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Love the One You're With

by Emily Giffin

St. Martin's Press | February 26, 2013 | Mass Market Paperbound

Love the One You're With is rated 3.1915 out of 5 by 47.

Love the One You''re With

Emily Giffin

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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 384 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 0.97 in

Published: February 26, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250025397

ISBN - 13: 9781250025395

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it I really enjoyed reading this book. I couldn't put it down. I read it in less than a week. It has an interesting plot and captivating characters.
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real and moving I have to say, this remains one of my all-time favourites. It relays a strong message that life is full of mysteries, but sometimes we must learn to appreciate what we have and let go of what we lost because what we have is ultimately better. This is a good life lesson for anyone. I read this book when I was young, but I keep going back to re-read it
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Author This wasn't as good as "Something Borrowed" or "Something Blue", but nonetheless it was a great read. The best thing about Giffin's novels is that they're quick reads which absorb you completely.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good! This is the 3rd book I read from Giffin. I liked it but it was definitely not the best one so far. The story line is good but I don't think there are too many events in this book. A lot more was happening in Sth Borrowed & Sth Blue. Will be reading Baby Proof next. Hope this one is good too!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Read By Giffin I had heard a lot of bad things about this book; it didn't live up to the hype, it wasn't as good as the first one, it was boring. However, upon reading Love the One You're With, I strongly disagreed with everything I had heard. I love this book. It was a great read, and I related with the character so well that at some points I gasped at what was happening. I did find that it ended too suddenly... but there is rarely a completely perfect book.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I could not stop reading... recommended for any girl who wonders if they chose "the right one"
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Story of Love and the Choices We Make This book pretty much brings the idea of true love into the harsh realities of life, be it career, family, or both. But it gives one answer to the question "how can I truly love the one I'm with if I can't forget the one that got away?". The book begins with Ellen's chance encounter with her ex and then begins to tell the story of her past history - her past and present relationships with her ex, parents, sister and best friend as well as her relationship with the man now her husband. As she questions the choices she made in her life, she begins to discover that maybe true love isn't that warm, tingly feeling that makes your heart beat slightly faster, but that true love is making the choice to commit, true love is about family and true love is first and foremost, being true to yourself.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh I enjoyed but at the same time I was bothered by this book. I sorta expected the book to be what it was but even knowing that I only read fast because I wanted to be done with it. I probably wouldn't have snagged this book up on my own if I hadn't had to read it for my book club. The lead female really irked me. I understood where she was coming from but I felt like she threw blame on other people rather than realizing that some of the situations and her feelings were strictly due to her behavior rather than her in-laws. I don't think that they would've loved her less if she had at times spoken her mind. She let things progress too far before realizing she had to change the situation. As for her ex-lover coming back in her life I think this shows us all a simple rule. Just tell the husband. Had she told Andy originally there never would've been such a huge build up in her mind. Even if she was still working out her reactions/feelings to Leo's return it wouldn't have been so all-consuming, at least in my opinion.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Girl-y girl Well written. You must be in the right frame of mind to read this book as it can seem indulgeant and self destructive. It's about a woman's perspective on a former and an existing relationship and the decisions to make about the two men it involves. Chapters are painfully long which can seem to drag on.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from it was ok I thought that it was alright but it wont stand out in my book collection. kinda predictable, no real climax. I too thought it was going to be good cause I got into it very quickly but it let me down. I thought it was better then baby proof (boring) but no where near something borrowed or something blue (one of my favs) hopefully she comes out with something good soon or I am going to stop buying all her books!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from really boring i was super disappointed with this book. the summary of the book on the back seemed so promising. and i even thought the beginning was good because it wasn't one of those books that took FOREVER to get to its conflict but then i kept reading and it just seemed like the book never had a climax at all. it was boring and predictable and i didn't care much for the character. this was my first book by her and definitely my last.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Giffin is good in this book, not great. The foundation of the book had to do with a struggling woman who keeps on thinking about the one who got away. It was set up to be a great perfect chick lit as I think that many women can relate to that. However, the heroine lacked substance and events were highly predictable. Better than baby proof but nowhere near something borrowed/blue.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quick Read This was the first Emily Giffin book I read, it was a quick entertaining read. I agree that it was predictable I knew exactly what was going to happen before it did. On the other hand it dealt with a situation more then a few people have been in before. Not great, not horrible.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Read I enjoyed this book because it feels exciting...I cannot say I have had anyone like Leo "the-one-that-got-away" guy in my life, but I have found myself day dreaming about the closest thing I had to it. Anyways, Emily writes in a way that i enjoy reading it and the story seems to be both far and close to my life. I have begun reccommending it to my other girlfriends who have had trouble puttin git down. I read it in less than a week. I am reading her Something Blue novel now - not as good so far but I still enjoy Emily Giffins writing.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite of all So far this book is my all time favorite, read on the beaches on St Thomas USVI might have had a bit to do with it, but it is a great read. I loved the story line right down to the last page, it really makes you appreciate your relationship and love & value your time together. This book definitely confirms the famous statement that "all things happen for a reason"! I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great chick lit beach worthy read, it is perfect! Enjoy.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Underwhelming I too was very disappointed by this book. I devoured Something Borrowed and Something Blue, thought Baby Proof was not bad, but this was horrible. It was boring, predictable and felt like it was written half-heartedly and just to get another book out quickly ( a la Danielle Steel). I hope whatever Ms. Giffin comes out with next has a little more effort put into it or I won't be bothering with her novels anymore.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok book Story line was good - but hard to keep my attention - I love this author but this is not one of her best.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Definitely the Worst Giffin Book I enjoy her writing style and didn't mind this book but it was her worse by far for me. I loved Something Borrowed & Something Blue and I related to a lot of Baby Proof. This one just didn't connect with me. I wouldn't tell people not to read it, but I won't have anyone rushing out to buy it in hardcover. The main character thinks she is in love with an ex-boyfriend and that maybe she settled for her husband. Meh. Not that interesting really.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Old flame still burning? Not as good as her previous books, but I really do enjoy how Griffin writes her characters. Which would you choose - your old flame or your husband?
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous This was truly an enjoyable novel to read. I could not put it down. Every woman can relate to this storyline at some point in their life.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Chic Lit :) Another good book by Emily Giffin. Not as great as Something Borrowed or Something Blue, but still a good read. The story follows Ellen, a newlywed, after she runs into her ex boyfriend - whom she quickly realizes she still has strong feelings for. Throughout the story, Ellen reminds me of that girl in all classic horror movies - you know the one that goes to see what the creepy noise is instead of doing the sensible thing. Ellen is definitely her own worst enemy as she teeters on the edge of adultery. I found it curious that although she considers her husbands feelings and feels guilty whenever she has contact with Leo, she never thinks about the vows she made when she got married. Overall it was a quick read - took me two days - and was definitely entertaining. I can't wait for Giffin's next book!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not my cup of tea was very dissapointed with the whole thing. It was my first time reading this author, and will not be in a hurry to read any others. The characters were too shallow and the ending very predictable.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Won't be disappointed!!! Shes great! I just finished the book and was very pleased. I read all her other books and this is the same type of read.You dont need to read her other books before this one .This is about a woman who marries her best friends brother and then realizes she was never over her ex and needs closure . She ends up in a situation that testes her wedding vows and her love for her husband. Pick this book up and you wont be disappointed .
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really bad... I LOVED all the other Emily Giffin book, so I couldnt wait for this one to come it. Honestly, I didn't even finish it. I got about 3/4 of the way through and just left it. It was terrible...it didn't flow at all. Then my friend told me what happened at the end and I was like "WTF??". So terrible ending too. I hope her next one is more like her previous 3 books.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blah... This book is dreadful compared to her first 2 books... took forever for me to finish it...
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This novel really impressed me after being bored to death by Baby Proof. Her first two are hands-down her best work, but 'Love the One You're With' is definitely up there as a great chick lit light read. I enjoyed the honest characters, truthful scenarios, and intelligent writing. Definitely worth getting into.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not bad... not great, either Since I LOVED Giffin's other two books (Something Borrowed and Something Blue), I had high hopes for this one. I was a little disappointed. It was okay but nothing to get excited about. I found it hard to get into this book and was kind of relieved when it was over. I'm sure some people will love it though... just not my cup of tea.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read, if you aren't expecting much This book was interesting to say the least. The characters had no depth. I found myself being left cold with the ending, nothing was really solved. The idea in itself is over used. I pretty much knew what was going to happen. Other than that, I found it to be a good read. I know many of you aren't looking for the "best book ever", but a good read, which is what this is. Some may love it others won't. Life's tough.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Glad it wasn't just me I really enjoyed emily giffin's other books; this was left me disappointed. It may have been the depressing subject matter but more the writing. I couldn't get into the book and found myself skipping paragraphs and pages of boring parts. Not a book for a uplifting beach vacation.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I expected alot more from this author.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weak at Best I just finished this book and found it quite boring. Once you look at the back cover and view the picture of the author it is easy to understand the perspective it was written from. Throughout the book the main character struggles with the guilt that she is cheating on her husband (which she never does) while obsessing immaturely about her fantasies over her ex-lover. In the end her anguish is anti-climatic and leaves you with reading 342 pages of dribble. I bought this book because of all the raving reviews and was very disappointed.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok Not a bad read but her previous books were a lot better. It didn't feel like the relationships and personalities were fully developed. The ending was predictable. Still an enjoyable book though.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good at all I had high expectation for Giffin in the very beginning but this book really bores me. The central character, Ellen, mulls over her relationship with her ex and her husband which I find not convincing – the characters are not well developed. The ending ends abruptly that I am totally lost. Something Borrowed and Something Blue are Giffin’s best outputs.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Read I really enjoyed this book as I think it hit close to home and it was an easy read. Although I liked Something Blue the best out of all of her books, this one was still good. Not her best but still worth reading.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from she's done better This is not Giffen's personal best. Nothing really happens in the entire book, relationships aren't fully delved in to and I felt like I didn't really get to know the protagonist. Baby Proof was immensely better.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from big snore!!!! just could not get into it
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great read!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun summer read I enjoyed reading this book a lot, I even passed it onto a friend. I will be getting married soon and this book really reinforces what it means to really love someone even when tempetation rears its ugly head. I recommend it to anyone in a realationship or who will be in a relationship at some point in their life.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! Read it in 4 days, just could not put it down. it was fantastic read. hard decided if I wanted her to stay or go or stay... or go. Good right though though not as fantastic as Something Borrowed was it is definitely worth a read!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it! I think this book was a more personal look at a situation that most of us can relate to..."what if?" However, I do agree with previous reviews that more development towards the end was needed. But overall, I enjoyed it and have already recommended to others.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I was disappointed I'm a big Emily Giffin fan and of chick lit in general and was really looking forward to reading this book, but once I got started, I didn't get as wrapped in as her other books. I found the beginning to drag a little bit and then sadly, the ending was rushed. Without giving too much away, I didn't feel as connected to the characters as I did with "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" or even "Baby Proof." I look forward to reading whatever else Giffin writes, but this didn't leave me wanting more from the novel itself. Still a good read, but sadly, not a great read.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Read I always find Emily Giffin's novels easy to read.... and her latest book was no exception. It only took me couple of days to read and although I didn't find it as intriging as her previous novels, I still really enjoyed it. Love the One You're With is about a married woman that has second thoughts about whether or not she is completely over her ex. I didn't think the story line was as strong as in her previous novels, and not alot really happened in the novel, but I would still recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light, easy read. If you haven't read anything by this author I would suggest reading "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" first. They are my favourites, and you won't be able to put them down!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from many of us can relate Oh yes, I definitely can relate to this book, making it a very intriguing read. I've been waiting for this to come out, and I read it cover to cover on a dreary friday night. "Something borrowed/blue" are still my faves, but this came close!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Read! A great summer read for warm sunny days. Love The One You're With was quite enjoyable and I would compare it to Emily Giffin's work in Something Borrowed. Great job Emily Giffin. I hope she writes a new novel in the near future!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great Yet again another good read from emily giffin. I really enjoyed this book, you can even say some people can relate to this novel. I recomed this book to anyone one who is looking for a good read this summer.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I really enjoyed this book just as much as her other two.... definitely worth the read!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Sadly this book was not as good as I thought it would be. It does not compare to Something Borrowed or Something Blue.
Date published: 2013-10-29

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Love the One You're With

by Emily Giffin

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 384 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 0.97 in

Published: February 26, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250025397

ISBN - 13: 9781250025395

From the Publisher

Love the One You''re With

Emily Giffin

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.

From the Jacket

A novel 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 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.

“[A] modern-day Jane Austen.”—Vanity Fair

“Giffin’s talent lies in taking relatable situations and injecting enough wit and suspense to make them feel fresh.” —People

“Giffin excels at creating complex characters that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution

About the Author

Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of four other New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, and Heart of the Matter, she now lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.

Editorial Reviews

"Giffin''s talent lies in taking relatable situations and injecting enough wit and suspense to make them feel fresh. The cat-and-mouse game between Ellen and Leo lights up these pages, their flirtation as dangerously addictive as a high-speed car chase." —People   “Giffin is a dependably down-to-earth, girlfriendly storyteller.” —New York Times   “Giffin excels at creating complex characters and stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives. LOVE THE ONE YOU''RE WITH skillfully explores the secret workings of a young woman''s heart, and the often painful consequences of one''s actions.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   "Giffin’s fluid storytelling and appealing characters give her novels a warm, inviting air, and her fourth is no exception. Giffin’s snappy prose makes Ellen’s dilemma compelling, once again proving she’s at the top of the pack." —Booklist   "Though it''s easy to resent Ellen for taking her ideal life for granted, Giffin''s vivid depictions of Ellen''s steamy past with Leo help you commiserate with this realistically insecure woman." —Entertainment Weekly   “Giffin’s books are funny, sensitive and truthful depictions of female friendships and the complexities of marriage and motherhood.” —Atlanta Peach   “Ellen''s conflicting thoughts and emotions ring true from page one through
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