel about women and the choices that define them. This is the story for anyone who has ever wondered: How can I truly love the one I'm with when I can't forget the...
  • Sara
    Jun 05, 2014
    This book had me from page one and kept me there until the end. It is filled with suspense and anticipation, at one point I was truly dreading what would come next and couldn?t put the book down. I simply love it when it?s like that. Also, there is the happy ending! With Leo or An...
  • Joanne Freitas
    Sep 04, 2016
    Nem sei o que dizer sobre este livro ...
  • Taylor Flor
    Nov 05, 2017
    This book was a very interesting story where Ellen, a woman in her 30s, realizes she still has feelings for her ex from many years ago. One day she runs into him in the city and is met with a challenge of who she wants to be with more: Her husband or her ex. I found this book a lit...
  • Angeld01
    Jun 06, 2008
    This was another great book by Emily Giffen staying true to her form of regular people making some tough and non-conventional choices. I both disliked, and related to Ellen. I also liked how the scope of this book covered both the modern love story (in that the one we end up with is ra...