From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Named a Best Book of Summer by Cosmopolitan * InStyle *PopSugar * Buzzfeed * Bustle * Brit+Co * Parade
“No one does life and love better.” InStyle “Earth-shaking…you will flip for this epic love story.” Cosmopolitan
In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure. On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.
Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness. That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiance, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants while trying to protect the ones she loves. But who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?
Praise for Taylor Jenkins Reid
‘Spellbinding’ Emily Giffin
‘Full of raw human emotion’ Beth O’Leary
‘An entirely fresh and new perspective on what can happen after the "happily ever after”’ Jen Lancaster
‘The very best of Classic Hollywood intrigue, a delicious twist and incisive commentary on the wages of stardom’ Anne Helen Petersen
‘I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so fun’ Dolly Alderton
‘The characters were beautifully layered and complex... captured my heart’ Reese Witherspoon
‘Everyone should read this’ Claudia Winkleman
‘Dramatic, salacious and oh-so-romantic’ Woman & Home
‘Wildy addictive’ PopSugar
‘Glamour, ambition and shocking secrets’ People
‘Earth-shaking… you will flip for this epic love story’ Cosmopolitan
‘Heartwrenching’ Us Weekly
‘Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go’ Publishers Weekly
‘No one does life and love better’InStyle
About the Author
Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Rabbit. You can follow her on Twitter @TJenkinsReid.