Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin Reviews

4/5
87% OF CHICKS DIG IT
15 reviews
Ranked #669 out of 960 in Books

Publisher's Description:
Ellen and Andy Graham have the perfect marriage. There is no question how deep their devotion is, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other. But one fateful afternoon, Ellen runs into Leo. The one who brought out the worst in her. The one who left her heartbroken nearly a decade ago. The one she could never quite forget. When his reappearance ignites long-dormant emotions, Ellen begins to question whether the life she''s living is the one she''s meant to live.

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October 11, 2013


I like Emily Giffin's writing style and find her books entertaining. I have enjoyed all of her books. Light and easy to read.

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April 10, 2013


Poorly written and horrible main female character. She lacks a back-bone and is willing to do anything to be with someone. I picked this book up after someone suggested it was a good summer read, and I can not understand why Emily Griffin is so popular. Her writing is full of grammar mistakes and errors and it is so boring to read. It was a pain to finish the book.



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June 27, 2012


I love this book!!! It's such a fun, uplifting, easy read. I couldn't put it down and read it in a couple days!!! And somehow managed to end up with 2 copies lol

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May 18, 2011


This book, all of Emily Griffin's books actually, are very easy to relate to. Her books really makes you think about your own relationships in life. I suggest everyone to read all of her books.

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February 11, 2010


We read and discussed this book a while back for the ChickAdvisor Book Club. After the great success of Something Borrowed and Something Blue, I was very excited to read this novel - but it was ultimately the title that truly snagged my attention.

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With divorce rates and this idea that you can throw in the towel for just about any reason increasing everywhere, I have long campaigned to friends who are in marital difficulties that love is a decision, not an emotion. I think Emily Giffin really understands this. The grass is not greener on the other side, and what you hold in remembrance is not necessarily a fair representation of the truth (ie. you always remember the good and forget the bad). True love can overcome shakeups in a relationship if both people are willing to overcome the past.

Other reviewers have summed up the story and some of its strengths and weaknesses pretty well, so I won't rehash that. I found it less an entertainment and more a thought-provoking story. Great for discussion and another solid effort from Emily Giffen!

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February 11, 2010


Really enjoyed this book. I like Emily Giffin's writing style and find her books entertaining.

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December 10, 2009


I fell in love with emily giffin's books after reading something borrowed. So naturally i was really excited to buy this book and read it when it came out. I was however sadly disapointed. Maybe i was holding some pretty high standards because all her other books were so good, but i really could not get into ths book. Emily Giffin usually grabs me in the first few pages, I kept reading and reading waiting for that moment and it really did not happen.
Dont get me wrong though it isnt a horrible book. The story line is one that im sure many people can relate to. It is an easy read that i will admit was able to distract me from everyday life for a few hours at a time. All im saying is that it was not a book that i jsut couldnt put down. If you are looking for something light that does not require a great deal of thought to get through the pages this is a good book to try.. And lets face it we do all need a book like that at some point, just to escape reality and read about someones elses..lol.
I love emily giffin's books and will continue to read any new works. This is just not one that i would read again and again.

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September 08, 2009


I got my book from a library,so don't know about the price.
The moment I read the title i knew i wanted to read it.This is a book which every girl can realte to.almost all of us ve gone through such things,and at times it is quite predictable.I felt that it was same emotions repeated with different words..so it could ve been little thiner ...i did skip few pages and found that i hadnt missed much ...
so overall ok ..predictable..glad that i didnt buy it,and could just rent it..wouldnt be something i 'll be reading time n again.

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September 02, 2009


You know a book has got you when you want to reach inside the pages and throttle someone, yet hug them at the same time. Another great story from Emily Giffin, who is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors.

I found the characters easy to relate to and compelling. It's that whole what happens if you bump into your first love after years apart, moving on and getting married... and the chemistry is still there? I couldn't put the book down. I was happy with the ending.

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July 16, 2009


I LOVED this book. It has been a really long time since I picked up a book and could not put it down. I read the whole thing, cover to cover, in less than 2 days. I had never heard of Emily Griffin before I got this book, but I have already gone online and ordered 2 of her other books and I can't wait to read them too. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a good love story. It isnt predictable, and you really feel like you can identify. LOVED IT LOVED IT and I have already told every one of my friends all about it!

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