Saturday, May 24, 2008

Love the One You're With

It's 1:53 in the morning and I just finished a book. A book I started around nine o'clock in the evening. The book is called Love the One You're With, by Emily Giffin. I've read all her book and loved (almost) all of them. I guess you can describe her books as chic-lit, but with a little twist. She always seems to tackle the hard topics in such a way to make them almost breezy yet still painfully realistic.

This one was no exception.

The book starts when the heroine of this book, Ellen, has a chance encounter with Leo, the one who broke her heart eight years ago. He's also the one who tore her life apart and brought out all her worst qualities. But has she gotten over him yet? And what about her happy marriage? Is it really that happy? The tagline for the book is: How can I truly love the one I'm with when I can't forget the one who got away?

That's the short description, but it was really about so much more. Emily takes you on a roller coaster of a ride, where even you're not sure which one she'll choose in the end, and if there will even be a happy ending. There is a happy ending, but not one of those unrealistic endings where everything is neatly tied in a bow.

I'm not going to say much more than that. If you haven't read any of Emily Giffen's books, I suggest you do. Start with Something Borrowed, the book I fell in love with first. It's probably one of the few books I stand by 100% when recommending it.

Now I'm all hyped up on that staying up late to read high. It's always hard to fall asleep after that. The good news is that I have two more books to read after this! Well, not tonight obviously. I do plan on getting some sleep. Maybe.

Oh and do you know the real sign you're reading a good book? When you're finished and you realize the television has been on Nickelodeon the entire time you've been reading (my son turned it on before going to bed) and you didn't even notice.

*sigh* I've really missed losing myself in a book. Now I'm going to go look for some Time Life commercials to make this the most perfect night ever! I hope I find Air Supply...

1 comment:

Connie said...

I'm on the libarary list for this book, but I have her others, and I have you to thank for turning me on to her with Something Borrowed.

So thanks, and I actually mean that sincerely. I really enjoy her bookx.

BTW, my word verification right now is zeoxun, which could be a great hero's name if you were writing a sci-fi romance, don't you think?