Sep 28, 2012

How 'Bout Them Reads: Love the One You're With

Ellen Graham has a good life. She married a man she is crazy about (Andy), she had good friends, she has a career she loves. Everything has definitely fallen into place for her. Until one day in passing she spots her ex-boyfriend, Leo, who completely wrecked her many years ago. Unfortunately their encounter does not end at that quick passing on the street. Leo wants to renew their friendship. Ellen is unsure about this, sensing it is a bad idea but she can't seem to get him off her mind. She begins to feel guilty when thoughts of him consume most of her time.

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She decides to make a clean break from Leo once and for all, but he has something for her: the job opportunity of a lifetime. She finds herself conflicted again. But after much debate, she decides to take the job and try to leave Leo out of it. But as she sees how excited her husband is, she feels more guilty about how she ended up with the job in the first place. Just as she gears up to maybe tell him everything, he drops his own bombshell on her: he wants to quit his job and move them to Atlanta.

She decides to take the job Leo offered her and not to tell Andy the truth about how she ended up with the job. But her secret does come out to her sister when they go together on the trip and Leo turns up in L.A. with them. Ellen realizes her clean break isn't going the way she wants it to, and crosses a line when they end up on the same flight back.

But she decides to move forward with her life when she gets back to New York and go along with Andy and what he wants, and before she knows it she's in Atlanta. And bored out of her mind. She's unhappy with the way their life is going, she's unhappy with the way her life is going. And she tries to clear her mind completely of Leo, but somehow he finds a way to creep back in. And before she knows it, he has crept back into her life and how she has to decide what she really wants. Does she follow her head or her heart? Does she stay with her husband or flee her current life for one with her old love?


It was pretty good. I have read almost all of Emily Giffin books now, and I have enjoyed all of them. This one for some reason took me awhile to get through. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy it, but more that I kept getting distracted. I'm glad to be finished (one book closer now!) and glad I stuck with it, despite my wandering mind. I really did enjoy it though. And I look forward to reading her newest book out.

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