Love the one you’re with

April 26, 2018 3:41 pm 0 comments Views: 18

This is the story for anyone who has wondered: How can I love the one I’m with when I can’t forget the one who got away? Ellen and Andy’s first year of marriage doesn’t just seem perfect, it is perfect. There is no question how deep is their devotion and how naturally this bring out the best in each other. But one fateful afternoon, Ellen runs into Leo for the first time in eight years. Leo, the one who brought out the worst in her.

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Leo, the one who left her heartbroken with no explanation, 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. As usual, Emily Giffin wrote a gripping tale of married life. I’ve learned a lot of lessons in this book. It made me realize how lucky I am to have been sanctified in a marriage of devotion, love and most importantly, trust. It starts out slowly, slow enough to make me want to quit.

Ellen Graham, the protagonist, isn’t exactly likable. She is a photographer and a newlywed, and she has just run into her ex-boyfriend, Leo. This is where I got agitated! Running into her ex-leads to both physical and emotional reactions in Ellen. Is Leo the love of her life? Did she really ever get over him? And how does her husband, Andy, fit in? Was he the right choice, or did she settle for him?

This complex combination of feelings and questions sets up the rest of the novel. Ellen will grapple with love, lust, honor, and duty, all while just trying to achieve some level of happiness. After reading the book, I was left hanging. I didn’t know what I am looking for, but somehow, I felt like there should have been more story to it. While I was contented with how Ellen and Andy ended, I still had this feeling that Ellen shouldn’t have done what she did. But it was just me.

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