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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 3.76923076923077 out of 5 by 13.

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, 6.78 × 4.2 × 1.04 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: 2014-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put this book down. It is an easy read but with a strong message. Emily Giffin is one of my favorite author.
Date published: 2014-01-23
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: 2012-10-15
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: 2011-12-23
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: 2011-07-21
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: 2010-09-25
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: 2010-07-23
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: 2010-01-01
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: 2009-11-21
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: 2009-07-20
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: 2009-06-06
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: 2009-05-07
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: 2009-04-01

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Love the One You're With

Love the One You're With

by Emily Giffin

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 384 pages, 6.78 × 4.2 × 1.04 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 the book's teary (well, at least for this reader) conclusion." -Ft. Worth Star-Telegram"Giffin's book is instantly relatable. Few don't wonder how their lives would be different if they h
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